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Pine Lake Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 792 students

 
 

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Posted May 17, 2013

Pine lake middle school is awesome. I love the fun smiles in the hallways. The staff here is amazing. You are doing really outstanding work. thank you!


Posted June 2, 2012

Pine Lake Middle School has been an excellent environment for my daughter in which to thrive academically and socially. This is a well run school with excellent teachers and staff that make sure that students get the best education possible in a safe place. Our experience has been outstanding!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2012

My oldest is in 6th grade at PLMS and I could not more impressed with this school administration, teachers and students. As a parent, I was dreading the middle school experience but at PLMS, the kids seem to thrive and love their time there. Great anti-bullying policies, seasoned teachers with high expectations and a strong parent body that supports the administration and students. Truly a joy to be included at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2011

This school has the best teachers, management and Office Staff I have ever seen. All of my kids loved going here. The academics are challenging but really prepare you for High School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2011

this is a nice school and their music programis amazing im in 7th and im playing 9th grade music thanks to mr. miller


Posted November 25, 2009

Im in 6th grade at pink lake, and i think that pine lake is the best school ever!!! Everyone there is nice and it feels like everyone is my friend
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 5, 2009

i love my school. it taught me a lot, and i grew a lot from it. i met a lot of great and inspiring people, and it prepared me great for high school!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 23, 2006

The leadership and the spirit in this school shines. This is a great school!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 20, 2006

Pine Lake is the best middle school in the Issaquah School. The teachers and everything about it is great.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 12, 2006

Pine Lake is a superb teaching facility. Aside from high WASL test scores, the students have excellent extracurricular activities as well. Their sports are always first class. Having Fall, Winter, and Spring athletics. And also choir, band, and orchestra perform at many concerts around Washington. The teachers are qualified and are actually interesting to listen to.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 8, 2005

This is a great school--excellent test scores, wide variety of sports afterschool. A new web designing class is popular. There is a lot of technology available.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2004

Pine Lake is a decent middle school, unless your child falls outside of the 'middle ground' range. The classes are large, so the teachers tend to teach to the students who are average, and those struggling because they are behind or ahead of the learning curve fall through the cracks.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2004

Pine Lake is a good school with good, intelligent teachers, yet it has some problems with drugs among the student body.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

253 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

253 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

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

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

312 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

312 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

309 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

266 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

265 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.

265 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
80%
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 Students85%
Female87%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian95%
Asian/Pacific Islander94%
Hispanic67%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Low incomen/a
Not low income87%
Special education24%
Not special education91%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female94%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian94%
Asian/Pacific Islander94%
Hispanic83%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Low incomen/a
Not low income89%
Special education19%
Not special education94%
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 Students91%
Female90%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian97%
Asian/Pacific Islander97%
Hispanic79%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Low income73%
Not low income92%
Special education35%
Not special education96%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female91%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian93%
Asian/Pacific Islander94%
Hispanic72%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Low income67%
Not low income91%
Special education35%
Not special education94%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students90%
Female93%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian93%
Asian/Pacific Islander93%
Hispanic79%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Low income87%
Not low income91%
Special education48%
Not special education94%
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 Students82%
Female83%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian94%
Asian/Pacific Islander94%
Hispanic80%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Low income63%
Not low income84%
Special education18%
Not special education85%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female85%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian91%
Asian/Pacific Islander91%
Hispanic53%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Low income75%
Not low income86%
Special education36%
Not special education88%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students85%
Female84%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian96%
Asian/Pacific Islander96%
Hispanic71%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income56%
Not low income87%
Special education36%
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.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 99% in 2011.

10 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
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.

183 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
85%
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

 
 
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 Students79%
Female82%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian90%
Asian/Pacific Islander87%
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Low income64%
Not low income81%
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
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 61% 60%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 28% 7%
Hispanic 4% 20%
Two or more races 4% 6%
Black 2% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 11%N/A8%
Special education 18%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 25%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 22N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 12N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 63%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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