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Jason Lee Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 213 students

 
 

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Posted September 8, 2013

Jason Lee is not the newest school around. I can tell you that for sure. The teachers are great though and the I like the program a lot. This school could be improved a lot with a renovation and maybe a better P.E. department. The P.E. teachers are kind of jerks and the building is pretty old. Great school though.


Posted March 12, 2010

This is definitly the best schools. They not only let us learn and teach us great things but they let us be free. the teachers love the students and help then learn what they need for state standerds even if we are failing big time. we will improve...i love this school my entire family went here and i want my children to go here too. no matter whant this school lest us all be very free. and color our own world
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 8, 2009

A great school with plenty of good teachers. All of the progrgrams are well run and the kids love it. As for the so called 'bad kids', there are no more of them then you would see at any other middle school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 15, 2009

Wonderful Special education program! Staff very willing to work with challenging students and help them get a good education! I am impressed.


Posted July 28, 2008

It's probably not the worst school in Vancouver, but it's definitely not the best. There is something wrong about Jason Lee. I have sat at student performances and the principal, Ms. Cone, appears disengaged. Many of the teachers here seem more than ready for retirement and outdated in their manner of teaching. With so many differently-abled learners, Jason Lee has its work cut out for it. From my experience as a parent it is not handling the task. The 'bad' kids dominate here and there are plenty of them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2007

I like this school. As a parent I want my child to be immersed in diverse cultures and needs. Jason Lee has a large assortment of differences, from accelerated learning to non English speaking students. Having that type of variety may skew the testing results but it gives a much better view of the world to our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2007

As a student I at jason lee has good teachers. My favorite was ms.Reiff. I think though that 6 graders need more sports insted of just track. Parents with time can participate in school stuff but parents that have to support a famliy have no time.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 19, 2006

jason lee middle school is getting way to strict these kids need freedom of expression. just because the world is hard and crazy does not mean we have to take it out on todays youth. i think that the school should have more faith in the students because the school is full of great kids. its seems that they think if they dont push the students into being good, they will turn in to a bunch good for nothing drug dealers.i hope the kids of jason lee take a stand for their rights and speech up about this, because i know for a fact not too many kids there are happy about this pedicament.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 30, 2006

My child is a straight 'A' student and needs to be challenged in schools with high academic standards. We thought Jason Lee's 'Challenge Program' was going to meet those standards, but unfortunately they don't. Needless to say, I wish I would have researched more before moving into this area and putting my child in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2005

Both of my daughters went to Jason Lee Middle School. The teachers encourges my kids to do the best of their ability. The teachers helped them one on one when the students need more help. All teachers and staff try to help the kids stay out of trouble because they know that they are all good kids, and they want to see them make something of themselfs. There are at least 7 differents cultures at Jason Lee. At Jason Lee they have different Language classes that you can take to help the childern communicate with each other. They encourge kids to physically fit and to eat right.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2005

This school spends too much of their money on the ELL program, I have nothing against these kids, but they should budget so every group of students gets the same. Being a former students the one thing that I hated was the mile run, this makes up a significant portion of your grade and if you do it over 12 minutes you are penalized. The PTA meetings are held when nobody but the priveliged mothers who don't have to work can come, this goes the same for the challenge parents meetings. The irony is that a couple years ago they had this big campaign to eliminate stereotypes.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 17, 2005

I think the band in Jason Lee Middle School is superb. I like the intramurals after school, and my daughter does also. I do not like, however, the mile that the physical education provides. I like the whole concept of it, but really, who wants to run once a week, in rainy or cold or really hot weather? I think you need to rethink this idea.
—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.

203 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

203 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
46%
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.

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
61%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

186 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

187 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
45%
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 Students56%
Female59%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic37%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Low income46%
Not low income72%
Special education13%
Not special education64%
Limited English7%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students68%
Female68%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic47%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Low income54%
Not low income89%
Special education25%
Not special education76%
Limited English13%
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 Students52%
Female55%
Male49%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander91%
Hispanic22%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Low income41%
Not low income67%
Special education24%
Not special education57%
Limited English0%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students54%
Female58%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander91%
Hispanic27%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Low income41%
Not low income72%
Special education21%
Not special education60%
Limited English9%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students56%
Female73%
Male42%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander82%
Hispanic27%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Low income43%
Not low income74%
Special education12%
Not special education64%
Limited English0%
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 Students48%
Female57%
Male41%
Blackn/a
Asian64%
Asian/Pacific Islander64%
Hispanic26%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Low income35%
Not low income62%
Special education4%
Not special education55%
Limited English25%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students62%
Female69%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asian82%
Asian/Pacific Islander82%
Hispanic31%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Low income46%
Not low income78%
Special education17%
Not special education68%
Limited English8%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students58%
Female65%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asian73%
Asian/Pacific Islander73%
Hispanic37%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Low income45%
Not low income71%
Special education17%
Not special education64%
Limited English8%
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.

17 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
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.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
n/a

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.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

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

 
 
96%
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 Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Low incomen/a
Not low income100%
Not special education100%

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 66% 60%
Hispanic 15% 20%
Two or more races 8% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 7%
Black 5% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 124%N/A8%
Special education 114%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 254%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 11N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 82%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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