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Mt Spokane High School

Public | 9-12 | 1472 students

 
 

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Posted November 3, 2010

I have injoyed this school since the moment I walked in it. Also it has a GREAT! music department.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 27, 2010

We are new in the area and have heard alot of nice things about Mt Spokane but I have to say after the 1st Semester I am not impressed. I hope this is a adjustment problem and I am proven wrong in the 2nd semester. Glad we haven't purchased our home yet. Does anyone know if Mead High School is better?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2008

Congratulations Mt. Spokane H.S., on making Newsweek's top 1300 U. S. High Schools! It is a well deserved honor to a caring staff that has worked so hard in meeting the needs of all of the students. There are so many opportunities for our students: an increased list of AP exams available; the new AVID program, which gives help to those kids who need a little extra push; a vast array of clubs, sports, and extra-curricular activities; a staff that welcomes parent involvement. I have had two children graduate and my third child is a sophomore. All three have different interests and personalities, but all three have had great experiences at Mt. Spokane.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2008

Mt. Spokane is a wonderful school. Per Newsweek, Mt. Spokane is ranked as one of the top 1,300 schools in the nation. The administration is committed to academic excellence. Students are encouraged to excel and are offered a wide variety of school sponsored clubs, sports programs and music programs. Also, Mt. Spokane has an award winning marching band and music program. I would highly recommend this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2007

I think Mt.Spokane is a terrible school, and I do not advise anyone who is somewhat out of the ordinary to attend this school. I have personally experienced how miserable Mt.Spokane H.S can make a student feel. I was miserable every day I went to Mt.Spokane and am so happy that I do not attend that school anyomore.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 29, 2007

I will keep this short and sweet. I have not attended a better school in my life.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 6, 2006

This is a great school if your child excells, if not then a 2.0 grade average is considered OK. There are a lot of kids falling by the wayside. There are a few realy great teachers here but most pretty poor performers. I noticed that the other reviews are all from parents of kids that are excelling. If I knew what I know now I would niot have purchased a home in the Mead School District
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2005

The teachers are involved with the students. I have had 2 of my own kids graduate from Mt Spokane and sponsored 3 other foreign exchange students. Counselors for all students were interested and provided guidance as appropriate. No problems academically with any of my students as they are all very self-motivated and were encouraged to excel by their teachers. School stresses the use of technology in completing assignments.......heavy use of powerpoint and other presentation and graphical programs for most core studies. Lots of extracurricular activities in a variety of interests.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2004

Mt. Spokane is amongst the best in the state. The staff and faculty are made up of many interesting and top notch teachers though at times some may be narrow minded and to say the least boring; although, this does in no way reflect the entire staff and faculty. The school has incredible resources and pleasant surroundings and working conditions. One of the few flaws of Mt. Spokane High School is the diversity though this is truly not due to the school but more so to the location. Overall Mt. Spokane High School is a great place to advance and start of a true academic career.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 12, 2004

Mt. Spokane High School is a wonderful environment for my kids. The teachers and staff work hard to help the kids achieve, and they really try to reach the kids right where they are. There are amazing opportunities for the kids to excel. We are very pleased with the sports, clubs, music and arts, and other extra-curricular activities that are offered. Mt. Spokane strives to focus on the complete student, and helps them to be their best in all aspects of their high school career. There are also many opportunities for parents to assist the staff in making all of this happen for the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2004

Mt Spokane HS is truly an outstanding place for kids to learn and to grow. The administration and staff are the highest quality people who have a heart for kids. Educational opportunities for all students are focused on improvement and growth. Students are involved in making decisions with couselors and parents. The high school encourages and welcomes parent involvement in the building on a daily basis. There is outstanding leadership from the administrative staff at Mt Spokane that encourages teacher training and continued education. With some 20 Advanced Placement classes, high achieving students are challenged and the entire student population has opportunity to learn and utilize technology at all levels. The atmosphere for learning at Mt Spokane is best described as one of respect and connection between students and staff that is unparalleled. The Mt Spokane High School community is a most remarkable family!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2004

Mt. Spokane is a very good school. They have a good selection of course offerings and extra-curricular activities. The overall atmosphere is very positive. A few of the teachers are not the most exciting, however, many of the teachers are outstanding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2004

I have never been around people who care so much about students as individuals. The staff at Mt. Spokane go out of their way to help each student achieve their personal best. Students from all walks of life, with all levels of accademic success and personal interests are valued here. There are lots of opportunities for parental involvement, and the staff makes a good effort to communicate with parents. Two of my children have graduated from Mt. Spokane, and one attends now. I am thankful for this school.
—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.

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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.

288 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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64%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
62%
Biology I

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

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
96%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 93% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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100%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
98%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
41%
Biology I

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

229 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
74%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 72% in 2013.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
85%
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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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.

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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50%

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Biology I

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

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 35% in 2013.

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2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
61%
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.

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Biology I

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

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 20% in 2013.

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Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 18% 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

All Students64%
Female64%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracial38%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Low income53%
Not low income69%
Special education18%
Not special education71%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
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Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Low income100%
Not low income100%
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Not special education100%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Geometry

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
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Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Low income100%
Not low income100%
Not special education100%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Integrated Math I

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Integrated Math II

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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 Students33%
Female36%
Male30%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial8%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White42%
Low income19%
Not low income47%
Special education21%
Not special education46%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Students80%
Female83%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracial75%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income72%
Not low income85%
Special education66%
Not special education83%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Geometry

All Students83%
Female79%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial73%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income83%
Not low income83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Integrated Math I

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Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Integrated Math II

All Studentsn/a
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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 Students50%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education54%
Limited Englishn/a
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
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Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Geometry

All Studentsn/a
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Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
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 Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
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.

360 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

346 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2011.

337 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
52%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

339 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%
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 Students90%
Female93%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic76%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Low income78%
Not low income94%
Special education53%
Not special education93%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students95%
Female98%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic85%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Low income87%
Not low income98%
Special education81%
Not special education96%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 88% 60%
Two or more races 6% 6%
Hispanic 5% 20%
Black 1% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 7%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 11%N/A8%
Special education 110%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 227%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 16N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 72%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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6015 East Mt. Spokane Park Dr
Mead, WA 99021
Phone: (509) 465-7200

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