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Emerald Ridge High School

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Posted September 17, 2013

ER is the best high school I have ever attended. 10/10 would attend. it is very very very very very qualified to teach children
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 4, 2013

As a junior this year it safe to say I know the kids and teachers of ER pretty well, but in my experiences they guide you to success and don't hold your hand in the process which prepares us for the world and gives us a better grasp on things. Of course every school has it's up's and downs but out of all I wouldn't pick any other school. (:


Posted June 27, 2007

Emerald Ridge is a very special place. I student taught at ERHS in 2006. The school has magic in its walls! The kids are colorful and friendly, the staff is fun and truly cares about kids, and the administration is simply world class in all its endeavors. They're supportive of teachers and parents, in addition to being forward-thinking about education. Walking the halls, there is definitely a different energy at ERHS. Kids are recognized for their achievements, and notable programs include Video Production/Technology, Choral Music, Theatre/Improv Group, AVID, and Leadership. It was ranked in Newsweek's Top 5% of Schools in 2007. One of the ER's goals is that each student is well known by an adult in the school, and it seems true. Emerald Ridge is a fabulous, cohesive unit. I would recommend this school for any child, and if you get an opportunity to work there, you're extremely lucky!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 19, 2005

Emerald Ridge High School is a top notch public high school. The teachers, counselor, nurse, secretaries and coaches have all exceeded my expectations in providing for the unique medical and educational needs of my daughter. For the past three years, these hardworking individuals have orchestrated a learning environment that has been sensitive to my daughters particular circumstances. It is amazing to me how every person we have come in contact with truly cares about doing what is necessary to help my daughter succeed. Their professionalism, dedication to their students and their level of mastery of their content area is amazing. These dedicated individuals have prepared my daughter to live her dream of attending a university next year. It would not have happened without the help of all of the people who cared enough to help my daughter succeed. We have been blessed by Emerald Ridge High School. Pam Murphy
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2004

Excellent programs and opportunities for the students. Quality coaching staffs. Both of my son's scores on WASL, PSAT, and SATs are well above the norm. This is directly attributed to the teachers at ERHS.
—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 42% in 2010.

488 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

534 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2011.

549 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
53%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

538 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
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 Students92%
Female94%
Male91%
Black83%
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander95%
Hispanic89%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islander82%
White93%
Low income88%
Not low income94%
Special education66%
Not special education95%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students93%
Female96%
Male90%
Black89%
Asian97%
Asian/Pacific Islander93%
Hispanic93%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islander82%
White94%
Low income89%
Not low income94%
Special education71%
Not special education95%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 22% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
16%
Biology I

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

532 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
69%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 72% in 2013.

269 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
64%
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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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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
15%
Biology I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 35% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
42%
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.

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n/a

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
7%
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.

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16%
Integrated Math I

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

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2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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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 Students19%
Female12%
Male25%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracial15%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White15%
Low income18%
Not low income19%
Special education28%
Not special education16%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Students77%
Female76%
Male77%
Black59%
Asian83%
Asian/Pacific Islander68%
Hispanic69%
Multiracial73%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islander27%
White80%
Low income60%
Not low income83%
Special education69%
Not special education77%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Geometry

All Students67%
Female62%
Male72%
Black25%
Asian82%
Asian/Pacific Islander76%
Hispanic61%
Multiracial56%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Low income55%
Not low income75%
Special education90%
Not special education66%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Integrated Math I

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
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Integrated Math II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
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 Students19%
Female16%
Male24%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White19%
Low income17%
Not low income21%
Special educationn/a
Not special education19%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology 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
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Geometry

All Students22%
Female13%
Male33%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White24%
Low income29%
Not low income19%
Special educationn/a
Not special education23%
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
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
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 Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Biology I

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

Geometry

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 67% 60%
Hispanic 12% 20%
Two or more races 10% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 7%
Black 4% 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 10%N/A8%
Special education 110%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 223%N/A44%
Source: 1 WA OSPI, 2009-2010
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Arts & music

Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

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

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Brian Lowney

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Resources

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

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Diving
  • Swimming
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Diving
  • Gymnastics
  • Swimming
  • Wrestling

Arts & music

Performing arts
  • Drama
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12405 184th St East
Puyallup, WA 98374
Phone: (253) 435-6300

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