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Drum Intermediate School

Public | 5-7 | 226 students

 
 

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Posted February 15, 2013

If I could give this school zero stars, I would. The vice principal harasses us and our son almost on a daily basis. Meanwhile, they do not follow the 504 plan for our son. Don't attend Drum!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2011

As parent of a child who attended 2009-2010, this school was a disaster. Our daughter came home complaining of out of control kids in the classroom, sexual harassment by male students, and teachers who got no backing from the principal's office when they asked for help. The teachers were awesome,the administration is a joke. Talking with the principal was pointless. Police cars frequently at the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2010

As a parent of a student who's last year (thank goodness) was 09-10, I am very disappointed with a lot of things about drum. Education was not top priority, neither was fairness when it came to disciplinary action.It is amazing that my child made it out of there without losing their mind!!. I encourage my child often, not to let this experience discourage him from getting the best education in his future years...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2009

The music program is outstanding, and the teachers, and facculty are amazing, but we need some extrasurricular activities. All we have is after-school art, and no sports for seventh grade this year. What a bummer because I am going into seventh grade!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 12, 2008

My son is a 5th grader at Drum & I agree with him about how great we think the school is. The teachers are awesome & the staff are very kind & always eager to help. The principal & vice-principal are so inviting & easy to approach about anything. He enjoys the lunch, the fact that they have phys ed. 3 times a week, & music every day. There are several events throughout the year that the kids enjoy such as the social parties for each grade group. We are new to the area & my kids education was a major concern to us but I am so proud of the fact that my kids belong to one of the best school districts. I recommend this school & if I lived outside the school district, I would not mind driving my kids here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2008

I am a new student at Drum this year, all and all, It's an excellent school. There are so many nice people, the teachers are very good at what they do and explain things very well, the only thing I think they can improve on is lunch, other than that I love it here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 8, 2006

I have two children who attend Drum Intermediate one of whom is a special needs child. I am totally impressed with the amount of dedication the staff has shown our son and their continued drive to help him achieve new levels of success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2005

Great school. I so reccomend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2005

Well, I am currently a seventh grade student at Drum and I can say that overall it is a great school. The lunch needs MAJOR improvment and there are a few teachers that I wouldn't place money on...but I guess I am pretty well off.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 24, 2004

This school is...just plain amazing!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2004

Both the principal and vice principal are always eager to listen to student and parent concerns. They truely care about each individual student and what's best for them. They always get the whole story from the view of all concerned before handing out punishment. This staff truly enjoys working together as a team. Parents and students feel welcome when they enter the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2004

So far so good. We moved in from S. Calif and our 11 yr. old soon has improved. We enrolled him for the last 3 months of 6th grade and he gives nothing but praise to the teachers and for the support he has received from the teachers. The team teaching approach seems to work more efficiently for both student and teacher.Chalk board is visable and rooms are not storage facilities with students in them. We'll see more when his WASL scores return. These will be mostly a reflection of the L.A.U.S.D. We don't expect to much, though he did end up with a B- average @ Drum. Need to keep kids active and also review lunch program for content improvemnt.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2003

I love the way they don't have the teachers overwhelmed with kids. And the teams of teachers is a great idea for working together.
—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 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 63% in 2013.

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
36%
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 59% in 2013.

237 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

238 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

215 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

214 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
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 Students72%
Female67%
Male77%
Black37%
Asian77%
Asian/Pacific Islander78%
Hispanic57%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Low income49%
Not low income86%
Special education13%
Not special education81%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female87%
Male86%
Black53%
Asian94%
Asian/Pacific Islander95%
Hispanic83%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Low income79%
Not low income91%
Special education63%
Not special education90%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students79%
Female79%
Male78%
Black53%
Asian82%
Asian/Pacific Islander83%
Hispanic70%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income66%
Not low income86%
Special education33%
Not special education85%
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 Students77%
Female79%
Male74%
Black67%
Asian82%
Asian/Pacific Islander75%
Hispanic64%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Low income66%
Not low income82%
Special education17%
Not special education83%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female92%
Male79%
Black76%
Asian94%
Asian/Pacific Islander85%
Hispanic84%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Low income77%
Not low income91%
Special education46%
Not special education90%
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 Students79%
Female79%
Male79%
Black53%
Asian77%
Asian/Pacific Islander77%
Hispanic54%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Low income59%
Not low income92%
Special education30%
Not special education84%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female87%
Male83%
Black67%
Asian92%
Asian/Pacific Islander92%
Hispanic75%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Low income76%
Not low income91%
Special education75%
Not special education86%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students92%
Female96%
Male88%
Black87%
Asian92%
Asian/Pacific Islander92%
Hispanic93%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Low income84%
Not low income98%
Special education50%
Not special education96%
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

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

Geometry

All Studentsn/a
Malen/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Not low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a

Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
Malen/a
Whiten/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
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

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 56% 60%
Two or more races 15% 6%
Hispanic 11% 20%
Black 8% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 7%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 11%N/A8%
Special education 111%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 238%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 13N/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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University Pla, WA 98467
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