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Ferrucci Jr High School

Public | 7-9 | 755 students

 

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Posted June 15, 2010

Ferrucci is a wonderful school! My youngest is there now, and his older brother went there also. The teachers care about the students, and the administration is involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2010

I believe the teacher quality is poor. Since my son has been attending I have had several issues with Teachers not doing what is needed for my child. The teachers have poor attitudes and do not feel the need to communicate with parents over issues with their students. I am tired of being the bigger person when it comes to dealing with the issues from the teachers. I am very close to removing my child from the school because of the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 22, 2008

I pulled my son from the Bethel school district and I'm so glad I did. Ferrucci had a completely different atmosphere. The teachers took responsibility for their success and failures; they actually tried to teach their students, the kids were expected to behave, jocks (as opposed to delinquents) were admired... This school was able to get my student back on-track and his self-esteem was restored in the process. My kid is happy and thriving once again - thankfully. Keep up the good work and thank you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2008

Ferrucci Jr High is a wonderful school that has helped me become more involved in the world around me. Whether it is the world, the school, or my class, the leadership skills I have gained are invaluable and are because of the learning eniroment that I was introduced to at Ferrucci. I am very glad that I switched to Ferrucci from Ballou.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 28, 2008

Ferrucci is a great school and the Leadership from all the teacher are Great
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2006

As a parent I am very impressed with Ferrucci's commitment to their students. There are many teachers and staff at this school that go the extra mile to help these kids succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2005

I am really appreciative of the Home Work Club that Ferrucci is offering this year. This has helped my daughter immensely improve not only her grades but her attitude toward school. Keep up the good work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2005

I am a new parent to the public school system and so far, I am very impressed with Ferrucci. The level of work and communication from the teachers has been wonderful, so far.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2005

If your child needs any kind of extra help, has a different learning style, or an attention disorder, this school acts like it wants to care and do something about it, but the strict guidelines they must follow, and the lack of resources make it nearly impossible to make a positive difference in a student's education and study skills. They offer the basic sports, study clubs, etc., but there is no cheerleading, drill, or gymnastics. Kids this age need extra firm discipline and consequences and it seems like the school just isn't enforcing the rules, dress code, or conduct of behavior seriously enough. Again, probably due to a lack of help or programs. Parent-school communication has improved over the last 3 yrs. though.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2005

I haven't been too impressed with Ferrucci JR High. It would seem that they care but I don't think so. You have to keep on top of them. I would definatley rate Wildwood Elementary superior to Ferrucci. My son has accomodations, but I feel the teachers can't teach as they need on certain subjects because of the WASSL, like spelling rules. The WASSL is not good and really holds proper education back from what it used to be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2005

Ferrucci Jr High has a solid educational basis. The teachers are fun and very involved with students and available to parent input and requests. They are interactive with students and families which I appreciate. The band, choir and orchestra programs are excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2005

Ferrucci has been an awesome school for my child. I am impressed with the high level of expectations from teachers, and the variety of curriculum.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2004

Ferrucci is an awesome school and I'm so glad that I switched my student from Aylen to Ferrucci because the learnig environment is so much more positive and they really do work hard at helping each individual student. Keep up the good work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2004

Ferrucci jr. high is a school full of racist teachers and discriminative students and really needs an attitude check. For the most part there is nothing about ferrucci jr. high that I would want my student to see. Ferrucci jr. Highs principal isnt any better.
—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 64% in 2013.

244 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

241 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

236 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

236 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

236 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
65%

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 Students62%
Female64%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander54%
Hispanic57%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Low income48%
Not low income73%
Special education4%
Not special education69%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students68%
Female75%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander54%
Hispanic60%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Low income49%
Not low income84%
Special education22%
Not special education74%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students72%
Female84%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander69%
Hispanic74%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Low income66%
Not low income76%
Special education22%
Not special education78%
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 Students60%
Female61%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asian62%
Asian/Pacific Islander67%
Hispanic45%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Low income51%
Not low income66%
Special education18%
Not special education65%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students60%
Female65%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asian62%
Asian/Pacific Islander67%
Hispanic59%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Low income55%
Not low income64%
Special education14%
Not special education65%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students67%
Female68%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asian77%
Asian/Pacific Islander80%
Hispanic52%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Low income58%
Not low income73%
Special education9%
Not special education73%
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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
87%

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.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
33%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%
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%
Female90%
Male98%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial100%
Native Americann/a
White93%
Low income91%
Not low income95%
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 Students38%
Female27%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracial39%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White41%
Low income30%
Not low income46%
Special education17%
Not special education40%
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 Students99%
Female100%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Low income100%
Not low income99%
Not special education99%
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 70% 60%
Hispanic 12% 20%
Two or more races 9% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 7%
Black 3% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 11%N/A8%
Special education 110%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 237%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 17N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 14N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 75%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Nurse(s)
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Arts & music

Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ailene Baxter

Resources

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

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer

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Performing arts
  • Drama
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3213 Wildwood Pk Dr
Puyallup, WA 98374
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