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Stanwood, WA
Students enrolled: 539

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7506 267th St NW
Stanwood, WA 98292

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(360) 629-1360
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March 08, 2015
This school... it's torture. Most of the teachers there are pretty terrible, with the occasional decent one here and there. My experience there as a student doesn's bias me from it, this is the cold hard truth, and many of the teachers are just... eh? Others are great (Mr. Bletscher needs more credit, imo), and others are awful or have no idea what they're teaching. The technology is mostly so bad that some of the teachers are unable to use it for days at a time, or some of it is just... buggy, glitchy, or just plain broken. The food is okay, but it's a little too expensive. Maybe lower prices some and it'll be okay! :) The cirriculum of the district is just... meh. The quality of the stuff taught is far outweighed by the quantity, and for those who dislike lectures in Geometry class 1st Period (me), it's nearly unbearable. But, most of it is just slightly too rushed for a lot of people to grasp. Slow it down a bit, maybe an extra day couldn't hurt us! Overall, this school gets a 2/5.

- submitted by a community member
May 09, 2011
My second child is in her last year at Port Susan Middle. This school is mediocre at best. The instruction is hit and miss, although the discipline has improved over the years (since my oldest entered 6th grade, in 2007). Counselors are burned out. I don't see kids or teachers who are passionate about learning or who are trying anything innovative. A huge disappointment, coming from public schools in Shoreline (north Seattle). Kids are learning in middle school what my daughter learned in FIRST GRADE (no exaggeration) in technology lab in Shoreline. There are a couple of notable standouts, just good solid teachers who know how to teach. Otherwise, the school makes an argument for the serious perils of inbred hiring (favoring locals who grew up here and attended Stanwood schools) - notable lack of talent, energy and passion for teaching.

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March 17, 2009
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- submitted by a student
August 06, 2008
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July 19, 2008
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September 09, 2007
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- submitted by a student
August 17, 2007
I have been very pleased with the change in leadership over the last couple of years. It feels like they are truly trying to make a change in the academic progress of every student. Interventions (Read to Achieve, SuperMath) have been put in place to help more kids reach standards. All students are being helped! Seems like principal lacks in communication with community and students. I'm hoping he'll grow in this area. Staff is loving and caring. My kids feel very safe and connected to their teachers. Would recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
December 04, 2006
The principal and the teachers are wonderful. This is a great school.

- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2006
My son and I love port susan middle school.He wouldnt go anywhere else.The school and staff made him feel very welcome last year as we were new to the stanwood area. Thank you for making this transition easier for him..

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May 26, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2006
Music Department is lacking in quality, kids dropping out this year like flies. Problem with Teachers communicating with parents when the child is not succeeding in class(day late dollar short syndrome) Sports programs good. Late start is a hassle (who voted for this?). Front office staff treats parents like children.

- submitted by a parent
January 19, 2006
I think that Port Susan middle is a very good school. The first year our daughter attended she was new to the area and was treated as an outsider - all new kids were put in a portable classroom next to the school making it difficult to get to know the locals kids and become part of the community. After a year she has made the honor roll and joined choir, made many good friends, and we are very happy with the quality of education she is getting. After you break through the small town barrier you will find it to be a very good school with alot to offer for such a small town.

- submitted by a parent
October 02, 2005
My daughter is in the Special Education program,She sruggles and has a IEP plan , I feel let down. We have no real IEP teachers, IEP teachers are payed the same for very difficult time consuming education. There changing what they teach every year,There is no real plan or cirrclum in place ! Mrs. ViZ is the only teacher that really seems to teach with a plan & from the heart in the IEP program. They also fail to reconize the real kids, You know the ones that are not the most popular.

- submitted by a parent
February 28, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
December 14, 2004
It can be a bit hard to find friends if you just move. But after a little getting use to it's a nice school. Could improve with better afterschool programs.

- submitted by a student
June 19, 2004
I think that this is the best school for me, since we have moved all I talk about is Port Susan. I think this is the best school out of all the schools I've been to, and I've been to a lot of schools. Well I just thought you would like to know that your school is the best out of all the schools I have been to.

- submitted by a former student
February 24, 2004
Port Susan is an outstanding school which offers many opportunities for students. My kids have been involved in sports programs, with supportive coaches, as well as academic programs such as History Day and Science Team. The school sets high standards, has supportive staff and cares about kids.

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Port Susan Middle School
7506 267th St NW, Stanwood, WA  98292
(360) 629-1360
Last modified Port Susan Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Port Susan Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 17 reviews. Top