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Cedar River Middle School

Public | 6-7 | 544 students

 
 

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Posted April 17, 2009

I attended Cedar River Middle School last year, and am a current 8th grader. Cedar River, is an amazing school and recommend it for any student! The teachers are great! Team Da' Bears is the way to go for 7th grade: Mr. Bills, Mr. Kelley, Mr. Reynoldson, and Ms. Wamba all great teachers. Always teaching us about leadership, and helping us get off on the right foot to our future! Great school, and I don't know anyone who doesn't miss 7th grade at Cedar River! :D Best School Ever!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 20, 2008

Heya! I am a current student at cedar river. I am in 7th grade. I think Cedar River is a great place to learn! Mrs Holme is my favorite, Mrs Harrington is in 2nd, and then Mrs Perrault, then Mrs Lommen. Mr Hanson is nice too, but he's a math teacher, and most kids hate math x3. My school is surrounded by a beautiful forest atop a hill and the scenery is great! I highly recommend this school to any kid that wants to have fun and learn at the same time! Just remember, try to get on Team X!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 3, 2007

This school was a kick start to me meeting my goals. Mrs.Holme was the by far best teacher ever. She has a heart of jewels so priceless that they are worth millions and will do anything to help the students and the school to be a happier place. She taught seventh grade language arts and cares so much for all of her students. She deserves an award for teacher of the year or something extravagant! We will all miss you greatly Mrs.Holme. She did your best and it really paid off. Thank you for all you have done last year. Thanks.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 3, 2006

So far we are really very pleased with Cedar River. My daughter is a 6th grader this year and finds the school just the right transition from elementary to Junior high. The teachers on her 'team' seem to take teaching very personally and are very accomodating to parents with questions. In fact, they all post grades and assignments on line, making keeping up with things very easy for me. I wish there was more money for the arts, some field trips etc.. That is my biggest criticism, but that problem seems to loom district-wide.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2006

Cedar River Middle School is located atop of a hill with surronding woods. It supplies education to 6th and 7th graders of the Tahoma school district community. The sports for 6th graders include; Basketball, volleyball, badmitten, soccer, track & field, and floor hockey. Most of which you can addiontlly sign up for after school. 7th grade sports iclude; All of 6th grade sports at a higher diffucultly level, and softball, wrestling, dance, baseball, and basketball after school. Also both grades do Wieght Room and high jump. They have PE every other day with either Band, Tech Ed, Art, Choir, Computers, every day besides PE days. 7th graders have enrichment on Tuesdays and Thursdays instead of study hall which can be; Cooking, scrapbooking, chemistry, nationball, and others every quater. Parents can help as much as they like, siging up for school activity help is great for parents to get involoved.
—Submitted by a student


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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 59% in 2013.

285 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

286 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
71%
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 64% in 2013.

299 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

299 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

297 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
89%
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 Students75%
Female72%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian87%
Asian/Pacific Islander88%
Hispanic59%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Low income52%
Not low income81%
Special education31%
Not special education80%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female89%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian88%
Asian/Pacific Islander88%
Hispanic82%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Low income75%
Not low income89%
Special education44%
Not special education91%
Limited Englishn/a
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 Students71%
Female71%
Male70%
Black40%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic59%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Low income64%
Not low income72%
Special education29%
Not special education76%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female86%
Male77%
Black60%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic78%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income72%
Not low income83%
Special education65%
Not special education83%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students83%
Female96%
Male71%
Black60%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic81%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Low income80%
Not low income84%
Special education65%
Not special education85%
Limited Englishn/a
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

 
 
100%
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

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

Geometry

All Studentsn/a
Malen/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Not low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a

Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
Malen/a
Whiten/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
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 81% 60%
Hispanic 8% 20%
Two or more races 6% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 7%
Black 2% 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 11%N/A8%
Special education 112%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 223%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 11N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 51%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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22615 Sweeney Rd SE
Maple Valley, WA 98038
Phone: (425) 413-5401

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