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Redmond Middle School

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Posted April 3, 2014

Redmond Middle School is a great school if your child is in the advanced curriculum. Otherwise, the classes are pretty mediocre. Their Algebra and Geometry teachers are amazing, and write tests, homework, and curriculum all by themselves. Their curriculum is much harder than the state-issued curriculum however, and you child may find difficulty their. But, this level of difficulty prepares your child for the End Of Course exam, and even if they fail the class they will most likely pass the EOC. The school also provides a variety of extracurricular activities and electives.


Posted February 11, 2014

the best word to describe this school is bad. escpically for math. that's all u need to know


Posted June 24, 2013

This school is horrible i had to use the bathroom on my period and they wouldn't let me use the bathroom witch is a violation to my rights and they wouldn't even let me call my mom. Dont bring your child to this school.


Posted June 14, 2013

I think the teachers and staff are great but there is a real drug problem that is "hidden" in my opinion. I know they do all the can to keep it out of the school but it's still a problem and when my kid is feeling peer pressure to try these drugs I am concerned.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2013

I was on the site doing some research and decided to submit my experience with Redmond Jr. High. With much regret, we had to leave the school earlier this year due to a job transfer. It was only a few months into the new school (which is also highly rated but much less personal) when we understood how great we had it at Redmond Jr. This is hands down the best; If I could, I would put mine back there in heartbeat. The teachers and staff make this truly the "Nordstrom" of middle schools!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2010

i was a student there. When I was in 7th grade i had a teacher yell at me, i had done nothing wrong for all i knew. I asked what i didd wrong she didnt tell me. The students there are mean. If u zone them out and ignore them it gets worse. In 8th grade the principal was nice but didnt do anything when I told Him i was harassed. He didnt belive me. In the summer of 9th grade i told the new principal She cared and did somethng right away. If i had told the Vice principal He would have done something. My grades were bad. It didnt help that the teachers didnt care. Only one of them wanted to help me. I give my old school 3 stars! more then it deserves....


Posted November 4, 2009

The teachers are excellent! They have one of the best science and math programs in the state. The principal knows the students by name, and makes it a priority to know 'his kids' and do what he can to make the school a fun, friendly place where learning becomes a desire, not a chore for the students. It is an environmentally friendly school with a top notch recycle program and an energy efficient building.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2009

The greatest junior high ever! The teachers are good and everyone is nice. It's a great school to get prepared for high school and college and has a wonderful academic program. Everyone is experienced in teaching and in the school system. Best school choice by far!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 11, 2008

I have attended Redmond Junior High for three years and it is a very good school. The school has huge amounts of computers and other technological devices. Ninth graders have challenging honors classes that account for lots of credit in college. The only problem with the school is that it is very crowded.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 19, 2008

i think this school is great. when i was in seventh grade they made you feel well by having some kind of seventh grade preparation day. and i'm in the advance placement class for algebra and it reall yis a fun class. plus the after school sports are great too. the teachers there are really nice and some of the teachers are strict but the time flies really fast inthos classes
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 13, 2006

There are problems with the special needs program. Too much of the implementation of the plans is left to individual teachers, and some of them try to apply the same remedies to all the special needs students, regardless of the nature of the student's problems, the fact that that approach has failed so far, and despite all we parents can do. Most teachers try, but many just don't know what to do. My child needed organizational help, and most teachers just gave reduced assignments, which just made them less interesting and made things worse. This review is based on 3 years, with things getting worse each year. I can't speak to the 'Gifted' and 'Advanced' programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2006

Great school, it really tries to put you in the classes you belong in. It has gifted program and Honors for 9th graders and sets up a good building block for AP classes in highschool.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 23, 2006

I loved RJH I am not a parent but I attended it last year and then I moved to Tolt Middle School and I am planing on going back. It had great teachers and was a beautiful school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 25, 2005

The teachers are good, there is a real nice learning environment. The Principal can really connect with the kids. The vice-principal is way to hard on the kids and doesn't really have much of a sense of humor.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 14, 2005

It's a good school with good teachers.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 24, 2005

I think its a great school, great academics, and a new building.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 18, 2005

If you have a special needs student, this school is NOT the one you want them at. They have a very hard time abiding by plans set in place to help the student, such as the 504 plan. As long as you fit into their cookie cutter mold you should be fine.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2005

My son had great grades and enjoyed school until he went to Evergreen Junior High. Now he attends Redmond Junior High and he loves school again. The staff members are great and all I have to say is 'Thank You' to the staff at Redmond. I have two boys that attend there and they both love the school. Highly recommended! A+ school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2004

Redmond Jr. High is an excellent school, the teachers stay after school to help, the teachers are very suppotive of their students and well, it's the perfect school for all. Every student should attend Redmond Jr. High.
—Submitted by a student


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 59% in 2013.

332 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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79%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

329 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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84%

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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.

323 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

319 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
88%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

318 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

291 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

290 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

290 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
81%
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 Students79%
Female78%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian95%
Asian/Pacific Islander95%
Hispanic38%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Low income47%
Not low income87%
Special education12%
Not special education86%
Limited English46%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female84%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian95%
Asian/Pacific Islander95%
Hispanic53%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Low income55%
Not low income91%
Special education30%
Not special education90%
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 Students83%
Female82%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian94%
Asian/Pacific Islander94%
Hispanic43%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Low income39%
Not low income91%
Special education28%
Not special education89%
Limited English40%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female85%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian91%
Asian/Pacific Islander91%
Hispanic63%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Low income49%
Not low income89%
Special education25%
Not special education90%
Limited English19%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students86%
Female92%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian91%
Asian/Pacific Islander91%
Hispanic63%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Low income53%
Not low income92%
Special education28%
Not special education92%
Limited English25%
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 Students80%
Female80%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian83%
Asian/Pacific Islander83%
Hispanic56%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income55%
Not low income84%
Special education25%
Not special education87%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female86%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian80%
Asian/Pacific Islander80%
Hispanic62%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Low income63%
Not low income86%
Special education22%
Not special education91%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students85%
Female85%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian83%
Asian/Pacific Islander83%
Hispanic54%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Low income56%
Not low income89%
Special education41%
Not special education90%
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.

118 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%
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.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
73%
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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%
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 Students77%
Female76%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian87%
Asian/Pacific Islander87%
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Low income59%
Not low income81%
Special education53%
Not special education80%
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%
Female100%
Male100%
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 60% 63%
Asian 26% 7%
Hispanic 9% 18%
Two or more races 3% 5%
Black 2% 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 111%N/A40%
Transitional bilingual 24%N/A8%
Special education 212%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 17N/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 64%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
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Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
PE instructor(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Kelly Clapp

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Arts & music

Performing arts
  • Drama
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10055 166th Ave NE
Redmond, WA 98052
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