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Thurgood Marshall Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 379 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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6 reviews of this school


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Posted June 10, 2013

My kids have had great experiences at the school, both socially and academically. There are a couple of teachers who should have chosen another profession, but the majority of them are caring, creative, and devoted to the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2013

I like the principal, but he seems to be either unable to control his teachers, or has his hands tied by the district or union, because SEVERAL of the teachers there are REALLY bad, including one who was suspended for saying the "f" word to a student! I would also stay away from the parent group. The president seems to run it with the intention of benefiting her kids, and has special interests that are NOT in the best interests of the kids in the school. If you are lucky, your kid will get good teachers; if not, good luck. That, however, seems to be true of all the schools in the district. Each principal seems to run their schools like their own private fiefdom, with absolute power. Not a great idea for a district that calls itself "world class;" if they cannot guarantee consistency in instruction, discipline, etc., they are redundant.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2010

Staff and faculty take a personal interest in the students. The students have many opportunities to participate in various activities. Communication with parents via Skyward Family Access is great and improving each year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2009

Great school and lots options and after-school activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2009

They integrate everyone in the class room in learning and use alternative teaching styles which have proven to work better than the standard.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 22, 2008

This school is amazing!!!!!! I am a student talking And i've gone to some perfect schools but this takes the cake. My name is josh White and i have decided i want to come back for another year at this amazing school. Go Mustangs!!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
60%
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 Students42%
Female42%
Male41%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic47%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White33%
Low income28%
Not low income51%
Special education6%
Not special education48%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students59%
Female70%
Male51%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic47%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Low income47%
Not low income67%
Special education0%
Not special education69%
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 Students62%
Female62%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asian64%
Asian/Pacific Islander64%
Hispanic27%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Low income42%
Not low income72%
Special education27%
Not special education66%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female81%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian91%
Asian/Pacific Islander86%
Hispanic82%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Low income67%
Not low income86%
Special education47%
Not special education83%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students71%
Female83%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asian73%
Asian/Pacific Islander79%
Hispanic64%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Low income57%
Not low income78%
Special education27%
Not special education76%
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 Students48%
Female47%
Male49%
Blackn/a
Asian60%
Asian/Pacific Islander53%
Hispanic19%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White53%
Low income38%
Not low income56%
Special education14%
Not special education54%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students75%
Female83%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asian87%
Asian/Pacific Islander82%
Hispanic63%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Low income66%
Not low income80%
Special education27%
Not special education83%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students66%
Female67%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asian80%
Asian/Pacific Islander76%
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Low income53%
Not low income74%
Special education29%
Not special education72%
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.

11 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.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
100%
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

 
 
100%

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%
Malen/a
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

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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 76% 63%
Asian 9% 7%
Hispanic 6% 18%
Two or more races 3% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 2%
Black 2% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 132%N/A40%
Transitional bilingual 23%N/A8%
Special education 216%N/A13%
Source: 1 NCES, 2010-2011
Source: 2 WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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 16N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 67%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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