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East Valley Central Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 237 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted January 26, 2014

The new Ignite program with students becoming involved in Leadership roles and mentors is wonderful. The staff addresses bullying and academic issues with the same vigor and consistently communicate with families. The sports are wonderful for students but the Robotic Club, Book Club, etc. show the dedication of staff to improve the life of their students and is ALL volunteer. The school is wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2013

Very poor provisions for students with discipline problems. Bullying is a huge problem with teachers/staff looking the other way. Student body has High school problems. It seems to me like there is a lack of care of how students look up to the teachers and the administration. All politics and no learning. I've been a teacher in another school district for 25 years and I relate this school having the problems that an inner city school would have. It needs help..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2011

This school could have improvement if they had set methods. With 7 teachers a day for middle school students it seems chaotic. The principal is not efficient and while she is nice as a person it does not seem that she handles the role of lead administrator at this school well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2009

With the new configuration (6-8) it will be interesting to see how the next few years settle. Current principal and teachers are energetic and working to use best teaching practices to make academic goals set for the school. However, with only sports as an afterschool activity and no academic clubs, this does not support the goals. Overall great, let's see how the new configuration pans out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2009

i go to this school and its awesome and really organized with academics
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 17, 2009

Nice new school. 6-8th grade. Most teachers involved and energetic.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2009

I lov ethis school!The Principal, Mrs. Young, I s sooo nice! I love all the teachers. Especialy Mrs. Funk. She teaches C.T.C. (Critical Thinking Class)This is by far 1 of the best schools ever!
—Submitted by a student


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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.

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

244 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
60%

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.

238 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

237 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
69%
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.

237 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

238 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

238 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
48%
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 Students25%
Female34%
Male16%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic21%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White29%
Low income19%
Not low income34%
Special education0%
Not special education30%
Limited English0%
Migrant17%

Reading

All Students50%
Female63%
Male38%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic47%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White52%
Low income44%
Not low income59%
Special education3%
Not special education59%
Limited English6%
Migrant33%
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 Students27%
Female26%
Male28%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic17%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White34%
Low income20%
Not low income37%
Special education3%
Not special education31%
Limited English0%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students46%
Female59%
Male35%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic38%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White52%
Low income35%
Not low income61%
Special education0%
Not special education53%
Limited English8%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students73%
Female86%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic68%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Low income68%
Not low income78%
Special education22%
Not special education80%
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 Students23%
Female20%
Male26%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic14%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White30%
Low income11%
Not low income37%
Special education0%
Not special education25%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrant30%

Reading

All Students54%
Female56%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic42%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Low income40%
Not low income70%
Special education10%
Not special education58%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrant50%

Science

All Students45%
Female43%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic34%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Low income33%
Not low income60%
Special education0%
Not special education49%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrant40%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
85%
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.

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

 
 
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 Students75%
Female73%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Low income57%
Not low income81%
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
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 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 56% 60%
Hispanic 40% 20%
Two or more races 2% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 7%
Black 1% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 13%N/A8%
Special education 112%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 258%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 12N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 54%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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