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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.


2021-22 School Facts

Based on the October 2021 enrollment report, there were 760 students enrolled at Washington Middle School.



Hispanic/Latino of any race(s)   
Black/African American 2.8%
American Native/Alaskan Native 0.4%
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander 0.3% 
Two or More Races


Student Demographics

Male students 53.0%
Female students 45.7%
Gender X 1.3%
Special Education 13.7%


Teacher Information ( *** awaiting updated info. from OSPI)

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



2021-22 District Operating Budget





Building Administration
$9,729,991 6.21%
Maintenance & Operations   $10,433,756 6.66%
District Support
$4,961,628 3.17%
$4,693,322 2.99%
Technology $1,445,474 0.92%
Utilities & Insurance $4,671,394 2.98%
Food Service
$3,661,102 2.34%
Other $253,503 0.16%
Total Expenditures $156,709,220 100.00%




$27,886,583 18.07%
Federal   $18,097,725 11.72%
Other Sources                          
$1,196,587 0.78%
Total Revenue $154,354,720 100.00%

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).

2020-21 6th Grade SBA


2021-22 6th Grade SBA

Our School  
Our District 
WA State 
  Our School 
Our District 
WA State 
ELA 68.4% 62.6% 47.4%
63.8% 54.8% 43.9%
45.7% 60.3% 27.3%
52.3% 44.5% 34.2%
Science 79.3%  74.3%  56.8%    --- --- ---

2020-21 7th Grade SBA


2021-22 7th Grade SBA

Our School  
Our District 
WA State 
  Our School 
Our District 
WA State 
ELA 61.9% 68.1% 46.3%
65.9% 61.2% 51.0%
42.7% 38.3% 28.5%
60.4% 50.7% 35.4%


2020-21 8th Grade SBA


2021-22 8th Grade SBA

Our School  
Our District 
WA State 
  Our School 
Our District 
WA State 
ELA 69.6% 41.2% 49.6%
70.6% 63.3% 49.2%
55.2% 49.6% 33.4%
52.8% 46.3% 32.1%
Science --- --- ---   63.5% 57.6% 40.0%


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.


2020-21 Reading


2021-22 Reading 

Our School  
Our District 
National Norm 
  Our School 
Our District 
National Norm 
Grade 6 221 214 210    221 220  215 
Grade 7 225 220  214    222 223  218 
Grade 8
229 225  218 
229 228  222 

2020-21 Math


2021-22 Math 

Our School  
Our District 
National Norm 
  Our School 
Our District 
National Norm 
Grade 6 220 216  215    226 224  222 
Grade 7 229 221  220    230 230  226 
Grade 8 235 229  225    237 236  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.