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Meadowdale Middle School

Public | 7-8 | 701 students

 

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Posted March 28, 2014

I highly dislike this school so very much. I started school here last year thinking it would be an awesome time with new friends. Majority of the students gossip, spread rumors and judge every student. If you don't mind having low self esteem deep into the year then you can come to meadowdale. Some of the teachers here are very fun and love their students that's why there's 1 star but there's a few that give attitude. A lot of stuff a students shouldn't be involved in happens here. And a lot of people I know have transferred schools because all of this drama. I don't recommend meadowdale as a first choice. -student


Posted March 17, 2012

I continue to be impressed with the dedicattion of MMS staff. Teachers work together in teams and continuously look for ways to enhance student learning. They know how to make learning fun as well as challenging. Plus the new school is beautiful learning environment. My student has grown so much thanks to the caring staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2010

My student has learned a lot at MMS. The teachers, counselors and staff are always willing to listen. The leadership focus is on integrated learning with teams of teachers looking for best practices. And they welcome parent volunteers. It's a great community. I give them a four because all the budget cuts have cut into great programs like art, jazz choir & library.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2009

very very fun and cool school for all middle school students!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2006

August 30, 2006 I just got out of the 8th grade at Meadowdale Middle and I have to say that it the best school ever! There are outstanding teachers that are incredibly helpful. They respect students and are definitely willing to help students. I want to also say that MMS has an awesome music program. I was in choir and orchestra. I will miss this school so much. But I highly recommend this school for every student. Meadowdale is a home for everybody. Go Vikings! Jennifer Ummel
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 19, 2006

This school does not provide a positive atmosphere for the students. The teachers have been unresponsive to parent requests and the leadership does not follow through on decisions. Students have a lack of respect toward adults and my children have been subject to bullying in the halls with no staff intervention.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2006

The quality of the teachers and the variety of programs available are excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2005

I'm a ex student (yr2000) of MMS from New Zealand, I moved to America for 2 years and went to MMS, they were great at welcoming, I couldent think of a better place to be, I found it really hard to adjust to the level of leanrning and they helped me through the hard times. Being at MMS is definalty a significant part of my life especially now I'm halfway across the world. Team Shark Rocks! All the Best MMs.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 17, 2004

Awesome school! when one goes to mms, you have this feeling of comfort. Everybody is courteous, even the students. The staff is great, they all care for their students. And not only that, they also care about parents' concerns. I think its because of great leadership of ray houser. It has the trickle affect on the staff. Theresa cole, the counselor is the best! ms. Kimball is great. Diane is also awesome. I don't have much to say, just that my family is happy to be part of the meadowdale family. As far as academics, great support if you are interested in the adavanced placement or ib programs. Go vikings!
—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.

393 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

391 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

385 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

381 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

380 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

382 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
55%
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 Students65%
Female66%
Male64%
Black72%
Asian84%
Asian/Pacific Islander82%
Hispanic52%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Low income56%
Not low income71%
Special education18%
Not special education71%
Limited English19%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students75%
Female81%
Male69%
Black72%
Asian90%
Asian/Pacific Islander89%
Hispanic59%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Low income62%
Not low income84%
Special education28%
Not special education80%
Limited English19%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students74%
Female88%
Male61%
Black67%
Asian94%
Asian/Pacific Islander93%
Hispanic61%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Low income60%
Not low income83%
Special education32%
Not special education79%
Limited English23%
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%
Female54%
Male44%
Black44%
Asian72%
Asian/Pacific Islander70%
Hispanic18%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White53%
Low income38%
Not low income57%
Special education5%
Not special education54%
Limited English30%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students66%
Female76%
Male57%
Black52%
Asian72%
Asian/Pacific Islander69%
Hispanic47%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Low income62%
Not low income70%
Special education14%
Not special education72%
Limited English9%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students76%
Female81%
Male71%
Black72%
Asian80%
Asian/Pacific Islander79%
Hispanic48%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Low income67%
Not low income82%
Special education35%
Not special education80%
Limited English17%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
80%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
99%

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 Students90%
Female97%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian94%
Asian/Pacific Islander94%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Low income91%
Not low income90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
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 Students98%
Female96%
Male100%
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Low income91%
Not low income100%
Not special education98%

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 60% 60%
Hispanic 15% 20%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 7%
Two or more races 7% 6%
Black 5% 5%
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 12%N/A8%
Special education 111%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 240%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 67%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School psychologist
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

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • 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

Health & athletics

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

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Christine Avery

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
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • 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
  • Football
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Softball

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Parent involvement
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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