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Sultan Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 162 students

 
 

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Posted May 6, 2014

My son attended this school for two years, during which time he was bullied relentlessly. The school administration likes to act as if they make it a priority, but then when it inevitably happens again, they just want you to shut up about it and have it not be their problem anymore. Also, their curriculum was substandard at best, and they did not offer much by way of accelerated learner programs. AVOID THIS SCHOOL DISTRICT.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2013

I rated this school a couple of years ago and I am changing my review.***my review from April 2012...the principal was very nice and did not know of the issues of bullying but I can't edit my review. She was very proactive*** Nope not at all. The bullying continued and my child was tortured by the other students.My child struggled in this school, trying to fit in. I complained and complained and complained. My child went down hill and was not feeling good about herself. I walked into her being bullied quit a few times (by groups of kids, not just one), which of course they denied. There are quit a few kids that are turning to self mutilation and I told the school that I thought they needed to talk to the students since it has spread like a wild fire. (no responds) . My kids came from the Lake Washington school district, which we absolutly loved and I believe truly believe they cared about the kids. I do have to say there are a few great teachers that my daughter loved but the school adminstration really needs a make over. We have since pulled my child out of this school. They really need to make bullying a priority at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2013

this school is horrible! i was bullied throughout my time there and when i tried to stop it the school did nothing about it in fact at one point i got into a fight with an other student and the teachers sided with the bully so i say that no one should go to this school unless your chiled is prepaird for a miserable school year.


Posted October 12, 2012

My daughter went to SMS for two years. Her first year, she was CONSTANTLY bullied by other students, so badly that on some days she would call me from the office and ask me if she could come home because she "didn't feel good", and after she got home, she broke down crying and told me about all the bullying. I immediately contacted the school and asked them to fix this, and they did ABSOLUTELY nothing about it. After so many months of this, I pulled her out of the school and put her into a different one. This school does not know how to take care of bullying, no matter how much they publicize that they do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2010

I have had 2 kids through Sultan Middle, and one more on the way. I LOVE the teachers! These teachers are so dedicated to each student in their class...The administration (most) know each student by name, and can even tell you a little about them. You dont get that in a large school (where we came from) I was very involved with the school and the district, and I think that is key. These teachers invest so much into these kids, and you can tell. I wouldnt have traded the experience for anything. GREAT JOB SMS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2010

I have children at Sultan Middle School and I think it is a fabulous school. The administration does a great job providing structure and the teachers do a great job challenging the kids. Any problems I have had have been normal kid problems and they have all been handled accordingly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2010

my children are currently in Sultan Middle School. I can't believe how the staff and teachers are so committed to my students learning. I have had the pleasure of dealing with the staff, principal and vice principal, they are fair, consistent, and truly want the best for our students. The teachers continually look for ways to get students engaged. I wouldn't want anyone else teaching my students! Way to go Sultan Middle School. And the parent involvement is Excellent this year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2007

Mediocrity seems to be the goal!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2003

During the time that my child was here I was not impressed by the education that she received at the middle school level. She was very bored, complained repetedly about the unequal treatment that was dispensed based upon who your parents were. I could not believe that they had a math teacher who went away for a while (illness) and they didn't seem to think that it was important to get the gradebook from her during the time that she was gone, despite requests from more than one parent. There appeared to be a pass-the-kid-regardless atmosphere here, so I put my house up for sale and moved my child to a better school district.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 59% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
60%
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 64% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
69%
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.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
52%
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 Students49%
Female48%
Male49%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic30%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White53%
Low income39%
Not low income63%
Special education13%
Not special education56%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female76%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income64%
Not low income82%
Special education30%
Not special education80%
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 Students60%
Female67%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic53%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Low income52%
Not low income66%
Special education16%
Not special education69%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students70%
Female76%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic63%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Low income65%
Not low income73%
Special education52%
Not special education73%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students67%
Female85%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic58%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Low income66%
Not low income68%
Special education28%
Not special education75%
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 Students42%
Female41%
Male43%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic15%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White48%
Low income30%
Not low income56%
Special education8%
Not special education45%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female76%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income62%
Not low income83%
Special education17%
Not special education77%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students69%
Female70%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic30%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Low income59%
Not low income80%
Special education31%
Not special education72%
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.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
n/a
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

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

 
 
87%
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 Students85%
Female79%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Low income82%
Not low income88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
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 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

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% 60%
Hispanic 14% 20%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 7%
Black 1% 5%
Two or more races 1% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 13%N/A8%
Special education 110%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 18N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 16N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 69%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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301 High Ave
Sultan, WA 98294
Phone: (360) 793-9850

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