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 PE, 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, leadership, Legos/pre-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 advisory 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 play field and expansion of staff and visitor parking.


2018-19 School Facts

Based on the October 2018 enrollment report, there were 796 students enrolled at Washington Middle School.



 Student Demographics         

 Hispanic/Latino of any race(s)   
 9.8%       Male students
 American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.3%  Female students
 Asian 7.9%  

 Black/African American

 Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander
 White  69.2% 
 Free & Reduced Price Meals
 Two or More Races
10.8%    Special Education

Teacher Information

  • Number of classroom teachers: 46
  • Average years of teacher experience: 18
  • Teachers with at least a Master's Degree: 35



2018-19 District Operating Budget 




 Building Administration
 $8,283,536  6.23%
 Maintenance & Operations    $8,576,098  6.45%
 District Support
 $5,410,991  4.07%
 $4,520,169  3.40%
 Utilities & Insurance  $4,317,384  3.25%
 Food Service
 $3,289,648  2.47%
 Other  $64,053  0.05%
 Total Expenditures  $132,955,254  100.00%




 $23,067,573  17.42%
 Federal    $5,346,583  4.04%
 Other Sources                          
 $985,618  0.74%
 Total Revenue  $132,394,180  100%

Washington Comprehensive Assessment Program

Washington students participate in state tests annually in the spring, to assess their progress as well as the progress of our educational system as a whole.

Our state uses the Smarter Balanced assessment system, aligned to Washington's K-12 Learning Standards. The scores below represent the percent of students meeting standard in three core subjects, ELA, Math, and for grades 5, 8 and 11, Science (Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science or WCAS).

 2017-18 6th Grade SBA​​


 2018-19 6th Grade SBA

 Our School  
 Our District 
 WA State 
   Our School 
 Our District 
 WA State 
 82.7  75.5  55.9    70.7  71.6  56.9
 67.3  65.6  48.2
   60.2  58.4  46.8

 2017-18 7th Grade SBA


 2018-19 7th Grade SBA

 Our School  
 Our District 
 WA State 
   Our School 
 Our District 
 WA State 
 81.1  77.2  59.6
   84.6  80.9  60.6
 77.0  70.2  49.0
   79.8  73.8  48.7

 2017-18 8th Grade SBA


 2018-19 8th Grade SBA

 Our School  
 Our District 
 WA State 
   Our School 
 Our District 
 WA State 
 82.5  78.5  58.9  81.1  75.4  58.0
 Math  77.9  70.6  47.5  80.4  69.1  45.8
 82.2  80.1  52.9  81.1  76.8  51.6

Measures of Academic Progress (MAP)

MAP is a district assessment that measures a student's developing skills through a series of questions that adapt to the child’s level of learning. Research on MAP indicates the results are highly accurate. The results help teachers measure growth and determine whether a student may need more support or more challenge. These scores represent Spring assessment.

 2017-18 Reading


 2018-19 Reading

 Our School  
 Our District 
 National Norm 
   Our School 
 Our District 
 National Norm 
 Grade 6
 225  225  216
   223  224  216
 Grade 7
 228  228  218
   228  228  218
 Grade 8
 234  233  220    233  232  220

 2017-18 Math


 2018-19 Math

 Our School  
 Our District 
 National Norm 
   Our School 
 Our District 
 National Norm 
 Grade 6
 231  231  216    229  229  225
 Grade 7
 239  238  218    238  238  229
 Grade 8
 248  248  220    247  244  220


Washington Middle School Mission Statement

Washington Middle School is committed to promoting success and ensuring high levels of learning for all. 

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 a survey of grade student achievement in core subject areas. NAEP measures what students across the country know and can do in 10 subject areas, including mathematics, reading, writing, and science. Current state level results may be viewed here.

To learn more about NAEP, visit this page.


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.