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Doris Stahl Junior High School

Public | 7-9 | 825 students

 

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Posted December 16, 2013

I think this is a great school I honestly love it and I really wanna go but I can't not yet


Posted August 26, 2010

I feel that this was a great school. There are fewer and fewer elective options each year (this year they cut all drama classes). The principal will tell you she understands any concerns you bring to her but then does nothing to fix the situation. Stahl has always been a school of the haves and have nots but the problem is growing every year. The staff who supported the students are leaving and the new staff shows little concern for helping struggling students. Trying to meet with a teacher before or after school is a nightmare, many time my daughter would show up and find out the teacher forgot and needs to reschedule, this happened with more then one staff member. I was happy but am no longer and hope to keep my youngest out of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2008

less extra curricular activities than last year before glacire view, the new jr high opened up
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 25, 2008

Although the school was crowded when my son attended, he was surrounded by supportive teachers and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2007

Academics at this school are well rounded and the teachers (for the most part) care about the kids and are in contact with parents before issues arise. One area I am very impressed with is school security. The two in-house security personnel at Stahl are wonderful, as is the vice principal. In this day and age, school security is important and these two individuals seem to take this serious and work with the kids to gain their trust. A nice addition to the academics. I wish the District would address class size as they seem a bit crowded.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2005

Overall Quality is excellent, & the standards for advanced math, social studies & english are rigorous. I would like to see more options for music, art, & social activities, & I would like it if the school worked harder to raise student participation in these activities.
—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.

About these ratings

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 64% in 2013.

283 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

283 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

281 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
81%

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.

243 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

241 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

241 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
63%
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%
Black50%
Asian69%
Asian/Pacific Islander63%
Hispanic45%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Low income44%
Not low income68%
Special education8%
Not special education66%
Limited English18%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female80%
Male65%
Black64%
Asian69%
Asian/Pacific Islander63%
Hispanic64%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income56%
Not low income84%
Special education28%
Not special education79%
Limited English12%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students75%
Female87%
Male64%
Black86%
Asian81%
Asian/Pacific Islander88%
Hispanic75%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Low income63%
Not low income83%
Special education31%
Not special education82%
Limited English41%
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 Students57%
Female57%
Male56%
Black37%
Asian82%
Asian/Pacific Islander75%
Hispanic46%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Low income39%
Not low income70%
Special education6%
Not special education61%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students61%
Female65%
Male55%
Black37%
Asian77%
Asian/Pacific Islander75%
Hispanic54%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Low income47%
Not low income70%
Special education11%
Not special education65%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students72%
Female72%
Male71%
Black37%
Asian88%
Asian/Pacific Islander85%
Hispanic61%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Low income56%
Not low income83%
Special education11%
Not special education77%
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.

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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
94%
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

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

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
49%
Biology I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 93% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
91%
Integrated Math I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Integrated Math II

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
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 Students94%
Female96%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Low income83%
Not low income98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
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

Algebra I

All Students68%
Female76%
Male61%
Black47%
Asian86%
Asian/Pacific Islander78%
Hispanic69%
Multiracial58%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Low income56%
Not low income77%
Special educationn/a
Not special education70%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Geometry

All Students98%
Female98%
Male98%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
White98%
Low income91%
Not low income100%
Not special education98%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Integrated Math II

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
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 53% 60%
Hispanic 19% 20%
Two or more races 10% 6%
Black 8% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 7%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 11%N/A8%
Special education 18%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 236%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 18N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 13N/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

Teacher resources

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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Health & athletics

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  • Nurse(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Melanie Helle
Fax number
  • (253) 840-8992

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball

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Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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9610 168th St East
Puyallup, WA 98375
Phone: (253) 840-8881

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