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Alderwood Middle School

Public | 7-8 | 712 students

 

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2011:
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Posted October 29, 2014

This is our second year at AMS, and we are very happy. It is an old school and in need of updates, but the teachers, staff and principal are very involved. I highly encourage parents to attend meetings and be involved. Its really all about "the more you know". My son is very involved in sports, and taking high school credit courses. We have had a good experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2014

This school is alright. But the Vice principal is very suspicious of all colored races espeacially because he spends most of his time spying on them during lunch.


Posted February 16, 2013

This is probably the best school yet. Even though it is an old one, it is a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2012

Stay away from this school. If your student need any additional help, forget it. If you student is not perfect, he or she will be put down and turn down. If your student gets beat up in school, good luck to you. Stay away will be the best thing you will ever do for your kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2012

GETTO. THIS SCHOOL IS SOOO GETTO! i bet there are kids smoking weed riggghthhttt now. getto
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 1, 2011

I'm going to start at AMS next week and I'm worried about bullying. How bad is bullying here???


Posted February 1, 2011

It is a very serious school, only for those who are really care about learning. Most teachers train their students to be independent. However, it is not the every one's style. Have questions..... just go to the teachers, don't wait the teachers to come to help!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2010

School just pushes the Agenda and does care of a kid fall behind. It make me sick to see how the teachers really feel about the Individual students, they just push on and keep giving the student F F F F F ... WIll better pay make you care more or better yet... get rid of you and get new teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2005

I think this is school is not bad but they should have more sports and activities for the students.
—Submitted by a student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

340 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

338 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

333 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
75%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 53% in 2013.

292 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

292 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

293 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
60%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students67%
Female69%
Male66%
Black61%
Asian85%
Asian/Pacific Islander86%
Hispanic53%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Low income59%
Not low income76%
Special education39%
Not special education72%
Limited English25%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students68%
Female78%
Male56%
Black61%
Asian73%
Asian/Pacific Islander74%
Hispanic54%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Low income58%
Not low income77%
Special education41%
Not special education72%
Limited English13%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students78%
Female86%
Male68%
Black61%
Asian87%
Asian/Pacific Islander87%
Hispanic65%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Low income67%
Not low income88%
Special education51%
Not special education82%
Limited English39%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students49%
Female50%
Male48%
Black50%
Asian78%
Asian/Pacific Islander78%
Hispanic17%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White51%
Low income40%
Not low income58%
Special education17%
Not special education53%
Limited English19%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students51%
Female56%
Male46%
Black63%
Asian69%
Asian/Pacific Islander68%
Hispanic20%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Low income41%
Not low income61%
Special education14%
Not special education56%
Limited English10%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students60%
Female59%
Male60%
Black56%
Asian63%
Asian/Pacific Islander64%
Hispanic28%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Low income49%
Not low income70%
Special education53%
Not special education61%
Limited English24%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 94% in 2011.

57 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 99% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 97% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 100% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 82% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
93%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 97% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 99% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 97% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 99% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

All Students76%
Female80%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asian76%
Asian/Pacific Islander77%
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Low income69%
Not low income84%
Special educationn/a
Not special education77%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a

Geometry

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Low incomen/a
Not low income100%
Not special education100%

Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a

Integrated Math II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Not low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 45% 60%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 19% 7%
Hispanic 19% 20%
Two or more races 10% 6%
Black 6% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 111%N/A8%
Special education 112%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 250%N/A44%
Source: 1 WA OSPI, 2009-2010
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student-teacher ratio

  This school District averageState average
Students per classroom teacher 17N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 10N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 71%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Nurse(s)
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Kelly Campbell

Programs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Gym
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Parent involvement
  • Join PTO/PTA
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20000 28th Ave West
Lynnwood, WA 98036
Phone: (425) 431-7579

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