Advertisement
Advertisement

GreatSchools Rating

Cascade Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 985 students

 
 

Last modified
Community Rating

4 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
No new ratings
2013:
No new ratings
2012:
Based on 1 rating
2011:
No new ratings

Teacher quality

Principal leadership

Parent involvement

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

12 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted June 13, 2012

a sad excuse for a school, more like daycare with incompitant babysitters. principal doesn't know what he is doing. counscelor is led by the children (guessing no degree). all around the school is ill equipped to deal with the obsticles of middle school children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2010

I went to Cascade for 6th grade in the middle of the school year. I only made one friend, and met a couple of could be friends. Some students were okay, some were fun, some were just rude people. The teachers were good. My favorite would have to be Mr. Rudy. The staff was welcoming, though sometimes things lacked. I have to say, the school could have better cuisine. The only thing they had close to a salad bar was a couple boxes of salad. They could have done better with that, making a full salad/fruit bar and took out one of the less healthy food bars. I still love the school nonetheless and hope to be there for 8th grade.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 26, 2010

schools really bad. i took my kid out of that school to put them in wy'east
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2009

My daughter does very well at Cascade. But one time she turned her work in and I was frustrated and saddened when I learned the teacher extended the deadline because most of the class did not finish their work. The students who failed to finish need be graded lower. Or even tougher, given a F for that assignment. I believe so. My daughter tries hard to do well and I hope the teacher grades her far above the rest for her effort.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2009

We have wonderful students & a staff that is always working together!


Posted October 28, 2009

Grade A students and staff. Lot of community outreach and over a above class A school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2009

I am VERY happy with the school.. Teachers and all.. I am very involved in the school and apart of the PTO board... I drive 10 miles just to take my son to school...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2009

Cascade is a very good school. Students there welcome you when you come as a new student or if you are new at the begining of the year. I rate this a 10
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 11, 2008

Cascade is a very positive place for my daughter...she is thriving in this environment and is taking advantage of the clubs, band, and leadership opportunities offered! Teacher /parent communication is excellent, and has helped her be on track. At the end of 6th, my daughter is an organized, responsible learner! T
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2006

Cascade had many opportunities for our daughter in choir and athletics. She enjoyed the teachers and the school is beautiful. The electives offered were helpful for her, and the school advisor made sure that she was placed in challenging core classes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2006

I love the teachers, curriculum, and sports and extracurriculares. They offer a lot of things, and all the teachers/staff are very friendly and helpful, especially one of the security guards, Mr.Valentine, known to most students like me as Charlie. So...cascade is an awesome school and I am very fortunate to be able to attend this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 7, 2004

My kids have transferred to wy'east. We miss the smaller community atmosphere of Cascade. But wyeast offers a lot more choices for curriculum. I don't think all that money should have been spent on a expensive high end building, buildings don't make good schools. It could have been spent a lot more wisely. I was aghast to read it would only provide for a growth of 60 kids. Why? In a few years a whole grade will be stuck in portables just like before. what poor planning!
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

313 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

313 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
61%
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.

320 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

320 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
59%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

316 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
56%
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.

304 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

304 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

303 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
61%
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 Students46%
Female46%
Male46%
Black18%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander43%
Hispanic27%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islander46%
White53%
Low income40%
Not low income55%
Special education20%
Not special education51%
Limited English16%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students68%
Female74%
Male62%
Black36%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander62%
Hispanic59%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islander69%
White73%
Low income64%
Not low income75%
Special education39%
Not special education74%
Limited English24%
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 Students56%
Female55%
Male56%
Black20%
Asian73%
Asian/Pacific Islander67%
Hispanic43%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Low income49%
Not low income64%
Special education12%
Not special education64%
Limited English11%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students62%
Female69%
Male57%
Black40%
Asian73%
Asian/Pacific Islander83%
Hispanic53%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Low income54%
Not low income72%
Special education16%
Not special education71%
Limited English22%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students70%
Female80%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander94%
Hispanic60%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Low income64%
Not low income77%
Special education24%
Not special education79%
Limited English39%
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 Students41%
Female46%
Male38%
Black37%
Asian46%
Asian/Pacific Islander33%
Hispanic28%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White48%
Low income29%
Not low income58%
Special education18%
Not special education46%
Limited English17%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students58%
Female66%
Male52%
Black63%
Asian46%
Asian/Pacific Islander33%
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Low income48%
Not low income71%
Special education32%
Not special education63%
Limited English0%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students63%
Female66%
Male61%
Black42%
Asian73%
Asian/Pacific Islander53%
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Low income51%
Not low income79%
Special education38%
Not special education68%
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

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.

2013

 
 
n/a

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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 97% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 99% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

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
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
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 Students94%
Female91%
Male97%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic100%
White92%
Low income95%
Not low income94%
Not special education94%

Integrated Math II

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Not low income100%
Not special education100%
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 65% 60%
Hispanic 16% 20%
Two or more races 7% 6%
Black 5% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 7%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 15%N/A8%
Special education 113%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 263%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 16N/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 85%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

This school has not yet provided program information.


Help other families

Millions of families turn to GreatSchools for help with their
school search. You can help these families by providing
a few details about this school.

Administrators & teachers: Let your school shine!

Help your school shine online by adding program highlights, photos and more on GreatSchools! Get started »

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events found for this school
Searching for school events...
Date
Title
  • {{date}}
    {{title}}
Export calendar
Outlook.com
Microsoft Outlook
iCal Format
Google Calendar
Print Calendar
Uploading, please wait...
POWERED BY
Tandem
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

13900 NE 18th St
Vancouver, WA 98684
Phone: (360) 604-3600

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools

iQ Academy Washington
Vancouver, WA



Home Choice Academy
Vancouver, WA



Wyeast Middle School
Vancouver, WA


Cascadia School
Vancouver, WA


ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT