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Zillah High School

Public | 9-12 | 404 students

 
 

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Posted September 6, 2013

I love that this school has so much to offer students academically and socially. I have children with varying interests, and they are all able to find many activities to be involved in. I also love how well the teachers are willing to work with parents and students to achieve the students goals.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2013

The best part about this school is its committment to building relationships with every kid. There are programs for all kinds - and the staff seem like they are always willing to work with the kids. Check out the graduation rate - above 95% for several years in a row. They are doing good things for kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2013

This school offers a multitude of activities for all students--from athletics, to hands on robotics, engineering and wood/metalworking activites, to FBLA, ASB, drama, music, and others! It offers many different courses and college credit can be earned in high school upper division science, social studies, music, math and English courses. The current principal is highly supportive, as is district administration. For a smaller school, Zillah High School has a reputation of offering a lot to its students in a quality manner. It is also the home of the National Teacher of the Year for 2013!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 7, 2012

This school is by far one of the best in the area. While they cannot offer a giant variety of programs, they are dedicated to the quality of what they do offer. The teachers are excellent and really do care about the students. The average class size is right around 26, though many I have taken are much smaller. Most of the students who go here have gone to school with each other for most of their lives and those who haven't have no trouble making friends. Mrs. Anderson and Mr. Charbonneau (Math & Science respectively) are exceptional teachers who make this school a great place to be.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 22, 2005

This school is one of the best schools my child has been in. Their programs are great and the teachers are really focused about their students. I really recomend this school as one of your options if you are considering it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 10, 2005

This high school is awesome! it gives great instruction and now that I do running start, I know that my teachers at the high school made that easier for me! Thanks!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 24, 2004

i believe this school is over all a good school with the exception of the new principal. he is unfair and discriminating. i believe the school would function better and the students would improve with a new principal. ever since he has come to the school it ran down all the work that mr. mckay built up.
—Submitted by a former student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.
Algebra I

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

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
26%
Biology I

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

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 93% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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100%

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70%
Integrated Math I

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

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Integrated Math II

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

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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 22% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
14%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 66% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
57%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 72% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
53%
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 28% in 2013.

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Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 61% in 2013.

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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 19% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 35% in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 35% in 2013.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
68%
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 30% in 2013.

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Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 23% in 2013.

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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 15% in 2013.

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2011

 
 
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Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 34% in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 20% in 2013.

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Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 18% in 2013.

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2011

 
 
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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 Students19%
Female22%
Male16%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White14%
Low income21%
Not low income17%
Special educationn/a
Not special education20%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
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Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Geometry

All Students100%
Femalen/a
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Low incomen/a
Not low income100%
Not special education100%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Integrated Math I

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Integrated Math II

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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

Algebra I

All Students10%
Female14%
Male4%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic3%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White22%
Low income6%
Not low income17%
Special educationn/a
Not special education7%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Students50%
Female52%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Low income38%
Not low income63%
Special educationn/a
Not special education49%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Geometry

All Students56%
Female52%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Low income38%
Not low income78%
Special educationn/a
Not special education56%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
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Low incomen/a
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Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Integrated Math II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
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Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
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Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
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Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/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 Students11%
Female14%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White17%
Low income10%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education11%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology 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
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Geometry

All Students33%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White36%
Low incomen/a
Not low income40%
Special educationn/a
Not special education33%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a

Integrated Math II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/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 Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
Low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a

Geometry

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
Malen/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

Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2010.

108 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2011.

88 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
29%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to test students in reading and writing in grade 10. Math skills are tested by the End-of-Course (EOC) exams. The HSPE 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

Reading

All Students73%
Female80%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic69%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Low income60%
Not low income88%
Special education50%
Not special education76%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students81%
Female89%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic77%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income71%
Not low income92%
Special education55%
Not special education84%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to test students in reading and writing in grade 10. Math skills are tested by the End-of-Course (EOC) exams. The HSPE 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

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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
White 48% 60%
Hispanic 45% 20%
American Indian/Alaska Native 4% 2%
Two or more races 2% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 7%
Black 0% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 15%N/A8%
Special education 111%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 12N/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 80%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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Zillah, WA 98953
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