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Washington Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 240 students

 

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Posted August 19, 2014

Two kids currently attending (have since 2012) - no issues. Strong academic environment. Kids do not report bullying. Clean facilities. Teachers teach....but kids will do as well as their parents invest in them. We are in the military and have lived all over the country and world - this is a good school. If looking to move to Olympia, this is were I'd start.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2013

Students are well-behaved and respectful to others. Teachers are diligent and sincere. Office people are helpful and kind.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 18, 2011

It is pathetic. Let me count the ways: 1- more focused on their social life then academic. 2-teachers are unaware o f what to do. 3- unecesary rules and disciplinary actions. and MANY more...


Posted December 16, 2010

The bullying rate is so low and if a student or teacher witnesses it we immiediately take action to stop it. The teachers really make an effort to get to know a student and make class fun. Students are really kind and helpful. Washington Middle School is, in my opinion, one of the best schools in Washington and I would recomend it to anyone.


Posted April 25, 2010

They do so much with so little. The 6th graders are gradually introduced into Middle School life. It is one of the toughest times in a kid's life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2009

WMS is a great school. Its education thrives and the school also helps the environment because it's a green school! WMS provides after school activities and is well known throughout the area. It has been accepted by well known universities in its music education. Also it has nice teachers that may help you at any cost. If you don't know what to do then just ask a teacher. If you're going to think this would be a nice school, then this is probably the best one for you or your child.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 8, 2009

Washington Middle School is an excellent school! All the teachers are very helpful. I have learned a lot in my past years at this school. WMS is a safe learning eviorment and it provides many after school activities for students. This school is great. (:
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 8, 2009

Washington Middle School is an excellent school! All the teachers are very helpful. I have learned a lot in my past years at this school. WMS is a safe learning eviorment and it provides many after school activities for students. This school is great. (:
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 27, 2008

I am going into the eighth grade next year at Washington Middle School. The teachers are extraordinarily helpful and I excelled in every class. I love the school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 25, 2007

This school is the worst my child has gone to. The teachers are not helpful at all. They do not help my child when she doesn't understand the problem. They tell her to figure it out herself when she doesn't get it. The music program is very excellent, but the rest of the extracurricular activites are lacking in quality. I really belive my child should switch to Tumwater district next fall.
—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.

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.
Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

251 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

250 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

248 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

251 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

251 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
68%
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 Students85%
Female86%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian96%
Asian/Pacific Islander96%
Hispanic79%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Low income67%
Not low income90%
Special education22%
Not special education92%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female88%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic79%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Low income63%
Not low income92%
Special education32%
Not special education92%
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 Students84%
Female83%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian96%
Asian/Pacific Islander93%
Hispanic70%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Low income71%
Not low income88%
Special education32%
Not special education88%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female89%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian92%
Asian/Pacific Islander85%
Hispanic87%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Low income75%
Not low income88%
Special education22%
Not special education90%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students88%
Female95%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian88%
Asian/Pacific Islander82%
Hispanic87%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Low income85%
Not low income88%
Special education11%
Not special education94%
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%
Female76%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic67%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Low income56%
Not low income78%
Special education18%
Not special education77%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female88%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic89%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Low income64%
Not low income86%
Special education36%
Not special education85%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students36%
Female38%
Male34%
Blackn/a
Asian52%
Asian/Pacific Islander52%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White35%
Low income36%
Not low income36%
Special educationn/a
Not special education38%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%
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.

40 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 Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
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 Students100%
Female100%
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 73% 60%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 7%
Two or more races 8% 6%
Hispanic 7% 20%
Black 1% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 12%N/A8%
Special education 19%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 217%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 20N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 84%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Patricia Lindstrom Robinson

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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Olympia, WA 98501
Phone: (360) 596-3000

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