School Details

Insight School of Washington

2601 South 35th Street, Tacoma, WA 98409
(877) 900-5602
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 3200 students Unknown students/teacher

Test Scores by grade

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21%
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82%
91%
100%
93%

End-of-Course (EOC) Exam

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Quillayute Valley School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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8%
22%
31%
47%
66%
33%
56%
72%

End-of-Course (EOC) Exam

In 2011-2012 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.
56%
73%
84%
53%
71%
85%

High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Quillayute Valley School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

19%
12%
19%
19%
35%
19%
35%

End-of-Course (EOC) Exam

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Quillayute Valley School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

13%
20%

End-of-Course (EOC) Exam

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Quillayute Valley School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Insight School of Washington is a public high school in Forks. The principal of Insight School of Washington is Jeff Bush, whose e-mail is info@k12.com. 3,200 students attend Insight School of Washington and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 15% of the 3,200 students here have subsidized lunches. District Run Home School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 74% 66%
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 3% 10%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Asian 3% %
Hispanic 13% 8%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1% %
Multiracial 0.03% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 15% 39%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I transferred to this school in my sophomore year (about 4 months ago) and couldn't be happier. I was a Pre IB/honors student at traditional high school and haven't had any problems with the program. I had several reasons for switching to a online school but this really has been working for me. All of my teachers have a weekly class that I can attend and they all have at least one other class a wekk available for students that need help. All of them have also been great about phone calls emails etc. I've never had to wait more than a hour or so to get a email back and I have always had my calls answered. Several times teachers have contacted me to offer their help even if I wasn't particularly struggling they just wanted to make sure I was aware help was available should I need it and that they wanted to check and make sure I was doing ok. Overall the school has been great and the staff have given my everything I need to succeed. With 100% be returning next year!

  • (1 year ago)

    My school is amazing. It truly has been the best fit for me and many other students. The teachers are all very nice and answering question as soon as they can. Although I am not in a true classroom or have met and of the students in person I feel connected to them in the classroom. They like the teachers are very nice and helpful. I am so thankful for the opportunity that I have to participate in such an amazing organization. It makes learning at home entertaining and not so much a chore. No bullying goes on in the school system. which is nice compared to public school when I have experienced it from a point of view from my friends getting bullied. It is so wonderful to be at a school were you don't have to worry about anything like that and you can focus on your studies. Saying that my grades have raised not very much but that was because they were already high (A's) and now they are a high "A". I am going to stay at insight until I graduate. I will always cherish this school!

  • (1 year ago)

    A Student I transferred out of ISWA after the 2011/2012 school year after attending for 3 years. The first two years were fabulous. ISWA was on the Angel Learning program. I had tons of course options the homepage was very user friendly the teachers worked with me and I enjoyed how the courses were set up. For the 2011/2012 school year ISWA was sold to K12 and was put on their curriculum. The teachers stayed but the quality of courses decreased in my opinion. It seems like there were more tech problems less connection amongst the students and I didn't like the new tutoring sessions as much. It has been a year since I transferred. On the previous program I would have recommended ISWA in a heartbeat. Now I don't think so. I'm glad I transferred. Note This has been my only personal contact with K12. I have no opinion regarding the quality of their other offerings. This is only my opinion regarding ISWA on the K12 program. I do not mean to speak badly of K12 or of ISWA as wholes.

  • (1 year ago)

    Here are the REAL problems with Insight 1) It's owned by a corporation that is after profits first people second and 2) The teachers are sub-par already retired and don't care because they really don't have to; seriously! What to I mean by #2? Insight is a business. The senior rank the teacher the more money they get from the State of Washington/ the state's salary schedule. Google search "washington state salary schedule" and this is what a normal school district pays their teachers. Insight collects this money depending upon teacher rank and pays their teachers through cheaper contracts. Insight might pay that retired teacher or veteran 16+year with a Masters Degree+ 90 credits $30 000 a year while they keep the other $30 000+ for corporate. If you're a young teacher you're out of luck because you would lose money for the company regardless of your teaching ability. Young teachers = low salary draw from the state salary scale = low profit margin for Insight. Lots of retired teachers teach at this school who are collecting their pension while doing this part-time/full time from their condos in Florida and Arizona.

  • (1 year ago)

    The quality of education has dropped over the course of my attendance. Half of my teachers no longer offer formal lectures on the week's content. Instead providing short recordings on how to complete assignments or office hours where can ask for help. Students are learning the answers for for the assignment rather the concepts. When lectures are provided the length is now 30 minutes compared to 1 hour before. Practice quizzes and questions asked are no longer part of the lectures. Since my first year of attendance Insight has stopped having events every month in the Seattle metropolitan area. Insight only had a few student events last year and none this year. As a result students no longer have as many opportunities to meet their faculty and fellow students in person. During my first year of attendance Insight offered a weekly video show which aired online highlighting other student's achievements and personal interests. This helped to keep me engaged and feel like a part of the school .Insight also used to have promotions where students could win prizes. The quality of the program has deteriorated primarily due to the transfer of ownership to K12 two years ago.

  • (3 years ago)

    My daughter attended a "traditonal" school prior to Insight. At the time of her enrollment with Insight she was told that all of her courses would be accepted. Unfortunately we were later told that one of the courses she took would not be accepted because of the time of year she took it. So she was forced to take two courses in place of the one course they would not accept. The two courses combined were not as advanced as the one course she had taken. My daughter took AC courses (advanced curriculum) and the two courses she took at Insight were barely 100 level. The teachers at Insight are not ever available and do not provide any feedback as to what is expected of the students. Most of the teachers are from another state and their job at Insight is a second one. It was not uncommon for a teacher to take a week to two weeks to respond to questions; even if it was pertaining to assignments that would be due prior to them answering. There are so many options available to students who are motivated and seek a less traditional method to completing their h.s. diploma. Most of the community colleges have free programs which guarantee their course(s) transfer to a university.

  • (3 years ago)

    I personally have a problem w/ procrastinating. I love to be able to stay at home and do school since the high school enviornment is just not good for me. I am currently piled up with late assignments and im about to freak out. If you enroll in this school be prepared to have 1-2 assignments per class a day. Sounds fine right. Until you miss a day and have four late assignments to do from each class. If you get behind its really hard to catch up. SO REALLY THINK HARD BEFORE YOU DECIDE TO DO THIS SCHOOL. And i would suggest to NOT take the running class.

  • (4 years ago)

    Insight is a grand concept but the overall product is a scam. The teachers are sub-par curriculum mostly busy-work and the credits DO NOT TRANSFER. The technology is faulty and the staff is overworked. It often took weeks to hear a response from the main office. And the degree is looked at by colleges as at level with a GED. It is a great choice if you need to get school out of the way without effort or learning but the worst choice if you want to actually learn something...

  • (4 years ago)

    I think that this school deserves a 5 star score because I am currently attending it and I really love the way my teachers attend to my needs and wants. )

  • (4 years ago)

    This school was an excellent choice for my son. My son has always had a hard time concentraiting in school and for that matter didn't like it. He and I looked into Insight at the end of summer last year and were able to sign him right up without any issues. I have to say that we have had more personal contact by home phone cell phone and email then we ever had at the public schools he went to before. We had an IMentor call on a weekly basis to give him encouragement and to just check in with him and give him that extra push if needed. The teachers were always available by phone or email if he had a question or if he was behind they would contact him. We are both pleased with Insight and would recommend to anyone.

  • (4 years ago)

    Insight is an amazing opportunity for me. I started when it first started and it has worked great since. I am graduating from Insight this year and I am stoked. I used to get D's and F's while now I get A's and B's and sometimes the occasional C. It isn't for everyone but if you are motivated and you know you can do it. Then enroll at Insight! The only drawback is you don't have much face-to-face contact as you do with brick and mortar high school. Enroll today!

  • (4 years ago)

    It is my first year with insight. As soon as you got use to the program it is actually better than the regular school. The staff members are always tries to motivate students and they always try their best to get in touch with them. OUR PRINCIPLE ROCKS!

  • (5 years ago)

    Hello. I am in my second year with insight. You get one unit a week for each class. Remember this is Highschool it has a higher work load. Your daugheter/son was probubly enrolled in too hard of a class. I love insight and I will be graduating on time. It is vary flexable In an erlier post of another student she said the work load was the same. I do not agree because we get more of a work load because of our flexability. I do agree that it is not an easy way out. If you do not do your school work they will cut you.

  • (5 years ago)

    Some things you need to know before you sign up for Insight school of Washington 1. you have to be self motavated 2. self dicaplind 3. orgonized 4. know how to figure out problems on your own. 5. it has more of a work load than a regular high school so it is not an easy way out. 6. it's not for every body

  • (5 years ago)

    Don't enroll in Insight. The workload is so heavy my 15 year old daughter spends 10-12 hours a day 5-6 days a week and holidays trying to get caught up. There are 20-25 assignments given every week and the instructors are very out of touch as to how much time it actually takes to do them. There is a Time Spent Online' device that keeps track as to how many hours the student spends doing schoolwork. But it underestimates time spent doing school work by about 40% and so the teachers think that the student's workload isn't too bad . My daughter use to get A's and B's but with Insight get's D's and F's. If you want to homeschool choose a different program.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am very excited about Insight on-line school. I have met twice now with insight group. I feel that when my daughter starts & needs help with all the resources they have & they might be able to get back to them asap as promised the Parents should be just as involved & contact them The same exact thing happens at public schools trust me been there done that. Now we don't have to worry about not enought time to show your student one on one on a lesson. Thank you INSIGHT!

  • (5 years ago)

    I have been going to Insight for the last two years and its amazing the teachers are great and the Imentors are helpful. I love it because its flexible and you can do your schooling on your own time. I am also able to graduate a year early and I plan on doing that. I am able to spend time with my family and get good grades in school. Your success is totally based on you. Insight isn't for people looking for an easy way out its just as hard as a regular highschool. I chose to come to Insight because the schools in my area were never realy great. I went from being a D student in middle school to a Straight A student. I love Insight and I recommend it to anyone who wants to be in charge of their own schooling. )

  • (5 years ago)

    Thank God for this wonderful online school! My daughter struggled in regular school and has been very successful now that she is doing it online.

  • (5 years ago)

    i have gone to insight school of washington for this school year and im soo not happy. I was a 4.0 student and when i started going here i only have ds and fs. I stuggle in math and its like when i ask for help nobody ever gets back to me. For the last 3 months i havent gone back to the class room. They havent called my parents of contacted me its like they really dont care.

  • (5 years ago)

    I have been attending insight for almost one school year. Like other students and parents have said this is not something for everyone. Before insight I was a A and B student. Now I work like crazy to just get a D. I feel the course books are the worst textbooks I have ever used. They give you very basic instructions. Leaving out the detailed instructions on how to get from point A to point C. In my local public school all subjects had texbooks that were very detailed and instructive. While the online ebooks insight uses are not. When you get to quizzes there are some really tough questions that you need to answer. The ebooks vaguely describe some basic geometrical equations and therefore are useless on most of the questions in quizzes. I am quite usatisfied this semester and will be switching back to a local high school.

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