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Glover Middle School

Public | 7-8 | 718 students

 

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Posted April 24, 2013

This school has been great for my two children. We have been very pleased. Glover middle school is preparing children very well for High School. I've only had two minor issues. The P.E. class uses a heart rate monitor to essentially grade each student. The kids who are "in shape" can't participate in many games or activities because they have to keep running, or jumping in place to keep up their Heart rate (if they want a good grade). It is WAY overused. Not a very fun PE experience. This is just a PE class so in the big picture it is a minor issue. The other issue was a bizzare grade given in an orchestra class. I imagine these issues can happen at any school and I consider them minor. Again we've been very happy with Glover Middle School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2013

Not sure how long the principal has been with GMS, but I think he seems like a great guy who understands and cares about the child's individual needs. This is derived from the fact that my daughter, who is a current student, is considered "highly capable," most commonly known as gifted. She was enrolled in Tessera and when we went to enroll her in Odyssey, the program was full. She needed to be challenged more than a day a week. I requested for her to skip 6th grade in order to achieve some form of challenge. I received A LOT of resistance from her elementary school principal, as I anticipated, and no help. I brought my concerns to the GMS principal. He LISTENED and said the right thing-- that I know my daughter better than anyone else and if I felt that was in her best interest to be at GMS, he had no problem letting her in. She and I couldn't be happier. GMS also has a wonderful math program where 7th graders can do algebra (9th grade level) and geometry for 8th grade (10th grade level) and take an EOC test at the end of the year to obtain high school credits. The algebra teacher helped her get up to speed during the summer to get her to where she needed to be for algebra, too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2011

I absloutly do not recommend this middle school for any one that has a child with special needs,they are not attentive to those needs,but would rather throw your kids to the sharks as long as they move on out of their hair
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 25, 2008

most of the teachers are kind and caring abou t the students needs but the school really needs an update
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 30, 2005

Great teachers. Admistration could care less about the kids.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 7, 2005

I went to Glover Middle School and now my daughter does too. I loved it. Everyone was kind and it was a great life experience for me.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2005

Academics are pretty poor. Band is simply awful, unbelievable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2005

Exceptional School with great teachers. Band, Choir, and orchestra programs are wonderful. All three groups scored higest score possible at contest. Great school to go to.
—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.

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.

297 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

300 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
56%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

296 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
53%
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.

301 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

307 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

307 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
42%
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 Students56%
Female55%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic43%
Native American60%
Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Low income47%
Not low income80%
Special education24%
Not special education62%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students54%
Female57%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic35%
Native American60%
Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Low income47%
Not low income74%
Special education9%
Not special education63%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students61%
Female77%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic57%
Native American50%
Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Low income54%
Not low income81%
Special education20%
Not special education69%
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 Students51%
Female53%
Male49%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic48%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White54%
Low income45%
Not low income68%
Special education14%
Not special education56%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students58%
Female62%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Low income51%
Not low income80%
Special education20%
Not special education64%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students63%
Female60%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic65%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Low income57%
Not low income80%
Special education25%
Not special education68%
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.

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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
60%
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.

55 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 Students89%
Female87%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Low income84%
Not low income100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
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 income100%
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 81% 63%
American Indian/Alaska Native 5% 2%
Two or more races 5% 5%
Hispanic 4% 18%
Black 3% 5%
Asian 2% 7%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 161%N/A40%
Transitional bilingual 22%N/A8%
Special education 216%N/A13%
Source: 1 NCES, 2010-2011
Source: 2 WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Student-teacher ratio

  This school District averageState average
Students per classroom teacher 16N/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 84%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)
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Travis Schulhauser

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Music room
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
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