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Perry G Keithley Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 249 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted February 19, 2014

The teachers at this school r great but there r Alot of bullys at the school , but the food Is good the staff r nice , and it Is a very great campus!:-)


Posted September 26, 2013

Some of the kids know me as Ms. Jenny. I am a program specialist for Boys and Girls Club at KMS. From what I heard, the Boys and Girls Club program at KMS is the best out of South Puget Sound Area because of this school. They have great kids who are active and love to be a part of the programs we offer and most importantly there is a strong support system from the staff and parents. The school has always welcomed us (BGC) with open hands because they want their kids to succeed and be active. We have an Island Breeze Dance club and the staff has always supported the children by having them perform at their assemblies. The principal and vice principal are great people and I am very fortunate to be working at this site. With the limited resources and funds that this school has, they always try to create opportunities for the students to take part in. This $5,000 would definitely make a big difference for these kids.


Posted August 26, 2009

Hey everyone I'm a girl who went to KMS for part of 6th grade and then the rest of my middle school career was there at KMS and I honestly got to say despite some drama that this school has, actually every school has drama some point and time, but anyways I LOVE THIS SCHOOL. I had a really great time there all the field trips and funrasing also there amazing chior and band programs are were very great I LOVED CHIOR AND MY FRIENDS LOVED BAND TONS we were a bunch of Chior Nerds and Band Geeks, but that's just the way we rule. Also the pep assemeblys are tons of fun. The teachers are very caring and kind they will let you learn if you behave and really care about your grades and just focus yourself. The teachers they'll teach you very important life long lessons that you'll remember.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 31, 2008

I and my sister are graduates of Keithley Middle School and I feel this is by far one of the best middle schools in the Tacoma Area. The student dicipline is very effective. The teachers are great. They understand, listen and relate to the students everyway possible. The principle is friendly and interacts with the students. Like a principle should. I am very happy to have attended Keithley Middle School. Keep up the great work staff.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 28, 2008

Keithley Middle School has great teachers and a caring administrative and classified staff. The staff places the needs of students first. The extra curricular sports program is great and is set in the Seamount Athletic League.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2006

This school has been going through curriculum adoptions for every subject level for several years. My daughter adjusted well to the school and the staff seem friendly enough. The Make Your Day discipline program is very different for me to understand, but seems to work for the students and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2006

Really good science programs: teachers, and curriculum.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2006

If the parents are not directly involved, The system at this school does not care about the child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2005

Solid program balancing social skills, interviewing techniques, career planning and basic education. No orchestra/only band. Sports programs available. Solid, helpful office staff, cousnelors and the teachers are positive, upbeat and reinforce the children's development and education. Advanced Placement programs available as well. Regular parent conferences and updates.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

This is our second child that is going through this school. And the experience has been consistent with our first one. We find the staff and counselors are very helpful and friendly, the honors program is excellent. We lament the fact that this program is not the standard for our overall public school system. The band program is so good it has always been an important part on the decision to send our children to this school.
—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.

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
26%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
64%

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

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

240 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
29%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

240 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
39%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
57%
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

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

235 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

235 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
39%
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 Students48%
Female51%
Male45%
Black32%
Asian80%
Asian/Pacific Islander59%
Hispanic44%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islander50%
White51%
Low income46%
Not low income62%
Special education6%
Not special education51%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students58%
Female65%
Male50%
Black48%
Asian90%
Asian/Pacific Islander69%
Hispanic42%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islander59%
White66%
Low income54%
Not low income85%
Special education22%
Not special education61%
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 Students39%
Female47%
Male32%
Black29%
Asian58%
Asian/Pacific Islander45%
Hispanic33%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islander35%
White45%
Low income34%
Not low income51%
Special education3%
Not special education45%
Limited English12%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students56%
Female71%
Male43%
Black50%
Asian58%
Asian/Pacific Islander70%
Hispanic46%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islander78%
White59%
Low income53%
Not low income65%
Special education14%
Not special education63%
Limited English28%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students64%
Female84%
Male46%
Black62%
Asian58%
Asian/Pacific Islander69%
Hispanic74%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islander76%
White62%
Low income63%
Not low income65%
Special education25%
Not special education70%
Limited English53%
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 Students33%
Female39%
Male27%
Black26%
Asian42%
Asian/Pacific Islander36%
Hispanic27%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islander33%
White42%
Low income31%
Not low income43%
Special education0%
Not special education39%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students53%
Female60%
Male45%
Black41%
Asian75%
Asian/Pacific Islander67%
Hispanic43%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islander62%
White61%
Low income51%
Not low income60%
Special education9%
Not special education60%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students42%
Female48%
Male37%
Black43%
Asian42%
Asian/Pacific Islander39%
Hispanic27%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islander38%
White51%
Low income38%
Not low income57%
Special education12%
Not special education47%
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
82%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
92%
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 Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
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 Students95%
Female92%
Male100%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Low income100%
Not low income86%
Not special education95%

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 39% 60%
Black 17% 5%
Hispanic 17% 20%
Two or more races 11% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 9% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 15%N/A8%
Special education 112%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 275%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 16N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 9N/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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12324 12th Ave South
Tacoma, WA 98444
Phone: (253) 535-9884

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