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Poulsbo Junior High School

Public | 6-8 | 702 students

 
 

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Posted December 17, 2013

Have had an extremely disappointing year with my oldest in this school. I do not recommend it for parents who are military or are otherwise moving into the district. They are not very willing to work with new kids to integrate them and seem to adopt a strategy of trying to get us to move out of the district as quickly as possible. The administration uses a capricious and fairly arbitrary discipline system and they are extremely quick to use suspension (for instance, for writing a program on a computer when the teacher told the student that he could play on the computer, with no boundaries). It is unfortunate because I believe some of the teachers really do care, it is the unfortunate product of a small-town mindset and a promote-to-level-of-incompetence administration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2013

There's too many bullies alot of people spread rumors. I hate this school it was the worst experience for me ever i couldn't concentrate in class because of everyone. I had to switch back to the ck district because of this school. This wasn't a good experience. The office never helped with any of the problems...


Posted December 4, 2011

Both my kids have had a fairly challenging education at the MIddle School taking math a year ahead and the AGATE Block. (Though my child is in AGATE (gifted), I'd really rather an honors program for all kids who want a more rigorous program rather than the class just for those that make the testing cutoff.) Band is excellent, and most of the science math teachers are good too . Make sure your child has teachers with the teaching style that works best for your child and get involved with the school and the PTA. I Love the newly adopted math book. I know this sounds odd, but I WISH they'd offer more consistent keyboarding. In this world of computers, without adequate keyboarding, they develop poor skills early on and never learn to type correctly. Budget cuts are miserable. Leadership is okay--I feel they could be encouraging more risk-taking by the staff and parental involvement. Socially, these were actually the best years for my kids as there are so many more friends to meet, and they found the school to be a safe environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2011

Lol, it says this site won't post names of teachers, etc. But I have seen several already! I am not sure how to rate this school as my children are not attending yet. I am expecting great things tho.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 1, 2010

This year was awesome, I had so much fun with friends because Poulsbo is not only a fabulous learning environment, but also a social one. My teachers helped me when I struggled, and Mrs. Jez is the best. I hope more people enjoy this great school.


Posted February 7, 2010

I love PMS.. Im in the leadership class this year and it is great. it was inhanced ,e as a person and has made me more of a indiviaul. Its a great school. I would recommed having Mrs. Jez and Mrs. Nelson for 7th grade teachers.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 27, 2008

Our daughter is attending PMS as a sixth grader. We're still adjusting to the newness of the whole thing. Overall, I think things are going well. She has a couple exceptional teachers and one she hasn't quite connected with. I've met with the teacher regarding school work and wasn't impressed. She isn't very warm, rather cold and harsh. It's quite a change from elementary school. For the most part, our daughter is making new friends and getting in the swing of things. She has done 4 book reports so far, with more to come. I do like that the students are held accountable for their homework and that there is homework, although it seems to have let up a bit since the beginning of the school year. I think teachers and students alike are adjusting to the new middle school format. I may revise my rating after the year is over.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2006

I agree with the most recent review, my child attended 7th grade at PJH and I found the teachers were not willing to take any extra time with her. I hope this school will improve next year when it turns into a middle school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2006

Both of our children attended PJH. Unfortunately there is absolutely no help from teachers when a students wants it or needs it unless you are an A.G.A.T.E.student or teacher's pet. If a student is struggling in a class, the teachers don't seem to get that student help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2005

We moved to Poulsbo just this school year and immediately got involved. Teachers encourage parental involvement and treat you like you are one of them. The Principal is very caring and concerned, through his actions, i.e., being out on the school grounds in the morning, and at events such as Band performances. But what was especially encouraging for my daughter, a new student, was the 'pep' this school has for it's teams. On the negative side, my 7th grader did not do one single book report all school year. Reading is definitely encouraged, and there is time to do that during the school day, but I find writing about what you read to be more useful in developing critical thinking and writing skills and she was never required to turn in a book report. Maybe I'm old fashioned.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2005

This school was wonderful to attend. The classes are rather small and there are many wonderful teachers available. There is also a very wide variety in the levels of courses offered. I would highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 29, 2004

I'm not a parent but I am currently a student at PJH. I think the school could need some improvements. The school has great programs for college. They supply a great amount of encouragement to the students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 4, 2003

Great staff. Teachers are nice.


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.

238 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

242 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
70%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

232 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
75%

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 53% in 2013.

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

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

All Students76%
Female74%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian70%
Asian/Pacific Islander77%
Hispanic68%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income62%
Not low income82%
Special education30%
Not special education83%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female81%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian80%
Asian/Pacific Islander85%
Hispanic68%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Low income64%
Not low income89%
Special education43%
Not special education88%
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 Students73%
Female75%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander80%
Hispanic52%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Low income68%
Not low income75%
Special education19%
Not special education78%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female77%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanic48%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income52%
Not low income80%
Special education10%
Not special education79%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students78%
Female89%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanic63%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Low income63%
Not low income83%
Special education24%
Not special education83%
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 Students59%
Female63%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic45%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Low income45%
Not low income65%
Special education11%
Not special education65%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female82%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic63%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Low income60%
Not low income75%
Special education14%
Not special education78%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students68%
Female71%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Low income51%
Not low income75%
Special education28%
Not special education74%
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.

12 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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
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.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

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%
Male100%
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 Students100%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
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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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 73% 60%
Hispanic 13% 20%
Two or more races 8% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 2%
Black 1% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 13%N/A8%
Special education 112%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 229%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 12N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 71%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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