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Tahoma Middle School

Public | 6-7 | 608 students

 
 

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Posted December 25, 2013

Great school!! I went there for grades 6-7. The teachers are awesome and you will get a good education if you go there. I love that school!! I recommend every student who is assigned TMS to go there.


Posted October 8, 2013

Tahoma Middle School is a great school. All the teachers are really supportive and understanding, and will always help you with anything. The electives are all very fun, also with great teachers. At first, for me, it was a little hard to navigate because it's so old and all the grades were spread out between 3 floors. The only thing I didn't like about TMS was waiting in the gym for 20 minutes before classes started. And maybe the elevator, it scared me for a while, having to take it for 6 months. Otherwise, the kids, teachers and staff members are all very kind and supportive. Overall, Tahoma is the better of the two middle schools I've attended, the other being Del Webb Middle School, in Clark County School District, located in Las Vegas Nevada.


Posted September 15, 2011

This school is focus on educating the students to be responsible adults in the future, a self directed learner. All information for students to access to is at reach. Dividing students into a team maybe an advantage to all since teachers collaborate on whatever weaknesses each individual has, to find ways for one to achieve a higher goal. So far, our son is enjoying it though has commented that expectation is too strict. His first week grade are almost all "A's", he learned to prioritize in finishing his homework and submitting them on time. This school had achieved consecutive years awards for a reason. So far so good for our sixth grader.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2011

TMS is a pretty good school with pros and cons. It has great math and Language Arts programs and many good teachers. Most teachers don't let kids bring backpacks into the classrooms, instead they have to try to fit all of their "stuff" into their locker, which always seem to jam making you late to class.I personally don't agree with splitting the grades into "teams". I wish they had more extracurriculars, especially a debate team. Other wise Tahoma Middle School is pretty awesome.


Posted September 1, 2010

I have to say that both schools are insane for having having two 'teams' for each grade. People go to school for education, and if they are not willing to learn because they don't feel comfortable with their surroundings and their classmates, what's the point of going to school? Teachers will say students will be distracted and they won't learn, but for most students they won't try to achieve goals... unless they have an excellent, fun teacher that they would consider their friend. The rules at Tahoma Middle School can get a little too strict. For example: Students are not allowed to bring back packs to class and instead they HAVE to store their belongings in their assigned locker. The misfortune of this is that sometimes they students classroom is too far away from their class, making them tardy.


Posted August 28, 2009

This school is a very nice school, but can be really strict. Some of the teachers are much better than others, making it a fifty fifty chance if you will like the school year. They also have these stupid teams, which divides the grades in two and one half does not have classes with the other. You have a poor chance of getting on a team with your friend.
—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.

295 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

295 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

304 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

304 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

300 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
94%
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 Students78%
Female82%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asian77%
Asian/Pacific Islander71%
Hispanic62%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Low income54%
Not low income83%
Special education18%
Not special education85%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female90%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian77%
Asian/Pacific Islander79%
Hispanic69%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Low income72%
Not low income90%
Special education64%
Not special education90%
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 Students79%
Female83%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander80%
Hispanic76%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Low income74%
Not low income80%
Special education26%
Not special education86%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female95%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic67%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Low income91%
Not low income88%
Special education57%
Not special education93%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students92%
Female96%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic91%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Low income91%
Not low income92%
Special education57%
Not special education97%
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.

56 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

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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 7% 20%
Two or more races 6% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 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 10%N/A8%
Special education 111%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 214%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 15N/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 81%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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24425 SE 216th St
Maple Valley, WA 98038
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