School Details

Tahoma Middle School

24425 SE 216th St, Maple Valley, WA 98038
(425) 413-3600
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-7 608 students 15 students/teacher (WA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

78%
76%
59%
87%
86%
72%

Washington Measurements of Student Progress (MSP)

In 2011-2012 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP 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
  • Tahoma School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

79%
74%
64%
89%
84%
69%
92%
87%
71%

Washington Measurements of Student Progress (MSP)

In 2011-2012 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP 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
  • Tahoma School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Tahoma Middle School is a public middle school in Maple Valley. The principal of Tahoma Middle School is Amy Doyle. 608 students attend Tahoma Middle School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 14% of the 608 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Tahoma Middle School is 15:1. Cedar River Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Theater drama

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 81% 79%
Hispanic 7% 8%
Multiracial 6% 6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 4%
Asian 4% %
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 14% 16%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Great school!! I went there for grades 6-7. The teachers are awesome and you will get a good education if you go there. I love that school!! I recommend every student who is assigned TMS to go there.

  • (1 year ago)

    Tahoma Middle School is a great school. All the teachers are really supportive and understanding and will always help you with anything. The electives are all very fun also with great teachers. At first for me it was a little hard to navigate because it's so old and all the grades were spread out between 3 floors. The only thing I didn't like about TMS was waiting in the gym for 20 minutes before classes started. And maybe the elevator it scared me for a while having to take it for 6 months. Otherwise the kids teachers and staff members are all very kind and supportive. Overall Tahoma is the better of the two middle schools I've attended the other being Del Webb Middle School in Clark County School District located in Las Vegas Nevada.

  • (3 years ago)

    This school is focus on educating the students to be responsible adults in the future a self directed learner. All information for students to access to is at reach. Dividing students into a team maybe an advantage to all since teachers collaborate on whatever weaknesses each individual has to find ways for one to achieve a higher goal. So far our son is enjoying it though has commented that expectation is too strict. His first week grade are almost all "A's" he learned to prioritize in finishing his homework and submitting them on time. This school had achieved consecutive years awards for a reason. So far so good for our sixth grader.

  • (4 years ago)

    TMS is a pretty good school with pros and cons. It has great math and Language Arts programs and many good teachers. Most teachers don't let kids bring backpacks into the classrooms instead they have to try to fit all of their "stuff" into their locker which always seem to jam making you late to class.I personally don't agree with splitting the grades into "teams". I wish they had more extracurriculars especially a debate team. Other wise Tahoma Middle School is pretty awesome.

  • (4 years ago)

    I have to say that both schools are insane for having having two 'teams' for each grade. People go to school for education and if they are not willing to learn because they don't feel comfortable with their surroundings and their classmates what's the point of going to school? Teachers will say students will be distracted and they won't learn but for most students they won't try to achieve goals... unless they have an excellent fun teacher that they would consider their friend. The rules at Tahoma Middle School can get a little too strict. For example Students are not allowed to bring back packs to class and instead they HAVE to store their belongings in their assigned locker. The misfortune of this is that sometimes they students classroom is too far away from their class making them tardy.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is a very nice school but can be really strict. Some of the teachers are much better than others making it a fifty fifty chance if you will like the school year. They also have these stupid teams which divides the grades in two and one half does not have classes with the other. You have a poor chance of getting on a team with your friend.

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