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College Place Middle School

Public | 7-8 | 566 students

 

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Posted February 21, 2013

I like this school even tho it could improve a little bit with the AR system. I think that will got the children to read less.


Posted September 27, 2012

I moved to CPM in 8th grade, and one thing that I immediately had problems with were the kids. They were extremely unwelcoming, or maybe they didn't have very good social skills, but for the first week, I had a minor depression because they were so unwelcoming, and no one ever came to sit with you at lunch or come over to you if you were alone. After that, things got better, and I started to meet some really nice people, though it did take a while :( The science program is amazing! We've already been doing tons of experiments and lab work, and the learning is inquiry based, which is good because I was never taught that at my old school. The music program is exceptional! My band teacher really made sure everyone was on track, and she was very understanding as well, and everyone sounded amazing! The teachers really make sure you understand what you're learning, and all the adults are super nice! We don't get much homework, which I'm a little worried about, because I might not be prepared for high school, but the methods of teaching really make you think. Overall, this is a great school!


Posted June 19, 2011

The only reason I don't give this school a better rating is the reading program. Both my kids have had a hard time keeping up with it; one is a great student and one is an average student. The program (called accellerated reading) sort of takes the joy out of reading for most kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2008

Love the school I will miss all the great teachers
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 6, 2007

As the parent of a child with dyslexia (diagnosed in 1st grade ) hse has had several very large hurdles to get to where she is today. Now with the help of the teachers and staff at College Place she recently was main streamed into the general student population with a 3.7 grade point average, I have nothing but respect and admiration for all the teachers that helped my daughter acheive such success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2007

My daughter was in AP classes so she received a fairly decent education but the social scene was awful and her attitude towards authority and adults in general has deteriorated. So beware parents. If you send your kid here then watch out who their friends are and monitor them closely. I wish I had never sent my daughter here. We are now in damage control mode.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2005

The academic programs seem to be right on. the extracurricular activities seem to be substantial. level of parent involvement is enough from those who can. but, many of my fellow parent/friends and myself are not pleased with the teachers themselves. I hear alot of complaints from my child about inappropriate 'swearing' by teachers. name calling toward the students. Have not been impressed since the beginning. and ready to move on as fast as possible.
—Submitted by a parent


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.

263 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

261 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
70%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

257 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

278 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

278 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

278 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
49%
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%
Female70%
Male65%
Black50%
Asian71%
Asian/Pacific Islander70%
Hispanic44%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Low income51%
Not low income80%
Special education25%
Not special education74%
Limited English17%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female83%
Male72%
Black50%
Asian69%
Asian/Pacific Islander67%
Hispanic65%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Low income65%
Not low income88%
Special education64%
Not special education80%
Limited English30%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students72%
Female81%
Male63%
Black56%
Asian74%
Asian/Pacific Islander76%
Hispanic55%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Low income63%
Not low income79%
Special education47%
Not special education76%
Limited English15%
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 Students45%
Female51%
Male39%
Black24%
Asian70%
Asian/Pacific Islander70%
Hispanic28%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Low income30%
Not low income58%
Special education11%
Not special education52%
Limited English17%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students64%
Female68%
Male60%
Black53%
Asian73%
Asian/Pacific Islander73%
Hispanic55%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Low income55%
Not low income71%
Special education45%
Not special education67%
Limited English33%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students69%
Female69%
Male68%
Black53%
Asian87%
Asian/Pacific Islander87%
Hispanic58%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Low income57%
Not low income79%
Special education60%
Not special education70%
Limited English29%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
73%
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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
68%
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.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%
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 Students98%
Female96%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Low income100%
Not low income97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
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%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
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 50% 60%
Hispanic 21% 20%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 7%
Black 9% 5%
Two or more races 8% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 110%N/A8%
Special education 114%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 248%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 16N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 12N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 69%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)
School social worker/counselors(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
  • Orchestra

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
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)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Thea Gardner

Programs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
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)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Library
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Sports

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

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
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Dress Code
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Parent involvement
  • Join PTO/PTA
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7501 208th St SW
Lynnwood, WA 98036
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