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Pasco Senior High School

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Posted September 7, 2013

I really enjoyed going to this school, but I grew up around a lot of friends from around the area. It's different if you move there and try to fit it. But still enjoyed it, and learned a lot, ended up attending WSU after.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 22, 2013

I attended and graduated from this school a few years back. The school is great. You can get all the support you need from the teachers and the class offerings are great. I took 8 AP level courses in my 4 years there, and there were many, many more to choose from. There are many low level classes too for students who have fallen behind. Countless students end up at Ivy League schools (even have a graduate going to Harvard this fall). It's eye opening to see how many things this website has wrong about this school. 91% white? The school is 70% hispanic! The hardest part of going to this school is the stigma some of the community has about it. There school has a wide range of students and the students at the bottom receive the most attention. People need to go to the school and see for themselves how great it is. They also have many extra curricular activities. They have more music trophies than any other school in the area (including 2 grammies). Their sports have taken a recent hit but they have hallways full of trophies, with State Championships in soccer, football, basketball, and dance. There are better schools but there are worse schools too.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 17, 2013

I think the test scores speak for themselves. The students at Pasco HS can't possibly compete with college bound students that are graduating from top performing schools. I would guess that the top performers at Pasco HS, if transferred, would struggle at high schools with a more rigorous and academically challenging curriculum. Would be interesting to see SAT scores from this school, but based on the state test scores, probably predictable. Only took one semester to figure out that this wasn't the place for my kids. Picked up and moved to a better district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2012

Horrible!!!! My child hated every minute that they attended this school!!! Poor admin. all the way down to other staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2010

I attended Pasco High School for 3 years and then I moved. In my opinion, Pasco High School was a greatest school. i love all the teachers and students. I felt very comfortable in school. It has a very nice invironment to study.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 6, 2008

This school is nice in the sense that it is culturally diverse. It offers many clubs and programs such as Key Club, Decca, Dance team and many more. Their guidlines are enforced, sometimes. The only 'bad' things about PHS is are crowded and old the school is!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 11, 2005

The programs that this school has to offer are very impressive. There are more advanced placement classes at this school than most other schools. The variety of classes, extracurricular activities, and events are much to be desired. There is a lot of pride from the community surrounding the school as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2005

The academics at Pasco High are unbelievably weak. Very few foreign language and honors classes are offered. Students see a 'one size fits all' attitude in classes and teachers take little time to help students who are struggling individually. Many gifted students are forced to stay behind while other students catch up so everyone can be average. More emphasis is placed on sports, especially football. Players get the minimum grade needed to participate, it should be the opposite. Music and Arts have little emphasis and clubs/extracurricular activities are few and weak. I would not send my child to this school having spent 4 years adding extra home study courses to my routine in order to test well enough for college. The staff makes students wear name badges in order to attend and learn, what a waste of money that could be used to fund a better selection of classes/teachers.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 16, 2004

I feel there are many great things going on at PHS but the high number of kids that they have hinder the student involvement. This is supported by the low numbers in many of the sporting events as well as the student involvement at the government level. Kids need to feel that they 'matter' in order for them to 'belong' to school organizations.
—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.
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 54% in 2013.

360 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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21%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
18%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 82% in 2013.

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28%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 93% in 2013.

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64%
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 53% in 2013.

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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64%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
81%
Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 96% in 2013.

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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 22% in 2013.

231 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
7%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 66% in 2013.

451 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
48%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 72% in 2013.

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29%
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 28% in 2013.

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Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 61% in 2013.

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2011

 
 
77%
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 19% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 35% in 2013.

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n/a

2012

 
 
55%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 35% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
0%
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 30% in 2013.

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Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 23% in 2013.

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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 15% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 34% in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 20% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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0%

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2011

 
 
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Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 18% in 2013.

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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 Students21%
Female22%
Malen/a
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Hispanicn/a
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Native Americann/a
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Special educationn/a
Not special education21%
Limited English11%
Migrant11%

Biology I

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Geometry

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Integrated Math I

All Students64%
Female70%
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Not special education62%
Limited Englishn/a

Integrated Math II

All Studentsn/a
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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

Algebra I

All Students13%
Female17%
Male10%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White9%
Low income14%
Not low income12%
Special education8%
Not special education14%
Limited English7%
Migrant3%

Biology I

All Students56%
Female56%
Male57%
Black55%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income51%
Not low income70%
Special education39%
Not special education59%
Limited English23%
Migrant29%

Geometry

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Whiten/a
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Not low incomen/a
Special education70%
Not special educationn/a
Limited English22%
Migrantn/a

Integrated Math I

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Integrated Math II

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Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/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

Algebra I

All Students11%
Female9%
Male13%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic9%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White22%
Low income10%
Not low income17%
Special education21%
Not special education10%
Limited English3%
Migrant10%

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
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Asiann/a
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Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Geometry

All Students14%
Female13%
Male17%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic16%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Low income17%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education14%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a

Integrated Math II

All Studentsn/a
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Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/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

Algebra I

All Students5%
Female0%
Male7%
Blackn/a
Hispanic2%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income4%
Not low incomen/a
Special education0%
Not special education6%
Limited English0%

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
Low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a

Geometry

All Students0%
Female0%
Male0%
Hispanic0%
Whiten/a
Low income0%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education0%
Limited English0%

Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
Malen/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/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

Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2010.

413 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
23%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

459 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2011.

393 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
25%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

448 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
82%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to test students in reading and writing in grade 10. Math skills are tested by the End-of-Course (EOC) exams. The HSPE 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

Reading

All Students69%
Female76%
Male63%
Black92%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic65%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Low income67%
Not low income76%
Special education44%
Not special education73%
Limited English32%
Migrant37%

Writing

All Students73%
Female78%
Male67%
Black75%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic70%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Low income70%
Not low income80%
Special education61%
Not special education74%
Limited English43%
Migrant42%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to test students in reading and writing in grade 10. Math skills are tested by the End-of-Course (EOC) exams. The HSPE 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 91% 63%
Hispanic 5% 18%
Black 3% 5%
Asian 1% 7%
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 171%N/A40%
Transitional bilingual 219%N/A8%
Special education 29%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 12N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 57%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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1108 North 10th Ave
Pasco, WA 99301
Phone: (509) 547-5581

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