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Sedro Woolley Senior High School

Public | 9-12 | 1209 students

 
 

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Posted June 30, 2008

I'm a student from SWHS and it is amazing. The teachers actually care about me which is so diffrent form my last school. The sports programs are top notch. For a small town this is an awesome school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 5, 2008

the teachers are great and they are friendly at sedro and they care about the student
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 14, 2008

I have had 4 children attend and graduate from Sedro-Woolley schools. They all have suffered greatly from the experience. 3 of the four went on to college and had to take bonehead classes to catch up on missed educational opportunities. One of them was a 4.0 student at Sedro-Woolley and was not considered qualified for admission at the U of W because of the grading systems (upgrading) used by the Sedro-Woolley school system. The admissions department at U of W said his grades were discount a full grade point because of the quality of the system. Two of my children went on to get advanced degrees and have survived the experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2006

I just graduated from Sedro-Woolley High School in the class of 2006. I found Sedro-Woolley High to be an amazing school and the teachers there have a true impact on the students who are willing to be impacted. The school is a wonderful learning environment and all of the faculty truly care about the students. If a student chooses to continue on with any higher education, the school is fully supportive and does whatever possible to ensure that one is capable of applying and receiving financial aid. I am now attending college in New York and have received a significant financial aid package based on merit. I would give full recommendation to attend Sedro-Woolley High School. For the students who seek excellence, there are many opportunities for success at Sedro-Woolley High, but then again, if the student is excellent, he/she will succeed in any environment.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 30, 2005

I attended this school and I must say this was a horrible learning environment. I would never send my own children there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 25, 2005

This is a horrible school for so many reasons. Drug and alcohol abuse ON and off school grounds, high teen pregnancy rate, low test scores, bad teachers... that list goes on. I should know, I was a student there not even 4 years ago. I have since moved to Bellevue because I have a family of my own and refuse to raise my children here. The peers and even the adults are bad influences. The majority of the students don't even continue to college, and those that do, the vast majority of them never get more than a Bachelor's degree. I didn;t even consider college until after I graduated because the school never consults the students about it or educates them about how to get into college or how to receive financial aid. I do not recommend this school at all.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 9, 2004

This school has been a great support to me. its journalism program suffered a hit when the Advisor, Andy Gobel, took his leave, but the new Advisor is taking the staff that is still around and rebuilding the program to what its glory once was. The teachers have always offered extra help when I didn't understand my studies, and when there might have been any kind of short comming in the education I was recieving, it was quickly brought to light, and dealt with in a respectful and appropriate manner. I am extremely greatful to the staff of SWHS, and can only offer my highest regards.
—Submitted by a student


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.
Algebra I

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

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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51%

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55%
Biology I

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

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
97%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 93% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
98%
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 53% in 2013.

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Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 96% in 2013.

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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 22% in 2013.

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22%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 66% in 2013.

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
77%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 72% in 2013.

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
58%
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 28% in 2013.

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Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 61% in 2013.

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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 19% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 35% in 2013.

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n/a

2012

 
 
55%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 35% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
27%
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 30% in 2013.

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Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 23% in 2013.

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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 15% in 2013.

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Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 34% in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 20% in 2013.

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Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 18% in 2013.

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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 Students51%
Female54%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White53%
Low income47%
Not low income55%
Special education24%
Not special education53%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Students95%
Female96%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Low incomen/a
Not low income96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Geometry

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Low income100%
Not low income100%
Not special education100%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
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Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
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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

Algebra I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Male11%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic5%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income9%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education14%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Students65%
Female62%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Low income57%
Not low income74%
Special education52%
Not special education68%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Geometry

All Students69%
Female63%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Low income62%
Not low income77%
Special educationn/a
Not special education70%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Integrated Math I

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
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Integrated Math II

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
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/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 Students15%
Female21%
Male8%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White27%
Low income17%
Not low income14%
Special educationn/a
Not special education16%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology 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
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Geometry

All Students13%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White9%
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education13%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a

Integrated Math II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/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
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
Low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a

Geometry

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
Malen/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

Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2010.

284 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

279 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2011.

272 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
54%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

272 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
90%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to test students in reading and writing in grade 10. Math skills are tested by the End-of-Course (EOC) exams. The HSPE 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

Reading

All Students82%
Female88%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic76%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income77%
Not low income86%
Special education52%
Not special education86%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students92%
Female96%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic89%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Low income88%
Not low income95%
Special education68%
Not special education95%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to test students in reading and writing in grade 10. Math skills are tested by the End-of-Course (EOC) exams. The HSPE 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

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 79% 60%
Hispanic 13% 20%
Two or more races 3% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 7%
Black 1% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 12%N/A8%
Special education 113%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 247%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 20N/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 61%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284
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