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Washington Middle School

About Our School

Patrick Murphy, Superintendent

Paul Anders, Principal

Bonnie Hauschka, 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.



2022-23 School Facts

Based on the October 2022 enrollment report, there were 748 students enrolled at Washington Middle School.


The OSPI Report Card captures data for all enrolled students as of October 1 of each year. This total number DOES NOT provide a complete count of students Full-Time Equivalency (FTE) which districts receive funding. For additional resources on enrollment reporting and FTE calculations visit Washington OSPI Enrollment ReportingOpening in a new windowOpening in a new window.



Hispanic/Latino of any race(s)   
Black/African American 3.2%
American Native/Alaskan Native 0.5%
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander 0.5% 
Two or More Races


Student Demographics

Male students 52.5%
Female students 46.0%
Gender X 1.5%
Special Education 12.7%



Teacher Information


  • Number of classroom teachers: TBD
  • Average years of teacher experience: 14.7
  • Teachers with at least a Master's Degree: 80.9%



2022-23 District Operating Budget





Building Administration
$10,620,504 6.42%
Maintenance & Operations   $10,667,395 6.44%
District Support
$5,113,296 3.09%
$4,832,295 2.92%
Technology $2,072,858 1.25%
Utilities & Insurance $5,034,198 3.04%
Food Service
$4,206,291 2.54%
Other $195,070 0.12%
Total Expenditures $165,535,574 100.00%




$31,547,262 19.42%
Federal   $13,996,756 8.62%
Other Sources                          
$511,105 0.31%
Total Revenue $162,433,780 100.00%

Washington Comprehensive Assessment Program

Washington students participate in state tests annually 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).

2021-22 6th Grade SBA


2022-23 6th Grade SBA

Our School  
Our District 
WA State 
  Our School 
Our District 
WA State 
ELA 63.8% 54.8% 43.9%
57.3% 54.3% 46.3%
52.3% 44.5% 34.2%
46.5% 46.4% 36.7%
Science --- --- ---   --- --- ---

2021-22 7th Grade SBA


2022-23 7th Grade SBA

Our School  
Our District 
WA State 
  Our School 
Our District 
WA State 
ELA 65.9% 61.2% 51.0%
67.2% 63.2% 49.8%
60.4% 50.7% 35.4%
60.7% 49.2% 36.8%


2021-22 8th Grade SBA


2022-23 8th Grade SBA

Our School  
Our District 
WA State 
  Our School 
Our District 
WA State 
ELA 70.6% 63.3% 49.2%
65.5% 61.0% 48.5%
52.8% 46.3% 32.1%
50.6% 43.1% 32.3%
Science 63.5 57.6% 40.0%   64.4% 59.4% 41.4%


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.


What is the Rasch UnIT (RIT) scale?

When students finish their MAP Growth test, they receive a number called an RIT score for each area they are tested in (reading, language usage, math, or science). This score represents a student’s achievement level at any given moment and helps measure their academic growth over time. The RIT scale is a stable scale, like feet and inches, that accurately measures student performance, regardless of age, grades, or grade level. Like marking height on a growth chart, and being able to see how tall your child is at various points in time, you can also see how much they have grown between tests.

The higher the RIT score, the more achievement the student has in the subject. The student's percentile ranking and conditional growth percentile can show how much the student has achieved in comparison with their peers. You can also refer to the Comparative Data to Inform Instructional Decisions to understand how students are performing relative to other students in the same grade level according to our national norms.


2021-22 Reading


2022-23 Reading 

Our School  
Our District 
National Norm 
  Our School 
Our District 
National Norm 
Grade 6 221 220 215   219 219 215 
Grade 7 222 223 218   224 222  218 
Grade 8
229 228 222
225 226 222 

2021-22 Math


2022-23 Math 

Our School  
Our District 
National Norm 
  Our School 
Our District 
National Norm 
Grade 6 226 224 222   225 224  223 
Grade 7 230 230 226   232 228 227 
Grade 8 237 236 230   235 233  230 


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 a 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 SchoolOpening in a new window, please call (360) 596-3000.