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Tumwater Middle School

Public | 7-8 | 450 students

 
 

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Posted March 25, 2012

Ok this is an average school with really great teachers.... But the principal Mr. Wilcox is not even close to being a good principal. He has the worst relationship with the students. My child will come home from school some days talking about how bad the principal is and how none of his peers like Mr. Wilcox.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2011

This school is terrible. There is a complete lack of communication between the parents and the the school. Impossible to join extra-curriculum activities.


Posted September 7, 2009

i go to this school and it is really great, the teachers are awesome
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 8, 2008

Tumwater Middle School is a great school. Two of my children have gone to this school and I have nothing but praise for the school and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2007

I am less impressed as time goes by, not only with TMS but with the district as a whole. Way too much emphasis is being placed on the WASL. I do think TMS is the best in the area, that is just not saying as much as it should.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2007

this school is the best school you could put your kids in i may only b a kid but i have been treated the best at this school and it is a fun enviornment to work in im going into 8th grade but my 7th grade year was the best school year that i have ever had!!! my grades were also good here compared to my other schools!!! thank you staff and students who have made this school so fun with good acidemic!!! thank you!! ~~~~ Shailee L. Berry~
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 4, 2007

This school is very gossipy and unprofessional! They seem to focus on little issues and not the big ones! It lacks diversity in its staff which shows in their inability to deal with students equally. We have never experienced such a terrible attitude from a staff as a whole! Stay away from this school if you want fairness for your child!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2006

TMS is an excellent middle school with a caring and supportive staff. My son and daughter have had a great experience at the school--both in the class room and in sports programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2006

Parents not familiar with this school, beware. Unless you have history, or know someone within the school staffing, any complaint you have regarding a staff member will not be taken seriously. We are new to this school, made a serious complaint, wherein it was pretended to be dealt with, when in actuality was ignored. Needless to say, we had no alternative but to move to a different district. After making the complaint, a family member of ours (not knowing to the staff) was waiting just outside the office and could hear the office staff laughing and gossiping about the complaint (which was supposed to be confidential) This school is not professional, however, appears to be if you make no complaints. The office staff is horrible, they treat the children like they have no rights, and belittle them. There are some great teachers here though.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2004

Dude, this school rocks! The staff is awesome, it isn't very clean though, but at least i have fun while learning.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 16, 2004

i love this school! I wouldn't ever pick another middle school to go to. i want to thank the staff and students who made my 7th and are making my 8th grade year the best i ever had.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 23, 2004

We're new to the area and weren't sure what to expect, coming from another state and a very small community with good schools. We have been so impressed by TMS. Aside from academics and extracuricular activities, which are very important and have been positive for our child, the leadership at this school, from the principal to the teaching staff, is truly amazing. These people not only care about what they are doing and the kids at the school, they enjoy it all and it shows. I don't know that I have ever been at a school where the caring and interest shown by the staff has been so obvious and so genuine. The kids know it and I think it makes a huge difference in the way they conduct themselves and the effort they put forth to do their best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2003

This is the best school in the district. The leadership shown by the principall role is strongly shown in a good way. I wouldn't pick a diferent school


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 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 64% in 2013.

225 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

226 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

224 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
72%
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

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

227 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

228 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
64%
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 Students69%
Female67%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic57%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Low income50%
Not low income79%
Special education7%
Not special education78%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female85%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic64%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Low income71%
Not low income88%
Special education30%
Not special education89%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students81%
Female87%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic72%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Low income68%
Not low income87%
Special education33%
Not special education87%
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 Students67%
Female74%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asian85%
Asian/Pacific Islander87%
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Low income45%
Not low income74%
Special education24%
Not special education71%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female91%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian92%
Asian/Pacific Islander93%
Hispanic88%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Low income77%
Not low income92%
Special education38%
Not special education93%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students72%
Female78%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asian69%
Asian/Pacific Islander73%
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Low income46%
Not low income80%
Special education33%
Not special education76%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
96%
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 Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Low incomen/a
Not low income100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
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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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 76% 63%
Hispanic 8% 18%
Two or more races 8% 5%
Asian 5% 7%
Black 2% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 127%N/A40%
Transitional bilingual 20%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 17N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 11N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 68%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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6335 Littlerock Rd SW
Tumwater, WA 98512
Phone: (360) 709-7500

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