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Meeker

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Posted September 25, 2012

I think Meeker has potential, the students are wonderful, the building itself is very nice, the music program and athletics are said to be top notch. I was very disappointed with the staff, we had a very difficult time communicating with counselors and a couple of teachers. There was such a lack of compassion and disrespect displayed by the office staff, yes the office staff that left me both saddened and discouraged. It seems they are all burned out, just going through the motions, and just plain don't care about how they talk to or come across to students or parents. They do not care if your child is distraught, only if they are standing in the hallway while being distraught, because apparently that is a big no-no. I had to wonder why I would ever keep my child in that school. I write this awful review in the hopes that the leadership will be motivated to improve communication between families and staff, and help teachers and staff become more engaged in their job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2009

My child is in her second year at this school, and I have nothing but high praise for the school, the teachers and the leadership of the school. That said, if you have a 'C' Student then as a parent you should hold some responsibility in motivating them it is not the school or teachers job to raise your children. My child held a 3.6 average last year and we hold her to a high standard. She is involved in both the athletics and music program at Meeker and we have been very satisfied with both programs. The students and even some parents don't like the fact that it is a uniform school, but I think it is one of the best things that could have happened for my daughter.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2009

I am an 8th grade student at Meeker. I have attended it since 6th grade. It is a good school with an incredible music department. But I feel that some of the teachers here aren't doing their part to help us. Often, I have had teachers that act like they don't even want to be there. But overall it is a good school and I really like the Principal, not so much the Vice-Principal though.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 13, 2008

Meeker Middle School has awesome students & faculty. They also have an athletic system that is definately the best in the state! :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 12, 2008

I REALLY like the new leadership at Meeker! I feel they will bring this school back in the right direction! My daughter is a 6th grader & she LOVES it there! It's nice to see GOOD change!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2008

As most of the other parents have said on here, the teachers would rather push their political views than actually teach the curriculum. Also alot of bullying that never seems to have any consequences. I've had 3 children go here, and it seems to be getting worse than better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2008

My son is an eigth grader at meeker. He's attended all of his middle school years here. I have to say that there isn't much ambition with the teachers. They seem to think that becasue a child has a C grade that they are doing just fine. There doesn't seem to be any motivation for the students to do any better than average. Also we have had a couple of teachers push their political and religous beliefs on our son. which i feel is extremely inappropriate. out of all three years my son has been at meeker, i can't recall one time where i felt like a teacher has gone out of their way to help or motivate my son.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2006

Meeker has the potential to be a great school. Unfortunately, from what I have seen and hear from my 6th grader, the kids are undisciplined and are not held accountable for their actions. The school seems to discourage parent involvement which is unfortunate since the elementary schools that feed into this school have a very high level of parent volunteers. I would like to see the teachers give a little more personal attention to the students. As it stands now they just seem to go through the motions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2005

Sad state of affairs. Have watched for 2 years while teachers show no ambition to develop students into anything more than 'C-Students'. At parent teacher conference..'Oh your child is doing great....Solid 'C' in my class' Last I checked a C grade was not great. Additionally, teachers regularly promote political agendas to students. Several minority teachers regularly 'bully pulpit' their racists views. When teachers step out of line and promote questionable lessons or agendas, the administrative leadership,esp. Principal, have deaf ears to parental concerns. No apparent concern for parental input.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2005

This school is great and the librarian wasnt the nicest !
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 13, 2005

Meeker is a pretty good school! this is my last year and it has been very memorable. They have an excellent music department!
—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.

183 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

183 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
75%

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 64% in 2013.

218 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

218 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

218 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
85%

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.

236 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

236 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

236 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
54%
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 Students64%
Female56%
Male73%
Black54%
Asian84%
Asian/Pacific Islander83%
Hispanic41%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Low income43%
Not low income73%
Special education17%
Not special education67%
Limited English20%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female79%
Male82%
Black73%
Asian91%
Asian/Pacific Islander89%
Hispanic59%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Low income61%
Not low income88%
Special education83%
Not special education80%
Limited English50%
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 Students73%
Female80%
Male65%
Black62%
Asian85%
Asian/Pacific Islander83%
Hispanic60%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Low income56%
Not low income79%
Special education9%
Not special education76%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female86%
Male57%
Black65%
Asian81%
Asian/Pacific Islander79%
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Low income60%
Not low income77%
Special education46%
Not special education74%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students82%
Female97%
Male66%
Black85%
Asian81%
Asian/Pacific Islander83%
Hispanic87%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Low income69%
Not low income86%
Special education36%
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 Students48%
Female50%
Male47%
Black29%
Asian59%
Asian/Pacific Islander56%
Hispanic35%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White52%
Low income38%
Not low income52%
Special education18%
Not special education51%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female82%
Male63%
Black57%
Asian72%
Asian/Pacific Islander72%
Hispanic62%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Low income52%
Not low income79%
Special education24%
Not special education75%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students63%
Female69%
Male57%
Black38%
Asian72%
Asian/Pacific Islander67%
Hispanic46%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Low income51%
Not low income67%
Special education18%
Not special education66%
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.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
57%
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

 
 
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 Students55%
Female63%
Male49%
Black52%
Asian69%
Asian/Pacific Islander63%
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White59%
Low income43%
Not low income60%
Special education0%
Not special education59%
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 58% 60%
Two or more races 13% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 7%
Hispanic 9% 20%
Black 7% 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 11%N/A8%
Special education 13%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 222%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 21N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 14N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 46%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

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Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Kevin Ikeda

Resources

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  • Buses/vans for students only
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  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Track

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Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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4402 Nassau Ave NE
Tacoma, WA 98422
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