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Midland Elementary School

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Posted November 25, 2013

Midland is a great school. The teachers and other staff members all seem to truly care about the students. They treat each child as an individual and think outside the box in their attempt to meet each child's educational needs. My child attended here for 5 years and it was hard to leave it behind when she was selected for the Excel program at Brookdale.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2007

Two of our daughters have attended this school and we have had nothing but wonderful experiences. The school really involves the whole family and it's evident that they care about their students through the effort they put into school functions. Both of our daughters have been placed in the Honors program and I attribute the school for a lot of their success. All of the staff at Midland have been amazing! The librarian really works hard to engage children in reading and the music teacher is phenomenal! Thank you for making our children's academic experience so positive!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2006

This school, the Principal and the teachers are just great. Everything is involved, connected and it works so well for the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2005

Good school with energetic, inventive teachers. Especially good in their Pre-K programs and their Kindergarten programs where the teachers often conference and team teach their area of expertise to keep the lessons on target. Kindergarten team reaaly focused and goal oriented on having your child pass benchmarks that will lead to later success in reading. Upper grades are good too, just a little over crowed. Have academy program in 4th and 5th grades that allows for longer day with more personalized attention for instruction. Currently on a temporary campus at Garden Road elementary. New state of the art two story campus being built on midland Road to be completed in fall 2005.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2005

My youngest two children attend Midland, and my wife and I couldn't be happier with this school. All of the teachers that we have encounterd so far have been fantastic. The music program is very involved and our kids have a wonderful time at Midland. They love going to school. The PTA is very involved and will continue to be a great influence on the programs available to the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2004

My daughter started kindergarten last year with Midland elementary. I have to say that this school is doing an amazing job with the children! My daughter is excelling with her reading, and grasping a strong concept of math skills. She is very excited with the experiments offered in science. She absolutely loves going to music! The science and music specialists are great bonuses! We love the extra family nights that the school offers. Way to go Midland Elementary! The staff makes this school extra exceptional!
—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 65% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
75%
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 63% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
76%
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 63% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
32%
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 Students77%
Female82%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander80%
Hispanic69%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Low income75%
Not low income86%
Special education40%
Not special education82%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female84%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander60%
Hispanic74%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Low income71%
Not low income71%
Special education30%
Not special education78%
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 Students70%
Female82%
Male58%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander92%
Hispanic67%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Low income66%
Not low income83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students62%
Female76%
Male47%
Black36%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander62%
Hispanic60%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Low income55%
Not low income83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education67%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students61%
Female74%
Male47%
Black57%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander77%
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Low income55%
Not low income78%
Special educationn/a
Not special education64%
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 Students55%
Female61%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic60%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Low income55%
Not low income54%
Special education10%
Not special education63%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students64%
Female75%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic70%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Low income63%
Not low income69%
Special education10%
Not special education74%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students42%
Female43%
Male42%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic35%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Low income37%
Not low income62%
Special education10%
Not special education48%
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

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 44% 60%
Hispanic 21% 20%
Black 11% 5%
Two or more races 9% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 7%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 6% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 111%N/A8%
Special education 114%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 270%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 19N/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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  • Tim McKamey

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