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McLoughlin Middle School

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Posted April 17, 2014

I don't have any complaints. The teachers our son has had have all been more than helpful. The admin has been great also. Haven't really gotten to know the new principal very well yet. But loved the old one. He was nothing but compassionate for the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2013

McLaughlin has been the worst school my children have attended. I too would give it no stars if I could. I'm a very involved parent so my experiences with the school is nothing short of exasperating. A couple of the teachers are rather crass and difficult to deal with and quite frankly at times unreasonable. Ms. Ferrero (504 Counselor) is absolutely worthless. The new principle seems nice but she definitely has her work cut out for her and she hasn't been there long enough to know if she will make a difference. My recommendation is, "Do NOT put your child in this school," look for another school or alternative option. The over crowding only compiles all the existing problems. Spare your child(ren) and yourself the frustration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2012

I have/had children at this school and overall have been very pleased! They principal and other administrators are always willing to listen to your concerns and seem to handle things fairly and quickly!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2012

Worst school ever. If I could give it no stars I would. They afllow bullying and punish the child that fights back. Dn't ruffle their feathers, because it will make it worse for your child. They admitted that they rely on gossip for facts. They punnish the victim not the bully.. It all depends on who has the most friends. Just because you are a child, does not mean you are not entitled to due process. This is a child's future that they are playing with. Shouldn't the child's safety come first.


Posted February 13, 2012

Mr. Wallwork is NOT from Hawaii and doesn't claim to be, so I don't know what the previous reviewer is talking about (obviously they don't either). He is from western Washington and one of the most outstanding citizens our family knows. You will not meet a more genuine and caring administrator. Mr. Wallwork was a teacher first and so he knows firsthand how to best care for students and teachers. Just because someone isn't over the top with personality doesn't mean that they can't be a good person. I would much rather have a calm principal for my students then someone with a "strong personality" who could fly off the handle at any moment. You must not know very many Polynesians if you think they are all from Hawaii.


Posted October 27, 2009

I have a student that has gone to McLaughlin for the past two years. He is an 8th grade student with ADD. I would not recommend this school unless you had the perfect child that did not need help from the teachers. I agree with the parent who wrote about that staff only being there to defend themselves. They don't care about the students. What happened to the days where teachers were there to teach?? Not to just get the pay check in hand. I am giving the school one more quarter to prove that they can do their job, then I will pull my son out to another school. Not all the staff is bad, but I would say that you get 2 out of 10 that care about you child. Not enough to get the job done!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2009

McLoughlin is a great school! I'm in 7th grade, and I went there last year, and planning on going there next year! Anyways, McLoughlin isn't a perfect school, but it's fairly close. The sports department rocks! I love being in sports! It is really fun! The classes are really amazing. Most of the teachers really care about their students and how they are doing, and they really encourage them to do their best. There are a variety of classes to take, it is just so awesome! Go Panthers! :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 26, 2008

My child attended McLoughlin Middle School and for the most part it was a frustrating and disappointing experience. The Principal and Vice Principal(s) were primarily concerned with the teachers and their well-being and defensive rather than interested in my child's welfare, so be prepared to be your child's only advocate. Power School is a great tool for parents to monitor students grades, however some teachers wait until it's to late to update the database. You may discover 2 weeks before the semester ends that your child is failing music. I will end on a positive note. Mr. Haug and Mrs. Rodriguez are the best teachers at the school. Students are very eager to learn from these two teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2007

This school has really enriched my childs life all of my children have been there and love it there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2007

I had trouble with this school from before the first day of school. A couple of teachers that obviously needed to retire. Overall parent/teacher communication left alot to be desired. Parent involvement poor. Classes offered, weren't offered but picked for the child. Bullying was a big problem, and teachers doing next to nothing about it. With the exception of the principal and 2 teachers (out of 8), I wanted my son as far away from this school as possible. I will do everything in my power to get him into something that isn't as mediocre. Hopefully not all of the schools in this area are as bad.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2006

I pulled my child out of school after 4 weeks and put her in another school because of a their academics. She was forced to take a math class that she didn't need rather than take one that would challenge her. It seems the students must progress together in this area. I will not send my other children to this school for lack of academic challenge.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2005

My daughter went to this school and was bullied by other students. It was a nightmare trying to get the staff to do anything about this problem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2005

Math and Music have a very strong base at McLoughlin. Mac has a no cut policy in sports which encourages student involvement. However, extra Curricular activities such as the art, cultural interests, knowledge bowls, and intellectual team competitions are unbelievably weak. McLoughlin has a one size fits all English Program. A student is required to take a language course and a reading course. If you have a strong reader the reading course is a complete waste of time. Student must sacrifice History and an Elective to accommodate the two English course requirements. Typically History is scheduled for 1 semester and PE the other semester. History and Science are extremely weak. The focus seems to be on the courses the strength WASL test scores. The Administration at McLoughlin is reluctant to work with parental requests. The attitude at McLoughlin is mediocrity is adequate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2005

I am very impressed with the safety at this middle school. Our child enjoys school, and is thriving in the sports program as well as other extracurricular activities. I would be excited to see where this middle school could go regarding excellance if they had a true leader in a Principal.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

585 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

584 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
57%
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.

510 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

510 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
55%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

504 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

487 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

487 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

483 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
38%
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 Students58%
Female61%
Male56%
Black32%
Asian74%
Asian/Pacific Islander73%
Hispanic46%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Low income44%
Not low income74%
Special education17%
Not special education63%
Limited English21%
Migrant39%

Reading

All Students66%
Female71%
Male61%
Black42%
Asian79%
Asian/Pacific Islander77%
Hispanic52%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Low income56%
Not low income77%
Special education26%
Not special education71%
Limited English21%
Migrant31%
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%
Female59%
Male52%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic41%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Low income44%
Not low income67%
Special education10%
Not special education60%
Limited English14%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students66%
Female75%
Male58%
Black53%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic53%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Low income57%
Not low income75%
Special education18%
Not special education71%
Limited English16%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students67%
Female83%
Male53%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic59%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Low income57%
Not low income77%
Special education16%
Not special education72%
Limited English24%
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 Students52%
Female50%
Male54%
Black18%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander55%
Hispanic43%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Low income41%
Not low income64%
Special education14%
Not special education56%
Limited English9%
Migrant41%

Reading

All Students70%
Female77%
Male65%
Black64%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander73%
Hispanic60%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Low income59%
Not low income82%
Special education22%
Not special education75%
Limited English11%
Migrant53%

Science

All Students65%
Female64%
Male65%
Black36%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander73%
Hispanic54%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Low income51%
Not low income78%
Special education27%
Not special education68%
Limited English14%
Migrant41%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%
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.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
69%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

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 Students70%
Female64%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Low income60%
Not low income77%
Special educationn/a
Not special education70%
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 Students97%
Female97%
Male97%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Low income90%
Not low income100%
Not special education97%

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 72% 63%
Hispanic 23% 18%
Asian 3% 7%
Black 2% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 5%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 146%N/A40%
Transitional bilingual 29%N/A8%
Special education 211%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 16N/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 60%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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