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Ridgeline Middle School

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Posted May 27, 2013

Some teachers are incredible. Loving their job and passing it on to their students. Sports suffers because the coaches are just teachers looking for their stipend. Great environment if your child is well mannered and self motivated. So many kids with issues though
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2011

I kept telling my kids that once they hit middle school, it will get harder. WRONG! Not with this school. My son's NEVER get homework. I see math come through once in a while, but that's it. I had to check out a math book from their library since school books stay in the classroom. What happen to studying or trying to advance? Frankly I think the teachers must be lazy and not want to grade homework so they don't assign it. I am thankful to be moving out of WA state so that my children can have a better education. If you don't care what type of education your child gets, then sure this is a great school, if you do care, then you should really really do your research before enrolling in any Yelm School District schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2011

This school is great. It does have strict rules and guidelines for behavior and if you are an inattentive parent or one that does not like to be involved with your childs learning or classroom issues or problems it is not the school for you. I have two more kids that are excited to be heading there. Teachers and coaching staff are great with communication and student preparation. This school benefits from a belief that you have to take responsibility for your own actions both in success and failure.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2010

This school is horrible, I hate having my son in such a dangerous environment. The rules are unfair. The faculty especially the vice principle is the worst and most unprofessional administrator in the united states
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2009

This school is so cool. They always do fun activitys and make sure we always have fun. Im a student there and i love it. Im moving soon and im dure my next school wont be as cool as this one. The teachers are cool and the food is great. If i could pick any other school i would always oick this one cause its so cool.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 10, 2008

I am confident that when my kids go off to school they will be invited into a safe and welcoming environment that was developed for the sole purpose of providing excellent education for all students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 27, 2007

this school is awesome. I am a student attending this school and I'm impresed by the staff that teaches there. the teachers inforce the rules fairly and give the support your child needs. the success rate in my opinion is high. the only reason some (and this is very minuet)fail is they don't care however so the teachers may care verry much about how far they will succeed in life. the students may have thier problems but ridgline is such a supportive enviroment that we are peacefully able to resole our problems with our peers. the leadership program is simply delightful. through this students who show great characteristics in lesding people are able to put thier minds together with other students like them and chang the school the way they would like to see it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 12, 2007

I'm a student at ridgeline middle school.the teachers are pretty good.the other kids are nice too.but there are way too many rules.like no gum,no mp3,no P.D.A.(public display of affection).the food is good.but the staff also lack a certain quality.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 29, 2007

Ridgeline has proven to be an awesome addition to the Yelm community Schools. The staff really cares about the students. The principal and vice-principal are providing a safe,fun yet disciplined environment for our children. I drive my son to school each day in order for him to attend this school as opposed to the one that is within our boundaries. The vice-principal set up a 3 on 3 basketbal 'tournament' during lunch for the kids. The top two winners won a pizza lunch and a t-shirt. This is just an example of the creative way the leaders of the school keep the kids involved and in a positive way. Go Ridgleline Storm!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2007

Ridgeline Middle School is a very good school, and I love attending school there. It is very clean, and everyone is very friendly especially the staff. I enjoy the learning environtment and the fact that bathrooms are not dirty. The staff handles things well, and we have rules to follow. I also like the fact that there are cameras around the building to make sure students do not get into any bad stuff.
—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 64% in 2013.

197 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

195 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
60%

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

The state average for Math was 53% in 2013.

231 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

229 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
70%

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 Students57%
Female62%
Male51%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic62%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Low income51%
Not low income62%
Special education11%
Not special education65%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students67%
Female74%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic57%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Low income57%
Not low income74%
Special education14%
Not special education75%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students69%
Female82%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic67%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Low income65%
Not low income72%
Special education14%
Not special education78%
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 Students56%
Female62%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic63%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Low income47%
Not low income62%
Special education9%
Not special education61%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female76%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic88%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Low income62%
Not low income82%
Special education14%
Not special education80%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students73%
Female74%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic79%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Low income59%
Not low income83%
Special education14%
Not special education79%
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.

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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

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.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

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

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

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
57%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%
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 Students93%
Female100%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Low income95%
Not low income91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
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 Students96%
Female92%
Male100%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Low incomen/a
Not low income95%
Not special education96%

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 Students41%
Female47%
Male35%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracial60%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White38%
Low income35%
Not low income47%
Special educationn/a
Not special education41%
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 Students94%
Female93%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Low income94%
Not low income93%
Not special education95%
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 79% 60%
Hispanic 10% 20%
Two or more races 8% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 7%
Black 1% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 10%N/A8%
Special education 111%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 240%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 17N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 10N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 59%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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10605 Carter St SE
Yelm, WA 98597
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