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Wyeast Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 258 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2013:
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Posted April 25, 2014

Even though it has a large number of students, I feel my children still get individual attention and tailored learning. Love the fact that there are lots of choir and band opportunities still for middle schoolers (so many other middle schools outside this district have eliminated these options). Also are trying to offer accelerated math options.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2014

I would like to speak to all who have had labeling targeting and bullying issues. Is there a way for us to all get a communication type group I need help my son is suffering and no matter what the teachers and faculty keep targeting him. We can only help each other in numbers. CONCERNED MOM
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2014

I have had all 3 of my kids go through this school. The major problem is they label kids horribly! My 3rd child has been a difficult kid with his ADHD diganosis things have been better for him. My other issue is the hardly ever getting a call back from various people, tryingI have needed to talk to about my students. If I could move away from the school and district I totally would! I am even thinki ng about home schooling just to get away from here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2013

this school was a non helpful and extremly unsatisfactory i was not only bullied but i was also harrassed about how long my hair was but towards the end of the year it got worse i was threatened because i would not CARRY some one ELSE'S bag no teacher or staff member would even try helping me i could even tell some teachers were even scared of thier students


Posted November 1, 2010

The Teachers and Staff are so caring and only want the best for the children. The Teachers treat the children with respect and enforce the school rules!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2009

I have had a student at WyEast for the past three years. I have gotten to know the teachers as well as the staff. I wished I could send my daughter there 3 more years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2008

Great school i have 2 kids there
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2007

As a former student of wy'east I was very satisfied with the schools standards. I also thought the food was exellent you must also satisfied the students with what your feeding them. I currently live in California and I wish I could come back to Washington. The staff as well was very helpful to me and my parents. When we needed to know something the staff in the office knew what we needed to know and that helped very much. My former counsler (Mr. Ted Grimsted) was very helpful to my parents and I. I miss the school very much. So that is my review I was and still am satisfied with the school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 14, 2007

I think WY'east middle school is a lovely school.My daughter passed all three sections on the W.A.S.L thanks to her teachers preparation before the students took the test.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2006

I had two children attend this school. One of my children spent a year here and found it to be okay. Nothing to write home about. He never involved himself in anything so that may have been part of the disappointment. My middle child now attends this school and despite having a very rocky 6th grade year is doing ten times better this year. My suggestion before attending this school is to go in and speak with a principal about your child(ren). Tell them what kind of student you have, their strengths and weaknesses, their future plans, their interests, and what you'd like to see for them regarding education. IF you will take the time to do that they can tailor make your child's schedule to fit their needs. Aside from academics there are plenty of after school clubs. Also, violence isn't an issue at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2005

WyEast has lots of potential, but does not fulfill it at this point. There are many programs for music and athletics, but it seems that too often the focus is put on those areas instead of academics. My child's core classes were used to practice learning how to score high on the WASL for up to 3 weeks prior to the test. (When you use the word 'because' in your scientific answer whether it was correct or not you score a point!) One highlight...my child's 8th grade math teacher was a good teacher that taught well and created a quality learning atmosphere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2004

My son is now in the 6th grade & was kinda nervous about going to a 'middle school'. However since the first day of school, everyone from the office staff to the kitchen staff to the teachers themselves have done a superb job at guiding my son through the sometimes hard transition of growing up and going to the 'scary middle school'. The best part about Wyeast to me as a parent is the 'whole' schools ability to openingly communicate with us parents, but also with our childern. So, I know that a huge 'thank You!' due to all the wonderful people at my son's middle school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2004

I never know what is going on at school like after school things, games, music, or fun events. This is the first time that I have got something from the school.... no mailers, no emails I feel out of the loop.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2004

Middle school children are at a challenging age...Wy'East understands both the academic and social aspects of middle schoolers...and does a great job of offering choices and personalized attention...even with a large student body enrollment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2003

I have one child at wy'east and one more going there this year. I really like the school and I have to add my son's teacher is the best! Mr.Minor has been a wonderful teacher and I really appreciate all he has done:).
—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 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.

288 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

287 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

275 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

278 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

273 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

310 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

311 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

311 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
58%
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 Students34%
Female38%
Male30%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander31%
Hispanic28%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White38%
Low income26%
Not low income46%
Special education6%
Not special education41%
Limited English10%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students69%
Female77%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander77%
Hispanic55%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Low income61%
Not low income80%
Special education34%
Not special education77%
Limited English38%
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%
Female54%
Male42%
Black23%
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander63%
Hispanic29%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White53%
Low income37%
Not low income61%
Special education13%
Not special education54%
Limited English10%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students60%
Female69%
Male52%
Black46%
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander74%
Hispanic46%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Low income53%
Not low income71%
Special education15%
Not special education69%
Limited English14%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students64%
Female82%
Male46%
Black46%
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander84%
Hispanic55%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Low income54%
Not low income76%
Special education26%
Not special education71%
Limited English29%
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 Students50%
Female54%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asian65%
Asian/Pacific Islander62%
Hispanic27%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Low income39%
Not low income61%
Special education6%
Not special education56%
Limited English22%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female81%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asian65%
Asian/Pacific Islander65%
Hispanic54%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Low income62%
Not low income81%
Special education23%
Not special education78%
Limited English39%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students64%
Female64%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asian80%
Asian/Pacific Islander73%
Hispanic30%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Low income51%
Not low income75%
Special education23%
Not special education69%
Limited English17%
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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
87%
Integrated Math II

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

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%
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 Students95%
Female100%
Male90%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White93%
Low income92%
Not low income96%
Not special education95%

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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 63% 60%
Hispanic 19% 20%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 7%
Two or more races 5% 6%
Black 4% 5%
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 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 17N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 10N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 79%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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