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First Creek Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 266 students

 

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Posted September 4, 2013

I am an 8th grade student at first creek! And what i would have to say about it is, it has given me so many opportunities, that i cant thank them enough! For 2012-2013 i was a 7th grader, now i am going into 8th. I have made so much friends! And especially the teachers! They are so hard working!! In class they make sure everyone understands what the lesson is about, they help each student individual if he/she needs help. The principal is so encouraging! He is my friend! I didn't go to this school for 6th grade, but i wish i did! This school is fantastic! If you want your child to be safe, and in a learning environment! This is the school you need!! :) :) :)


Posted October 28, 2012

I am the parent of a 6th grader. The school is beautiful. Very new - about 3 yrs. old. It looks more like a college than a middle school. The principal is a strong leader and motivating example for the students. Everyone at this school is dedicated to making each student succeed.
—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.

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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.

275 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
11%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

278 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
28%
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.

222 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
20%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

223 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
26%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

217 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
27%
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.

227 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
14%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

226 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
43%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

226 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
23%
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 Students31%
Female32%
Male30%
Black29%
Asian40%
Asian/Pacific Islander30%
Hispanic24%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islander0%
White47%
Low income28%
Not low income54%
Special education3%
Not special education35%
Limited English7%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students36%
Female46%
Male28%
Black34%
Asian42%
Asian/Pacific Islander37%
Hispanic27%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islander21%
White53%
Low income34%
Not low income58%
Special education3%
Not special education40%
Limited English7%
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 Students28%
Female28%
Male29%
Black16%
Asian50%
Asian/Pacific Islander40%
Hispanic26%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islander8%
White36%
Low income26%
Not low income46%
Special education0%
Not special education32%
Limited English8%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students37%
Female46%
Male29%
Black28%
Asian53%
Asian/Pacific Islander44%
Hispanic33%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islander17%
White48%
Low income34%
Not low income61%
Special education8%
Not special education41%
Limited English5%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students40%
Female52%
Male28%
Black36%
Asian54%
Asian/Pacific Islander53%
Hispanic37%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islander50%
White38%
Low income41%
Not low income33%
Special education0%
Not special education45%
Limited English13%
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 Students30%
Female38%
Male23%
Black20%
Asian61%
Asian/Pacific Islander52%
Hispanic18%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islander20%
White38%
Low income28%
Not low income48%
Special education0%
Not special education34%
Limited English16%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students31%
Female39%
Male24%
Black20%
Asian62%
Asian/Pacific Islander55%
Hispanic18%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islander30%
White38%
Low income29%
Not low income43%
Special education0%
Not special education34%
Limited English3%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students30%
Female36%
Male25%
Black27%
Asian51%
Asian/Pacific Islander43%
Hispanic18%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White40%
Low income28%
Not low income40%
Special education0%
Not special education33%
Limited English6%
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.

206 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
18%
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 Students27%
Female34%
Male20%
Black16%
Asian58%
Asian/Pacific Islander49%
Hispanic13%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White38%
Low income25%
Not low income44%
Special educationn/a
Not special education28%
Limited English16%
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
Hispanic 32% 20%
White 23% 60%
Black 17% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 16% 7%
Two or more races 9% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 114%N/A8%
Special education 18%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 260%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 10N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 65%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Delores Beason

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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Tacoma, WA 98404
Phone: (253) 571-2700

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