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Washington Middle School

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Posted Friday, April 18, 2014

Wouldnt let me 1 star for above comment! We hate this school! So we will be looking into other options!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2011

this is to verify my e-mail address or at least I am trying to do so as the directions say.


Posted March 13, 2009

teacher's are very supportive
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 16, 2008

Very disappointed with the principal verbally telling my child he should probably attend Stanton Alternative School since he dioesn't have plans to college. Teachers are wonderful and carrying!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2007

I am teacher at Washington Middle School and it is a challenge. The school has a great staff and great leadership. The teachers really care and work together. The leadership gets better and more effective with each passing year. The problem lies in the students. This school is in a community that does not value education and I spend most of my day putting out fires rather than teaching. Each lesson must be very highly structured or it is doomed. This is quite taxing and I can't wait for the weekend most weeks. Not much can be accomplished when so few students care. I feel bad for the ones that are trying. Students that do care will have all the opportunities they can get their hands on because this school is desperately trying to motivate the general student body. We are constantly dealing [with] gang issues as well.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 16, 2004

I went to Washington and I loved it. I met wonderful friends and I feel like I learned what I need to. Even though Washington doesn't have the best reputation I think it's a great school and I encourage any 5th graders to go.
—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.

238 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
14%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

239 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
31%
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.

220 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
18%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

220 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
35%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

215 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
37%

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

The state average for Math was 53% in 2013.

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
18%
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 Students18%
Female26%
Male11%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic19%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White18%
Low income18%
Not low incomen/a
Special education5%
Not special education19%
Limited English9%
Migrant16%

Reading

All Students24%
Female31%
Male16%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic24%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White36%
Low income24%
Not low incomen/a
Special education0%
Not special education26%
Limited English8%
Migrant22%
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 Students45%
Female49%
Male41%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic45%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White47%
Low income44%
Not low incomen/a
Special education15%
Not special education46%
Limited English16%
Migrant47%

Reading

All Students31%
Female34%
Male29%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic31%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White47%
Low income31%
Not low incomen/a
Special education8%
Not special education33%
Limited English4%
Migrant26%

Writing

All Students40%
Female56%
Male27%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic41%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White47%
Low income41%
Not low incomen/a
Special education8%
Not special education42%
Limited English13%
Migrant41%
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 Students22%
Female23%
Male22%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic22%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White30%
Low income22%
Not low incomen/a
Special education7%
Not special education24%
Limited English7%
Migrant30%

Reading

All Students34%
Female40%
Male28%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic34%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White40%
Low income34%
Not low incomen/a
Special education0%
Not special education37%
Limited English9%
Migrant29%

Science

All Students21%
Female14%
Male28%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic19%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White40%
Low income20%
Not low incomen/a
Special education0%
Not special education22%
Limited English2%
Migrant22%
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.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
57%
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 Students78%
Female88%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income77%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
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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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
Hispanic 91% 18%
White 5% 63%
Two or more races 2% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Black 1% 5%
Asian 0% 7%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 188%N/A40%
Transitional bilingual 234%N/A8%
Special education 29%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 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 76%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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510 South 9th St
Yakima, WA 98901
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