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Garry Middle School

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Posted January 4, 2010

I went to garry middle school for 2 years. it was one of the greatest times of my liffe! Yeah I was a trouble maker but i got the punishment i deserved and i started getting straight A's when i was in all advanced classes and i love MRS.Gunning, she is the greatest Music teacher ever! She taught Orchestra and choir! I also love Mrs purtell, she is the best Math teacher ever!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 13, 2009

I love garry middle school its a wonderful school i love going there everyday
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 14, 2009

Garry Middle School is not as bad as they say, nor as good as it could be. Of course the students love Ms. Miller she is the art teacher and has her own rules and is not a part of the overall school function. Garry has a smaller student population, which make it easierfor some children to leave the comfort of grade school. And yet the students still do get the respect and understanding they need to move forward in school. The office staff has more understanding for students then the admin staff and a few of the teachers. Garry could be one of the better schools if leadership was in place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2009

i think the school would be a great school if the administators were more expierenced...or had more consistant punishment.When i go there it feels like every student has a different set of rules. and it is really unfair other than them its a good school.Alot of the teachers are great like ms miller... and mr rose they are the best teachers ever. but if there was a different principal it would be way better
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 23, 2008

Garry middle school is a great school to send your kid to. Sure people might say that garry is a bad school but that is just there opinnion. Every school has there flaws. There are really great teachers that teach at garry. Like mrs miller she is such an awesome teacher she gets along with about everyone. Another great teacher is mr. smith he is our school counselor. But Garry is a great school and kids here are not trouble makers, and not bad influences to other kids so send your kid to Garry.......
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 6, 2008

I love garry middle school so much. Im a student there and I have to say.... its awsome!you are only going to get in trouble if you hang out with the wrong crowd.the teachers there are so cool and super nice like kate hucshke she is the best teacher ever! honestly last year I was kind of afraid of going there but now I dont even know what I would have done if I want to a different school. so please give garry a chance it really is a great school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 20, 2005

I would not send your child to Garry Middle School. the students are alot of trouble makers who get your child to follow down the wrong path and it seems that the bad children are not held accountable for their actions.
—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.

275 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

276 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
49%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

274 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
55%

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

The state average for Math was 53% in 2013.

306 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

304 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

304 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
40%
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 Students52%
Female48%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander52%
Hispanic52%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islander33%
White55%
Low income50%
Not low income64%
Special education11%
Not special education59%
Limited English7%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students60%
Female65%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander33%
Hispanic67%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islander8%
White62%
Low income59%
Not low income67%
Special education27%
Not special education66%
Limited English0%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students63%
Female73%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander57%
Hispanic67%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islander33%
White63%
Low income61%
Not low income75%
Special education35%
Not special education68%
Limited English20%
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 Students35%
Female40%
Male31%
Black20%
Asian50%
Asian/Pacific Islander27%
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islander13%
White40%
Low income32%
Not low income50%
Special education10%
Not special education40%
Limited English8%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students50%
Female63%
Male40%
Black50%
Asian30%
Asian/Pacific Islander23%
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islander19%
White54%
Low income46%
Not low income69%
Special education34%
Not special education53%
Limited English4%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students52%
Female55%
Male50%
Black30%
Asian50%
Asian/Pacific Islander35%
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islander25%
White58%
Low income49%
Not low income67%
Special education50%
Not special education53%
Limited English4%
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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
89%

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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
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%
Female79%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracial60%
Native Americann/a
White82%
Low income78%
Not low income82%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
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 incomen/a
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 65% 60%
Two or more races 12% 6%
Hispanic 8% 20%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 6% 1%
Black 4% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 7%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 16%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 15N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 13N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 68%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
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
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Health & athletics

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

School Leader's name
  • Brenda McDonald Meenach

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Music room
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
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725 East Joseph Ave
Spokane, WA 99207
Phone: (509) 354-5200

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