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Chase Middle School

Public | 7-8 | 769 students

 

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Posted November 8, 2013

I visited Chase Middle School for the first time for the Veterans Day Program. What a wonderful tribute to our veterans. The choral group and the band were excellent. Chase has a great music and science program. Good job on everybody's part.


Posted August 1, 2013

better than sack middle school also is for the cool kids yep so that's it okay
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 8, 2011

My child was set up by the principals and staff. they descriminated against our family and then interrigated him illegally,MADE HIM SIGN statement that was false (if he didn't, they threatened him he would be in more trouble) and took his phone to go through it to try to further set him up,then suspended him.the days he was out of class for the INTERROGATION, they marked him truant,then called me to tell me he was truant.THEY PULLED HIM OUT OF CLASS OVER A PERIOD OF TIME never letting me know that he was in trouble,but always called to let me know he was truant.then sent me letters stating the laws on child's attendance and how i could be held liable.wow.i found this all out after EVERYTHING was said and done.and on top of that after pulling both children from school district, they wouldnt stop harrassing us (weeks after they were pulled)....they would call constantly saying my child was absent.school district needs a makeover, and to especially get rid of the assist PRINCIPAL and Principal.BUNCH OF GOOFS THAT DONT KNOW EVEN WHAT THEY ARE DOING AS A UNIT.LOL.ImCURRENTLY FILLING SUIT AGAINST THE DISTRICT.THIS WILL BE RECTIFIED.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2011

This incredible school knows all there is to know. Not only are they amazing academically, but Chase has an amazing music department, complete with choir, percussion, orchestras, bands, jazz bands, and impressive routines. There is also an amazing after-school extra-curricular program. They have everything from basketball to drill team, and from math help to guitar groups. Their students have a great, enjoyable time in class, but do admit that it is definitely challenging at times. Exellent teachers and successful principals complete this school, and make the students' lives just a little easier. With strong acedemic programs, impressive music programs, fun extra-curricular prgrams, helpful teachers, and relatable principals, this school is definitely in place for a 5-star review!


Posted February 27, 2011

This school rates high on my parent expectations for my middle school student. My middle school student adores all her teachers , classes and staff and she is enjoying a dynamic academic experience at Chase. We are all very pleased with the education she is receiving here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2011

I am an eighth grader currently at Chase. A lot have changed scince most of these reviews. The athletic department is one of the best in the district. The music and drama department is top of the line. They have college jumo start programs and after school clubs. There are clicks but theres that stuff everywhere. Its life.


Posted September 26, 2010

Chase Middle is like an airport layover. You have to go to middle school before high school. Not many teachers care some are so self involved you know all about the wedding plans of their grown children. Not your child's grades. The staff turnover is very high.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2010

Should be a lot better. Good structure poor job of running the school. Teachers union stops the bad teachers from being weeded out. I have had two children go though Chase Middle School. Poor results. I was very active in the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2009

I went to this school after knowing everyone from 6th grade, for 7th grade. I'm still a 7th grader (though I moved from chase and went to a HELL school) and I LOVED it. If you think this school is bad, try going to school i moved to attend. I am fortunately moving back to Spokane in June, and can't wait to go here for 8th grade. The music program is superb, the teachers are excellent. I had mrs.Palmer, Mr.Wortley,the orchestra teacher there(cant recall her name),Byerly-Adams , and mrs.Douglas. these are some wonderful teachers. I wish I could tell them how great they are to me. They are there to help you in everything and have the skills no other teacher I have ever met, ever had.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 9, 2008

this school is one of the worst schools in the district. i'm a former student there and i hated it with a passion that still burns to this day. though i'm in 9th grade now. i was new in the middle of the year and thought that it was because i wasn't very social so i didnt have friends but it was because the school has problems, teachers don't care, kids there are cruel, clicky, and care way too much about their looks! worst middle school! i transferred to sac even though there were only 5 weeks left it was that bad. i don't recommend any student to go here unless you like being depressed. i'm writing a book about it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 4, 2008

Good music and percussion program, lots of advanced classes. I took advanced math again this year, and I found myself reviewing 4-5th grade math...
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 12, 2008

The staff at this school are unprofessional as a group, the principal is a lame duck, and the coaching often lacks any kind of heart. My child was saved from this den of misery after one semester.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2008

Okay, let me say this. School is what you make it. I went to chase, and it's getting kids ready for high school. Teachers are NOT going to stand behind your child's back and remind them of their homework assignment that's due. If your kid is having trouble in class, they are not going to have to whole class keep working on the same problems. If they need help, they need to take the initiative to get help. That's what's going to happen in high school, too. Middle School is not supposed to get kids to start being independent and in control of your lives. And no matter what school you go to, you are going to have cliques. That's just the way it is.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 17, 2007

This school has been a big disappointment.My child was going to school here.But he was anti-social due to the lack of support he received from all of his teachers.We relocated him to a private school and now he is doing better then how he was at Chase.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2007

This school has been a big disappointment. It is probably fine for most kids, but our eighth grader needs accelerated learning opportunities which have not been available. Its outstanding music program dramatically deteriorated while my child was here, so that it is at best mediocre currently. The special advanced algebra class for 8th grade was cancelled just before he reached 8th grade, and the caliber of most of his English teachers has been shockingly poor. It has therefore given none of the advantages of a huge school, with all of the disadvantages. I can recommend it only in contrast to most of the other public schools in the district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2007

I currently go to Chase. It's awful. It's really click-ish. The teachers dont do much for discipline; fights happen often. The counselors are ok, but can't seem to take proper action against anything. The music program is great--but that's not what school is...
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 27, 2007

Very frustrating year. My son is in 7th grade and failing math and language arts. I had talked to the teacher mid year and she told me that with so many students she really only knew the kids in the honors class. We will be looking at alternatives for next year. Parents are not welcomed in the classes even after I offered to help. The band program is the best thing at the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2006

I use to go to chase about 4 years ago, img currently 18. I remember this school as fun, but not educational, students were wild. So the teacher spent more time giving detention. In my overall opinion, try private school for juniors high students.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 10, 2005

It's okay. Communication is getting better, not tops. Office people are not very friendly. My kids are strong academically, so it has worked out after I got through to the administation (2 months later) what my child needs. Great music program. If you need help, good luck. It has been hard to get response from the administration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2005

I have two children at Chase.the over all experience has been great all the staff is really nice and helps with all the issues that come there way.I couldn't imagine a better school for kids to be at, the experience is better than I thought it ever would be. My daughters love the work enviornment and the social enviornment. All the teachers work to help the students academically, socially, and get them ready for high school.
—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.

410 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

407 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

404 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

355 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

354 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

354 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
62%
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 Students68%
Female69%
Male67%
Black50%
Asian67%
Asian/Pacific Islander64%
Hispanic49%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Low income55%
Not low income82%
Special education22%
Not special education75%
Limited English42%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students70%
Female74%
Male67%
Black50%
Asian60%
Asian/Pacific Islander58%
Hispanic59%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Low income59%
Not low income82%
Special education38%
Not special education75%
Limited English21%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students68%
Female78%
Male59%
Black50%
Asian55%
Asian/Pacific Islander54%
Hispanic62%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Low income57%
Not low income80%
Special education29%
Not special education74%
Limited English21%
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 Students61%
Female62%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asian50%
Asian/Pacific Islander50%
Hispanic34%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Low income45%
Not low income76%
Special education25%
Not special education65%
Limited English25%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female79%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian50%
Asian/Pacific Islander50%
Hispanic64%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Low income69%
Not low income88%
Special education39%
Not special education84%
Limited English9%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students77%
Female75%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian40%
Asian/Pacific Islander40%
Hispanic56%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Low income67%
Not low income86%
Special education49%
Not special education80%
Limited English9%
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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
99%
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.

15 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.

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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 Students99%
Female98%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Low income96%
Not low income100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education99%
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%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Low incomen/a
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 77% 60%
Hispanic 8% 20%
Two or more races 7% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 7%
Black 3% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 15%N/A8%
Special education 111%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 250%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 87%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

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Assistant principal(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(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
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama

Health & athletics

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

School Leader's name
  • John Andes

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
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
  • Cross country
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
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4747 East 37th Ave
Spokane, WA 99223
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