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Evergreen Junior High School

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Posted September 10, 2013

This is my daughter's first year in middle school. Lots of work, lots of new teachers, lots of new friends. So far so good (even with lots more homework:)).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2013

Evergreen Middle School is a great school for my son, I am so happy with all the teachers. They are very helpful, quick to respond and really in to making all students feel welcome.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2013

I am a middle school student, and I like this school, but I think this school could improve in how strict they are on getting to class on time. You get detention if you are a second late. I'm not exaggerating. But I do like the teachers. Some are good, and some are so-so. It is very overwhelming for an incoming 6th grader, and even seventh graders. But you get used to it. They start at 8:00, and buses come before 7:30. (They are crowded, unless you get to the bus early.) You should know that the teachers are very strict, but they're okay. I like that they have a good library and the teachers are good depending on who they are. But overall it's a good school, even though there are a few cons. Good luck!


Posted May 14, 2012

This is a fantastic school! We transitioned our son here in 7th grade from having been in a small private school for special needs. He has high functioning autism and he has transitioned here very nicely at the end of his 7th grade year. The school is a nice size, with under 800 students. The staff is wonderfully responsive. Suzi Swanigan and Vice Principal Balicki are most impressive and should be up for teaching awards. They watch out for the kids and are quick to respond to any concerns we have. They have made the transition easy, and he is confident and successful, having the best public education experience of his life this year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2007

I attended the school for three years and they were some of the best three years of my life. There is a great faculty in place and countless activities to sign up for. It prepared me tremendously for high school and I am now graduating from the University of Washington with a degree in finance.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 26, 2005

This is an absolutely terrific school. They have a superior staff, incredible principal, Great disciplinary procedures, and received terrific testing scores. Many sports are offered, and I continue to be more and more impressed with the curriculum.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2005

I used to be a student at EJHS and I have to say this has got to be one the greatest schools I have ever been to. It has great teachers and friendly students. However there are some down sides. For example the principal is not really 'involved' in the students lives it is mostly the Vice principal that does every thing concerning the students,and some teachers do choose favorites causing some kids to feel left out.Also it is better to take the advance placement classes because the normal classes don't came anywhere close to where most schools teach in the east of the US (I know I used to live there).However this school does offer recognition for every student at lest two times the whole school year. Also it offers great clubs and sports.All in all this is an average Junior high school with great people. ~Student~
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 15, 2005

Wonderful, forward thinking school with a great science department!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 24, 2005

its a okay school, I would want to transfer my child out.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 19, 2005

Evergreen is a well organzied school that provides a great education for the average student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2005

I attended Evergreen Junior High for 3 years, before moving on into high school. This school was horrible. Most of the classes were boring, even in higher level classes. The student body at times seemed to be divided between students who have a lot of money and those who don't. I did not feel safe here, for I overheard conversations about plots to kill others. Also, walking through the halls I would often here statements like 'I hate this place'. It felt truly wonderful to graduate this school. There are hardly any activities to do at this school - there are sports but not a wide variety. I was in band, that was alright but boring. Also, I was in honor society which also did not do much. Just for an idea of how boring this school is: the most exciting thing I can remember happening was some stinkbombs going off.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 21, 2004

EJH is a great school. Ive been going there for three years now ( im in 9th grade). It is amazing. The staff are the greatest I have ever met, and are very helpful. My GPA has maintained a solid 3.6 while I have been here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 17, 2004

Evergreen Junior High School is an amazing school! I am so glad my child attends this school. My childs grades have increased by at least one or two letter grades. The teachers at EJH are incredible. A majority of the teachers there have been working there ever since the school opened.I have often talked with my child about the faculty, curriculum, etc. I continue to be impressed with how well the tearchers teach and take time with their students to make sure they understand everything. Not only do teachers take time with their students in the classroom, but they also have what is called Homework Club which is an after school program to help kids with homework and schoolwork. The principal and vice proncipal have made sure that everything in this school is safe and orderly. They have personally taken care of any problems that have come up, which are few.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2004

I have gone to Evergreen Junior High School for two years now. I love going to EJH because I feel like I am actually learning something there. At my old school, the teaching was awful. When I first attended EJH I immediatley noticed a difference in the teaching. My grades went up at least one-two letter grades! I feel that the teachers at EJH really care about their students and are top quality teachers. Almost every teacher at EJH has a homework website that students can log onto to see what they have missed. Also, the students there always know that if they need help they can always go to a teacher. Not only are the teachers great, the principal and vice principal are top notch. They personally oversee what is going on in classrooms and make sure that EJH is a safe and enjoyable environment.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 25, 2004

Evergreen Junior High is the not a good school in our opinion. Most of the teachers except for one teacher act like they don't care about the children and are not willing to help with a child that is struggling with the class subject. My child has only had one teacher that cared out of three years of attending EJH. The staff talk great but once you get to know them, all they are is a social club. We are highly disappointed overall in this school. Be careful about letting your child attend EJH if your child struggles with any topic of study. They will not get the help nor encouragement to try to succeed. We are really happy that our child is out of this school. This was the worst experience that our child has had with her education. Washington state needs to look more at EJH's performance.
—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.

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
85%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

215 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

261 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

262 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

261 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
77%
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 Students91%
Female89%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian96%
Asian/Pacific Islander96%
Hispanic58%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Low income58%
Not low income95%
Special education56%
Not special education97%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female90%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian93%
Asian/Pacific Islander93%
Hispanic58%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Low income58%
Not low income91%
Special education47%
Not special education95%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students89%
Female93%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic79%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Low income62%
Not low income93%
Special education68%
Not special education93%
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 Students80%
Female84%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian88%
Asian/Pacific Islander88%
Hispanic61%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income50%
Not low income85%
Special education23%
Not special education90%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female93%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian91%
Asian/Pacific Islander91%
Hispanic61%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Low income53%
Not low income92%
Special education41%
Not special education94%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students86%
Female90%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian97%
Asian/Pacific Islander97%
Hispanic52%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Low income47%
Not low income93%
Special education33%
Not special education96%
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.

58 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.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
86%
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.

68 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

 
 
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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

 
 
70%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
99%
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 Students77%
Female80%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asian69%
Asian/Pacific Islander69%
Hispanic59%
Multiracial83%
Native Americann/a
White80%
Low income48%
Not low income81%
Special education33%
Not special education81%
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

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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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 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
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 70% 60%
Hispanic 12% 20%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 7%
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 10%N/A8%
Special education 113%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 216%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 14N/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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Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
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Arts & music

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

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
  • Jan Olson

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
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

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
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