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Chinook Middle School

Public | 7-8 | 556 students

 

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Posted August 27, 2014

Chinook now offers Choir and Drumming Courses! I hope they add more Arts classes for next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2014

Our family experience with the special education program in this school was not to our satisfactory. The staff at this school was not supportive in parent involvement. I would highly recommend that your family learn your rights, and request a prior visit to the school before your child starts school here. I also recommend that you visit while your child is in the school to be sure you are understanding and in the loop of your child's education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2009

Well, Im a 8th grade student at chinook middle school. Even though alot of people say that chinook is a bad school there incorrect! At chinook the teachers challenge the students into thinking. Even if the students is acting bad they work with them and tries to solve the propblem. Unlike other schools i have been to chinoook is one school that takes what the students think and puts it in consideration. Last year my school had this thing for all 7th graders that who ever write a persausive essay, about what they would like to change about school and if you were picked to tell or show the pricipals they would think about it and put it into consideration for next year. I think that the school is going to change the rules and regulations next year.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 18, 2006

I find the staff to be most helpful and kind
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2005

The school it self is and older school that needs to be renovated but is well kept up by the maintance department. The guidence counceler for the 8th graders is wonderfull and he does have his hands full with some of the students. Some of the teachers there are great teachers.
—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 64% in 2013.

262 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
24%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

262 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
37%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

259 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
35%
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.

259 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

259 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

259 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
33%
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 Students53%
Female54%
Male53%
Black35%
Asian77%
Asian/Pacific Islander63%
Hispanic51%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islander42%
White62%
Low income48%
Not low income77%
Special education0%
Not special education60%
Limited English24%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students57%
Female60%
Male53%
Black41%
Asian80%
Asian/Pacific Islander66%
Hispanic51%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islander46%
White76%
Low income52%
Not low income82%
Special education10%
Not special education62%
Limited English24%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students54%
Female67%
Male43%
Black46%
Asian60%
Asian/Pacific Islander58%
Hispanic55%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islander54%
White54%
Low income53%
Not low income64%
Special education14%
Not special education59%
Limited English26%
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%
Female68%
Male56%
Black55%
Asian81%
Asian/Pacific Islander70%
Hispanic62%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islander44%
White61%
Low income58%
Not low income77%
Special education16%
Not special education72%
Limited English51%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students50%
Female57%
Male43%
Black43%
Asian68%
Asian/Pacific Islander51%
Hispanic51%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islander6%
White47%
Low income47%
Not low income63%
Special education11%
Not special education58%
Limited English17%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students43%
Female45%
Male42%
Black41%
Asian59%
Asian/Pacific Islander42%
Hispanic42%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islander0%
White55%
Low income40%
Not low income56%
Special education7%
Not special education51%
Limited English12%
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.

12 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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
89%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

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 Students93%
Female91%
Male94%
Black100%
Asian95%
Asian/Pacific Islander96%
Hispanic95%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Low income96%
Not low income87%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
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 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

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
Hispanic 36% 20%
Black 16% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 15% 7%
White 15% 60%
Two or more races 10% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 6% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 125%N/A8%
Special education 115%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 278%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 14N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 9N/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)
Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School psychologist
Security personnel
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Theory
Media arts
  • Computer animation

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mark Demick

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Theory
Media arts
  • Computer animation
Note: Data provided by school administrators and community.
School leaders, update and verify information here.

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18650 42nd Ave South
42nd Ave S
Seatac, WA 98188
Phone: (206) 631-5700

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