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Jefferson Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 124 students

 
 

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Posted February 14, 2013

This school seems like a good school to go to when you first walk into the door, but if actually isn't. My child has gone through trouble with teachers, but it was not my child's fault. Jefferson Middle School is the most diverse middle school in the Olympia School District. This means that there are many different races and cultures. My child, who is Asian, was accused of kicking, hitting, punching, and verbally abusing students (in other words, swearing). My child does NOT do this. According to my child, some teachers randomly come up to him and yell at him and say "Stop Doing ......" My child would then reply "I did not do ______, I am not _______" The teacher would then reply "Stop lying!" Once, a teacher approached my child and said not kick people and acted it out. This was very rude, my child was born in America. I went in to talk to the teacher and the teacher then replied " All Asians Look Alike" I was offended of course because first of all, this was a racist statement and second, my son does not look like the student who is making trouble around the school. Even though my child has repeatedly asked to transfer to Marshall Middle School, but it is just too far.


Posted June 20, 2011

My children are honor roll students they have excelled beyond my expectations at Jefferson. The teachers, staff and principal are wonderful. The band teacher Mr. Holder is so funny and Mrs Kristi Smith the english teacher is Awesome! I am excited to have them attend in the fall.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2010

I have two children one in the 6th and 7th grade, this is their first year at Jefferson. This school has made it so easy for my children to transition into a new middle school. The orientation was very informative and welcoming for my children. They also had a open house the day before school we took our children to all the classes and met the teachers. They even had a BBQ for the families. Their after school programs are wonderful. I just love this school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2010

Most people that have reviewed this school aren't aware of the poor treatment and discipline the school administration has directed toward the students. I'm not kidding here. My son has ADHD/ADD and was bullied a lot after moving to this school in the 6th grade. By the time it was October, I had to transfer him to the other middle school (Marshall Middle School) that was nearby. After talking to some parents, I found that a lot of kids that live near Jefferson were transferred to a different school due to the issues they were having -- especially with grading, discipline, and unfair treatment from the administration. If you talk to the people at Marshall Middle School, you'll hear the gossip from the kids about the big bad Jefferson kids and all the horror stories from the parents, teachers, and substitutes. If you can, please place your child in another school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2010

This is the school I go to. and its pretty amazing. Great teachers, steady safety/discipline (which I personally they overdo) and nice kids. :]
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 10, 2006

Jefferson Middle School is a pretty cool place for the most part. The teachers are nice but they need to communicate better.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 18, 2006

My daughter transitioned very well into Jefferson Middle School. She appeared to struggle more in grade school, but when she entered Jefferson, things really started to make sense. She is in 7th grade, she's motivated, and doing as well and is exceeding our expectations. Jefferson is a very clean school, and the staff appear to have it running pretty smooth.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
80%

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.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
63%
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%
Female74%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian86%
Asian/Pacific Islander87%
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Low income58%
Not low income89%
Special education27%
Not special education83%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students92%
Female90%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian93%
Asian/Pacific Islander93%
Hispanic60%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Low income84%
Not low income97%
Special education40%
Not special education99%
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 Students81%
Female81%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian96%
Asian/Pacific Islander96%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Low income56%
Not low income94%
Special education37%
Not special education90%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female88%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian91%
Asian/Pacific Islander91%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income59%
Not low income97%
Special education26%
Not special education96%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students86%
Female89%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian96%
Asian/Pacific Islander96%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Low income64%
Not low income99%
Special education37%
Not special education97%
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 Students75%
Female79%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asian93%
Asian/Pacific Islander93%
Hispanic61%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Low income66%
Not low income84%
Special education20%
Not special education86%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female88%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic67%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Low income79%
Not low income98%
Special education50%
Not special education97%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students81%
Female77%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian86%
Asian/Pacific Islander86%
Hispanic56%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Low income67%
Not low income93%
Special education40%
Not special education89%
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.

16 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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
98%
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.

19 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 Students91%
Female94%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Low income91%
Not low income91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
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%
Femalen/a
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 70% 60%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 7%
Hispanic 8% 20%
Two or more races 7% 6%
Black 3% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 11%N/A8%
Special education 116%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 245%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 13N/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 61%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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2200 Conger Ave NW
Olympia, WA 98502
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