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Hudson's Bay High School

Public | 9-12 | 1429 students

 
 

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23 reviews of this school


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Posted April 16, 2010

i love this school day care i would say i dont think getting pregant young is good but if so bring your child here they will work with you so you dont drop out
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2010

I moved an hour away from Vancouver in my junior year and had to stop attending Hudsons Bay. I love my new school, but i cant help missing the atmosphere and the people at Bay. I feel as though Bay is the best high school i have attended, and the teachers really made me feel important and that i could achieve my dreans. I would like to say thank you to Mrs. Morrison because she was one of the main reasons i even went to school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 23, 2009

Well What Can I Say About This School. Im Not A Really Smart Kid And All So I Wouldnt Really Know About The Academics Here. But The People Here Are Amazing And Are Very Accepting. This School Is Probably A Good Choice For Students Who Are New To Vancouver And Dont Have Any Friends. I Have A Bunch Of Friends Here Now And Freshman Year I Had None... So As I Said Before I Highly Recommend This School For Students Who Are New To Vancouver.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 17, 2009

Excellent education, and student help programs. I highly recommend Hudsons bay as a possible choice for any student to attend
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2009

I go to school here and I am overall satisfied to call myself an Eagle. My son and I are in the GRADS program, where I can take him and put him in lisenced childcare and then go to class as usual, having one class in the daycare with my son. I think this school is the best i've been to.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 25, 2008

I am a former student and current parent of a student attending HBHS. I believe the commitment level of the teachers, staff, students and community to be top notch at this school. It has always pleased me that so many former students have gone back to teach, coach or volunteer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2007

this school is a great school. not like all the others are not but this school has so much spirit and we care for the community.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 23, 2007

I am a student here at bay, and our school has a lot worse of a reputation than most other schools. Since our school has an on-campus day care, most teen parents attend our school, and other schools look down upon that, even though I think that it is a wonderful idea. Overall, this is a very good school. It's not what people say that it is.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 20, 2007

At first I was very happy with the school and that they seemed open to working with my special needs child--he has ADHD, which requires a lot of strong boundary setting, encouragement and constant reminders. As he fell behind I went to discuss a plan with teachers. Only one slightly followed through with the 'let me know immediately what he needs to do plan through email.' And that one class is the only one he passed! I am very angry with the 'partnership' breakdowns. Here I am willing to be an active partner but the school will not comply. Also, discipline and the words used to kids who have only a small infractions is very nonproductive and only demotivates kids. Is this a plan to move out kids who are not the best to bring up scores? I have to wonder!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2007

I am a HBHS grad, and I can't say enough about the teachers there at Bay. When I ever I needed help they would stay after and help me till I got it. They were always personable. Although the sports programs were not always on the winning side during my time there the coaches always kept a positive out look on things. They made sure we knew that it wasn't just about playing and learning a game. It was also about learning how to be accountable, and learning other life lessons. I can't think of place more friendly or dedicated to the kids and the community that I would have rather spent my four years of school in.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 28, 2006

I have great respect for the teachers, admin., staff and couches at Bay. I have made a point to get to know all my kids teachers and coaches and have been quite impressed. I also love the diversity of students on campus. I volunteer on campus often and have been impressed with the quality of staff/student interaction. Great school!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2006

Overall a good public school, academic and athletics are okay, teacher support is pretty good. Female principal who is fair with students, and tough enough to get their attention. Good school sent your kid here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2006

Bay Students are great and the staff is quite awesome.I like the concern and the caring of the taachers and the great involvement of the parents for the kids education and welfare.Keep up the Great Job!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2005

an excellent environment for creative and constructive development of children
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 11, 2005

Hudson's Bay High School offers a quality education by encouraging diversity, community building and compassion. The teachers and curriculum are outstanding, and the staff is supportive and encouraging. I can not imagine a finer school anywhere.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 31, 2005

Great teachers, great opportunities for students wishing to pursue running start.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 1, 2005

Great athletic facilities and excellent extra-curriculars.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 5, 2005

The 'hidden secret' among Vancouver's high schools, Bay has the strongest faculty I've experienced in seven years of contact with all area high schools. It's a truly diverse school, and the morale among staff at Bay is outstanding (and unusual). There's a notable lack of politics at Bay, which leads to increased support and cooperation. There's also more of a 'community feel' in interactions between students, teachers and staff. I don't know why Hudson's Bay stands out in these areas, but it does seem like a very comfortable, healthy environment for both genuinely motivated students and developing students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2005

My two children have been going to this school and my thrid child is about to start there. I'm very comfortable with them going to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2004

Despite the fact that there're many students, I believe the school is okay. However, I have two major concerns. First-the school s disciplinary system needs to be reviewed. I don't believe that a child should be suspended over smallest issues, like allegedly leaving class 5 minutes early. I don't believe teachers give enough warnings to students. In fact, some teachers don't give warnings at all nor do they try to discuss problems w/students before they just turn it to administration. Second-the school s teachers don't communicate with the parents who are open and willing to communication. Again, they would rather turn it to administration. I understand the disciplinary needs to be 'consistent' but communication should be-first. It doesn't seem fair that a child caught leaving campus should have the same punishment as a child who leaves class a few minutes early. Should a sex-offender have the same punishment as someone who runs-a-stoplight?
—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.

About these ratings

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.
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 54% in 2013.

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
n/a

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n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 82% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
72%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 93% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
n/a
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 53% in 2013.

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2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
58%
Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 96% in 2013.

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2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
95%
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 22% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 66% in 2013.

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
33%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 72% in 2013.

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
n/a
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 28% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
27%
Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 61% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
63%
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 19% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 35% in 2013.

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n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 35% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
n/a
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 30% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
36%
Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 23% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
28%
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 15% in 2013.

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2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 34% in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 20% in 2013.

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Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 18% in 2013.

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n/a

2012

 
 
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 Students35%
Female31%
Male39%
Black20%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White34%
Low income36%
Not low income32%
Special education30%
Not special education35%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Students78%
Female68%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Low income75%
Not low income81%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Geometry

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Low income100%
Not low income100%
Not special education100%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
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Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
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Multiracialn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Integrated Math II

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
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

Algebra I

All Students13%
Female11%
Male14%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic10%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White17%
Low income12%
Not low income16%
Special education16%
Not special education11%
Limited English7%
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Students36%
Female31%
Male39%
Black29%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White42%
Low income32%
Not low income45%
Special education40%
Not special education35%
Limited English6%
Migrantn/a

Geometry

All Students61%
Female62%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Low income63%
Not low income52%
Special educationn/a
Not special education60%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Integrated Math 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
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Integrated Math II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/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

Algebra I

All Students21%
Female19%
Male24%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White25%
Low income25%
Not low income14%
Special educationn/a
Not special education22%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology 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
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Geometry

All Students20%
Femalen/a
Male36%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White33%
Low income8%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education21%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a

Integrated Math II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/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

Algebra I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
Low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a

Geometry

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
Malen/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/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

Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2010.

307 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
24%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

284 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2011.

291 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
23%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

271 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
73%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to test students in reading and writing in grade 10. Math skills are tested by the End-of-Course (EOC) exams. The HSPE 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

Reading

All Students71%
Female78%
Male66%
Black69%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander67%
Hispanic59%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Low income66%
Not low income84%
Special education52%
Not special education75%
Limited English26%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students66%
Female75%
Male58%
Black63%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander69%
Hispanic60%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Low income65%
Not low income68%
Special education47%
Not special education69%
Limited English26%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to test students in reading and writing in grade 10. Math skills are tested by the End-of-Course (EOC) exams. The HSPE 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 64% 60%
Hispanic 21% 20%
Black 5% 5%
Two or more races 4% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 11%N/A8%
Special education 115%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 264%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 21N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 12N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 72%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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Vancouver, WA 98663
Phone: (360) 313-4400

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