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Naches Valley Middle School

Public | 5-8 | 451 students

 
 

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Posted October 18, 2008

i am a student at naches, i enjoy everything the school has to offer, they dont give good grades you earn them and the teachers and staff are really caring and affectionate, i belive that this school blows all others out of the water! and believe me i have been to many schools before naches and this is the best one yet!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 5, 2008

I have a child that is going in to the 5th grade at Naches Middle School. My child has been in the Naches District since kindergarten and I could not ask for a better school district. I have had many questions from academic to languages being taught as far as questioning if Naches schools will continue to say the pledge of allegience to maintain morals and understanding for our country. The teachers were more than willing to answer all of my questions and in a respectful positive manor. As a parent I could not ask for a better school district for my child to be in for this I say thank you to the teachers and staff for all that you do for our children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2006

I have 2 children in Naches schools and am seriously considering removing them. We chose Naches because we heard so much about the quality education; however, we could not be less impressed with what our kids have encountered here. One of our children wrote a paper for class and received a score of 100 on it, yet when I looked it over, there were countless run-on sentences, sentence fragments and spelling errors - just to name a few! The teacher marked a few of the errors, but most went unnoticed. I was appalled! When I spoke with her, she said that she didn't want to be a stickler. Isn't the part of point of their early education to learn how to write competently? They cannot go off to college incapable of writing and I fear that is what will happen here. The education is not innovative nor impressive, just pathetic!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2005

The Naches school district as a whole, works like machinery. The teachers are very caring and competent. They go over and beyond, when it comes to involving parents and keeping children accountable. I have a special needs child in the fifth grade and have been continuously amazed by our teachers ability to successfully teach. They also put thought into their selection process when placing children with specific teachers according to teaching style and need. They have a great accademic program, but that is not the main focus, as most children won't grow up to be basketball stars. Every school has a certain amount of 'bad apples', but I believe that the difference at Naches, is the relationships that faculty maintain with parents. We don't have many of the same problems that Yakima schools have, ie. gangs, violence, drugs, drop-out records. I would never send my children elsewhere.
—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 63% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
22%
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 59% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
59%
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.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
53%
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 Students51%
Female60%
Male42%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic37%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White53%
Low income35%
Not low income66%
Special education8%
Not special education56%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female87%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic63%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Low income60%
Not low income88%
Special education17%
Not special education81%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students59%
Female68%
Male51%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic42%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Low income48%
Not low income70%
Special education8%
Not special education66%
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 Students56%
Female52%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic44%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Low income41%
Not low income72%
Special education13%
Not special education63%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students64%
Female70%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Low income50%
Not low income79%
Special education13%
Not special education73%
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 Students53%
Female59%
Male49%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Low income38%
Not low income67%
Special education6%
Not special education61%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students63%
Female67%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic56%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Low income42%
Not low income81%
Special education6%
Not special education72%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students81%
Female86%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic72%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Low income72%
Not low income89%
Special education47%
Not special education87%
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 Students38%
Female40%
Male36%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic25%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White43%
Low income24%
Not low income47%
Special educationn/a
Not special education40%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students52%
Female58%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic30%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Low income21%
Not low income73%
Special educationn/a
Not special education56%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students47%
Female51%
Male44%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic25%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Low income26%
Not low income61%
Special educationn/a
Not special education51%
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.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

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 Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Low incomen/a
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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 75% 60%
Hispanic 19% 20%
Two or more races 4% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 7%
Black 0% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 13%N/A8%
Special education 110%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 248%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 19N/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 63%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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32 Shafer Ave
Naches, WA 98937
Phone: (509) 452-4604

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