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Wahluke High School

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Posted September 15, 2012

WHS is a great place to work! Caring staff, motivated students, excellent facilities, and a committment to educating well-rounded students who contribute to their community.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 11, 2006

I think this school is a great environment. I graduated from here and now on my way to a wonderful career because of the time, effort, and personal relationships the teachers and staff put forth. The academic programs are great for kids that want to achieve in life and an equal opportunity goes for the disabled. All in all its a sensational program witch I think very highly of.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 19, 2005

This school is not the best, it is not the worst. But as me being in it right now, I think, that the school schedualing, makes it harder for students to get electives in, especially with the high Credit standards. We have one of the highest in the state. We also have one of the highest grading systems, which yes, it might mean that if you get an A you work really hard, but it also makes it harder to recieve your mass credits required to graduate. The school is overly crowded, and from what I have expericed talking with students from other schools, does not give you the oppertunities to proceed ahead of others that the other schools do. For me, that is a major drawback. Overall Wahluke is low-mid quality.
—Submitted by a student


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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.
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 54% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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Biology I

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

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2012

 
 
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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 93% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
100%
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 53% in 2013.

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Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 96% in 2013.

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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 22% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
17%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 66% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
28%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 72% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
55%
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 28% in 2013.

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Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 61% in 2013.

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2011

 
 
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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 19% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
25%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 35% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
6%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 35% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
35%
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 30% in 2013.

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Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 23% in 2013.

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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 15% in 2013.

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
0%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 34% in 2013.

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n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 20% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

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2011

 
 
7%
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 18% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
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 Students29%
Female37%
Male18%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income28%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education29%
Limited English19%
Migrant29%

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
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Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Geometry

All Students91%
Female86%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Low income91%
Not low incomen/a
Not special education91%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
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Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Integrated Math II

All Studentsn/a
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Low incomen/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

Algebra I

All Students10%
Female9%
Male12%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic10%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income9%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education13%
Limited English8%
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Students35%
Female24%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income36%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education38%
Limited English10%
Migrant40%

Geometry

All Students87%
Female96%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income86%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrant90%

Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
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Asiann/a
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Hispanicn/a
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Whiten/a
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Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Integrated Math II

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

Algebra I

All Students7%
Female5%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic7%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income7%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education8%
Limited English0%
Migrantn/a

Biology 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
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Geometry

All Students38%
Female31%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Low income38%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education43%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a

Integrated Math II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/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

Algebra I

All Students0%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Hispanic0%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income0%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education0%
Limited Englishn/a

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
Low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a

Geometry

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
Malen/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/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

Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2010.

118 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2011.

117 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
30%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
76%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to test students in reading and writing in grade 10. Math skills are tested by the End-of-Course (EOC) exams. The HSPE 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

Reading

All Students64%
Female71%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic65%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income65%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education70%
Limited English24%
Migrant65%

Writing

All Students64%
Female73%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic66%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income66%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education68%
Limited English21%
Migrant63%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to test students in reading and writing in grade 10. Math skills are tested by the End-of-Course (EOC) exams. The HSPE 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

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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
Hispanic 94% 18%
White 6% 63%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Asian 0% 7%
Black 0% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 5%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 190%N/A40%
Transitional bilingual 238%N/A8%
Special education 210%N/A13%
Source: 1 NCES, 2010-2011
Source: 2 WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Student-teacher ratio

  This school District averageState average
Students per classroom teacher 14N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 9N/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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