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Yelm Middle School

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Posted December 9, 2012

We came here from out of state and I was highly disappointed in the previous school disctrict we were with -- so much so that I was homeschooling my special needs daughter. Upon coming to WA I was more than thrilled and delighted with the child-centered approach. I met with our daughter's guidance counselor prior to enrollment and we all made certain that our daughter was set up for succcess from the moment she walked through the door. I have never been disappointed in the time she's spent there. Thank you!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2008

I loved this school! I still go back to say high and converse with my 7th, 8th AND 9th grade teachers, they were all so wonderful and i never EVER had a problem asking for help because it was so obvious that the teachers were willing to help. The leadership program was awesome and helped every one feel involved because ever those who wern't in the class had an oppertunity to help, and submit ideas. I never participated in sports, but i did participate in 21st Century, which was an hour of school help and an hour of different activities that were helpful both in school and out of it. There were amazing reward activities that you could participate in, even though you had to qualify (of course). I WISH THE HIGH SCHOOL WAS AS TOP NOTCH AS THE MIDDLE SCHOOL!! Hopefully everyone feels the same!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 14, 2007

I'm currently in 9th grade and in all honors classes. My older brothers all went to YMS and excelled, so I had high expectations from my parents, the teachers, and myself. The staff encouraged me and helped me exceed those standards. Every struggling student is given special attention and gifted students have the chance to excell. The teachers are so caring and understanding, that I still go and visit my seventh and eighth grade teachers and consider them friends. The extra curricular activities that are offered are outstanding and every student has an equal chance to succeed. I highly reccomend this school over other schools in the area. Love ya, YMS!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 26, 2007

this is a very good school. they have great role modles and they help everybodey they can! I love this school very much
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 1, 2006

Yelm Middle School focuses on the whole child. Their academic programs prepare students to enter Yelm High School. If a student is advanced in their subject matter classes are available for them to pursue their interest at an appropriate level. Ms. Rang is a delightful individual. She has the respect of her students and is a positive administrator for staff. Yelm Middle School has a multitude of afterschool activities and athletics. Children feel the care and commitment of the staff. As a parent I have had two children go through YMS. Both of my children are successful in their higher grades. This is a combination of their desire to succeed as well as the positive, student-centered environment created in the middle school. I would gladly have my children in the majority of the teachers classes. Like any school, check out the teachers. However, the vast majority are wonderful. Your kids will do well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2006

This school is okay, I don't have any regrets about sending my child here. We have moved 5 times and for once, my son has friends! According to him, at least everybody seems to have a friend at YMS. I love the teachers, they have a great way of pulling the students in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2005

I do not like the middle school, I have two childern that go there. Too crowded and not enough time for the students to get to their lockers that they have to share and then make it to class in time to settle down and learn. Would really like to sell my house and move. I can see why these kids are so wound up when they get home. It is like a battlefield just to make it to class in time. I am real disapppointed about the school district out in Yelm. They could release certain classes 5 minutes early, let those kids get to their next class and then release the second bunch. This would ease all the conjestion in the hallways.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2004

I think this is too crowded and now they are adding another grade to it!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 9, 2004

YMS is an absolutly great school. They have an awesome Leadership class with a great teacher that teaches it. The teachers are very involved with the students.They have pretty much every sport you can think of. The sports go all year round. It is truly a great school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 19, 2004

This school is one of the worst schools my daughter has attended. She's in the 8th grade at YMS currently and has been struggling throughout the year. Yelm Middle School has a high drug rate, and constantly bombards my daughter with high standards. The teachers may not be at fault, but they offer little to no help for her. Overall, the extra-curricular activities are superb. There's many to choose from. I wouldn't personally recommend your child attend here, but if it's your only choice, it's not so bad.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2004

In the last 10 years, I have had 3 kids pass through the door of YMS. There are negatives and positives, I will only dwell on the positive. I've been fortunate enough to witness the 'above and beyond', of a few teachers at YMS. In the last 10 years, Ms. Yenne, Ms. Robilard, Mr. Riley, Ms. Yarrington and Ms. Larsen all deserve recognition for their ability to help create a childs enthusiasm, self-esteem, knowledge and leadership abilities. I, for one, commend these teachers highly and look forward to the upcoming years!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2004

Yelm Middle School is A great school they have very good sports, a wonderful Leadership Class, and mostly great teachers. I only wish they had baseball-it is my favorite sport, and the only way I can play is by paying $75 out of the school, with little league.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 1, 2003

Yelm Middle School has a very strong leadership program that focuses on making the community better. It involves nearly 140 8th grade students. Two of the teachers there are very commited to helping the students, they are way more helpful than the principal! Yelm Middle also has very good extracurricular activities including 8 different sports, Drama, newsletter and yearbook. classes such as languages and arts are also availible during school hours. Yelm is also known for it's rewards programs including a trip to Victoria,Washington D.C.and multiple dances throughout the year. Although Yelm's WASL scores are a little less than average many students learn more important things there too. Yelm Middle school is a great place for students to learn social and knowledge skills before entering High School.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 64% in 2013.

218 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

218 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
62%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

217 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

210 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

211 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
65%

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 Students52%
Female52%
Male52%
Black20%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Low income46%
Not low income60%
Special education8%
Not special education58%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students70%
Female74%
Male67%
Black70%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Low income62%
Not low income79%
Special education8%
Not special education79%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students64%
Female80%
Male49%
Black60%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic65%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Low income60%
Not low income68%
Special education15%
Not special education70%
Limited Englishn/a
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 Students32%
Female36%
Male29%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic24%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White33%
Low income22%
Not low income40%
Special education4%
Not special education36%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students57%
Female65%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Low income40%
Not low income70%
Special education12%
Not special education63%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students63%
Female63%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic36%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Low income53%
Not low income70%
Special education20%
Not special education68%
Limited Englishn/a
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.

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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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
94%

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

 
 
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Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 97% in 2013.

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n/a

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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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

The state average for Algebra I was 54% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
54%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 82% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 93% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
92%
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 53% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 96% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
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 Students90%
Female96%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Low income86%
Not low income91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
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

Algebra I

All Students42%
Female45%
Male40%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White49%
Low income39%
Not low income48%
Special educationn/a
Not special education44%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Geometry

All Students92%
Female90%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Low income82%
Not low income96%
Not special education92%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Integrated Math II

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
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 80% 60%
Hispanic 9% 20%
Two or more races 7% 6%
Black 2% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 7%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 11%N/A8%
Special education 19%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 245%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 19N/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 64%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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402 Yelm Ave West
Yelm, WA 98597
Phone: (360) 458-6176

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