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Rose Hill Junior High School

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Posted February 9, 2011

Rose Hill and the Principal and Teachers do an excellent job. The reviews on this site that are negative are from before the new Principal arrived. I am very happy about the education my son is receiving. He is given opportunity to improve his work if needed along with assistance when needed. The school is has been a very positive environment and we are so happy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2010

I am a parent of a Senior and Sophomore at Lake Washington High School. My children attended Rose Hill Junior High (RHJH). Both my children were on the most rigorous track at RHJH. They took Honor LA classes, Algebra in 7th grade, Geometry in the 8th grade, Biology and Advanced Algebra in the 9th grade. Taking these classes prepared my children for taking Pre-Calculus and Chemistry in 10th grade, and AP Calculus, AP Language Composition, AP US History, and Physics in the 11th grade. My children are also in Honor Society. I contribute my children's success in high school to the great foundation they received at RHJH. RHJH is a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2010

I love Rose Hill JH because it's everything a neighborhood school should be: neighborhood kids, families, community and lots of school and after school programs for our kids to enjoy. Great sense of community and pride here, even with our 40 yr old building!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2010

I am a parent with my 2nd child coming through RHJH. In the (4) years I have been involved with this school, I have found the teachers and staff to be very dedicated to helping every student succeed at every level. The amount of time and energy they spend with these students before, after and during class really does go above and beyond. Our new principle is dedicated to creating a consistent learning environment throughout the school from each class room & grade and encourages parent involvement at all levels. RHJH is a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2010

Rose Hill Jr. was an excellent school for my children. I was concerned about the junior high experience and checked out many options for my children. Rose Hill Jr. turned out to be a wonderful experience. The teachers are very caring and desire to see a student succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2010

Rose Hill Jr has experienced a rather amazing transformation in the past year or so. The new principal has truly opened the door to parents and has been obviously working with the staff to improve the caliber of instruction, as well as to focus on individual attention to all students. The small size of this school means that no student can hide; all kids are known to staff and the staff works to provide individualized instruction. RHJH has become a hidden jem of a school and I consider myself fortunate that my students attend Rose Hill Jr.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2010

This is a good neighborhood school. My student walks to and from school and enjoys the after-school activities they offer there. She has made good friends. As a parent I like that this school offers so many academic paths. My student has been able to take honors english, social studies, and advanced math - without having to drive to a 'choice school'! They have a great music program and a robotics/lego club that my boy is looking forward to next year. The new principal is looking good, working on getting the parents more involved, which is important at this age!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2009

My child has attended Rose Hill Jr for 2 years. The teachers are excellent and geniually care for their students and motivate them to learn. Many teachers provide options on homework for students that want to do more challenging assistments. My child was able to test into advanced math, LA and social studies classes and has done very well. The school enrollment is small which helps the administrators and staff better get to know each student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2008

I am extremely disappointed in this school and school district. I have a special needs child and have received little or no help in getting him the accomedations he needs to succeed in school. Though I have dealt with several wonderful teachers, the majority are useless. The principal runs from making decisions and I have actually been lied to by the vice principal. Dicipline always overrules education, IEP's are ignored. This school district was highly rated when my first child went through school (10 yrs before my younger child). It's fallen severely downhill since then.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2007

When I went to this school I was very disappointed in mostly everything I saw. The teachers had horrible teaching skills, the food looked like left overs and the students complained about the teachers, other students behavior and the environment. I would recommend you or your children to go to another school, if they want to be successful.
—Submitted by an administrator


Posted August 21, 2005

This school has a strong community and many programs which encourage students to become a part of that community such as peer tutoring, student mentors, & environmental club to name a few. Students are active in creating and presenting school assemblies and produce thought provoking and touching Veteran's Day and Martin Luther King Day Assemblies. The principal and teachers at this school genuinely care for the students who attend this school and encourage students to be a part of the school and community.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 15, 2005

Unfortunately I think that this school could do with many different upgrades in all areas. Curriculum is lacking structure in a lot of different subjects. I would like to see a greater stress on the subjects and a less focus on student discipline.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 19, 2005

I have observed at this school on several occasions. The principle's style is from the 50's. Some staff seems caring and motivated, while others seem there only for the paycheck - little or no class prep, etc. Certain aspects of the special ed department seems especially lacking.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2004

I agree with the last parent, david larson tries but I think this school is beyond repair until a total teaching staff change happens!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2004

I am not impressed with this school. I have three students in it. Overall, the school is low achieving and the teachers don't seem to motivate them.
—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 64% in 2013.

195 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

195 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
76%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
67%
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 Students76%
Female74%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian86%
Asian/Pacific Islander86%
Hispanic37%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Low income50%
Not low income86%
Special education36%
Not special education85%
Limited English23%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female78%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian71%
Asian/Pacific Islander73%
Hispanic54%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Low income60%
Not low income82%
Special education30%
Not special education86%
Limited English15%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students82%
Female87%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian71%
Asian/Pacific Islander73%
Hispanic71%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Low income65%
Not low income88%
Special education46%
Not special education90%
Limited English54%
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 Students62%
Female59%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asian72%
Asian/Pacific Islander72%
Hispanic29%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Low income44%
Not low income68%
Special education9%
Not special education71%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female75%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asian75%
Asian/Pacific Islander75%
Hispanic53%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Low income51%
Not low income82%
Special education35%
Not special education80%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students79%
Female79%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian75%
Asian/Pacific Islander75%
Hispanic59%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income59%
Not low income86%
Special education26%
Not special education87%
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.

26 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
49%
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.

35 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

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
55%
Biology I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 93% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%
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 Students54%
Female60%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asian65%
Asian/Pacific Islander65%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White52%
Low income46%
Not low income57%
Special education0%
Not special education61%
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%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
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

Algebra 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

Biology I

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Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
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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

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Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a
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 65% 60%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 16% 7%
Hispanic 13% 20%
Two or more races 5% 6%
Black 2% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 13%N/A8%
Special education 114%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 229%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 15N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 15N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 70%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

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Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
School psychologist
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra

Health & athletics

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

School Leader's name
  • Laura Evans

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Music room
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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

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
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