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Chief Moses Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 358 students

 

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Posted September 17, 2009

My daughter just started 6th grade and she has always felt comfortable there. The staff is fabulous!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2009

This will be my third year at Chief Moses Middle School, i have been an honor roll student and on the ASB executive board. Chief Mo is a great school and has taught me a lot theses past years, not only in acedemics but also in life. I wouldnt want to be in any other school for my middle school years. Chief Mo has a great learning enviroment. Yes, there is some bullying, but every school has that i assure you. If you were looking for a great middle school to go to, i would choose Chief Moses. Great teachers, great students, great area.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 14, 2009

Great school, cool teachers, learn alot. I went there for 3 years currently in 8th grade and all of the teachers are great. You get any help you need and the staff is always there to help you.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 18, 2007

The leadership qualities are lacking!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2007

My kids attend Cheif Mo and I am very disappointed. The gang problem there is much worse there. My daughter came home once and told me that a fight had broken out in her classroom. She says the bullying and fights are almost every day. I told her that she needed to tell the principals next time she was in the hallway and she stated that she had never senn them before and didn't know what they looked like. I went to inquire about being a part of my kids school experience and was very rudely told that there was no parent group at this school like PTO or anything. Some of the teachers were good but others were horrible and you couldn't do anything about it because they were locked in to this pod thing. I didn't want my kids in with the same kids for all 3 years!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2006

It's a great school to go to.The days go by fast and the teachers are great.There is a variety of student ethnicity and their cultures they bring.Sprit days and field trips always excite the students aswell as the teachers.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 1, 2005

This school rocks, but some of the teachers are very hard and strict and give my son too much homework every night.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2004

I'm not a parent, but I attended Chief Moses for 1 year. Compared to Frontier it was the better of the two. When I skipped school, they actually stepped in and tried to help me out and get me to keep coming. Frontier didn't seem to care if I dropped out. The atmosphere was friendlier, not so much bullying. This was back in 95 and little gangs were a problem though. I don't think parents realize half of what their kids are exposed to when sending them to a public school like this. The kids would be smoking outside and there were no teachers to stop them. I did get more help with my homework and the guidance counselor was great there.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 22, 2003

I think that this school has great techniques for the learning process. However, I think that in terms of extracurricular activities, there aren't near as many things to choose from as there should be. I think that the students should take their school work very seriously, but I also think that there should be some fun and excitement to it,too. For example, school dances. There is only one for eighth grade graduation. There should be one for at least the seventh grade, too.
—Submitted by a former student


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 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.

350 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

349 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

322 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

321 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
74%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

320 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%

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 53% in 2013.

333 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

331 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

333 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
57%
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 Students49%
Female50%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic36%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Low income33%
Not low income76%
Special education4%
Not special education53%
Limited English21%
Migrant24%

Reading

All Students73%
Female76%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic66%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income67%
Not low income84%
Special education32%
Not special education77%
Limited English43%
Migrant53%
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 Students65%
Female68%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic55%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Low income51%
Not low income85%
Special education17%
Not special education71%
Limited English26%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female79%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic65%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Low income62%
Not low income94%
Special education60%
Not special education77%
Limited English26%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students84%
Female89%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic81%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Low income75%
Not low income96%
Special education46%
Not special education88%
Limited English68%
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 Students61%
Female59%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic51%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Low income53%
Not low income76%
Special education13%
Not special education66%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrant25%

Reading

All Students72%
Female71%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic62%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Low income65%
Not low income85%
Special education9%
Not special education79%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrant67%

Science

All Students60%
Female60%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic49%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Low income53%
Not low income73%
Special education16%
Not special education65%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrant42%
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.

2011

 
 
n/a
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
n/a
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
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 Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Low income100%
Not low income100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
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 Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a

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 56% 60%
Hispanic 38% 20%
Black 3% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 7%
Two or more races 1% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 16%N/A8%
Special education 111%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 263%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 18N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 13N/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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Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay

Arts & music

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  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 a.m.
School end time
  • 2:20 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • MARK JOHNSON

Programs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
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1111 East Nelson Rd
Moses Lake, WA 98837
Phone: (509) 766-2661

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