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Sumner Middle School

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Posted February 6, 2014

My son has been enrolled at Sumner Middle School since Fall 2012. He is in a Special Education Program and had PHENOMENAL success the first year. This year the program head left and the program has not been the same at all. My son has not been getting the services and supports that he needs, nor have the other students in the program. There is lack of knowledge about Special Education Regulations district wide. I would like to think it is lack of knowledge and not just outright negligence, but I am not so sure. There are wonderful staff members at the school (along with some not so great ones), but I do not think they are given the right tools to make the program successful. I find that the "let's wait and see" or suspension/expulsion seems to be the method of dealing with situations, The school could greatly improve if the staff were given the appropriate training (this goes all the way up to the principals!) While we hear a lot of "we are doing our best", that is not enough.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2009

I was a sixth grader at Sumner Middle School, and moved, But this school is one of the best out there. The Staff and students are welcoming, and nice. That year at Sumner Middle School was one of my best school years of my life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 1, 2009

im a student for sumner middle school for 2008-2009. im going off to sumner high school and sumner middle school is a excellent school to be in. and there is really fun teachers and not that many mean teachers at all. Go Bobcats!!! =)
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 2, 2007

Great staff, but a condescednding student body.
—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 59% in 2013.

225 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

225 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
58%
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.

240 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

240 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

239 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

203 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
61%
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 Students63%
Female65%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic53%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Low income56%
Not low income69%
Special education5%
Not special education74%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students75%
Female82%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic67%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income66%
Not low income85%
Special education27%
Not special education85%
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 Students75%
Female76%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic67%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income65%
Not low income81%
Special education42%
Not special education78%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female86%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic58%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Low income73%
Not low income84%
Special education75%
Not special education80%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students75%
Female83%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic62%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Low income68%
Not low income79%
Special education63%
Not special education76%
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 Students63%
Female66%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asian85%
Asian/Pacific Islander88%
Hispanic53%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Low income50%
Not low income72%
Special education16%
Not special education70%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female83%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian77%
Asian/Pacific Islander81%
Hispanic67%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Low income70%
Not low income88%
Special education40%
Not special education87%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students70%
Female70%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asian77%
Asian/Pacific Islander81%
Hispanic37%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Low income51%
Not low income82%
Special education24%
Not special education76%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
90%
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

 
 
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 Students97%
Female100%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Low income100%
Not low income96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 70% 60%
Hispanic 17% 20%
Two or more races 7% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 7%
Black 2% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 13%N/A8%
Special education 113%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 242%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 12N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 79%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Steve Sjolund

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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1508 Willow
Sumner, WA 98390
Phone: (253) 891-5000

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