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Pacific Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1099 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2012:
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2011:
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Posted March 29, 2014

I love this school, excellent teachers, and I have not seen any bullying at all, there is graffiti but it is always funny though when people say there name like for example: (insert name here) had been here, so yay, we know your name, and what your handwriting on bricks looks like.


Posted January 27, 2014

Communication between parent/teacher is wonderful. Plenty of sport ops for kids to get excited about. Dress code needs to be enforced, doesn't seem like the list of appropriate school attire was followed. If the clothes are inappropriate than the kid should wear PE clothing if the parent(s) can't bring something else. That's just my suggestion. It might give an incentive to follow the dress code.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2012

Hmm, what can I say about this school, maybe 1 star, the principle is like a drill sergeant and stuck up, the teachers look the other way when things happen, quite a bit of bullying, including some teachers, I think the kids do it enough that it carries on to the teachers, if I had another chance, I would have had my kid go to a different school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2012

My son attends Pacific Middle School and we have found it to be on par with many of the private schools in the Portland/Vancouver area! We have family members that attend some of the highest rated private schools and have seen no advantages over the education our son is receiving at Pacific. Thank You to all the staff for a great learning environment!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2012

This school has great teachers and an excellent environment! Way to go Pacific Middle School.


Posted January 25, 2012

This school has everything your child needs except you. With your help and guidance together with the school there would be no reason for anything except success. I have read some of the other reviews and overall agree with them. Just stay involved and the results will come. Great teachers, Greta leadership, Challenges for students with regard to learning. GREAT SCHOOL!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

I love Pacific because of the caring staff and the variety of support classes offered. I also think the amount of activities/clubs/sports available for students is awesome!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2010

I think this is a great school. There is great students and staff, but because of the high student count, some situations can get out of hand. Very good school though.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 1, 2009

It seems like a very nice school, but many of us parents are very concerned about the safety of our children. It should be the top priority!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2009

There is little to no supervision or protection for our kids on the school grounds, in PE, or in the halls. The teachers I have encountered have a severe lack of parent communication.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2009

My experience with Pacific has been excellent. The teachers and office staff have been supportive and helpful when our family experienced tragedy. All the teachers have been communicative and understanding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2008

I have been very pleased with Pacific MS. I feel like the teachers and the administrators truly care. I appreciate that the principal wants to hear the concerns of the parents. I do wish some teachers updated Edline (online grading) more often, and a couple of the teachers seem tired of teaching, but overall we've had a very positive experience. I was completely impressed by their PE curriculum. The best I've ever seen, but I believe that's district-wide.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2006

I think Pacific is a very well rounded school. I feel it offers great accademic satndards fro my child. Though it does have issues that need to be delt with...but it could be worse. Nothing is perfect. I feel PAcifics best quality is its staff. it has a great staff that treats students like the age appropriate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2006

Pacific provides excellent opportunities for their students. The teachers are dedicated to providing the best for their students. The core classes are solid and the electives are some of the best I have ever seen. My son particularly enjoyed woodshop. He looked forward to school just for that class. The sports programs are well run.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2005

The parent involvement at Pacific is one of the highest levels I have seen. THe parents are involved in band and choir, sports and the PTA at higher than normal levels. My son was involved in th accelarated classes in the 6th and the 7th grade. He was challenged and enjoyed the teacher. My daughter needed a little nore help than the average student and they were there to assist her in all of the special needs that an olfer adopted child needed. When it came to referrals of counselors and doctors they made ggod choices and it was greatly appreciated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2004

this school is cool... sumtimes!
—Submitted by a student


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.

349 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

349 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
75%

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 64% in 2013.

357 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

357 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
70%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

352 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

369 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

369 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

369 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
67%
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 Students63%
Female60%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asian71%
Asian/Pacific Islander71%
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Low income53%
Not low income69%
Special education31%
Not special education66%
Limited English29%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female86%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander97%
Hispanic77%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income74%
Not low income88%
Special education66%
Not special education84%
Limited English54%
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 Students69%
Female66%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asian69%
Asian/Pacific Islander70%
Hispanic61%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Low income53%
Not low income82%
Special education28%
Not special education74%
Limited English36%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female73%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asian77%
Asian/Pacific Islander77%
Hispanic53%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Low income55%
Not low income85%
Special education43%
Not special education76%
Limited English23%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students71%
Female81%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asian81%
Asian/Pacific Islander80%
Hispanic61%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Low income57%
Not low income83%
Special education35%
Not special education76%
Limited English50%
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 Students65%
Female66%
Male64%
Black79%
Asian80%
Asian/Pacific Islander63%
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Low income57%
Not low income72%
Special education19%
Not special education70%
Limited English15%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female78%
Male66%
Black72%
Asian73%
Asian/Pacific Islander63%
Hispanic64%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Low income60%
Not low income80%
Special education31%
Not special education76%
Limited English20%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students73%
Female72%
Male74%
Black57%
Asian87%
Asian/Pacific Islander71%
Hispanic59%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Low income63%
Not low income81%
Special education28%
Not special education78%
Limited English10%
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.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
n/a
Integrated Math II

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

2013

 
 
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 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 Students96%
Female95%
Male96%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic93%
White95%
Low income93%
Not low income97%
Not special education96%

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 72% 63%
Hispanic 10% 18%
Asian 7% 7%
Two or more races 5% 5%
Black 4% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 141%N/A40%
Transitional bilingual 24%N/A8%
Special education 210%N/A13%
Source: 1 NCES, 2010-2011
Source: 2 WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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 12N/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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