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Toppenish Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 742 students

 

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Posted June 14, 2011

i heard this school is fantastic cause the teachers actually get to know the student and the teachers always help before and after school,but the thing about being swept is not right cause if students get there late is cause they got in trouble or cause there classes are sometimes across campas.but sometimes some students are sich and they need extra time in between classes because some students are sick but they don't want to tell any body i think that the school should reconsider that rule they put!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2011

From what I've heard and experienced this school isn't so great. It does not deserve 5 out of 5. Why? Well for starters the kids take everything for granted. They're just not motivated, peroid. Plus all "they" care about is winning sport games, which they hardly do. Sorry but I just don't see why so many people like this school. I've been here done that.


Posted April 25, 2010

It is a great school with teachers that are very dedicated in teaching students. Some teachers and staff members give of their own time to help tutor students before school and after school. Some staff members even buy supplies for students who can't afford to buy them. It is a place where students know that teachers care about them and are willing to listen to them.


Posted April 25, 2010

I teach at Toppenish Middle School as the music and we as teachers at the school are starting to do great things. We are struggling and would could use money to help our kids succeed. Our staff is committed the excellence of our students and we are developing high standards for our students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2010

As with any school there is always a struggle in reaching every child, but the staff here is committed to not making any excuses of why a child can't learn. Instead they are focusing on individualizing instruction and building relationships with children that will not only help them academically, but also make them better people......
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

The students work hard and the staff is great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

We have caring teachers and administrattors!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

Toppenish Middle School is a place where students feel safe and know that the teachers care about them and that their educational needs will be met.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 22, 2010

The students and their families are amazing! Some of our students live crazy lives, but they are in school every day and try their best. They are extremely dedicated and have the most wonderful personalities. In short, the students of TMS have made me a better person!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

The teachers are knowledgable in their field. They work together in Professional learning communities to ensure the best possible education for each student. Also, teachers offer students additional tutoring time each morning, before school and afternoon, after school. Our teachers use the most current research to improve student engagement and achievment!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2010

they have the best teachers there and are giving methe best EDUCATION!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 1, 2005

Compared to many other public schools in Eastern Washington, I am grateful that our principal is such a strong learder. Mrs. De Maldonado is very fair and just. She is 100% behind the 'No Child left behind act'...making teachers accountable for our childrens academic successes. And what could be better...this is how our superintendent believes also. I feel very fortunate,each school administration office have an 'open door' policy.
—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.

264 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
12%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

265 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
31%
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

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
28%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

240 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
42%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

235 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
27%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

229 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

228 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
38%

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 Students33%
Female37%
Male29%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic33%
Native American27%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income33%
Not low incomen/a
Special education4%
Not special education36%
Limited English4%
Migrant30%

Reading

All Students48%
Female53%
Male44%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic49%
Native American43%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income49%
Not low incomen/a
Special education0%
Not special education54%
Limited English11%
Migrant43%
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 Students52%
Female50%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic52%
Native American50%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income52%
Not low incomen/a
Special education6%
Not special education60%
Limited English16%
Migrant52%

Reading

All Students34%
Female37%
Male32%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic34%
Native American33%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income34%
Not low incomen/a
Special education0%
Not special education40%
Limited English7%
Migrant33%

Writing

All Students50%
Female58%
Male42%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Native American47%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income50%
Not low incomen/a
Special education9%
Not special education57%
Limited English24%
Migrant57%
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 Students31%
Female38%
Male23%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic33%
Native American13%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income31%
Not low incomen/a
Special education0%
Not special education34%
Limited English8%
Migrant22%

Reading

All Students45%
Female51%
Male37%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic48%
Native American22%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income45%
Not low incomen/a
Special education0%
Not special education50%
Limited English8%
Migrant41%

Science

All Students33%
Female35%
Male31%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic35%
Native American17%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income33%
Not low incomen/a
Special education0%
Not special education37%
Limited English8%
Migrant23%
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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
n/a
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 Students92%
Female98%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income92%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
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
Hispanic 86% 18%
American Indian/Alaska Native 11% 2%
White 3% 63%
Asian 0% 7%
Black 0% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 5%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 197%N/A40%
Transitional bilingual 229%N/A8%
Special education 212%N/A13%
Source: 1 NCES, 2010-2011
Source: 2 WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Student-teacher ratio

  This school District averageState average
Students per classroom teacher 20N/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 41%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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104 Goldendale Ave
Toppenish, WA 98948
Phone: (509) 865-7503

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