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Frontier Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 740 students

 
 

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Posted July 21, 2013

i loved this school. everyone is so nice and accepting (there are a few mean people of course) and i actually learned a lot. i think this school deserves at least a 7/10. i wish i would have gone to this school for a longer amount of time. go warriors!!!! :)


Posted January 3, 2012

I hate this school. I was being bullied and the counselors did nothing to help me. I am not excited everyday I go because of what is going on. The only thing I like about this school is 8th grade history.


Posted March 6, 2010

this school is so awsome we have alot of activities that we get to do like the carnival in the spring if you have passing grades.two words -great school!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 17, 2008

Wonderful school. All staff are friendly, give lots of attention to each kid, spend time making sure kids are doing well in school. Bullying is a strict no-no and all gang type activity is quickly curtailed. LOVE this school and so do my kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2008

The staff at FMS have the energy it takes for young teens! Students are given opportunities to try new things and stretch their comfort zone in a safe environment. My sons had a wonderful experience in Science Olympiad, attending Regionals, State, an even National competition! I am thankful for the abilities and committment of their teachers. FMS is a fun place to learn and grow.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 23, 2007

i was not pleased with this school my friends all go their bbut at that school my grades were sliping and the teachers did nothing to help me they just sat their and watched i whent their for 7th grade 2006-2007. the only thing that i liked about the school was the activities.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 9, 2007

Great School! Always have access to child's grades, teachers and staff. They have a active PTSO that welcomes parents. Good coaching staff and the Band teacher is wonderful! Frontier offers a Science Olympiad team and Math is cool. The other middle school is more focused on sports. If you are a active parent in you kids education you will love this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2007

I have nothing but great things to say about Frontier. I have had two kids attend there recently. The teachers are amazing, I always knew what my kids were doing. They have many activities for kids during and after school that the other middle school didn't offer. I never had any problems communicating with the staff or office. In fact, my kid was in trouble once too and a I received a very nice phone call from the vice principal that I appreciated. We actually moved two years ago from Chief Mo to Frontier and my husband and I are much more impressed with Frontier. As parents we have instant access to our kids grades, attendance, discipline through the web and we get to be involved through the PTSO two major things that the other school doesn't have.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2007

My son attended Frontier for the 2006-2007 school year as a 6th grader. I can say that I was far from pleased with this school. It was impossible to get a call back from teachers. There was absolutely no communication between the front staff, the teachers, the students, and the parents. I will be pulling him at the end of this year and sending him to Chief Mo down the road. No one at Frontier seemed to care about my son one bit. The only time you get contact from them is when a child gets in trouble. You call the front office for information to find out that they don't know anything. Lack of communication sums up this school. I advise you either take or bus your student to Chief Mo down the road
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2004

this school is very good for a bright new kid to go to it has nice classrooms great teachers and great food for the kids to chose from i sent my child there and he had a great time just like i did when i went there.
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

247 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
52%
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.

261 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

261 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
61%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

255 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

218 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

215 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
43%
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 Students37%
Female35%
Male39%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic19%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White49%
Low income30%
Not low income52%
Special education5%
Not special education41%
Limited English13%
Migrant14%

Reading

All Students57%
Female64%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic46%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Low income49%
Not low income72%
Special education0%
Not special education62%
Limited English27%
Migrant29%
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 Students50%
Female47%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic43%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Low income45%
Not low income58%
Special education0%
Not special education56%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrant0%

Reading

All Students59%
Female67%
Male51%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Low income57%
Not low income62%
Special education10%
Not special education65%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrant30%

Writing

All Students76%
Female80%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic72%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Low income74%
Not low income79%
Special education7%
Not special education84%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrant70%
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 Students55%
Female58%
Male51%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic41%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Low income45%
Not low income71%
Special education0%
Not special education61%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students62%
Female71%
Male51%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic49%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Low income52%
Not low income79%
Special education0%
Not special education69%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students58%
Female59%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Low income49%
Not low income73%
Special education5%
Not special education63%
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.

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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
100%

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 Students96%
Female97%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Low income94%
Not low income97%
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 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 51% 60%
Hispanic 44% 20%
Black 2% 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 266%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 11N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 79%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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517 West Third Ave
Moses Lake, WA 98837
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