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Housel Middle School

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Posted November 21, 2009

I love being in school. I especially love the teachers. . . they're all so awesome and nice. I'm proud to be a part of this amazing school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 24, 2009

The Administration care about themselves than the kids. They need new leadership,


Posted August 27, 2007

Prosser Middle School help the kids be winers and help them in what they need.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 8, 2006

Notification of student progress is slow or non existant. Progress reports arrive 2 weeks late and emails are seldom answered. Each teacher seems to have their own agenda and parents/guardians will do well to just go with the flow and not ask any questions. There is no parent/teacher conference; just a parent/student conference held under the direction of a teacher who barely knows the student's name and can answer no question about the student. Doing the best for the student does not happen. I speak from experience; I have a student doing excellent in the school in spite of the lack of co-operation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2006

Housel Middle School in Prosser, Washington is a very nice school. There are two (2) gyms and the school is not crowded nor any of the classes where I have observed excessivly large. Parent involvment is sadly lacking. A typical school board meeting has one (1) parent. A WASL information meeting had two (2) parents. The school mentions 'Parent Involvment' but the parent/teacher conference is led by the student and the teacher present doesn't have the student for any classes so cannot answer any questions. I have a Special Education student and the communication about her and her progress are non-existant. Her IEP meeting was even held without notifing me! Housel has a school bulletin and after 10 months I discovered it and had to ask for a copy. The principal is wonderful and this could be a great school if more parents would pay attention.
—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.

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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.

210 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

211 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
51%

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 64% in 2013.

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
61%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

211 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

213 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
53%
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 Students47%
Female52%
Male41%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Low income35%
Not low income72%
Special education13%
Not special education52%
Limited English9%
Migrant31%

Reading

All Students67%
Female73%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic62%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income58%
Not low income87%
Special education37%
Not special education73%
Limited English35%
Migrant48%
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 Students60%
Female57%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic57%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Low income53%
Not low income76%
Special education13%
Not special education66%
Limited English27%
Migrant46%

Reading

All Students60%
Female64%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic52%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Low income50%
Not low income82%
Special education22%
Not special education65%
Limited English18%
Migrant42%

Writing

All Students72%
Female82%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic68%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Low income68%
Not low income82%
Special education35%
Not special education77%
Limited English49%
Migrant54%
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%
Female53%
Male51%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic41%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Low income39%
Not low income77%
Special education10%
Not special education59%
Limited English10%
Migrant38%

Reading

All Students58%
Female61%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic48%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Low income48%
Not low income75%
Special education13%
Not special education65%
Limited English10%
Migrant39%

Science

All Students60%
Female59%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic44%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Low income49%
Not low income82%
Special education36%
Not special education64%
Limited English14%
Migrant42%
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
97%
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

 
 
n/a

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 Students96%
Female97%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic97%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Low income97%
Not low income96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrant100%

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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 53% 18%
White 43% 63%
Two or more races 2% 5%
Asian 1% 7%
Black 1% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 164%N/A40%
Transitional bilingual 213%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 18N/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 78%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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  • Deanna Flores

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2001 Highland Dr
Prosser, WA 99350
Phone: (509) 786-1732

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