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Moses Lake High School

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Posted May 10, 2008

MLHS offers students challenging classes and opportunity for any sport, art, vocational, or academic activity you could want. They also provide constant community service opportinities through an active Key Club. They offer more and more Advanced Placement classes every year--sending my son to his first year at WSU with 35 semester credits, all earned through MLHS AP. Not only did he have all those credits, he was prepared for the rigor of University academics. The teachers and staff are caring and qualified. Moses Lake is lucky to attract and keep so many gifted teachers---must be the sunshine!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2005

As a member of Moses Lake High School's advanced student body, a critique of this school's more advanced classes can be obtained in reading this review. For the most part, Moses Lake High School does provides a standard education for students. However, much work is needed to aid the accelerated students in accertaining and achieving greatness. The school year is split into semesters, which are further broken down into 4 period days. In personal opinion, this does not allow one to challenge themselves and take advanced classes due to many required pre-requisites. I have also found that the variety of classes, such as art and vocational studies, to be adequate, if not above average. Parent involvement is based on the amount of effort in which a parent wishes to out forth. I hope this review has been helpful.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 21, 2005

Some of the teachers are very good but the majority do not use the 4 period day well. my daughter now feels that she should never have to study at home. she has learned to manipulate the system. this is not preparing her for college she is learning to do just what she has to to get by and one teacher will not return my calls or e-mails when I have a concern about her tardies or grades. this takes away from the teachers who work hard and provide quality education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2004

Moses Lake High School is a quality place to send your children. The teachers and staff are caring and always go above and beyond the call of duty, especially the math and science teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2003

This school is terrific. I love the quality of the math and science programs, and the extra-curricular activities are terrific.


Posted July 1, 2003

The math, science and P.E. departments are excellent. With teachers that go above and beyond the call of duty.


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.

About these ratings

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.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
57%
Biology I

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

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
75%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 93% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
83%
Integrated Math I

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

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2011

 
 
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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.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
52%
Biology I

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

236 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
48%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 72% in 2013.

186 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
70%
Integrated Math I

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

2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
65%
Biology I

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

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
58%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 35% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
40%
Integrated Math I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 23% 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 15% in 2013.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 20% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
46%
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 Students50%
Female53%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Low income49%
Not low income51%
Special educationn/a
Not special education50%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Students61%
Female56%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Low income54%
Not low income71%
Special educationn/a
Not special education59%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Geometry

All Students91%
Female92%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Low income88%
Not low income95%
Not special education92%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Integrated Math I

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

Integrated Math II

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
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 Students28%
Female31%
Male25%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White26%
Low income27%
Not low income31%
Special education10%
Not special education33%
Limited English18%
Migrant46%

Biology I

All Students46%
Female38%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Low income36%
Not low income61%
Special education9%
Not special education50%
Limited English14%
Migrantn/a

Geometry

All Students72%
Female67%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Low income71%
Not low income74%
Special educationn/a
Not special education72%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Integrated Math I

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

Integrated Math II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
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 Students15%
Female14%
Male16%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic16%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White18%
Low income17%
Not low income11%
Special educationn/a
Not special education16%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Students27%
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 education20%
Limited Englishn/a

Geometry

All Students57%
Female62%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Low income61%
Not low income50%
Special educationn/a
Not special education57%
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 Students8%
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 education8%
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.

378 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

490 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2011.

400 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
38%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

479 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
75%
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 Students75%
Female76%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic66%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income67%
Not low income84%
Special education40%
Not special education78%
Limited English28%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students83%
Female85%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic80%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Low income78%
Not low income88%
Special education58%
Not special education85%
Limited English59%
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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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 57% 60%
Hispanic 37% 20%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 7%
Black 2% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
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 14%N/A8%
Special education 19%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 254%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 22N/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 73%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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803 East Sharon Ave
Moses Lake, WA 98837
Phone: (509) 766-2666

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