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West Valley Middle School

Public | 5-6 | 393 students

 
 

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Posted May 2, 2010

i recently went to west valley for about 3 or 4 months. by far this is not a very good school the other student dont respect one another and i was one of those kind of girls that looked forward to school but that all stopped when i started wvms the students are unwelcoming and the teachers dont care and the busses smell so bad its not even funny!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 8, 2009

This school is more like a spirt school . Demanding respect and lead by Dave Jaeger , the principal of this great school . This school has four amazing packs ( 400 500 600 and 700 ) each have qualified teachers . Im currently going to 7th grade and luckily Im in this school !
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 1, 2009

i am a student at west valley ms, i love it soo much!!i have been 2 many different schools and this is by far the best! i was a new student at wvms this year, and the school is so caring and accepting! if u need to fnd a good school this is the way 2 go!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 22, 2008

West valley middle school is a great place for my child! there is wonderful opportunities such as after school sports, events, and socials. West valley middle school also has great resources if a student forgets what to do on homework: homework hotline (teachers record what homework is that day, the students call by phone), and trackers (like planners!) west valley middle school is a exciting school to go to!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

Ilike the way Mr. Yates keeps up with the students and helps them when and as they need it. The Staff are always there to help. It's a blessing to have my son there.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 63% in 2013.

398 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

400 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

398 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
n/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.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

424 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

425 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
74%

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

All Students61%
Female57%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic47%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Low income47%
Not low income72%
Special education11%
Not special education66%
Limited English21%
Migrant20%

Reading

All Students74%
Female77%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic59%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Low income59%
Not low income86%
Special education14%
Not special education80%
Limited English25%
Migrant30%

Science

All Students64%
Female64%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic46%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Low income49%
Not low income76%
Special education17%
Not special education69%
Limited English14%
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 Students57%
Female62%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic32%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Low income41%
Not low income70%
Special education9%
Not special education62%
Limited English11%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female82%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic60%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Low income63%
Not low income87%
Special education14%
Not special education83%
Limited English42%
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

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 68% 60%
Hispanic 24% 20%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 7%
Two or more races 3% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Black 1% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 11%N/A8%
Special education 112%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 248%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 22N/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 88%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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Yakima, WA 98908
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