School Performance Report

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About Our School

Patrick Murphy, Superintendent

Paul Anders, Principal

Washington Middle School

Annette Pasquariello, Assistant Principal


Our educational program is based on a core curriculum of English-language arts, social studies, math and science. In addition to these four core classes, our students attend a PE/health/tech arts rotation (one semester of P.E., and a quarter of tech arts and a quarter of health) as well as one elective class. Our elective classes are divided between music (chorus, band, orchestra, music and movement) and non-music (art, media, robotics, marketing, video production, visual communications, and Bulldog Productions).

Students are challenged through differentiated instruction and have a variety of math options through the geometry level. Conversely, students are also given multiple opportunities to obtain support for their learning through intervention classes, special education programs that are designed to meet the individual needs of the learners, and our PAWS (school-wide intervention) time. In each discipline we also integrate the use of technology. The widespread use of technology and multimedia in our CTE classes exceeds the basic curricular and technology goals of the Olympia School District and the Washington State CCSS.
Completed in 2006, additions and modernization of Washington Middle School increased student capacity from 588 to 800 students. Ten instructional stations were added and building infrastructure space expanded, including school administration, kitchen/serving area, student cafeteria, learning resource center, science facilities and computer technology facilities. Site improvements included storm water system upgrades, preservation of the east playfield and expansion of staff and visitor parking.


2016-17 School Facts

Based on the October 2016 enrollment report, there were 819 students enrolled at Washington Middle School.



 Student Demographics         

 Hispanic/Latino of any race(s)   
     Male students
 American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.5%    Female students
 Asian 9.2%  

 Black/African American

 Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander
0.1%    Unexcused Absence Rate
 White 69.8%
 Free & Reduced Price Meals
 Two or More Races
10.3%    Special Education

Teacher Information

  • Number of classroom teachers: 46
  • Average years of teacher experience: 17.3
  • Teachers with at least a Master's Degree: 73.9%
  • 100% of teachers are highly qualified (teachers qualify by holding a bachelor's degree and passing a state test).



2016-17 District Operating Budget 




 Building Administration
 $7,227,850  6.23%
 Maintenance & Operations    $7,297,943  6.29%
 District Support
 $7,489,580  6.46%
 $3,801,174  3.28%
 Utilities & Insurance  $3,869,588  3.34%
 Food Service
 $2,949,181  2.54%
 Other  $453,018   0.40%
 Added to Reserve  $555,930  0.48%
 Total Expenditures  $115,944,979  100.00%




 $28,120,265  24.25%
 Federal    $6,135,162  5.29%
 Other Sources                          
 $969,697  0.84%
 Total Revenue  $115,944,979  100.00%

Washington Comprehensive Assessment Program

Students in grades 6-8 are required to take an annual state assessment. The scores represent the percent of students meeting standard on the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) or Measurement of Student Progress (MSP)/Science.

 2015-16 6th Grade SBA​​


 2016-17 6th Grade SBA

 Our School  
 Our District 
 WA State 
   Our School 
 Our District 
 WA State 
 77.6  71.6  56.5
   76.5  73.1  56.0
 67.0  62.9  48.0
   63.7  60.7  48.0

 2015-16 7th Grade SBA


 2016-17 7th Grade SBA

 Our School  
 Our District 
 WA State 
   Our School 
 Our District 
 WA State 
 84.2  77.2  58.5
   81.5  79.1  61.0
 76.7  71.1  49.8
   75.8  61.0  51.0

 2015-16 8th Grade SBA


 2016-17 8th Grade SBA

 Our School  
 Our District 
 WA State 
   Our School 
 Our District 
 WA State 
 82.0  78.3  59.7
   82.7  77.5  59.0
 Math  74.6  70.2  47.8
   78.2  70.0  49.0
 82.9  84.4  67.5    83.5  82.8  67.0


Measures of Academic Progress (MAP)

Students in grades 6-8 take an annual district assessment. The scores shown are an average score for each grade. The scores measure growth from grade to grade. 

 2015-16 Reading


 2016-17 Reading

 Our School  
 Our District 
 National Norm 
   Our School 
 Our District 
 National Norm 
 Grade 6 
 224  224  216
 Grade 7
 229  229  218
 Grade 8
 *  232  220    234

 2015-16 Math


 2016-17 Math

 Our School  
 Our District 
 National Norm 
   Our School 
 Our District 
 National Norm 
 Grade 6
 232  231  225
   231  230  225
 Grade 7
 241  240  229
   241  241
 Grade 8
 245  246  231
   247  247
   *WMS did not MAP test students in 7th and 8th grade reading - no scores available.


Washington Middle School Mission Statement

Washington Middle School is committed to creating a positive learning environment where organized structures and processes promote academic excellence, developmental responsiveness and social equity for all students.

Olympia School District Vision

We envision a supportive environment that promotes trust, growth and achievement of the highest standards. We build our capacity for success through leading-edge programs and operations based on continuous improvement. We have 100 percent commitment to quality and excellence in all things.


National Assessment of Educational Progress

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America's students know and can do in various subject areas. Assessments are conducted periodically in mathematicsreadingsciencewritingthe artscivicseconomicsgeography,U.S. history, and in Technology and Engineering Literacy (TEL).

In 2017, NAEP began administering 
digitally based assessments (DBA) for mathematics, reading, and writing, with additional subjects to be added in 2018 and 2019.

For Washington State NAEP results please visit this link.



For More Information

If you would like more details about student achievement and demographics, visit the OSPI website and select reports by district or school.

If you would like other information about Washington Middle School, please call (360) 596-3000.