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Eckstein Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1213 students

 

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Posted July 7, 2007

I have been attending Eckstein for the past two years, and now, I am going into 8th grade. Overall, Eckstein is a wonderful school. I have learned so much from this school from books and papers to socializing and meeting new people. Eckstein is a great school, but sometimes I feel too disciplined with tons of rules. They don' let us have much freedom, and they pound us with so much homework and projects. Even though there is lots of homework and rules, I still am sort of happy when I wake up in the moring to attend school to see my friends, and to learn something new from my fabulous teachers. There is also plenty of after school activities, sports for boys and girls, and also lots of other school subjects that you can chose to take.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 28, 2007

I go to Eckstein, and overall it's an excellent school, but there are always some flaws. We'll be getting a new principal, but over the last two years I've been at Eckstein, I always felt there were too many rules, too many restrictions. It's almost like the administrators are afraid to give us the students and the staff some freedom. Most of the teachers are great, but some just don't deserve the job. Lastly, there's also a lot of unfairness going around, esp. in the elective classes - for ex, the band has tons of priviliges, both in and out of school, than the orchestra.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 21, 2007

Great school that tries to meet the needs of every student. Only a handful of parents are actively involved in this huge school. Teachers and principal work long after the day has ended. My duaghter got the best that public education has to offer here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2006

Many of the teachers are fantastic. There are inconsistencies, though and it is possible to get a few ineffective teachers for key subjects. Administration is poorly prepared to deal with kids/families on a individual basis and frequently miss the mark, especially for SpEd and 504.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2006

Top-notch staff working with not-quite-adequate resources to serve way too many kids. The current principal is more relaxed than the former, but there is still a great emphasis on rules, rules, rules. Probably necessary for a school of this size, but burdensome for the naturally law-abiding kid who would benefit from some intellectual excitement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2006

I think this school has good academic for my child. The teachers are supportive of each student and has good disapline. There are many different extracurricular programs such as Media Literacy, a wonderful band and orchestra. They also have programs for disabled students. In one of the 8th grade Language Arts class, students get to write a detective story that gets published in a anthology. 6th grade students also gets to do a science fair project. And 7th grade students are doing a cultural project called 'REACH' that makes them study more on their cultural background. Also academics levels are high for students as in many students are in honor classes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2006

My son attended Eckstein from 2002 - 2005. It's a very large school, but he seemed happy. He studied Japanese for 2 years and took a two week trip to Japan with other students from his Japanese class. The Japanese teacher is well known among other japanese language teachers. In addition, he played the French Horn at the urging of a musician who volunteered at the school. Excellent. On balance, my son was exposed to experiences not normally part of the public school experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2005

This school is okay. There are some teachers that shouldn't be teaching, and yet there are also some very fantastic teachers. They spend alot of time focused on bullying. 6th, 7th, and 8th graders get to go on skating parties, and end of year parties. In between are several activity days, where you can make stickers, bake cookies, etc. It had a good reputation, but as a student, I don't see it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 26, 2005

I go to this school and this school is tight. The teachers are very friendly and the children help to make you fit in. Go to this school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 3, 2004

My daughter only last one semester at Eckstein. She was unchallenged by the curriculum. The teachers make no effort to challenge gifted students. Thank goodness my daughter tested into APP and is at Washington Middle School now. Her experience at Washington has been wonderful. The students at Eckstein are not very inclusive and it is difficult to make friends. The environment does not encourage hard work in school as the app program does at Washington.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 59% in 2013.

379 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

380 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

446 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

444 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

438 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
78%

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

The state average for Math was 53% in 2013.

445 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

446 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

445 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
84%
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 Students80%
Female82%
Male78%
Black56%
Asian83%
Asian/Pacific Islander83%
Hispanic58%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Low income53%
Not low income90%
Special education46%
Not special education86%
Limited English27%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female94%
Male84%
Black68%
Asian87%
Asian/Pacific Islander87%
Hispanic88%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Low income73%
Not low income95%
Special education64%
Not special education94%
Limited English40%
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%
Black38%
Asian89%
Asian/Pacific Islander87%
Hispanic59%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Low income50%
Not low income91%
Special education43%
Not special education86%
Limited English40%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female87%
Male80%
Black54%
Asian83%
Asian/Pacific Islander82%
Hispanic70%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Low income60%
Not low income92%
Special education64%
Not special education87%
Limited English42%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students78%
Female85%
Male72%
Black40%
Asian92%
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanic52%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Low income54%
Not low income86%
Special education39%
Not special education84%
Limited English47%
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 Students78%
Female80%
Male76%
Black39%
Asian90%
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanic48%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Low income41%
Not low income89%
Special education45%
Not special education84%
Limited English36%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female88%
Male71%
Black54%
Asian85%
Asian/Pacific Islander85%
Hispanic57%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Low income54%
Not low income87%
Special education43%
Not special education86%
Limited English23%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students86%
Female89%
Male84%
Black66%
Asian90%
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanic61%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Low income58%
Not low income95%
Special education69%
Not special education90%
Limited English32%
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.

25 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.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
96%
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.

37 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 Students98%
Female98%
Male98%
Black100%
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic91%
Multiracial100%
Native Americann/a
White98%
Low income95%
Not low income98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 60% 60%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 13% 7%
Hispanic 10% 20%
Black 8% 5%
Two or more races 8% 6%
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 13%N/A8%
Special education 111%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 222%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 21N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 11N/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

Special staff resources available to students School social worker/counselors(s)
Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School psychologist
Security personnel
Special education coordinator
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

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

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Technical design and production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

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
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Sherri Cox

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Technical design and production
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needs to be verified by school leaders.

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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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3003 NE 75 St
Seattle, WA 98115
Phone: (206) 252-5010

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