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Heatherwood Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 916 students

 

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Posted June 10, 2014

Mill Creek Middle School throws child's lunch in the garbage because he didn't have funds to pay for it. Really!!! How humilitating for this child. So this is the way you take care of the kids in your care. How in the world do rate a 9 out of 10 rating??? I am disgusted.


Posted March 11, 2014

Very unhappy in the way the school conducts their investigations about bullying. Lack of phone calls follow up to parents when students complains are presented to the office.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2013

Heatherwood Middle School has a very caring staff. Almost all of the teachers are wonderful and I feel my child is getting a good education. The counselors really try to help where they can. It does seem to be a school with "cliques" and that is unfortuante. Many of the students come from very affluent homes and some students (as well as their parents) may feel as though they can't keep up with the material items. There are many AP courses, sports and after school programs. Many of the parents volunteer and contribute to the school's programs, they truly take ownership of making the school the best environment possible. The teachers always answer email promptly and post grades on-line very quickly, many times before the school day is even over. Although the system for parents to check grades is in need of some serious help, for some reason, 70% of the time it takes multiple attempts to be able to access the grades. Overall Heatherwood truly is an above average school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2012

I am a student at Heatherwood and i must say that they have really good classes. I now kids that are very intelligent and that are in 6th grade and that already got into trigonometry and high school math. They have a lot of advanced placement classes and that is pretty good. They just upgraded most of the systems lately and i must say that we have an awesome Tech teacher. She is showing us how to learn on diff. programs like photoshop and kodu, there is barely any bulling but there comes the normal judging there is volleyball,track, basketball and i must say one of the best schools ever to bad they dont have string orchestra


Posted March 30, 2011

I'm a student at Heatherwood Middle School, and I'd like to say, this school's pretty nice, but when it comes to computers, the phrase "big brother is always watching" comes to mind. Anyway, this school is okay anyhow, aside from the occasional evil substitute, and I think that this place is okay (except for the PCs!).


Posted February 27, 2010

I came to Heatherwood in 7th grade, and coming from a school that was out of state and went up to 6th grade it was my first year in middle school but my peers in the second year I thought I would feel out of place and disorganized How wrong I was I have great teachers and amazing friends. I am doing better here than in any other school. Now in my 8th grade year I feel prepared for High school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 25, 2009

Heatherwood has some excellent challenging classes with wonderful teachers. However, there are some teachers who should not be there and our children deserve better in order to prepare them for rigorous high school and college classes. The adminstration needs to strive to be better and not just do what they have to to meet standards. They need an IB prgram and an orchestral strings program in order to be a really good school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2008

heatherwood has wonderful teachers and provides a great learning enviorment and fun enviorment at the same time.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 11, 2006

Heatherwood provides a good support system for students. A fine choir/music program that connects to the elementary schools that filter into Heatherwood. Faculty is mixed in quality. There are some phenomenal teachers and some that are not so great. This school teaches the WASL and bases its curriculum around the test.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2006

Not a bad place. Our 7th grades enjoys the programs, especially choir. The principal is very approachable, support from programs excellent, and teachers are by in large available over email and post grades online regularly. We have only had one problem with a teacher and communication. In this area, it is the best place for 6-8 grade.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.
Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

293 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

293 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

284 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

286 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

283 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

304 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

304 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

304 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
76%
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 Students76%
Female75%
Male77%
Black40%
Asian78%
Asian/Pacific Islander75%
Hispanic53%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Low income59%
Not low income82%
Special education28%
Not special education79%
Limited English40%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female91%
Male85%
Black90%
Asian82%
Asian/Pacific Islander83%
Hispanic77%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Low income78%
Not low income92%
Special education39%
Not special education92%
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 Students76%
Female80%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asian87%
Asian/Pacific Islander88%
Hispanic54%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Low income57%
Not low income82%
Special education32%
Not special education80%
Limited English18%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female92%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian90%
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanic61%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Low income67%
Not low income90%
Special education39%
Not special education89%
Limited English27%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students90%
Female97%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian98%
Asian/Pacific Islander98%
Hispanic76%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Low income79%
Not low income93%
Special education48%
Not special education94%
Limited English64%
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 Students67%
Female67%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asian81%
Asian/Pacific Islander80%
Hispanic43%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Low income54%
Not low income71%
Special education18%
Not special education69%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female85%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian88%
Asian/Pacific Islander89%
Hispanic65%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Low income70%
Not low income83%
Special education18%
Not special education83%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students80%
Female81%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian95%
Asian/Pacific Islander93%
Hispanic60%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income69%
Not low income84%
Special education24%
Not special education84%
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.

42 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

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

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
90%
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.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

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 Students97%
Female97%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Low income100%
Not low income95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
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 Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Low incomen/a
Not low income100%
Not special education100%

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 65% 60%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 15% 7%
Hispanic 11% 20%
Two or more races 5% 6%
Black 3% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 13%N/A8%
Special education 19%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 210%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 20N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 14N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 66%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Security personnel
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Vocal lessons / coaching

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Janet Gillingham

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Security personnel
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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1419 Trillium Blvd SE
Mill Creek, WA 98012
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