School Details

Environmental & Adventure School

8040 NE 132nd, Kirkland, WA 98034
(425) 825-1411
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-9 140 students 17 students/teacher (WA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

93%
85%
63%

Washington Measurements of Student Progress (MSP)

In 2013-2014 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 2014
  • Lake Washington School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

88%
82%
58%
92%
87%
68%
94%
86%
71%

Washington Measurements of Student Progress (MSP)

In 2013-2014 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 2014
  • Lake Washington School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

92%
79%
56%

Washington Measurements of Student Progress (MSP)

In 2013-2014 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 2014
  • Lake Washington School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Environmental & Adventure School is a public middle school in Kirkland. The principal of Environmental & Adventure School is Cindy Duenas. 140 children attend Environmental & Adventure School and identify as Asian/Pacific Islander; Asian; and White, non-Hispanic. 2% of the 140 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Environmental & Adventure School is 17:1. Finn Hill Junior High School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Fencing
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 18%
Asian 9% %
White, non-Hispanic 84% 65%
Multiracial 4% 5%
Hispanic 3% 9%
Black, non-Hispanic 0% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 2% 15%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    Best time you could have in middle school- hands down. As an alumn I can say that if I could go back there is not one thing I would change except maybe trying a little harder to get straight A's! The teachers here actually care for the well-being of their students and spending your whole time with the same 5 teachers allows them to really get to know you on a personal level. My absolute favorite part of the whole experience was the trips. Everyone go on the Healy trips! I went to the Florida Everglades and the Grand Canyon with my peers parents and teachers and honestly these times were the best and I wish I could relive them. The memories your student will make here are unforgettable! I 100% recommend it to anyone wanting to challenge and help their child thrive in an educational setting.

  • (2 years ago)

    Fantastic passionate teaching at it's best. Need about 5 more of these schools in the area. Love the intense focus on outside of school learning. My daughter is thriving here!

  • (2 years ago)

    This school gives too much homework IMO. I suppose this is necessary to make up for inadequate classroom time due to students having to take part in 3 week-long mandatory trips during the year community service projects during school hours and a 3-day health fair. Some of teacher staff is also rigid and scolding towards parents. Math curriculum is poor but that's a district issue. At times it is difficult to keep track of what is being taught in science and Lang. Arts. My child does enjoy student life at this school.

  • (6 years ago)

    OMG i love my school im soo excited to start 9th grade!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    As an alumni let me say if you get a chance to go Go! Nothing prepared me more for the 'real' world than my experiences at EAS. You learn far more than facts. Some of my best memories are camping with EAS--and I'd never camped before. I wouldn't change anything if I could do it again.

  • (6 years ago)

    I'm a eight grader at EAS and it's a great school. I love it!

  • (7 years ago)

    I'm an eight grader at EAS. I've had two amazing years here and I am looking forward to my ninth grade year but don't really want to leave this incredible experience. I know everything I have learned here will be with me forever.

  • (7 years ago)

    My daughter attends EAS and could not have asked for anything better. The integrated curriculum is challenging but wrapped around the environmetal and stewardship theme just adds to the fun.

  • (7 years ago)

    Hello I am alumni of E.A.S. and I have to say it's amazing! Once your child gets past the initial 'I go to an alternative school' fears they will find themselves learning more than they ever could in a regular junior high setting. What could be better than going camping to learn about the ecosystem? Sure beats reading a text book. Children who attend E.A.S. gain a real understanding of the curriculum through hands activities much better than just rote memorization. Children learn critical team work skills a deep understanding of their environment and a important sense of self. All in all I would say the knowledge that can be gained through E.A.S. is invaluable.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am a 9th grader at The Environmental and Adventure School. It is an amazing school to attend. In 5th grade when I received the letter that had announced that I had got into E.A.S. I was not very happy I was mad that I had got in because I would be leaving my old school and Friends and the only person that I knew at the school was my sister. But then I went to the school and made many friends and now I absolutely love the school. You get to know the teachers really well so if you are having troubles with something you can just go up to them and ask for help. If I did not decide to go to E.A.S. when I was in tah grade I would have missed out on a lot and would have a really struggled in high school

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