School Details

Sequoyah Middle School

3425 South 360th St, Auburn, WA 98001
(253) 945-3675
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 567 students 16 students/teacher (WA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

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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
  • Federal Way School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

65%
57%
64%
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69%
75%
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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
  • Federal Way School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

53%
48%
53%
59%
62%
66%
55%
55%
65%

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.
83%
57%
82%

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
  • Federal Way School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Sequoyah Middle School is a public middle school in Lakeland South. The principal of Sequoyah Middle School is Vince Blauser. 567 children attend Sequoyah Middle School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 59% of the 567 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Sequoyah Middle School is 16:1. Surprise Lake Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 44% 37%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 3% 4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% 1%
Asian 17% %
Black, non-Hispanic 14% 11%
Asian/Pacific Islander 14% 13%
Multiracial 12% 11%
Hispanic 12% 23%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 59% 56%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 months ago)

    This is my first year at Sequoyah although my older brother attended this school all 3 years. We are put into pods and we will be with the same 4 teachers for all 3 years so get to know them. The teachers are very nice and welcoming and have a sense of humor. The students are nice as well. (maybe some might seem rude but most are kind and respectful) I think the first month I had to get used to everything and everybody. If you are interested in coming to our school don't be afraid I was at first but it'll be alright.

  • (7 months ago)

    Great school great kids it's been a miracle working with them! I had a wonderful time working with them! Sequoyah has wonderful activities to join (art cross country leadership etc)!

  • (8 months ago)

    the only good thing about this school is their snack shack and their lunches. much better than rainier view's but the teachers are pretty ignorant. there is so much drama that i know some kids who left that school because of the drama that was brought upon them. i was one of them. i was the victim of a fight and the principal put me into the solution room when all i did was try to get the person away from me. what kind of principal is that? i even had a teacher rant about me to her whole class when she found out i was in the solution room. neither of the teachers or students make this school a healthy environment for your child. i do not suggest this

  • (8 months ago)

    the only good thing about this school is their snack shack and their lunches. much better than rainier view's but the teachers are pretty ignorant. there is so much drama that i know some kids who left that school because of the drama that was brought upon them. i was one of them. i was the victim of a fight and the principal put me into the solution room when all i did was try to get the person away from me. what kind of principal is that? i even had a teacher rant about me to her whole class when she found out i was in the solution room. neither of the teachers or students make this school a healthy environment for your child. i do not suggest this school

  • (1 year ago)

    This is my first year at Sequoyah. I tried going into it with a positive attitude but from the beginning it was crazy. Just a week into classes the school decides to add a 7th period taking time from core classes for clases such as "Pinterest" and "Reading Club". When I asked the principal about why this was started she said because some kids can't do after school activities. So how is "Pinterest" going to help them while taking time from core classes? Teachers didn't know much about these classes including when they were switching sessions. At the end of 1st semester they had a week where there was NO 7th period and kids just went back to one of their core classes each day. Great planning!! The principal can't seem to communicate to staff nor to parents. Principal lied at the start of school saying that SMS was an IB school; no they are GETTING their IB and will not have it until well after my daughter is out of there. There is no follow through. I am planning on choicing to another school next year. 4 principals <9 years. Good teachers are trying to abandon this ship.

  • (1 year ago)

    I absolutely love this school. The parents down below are very ignorant of their child. Come on parents! Go teach your child to stand up for themselves. Of course all the teachers are different in this school some care some dont some want you to just have fun the teachers who dont really care is because your student isnt asking for help. Your daughter/son has to go up to that teacher and ask for help ask questions! I recommend this school to anyone who lives in the area. Trust me all the so called "bullies" have a heart everyone is very welcoming. To anyone wondering I currently go to this school I have straight A's and I am willing to help others.

  • (1 year ago)

    I couldn't agree more with the last review. I am of strong belief that leadership begins at the top and works down. We are on our 3rd year of having students at this school. The faculty has continued to get worse. This is the first year for the 'absent' principal. We've seen her name on documents but does she really exist?! I have also requested meetings with her--to no avail. Bullying is very much a problem at this school. It is not taken seriously. Children are not reprimanded appropriately. I would NOT recommend this middle school.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school does not take bullying seriously. Despite no breaks between classes and no lockers the chaotic environment is in the classroom. The teachers cannot control their classrooms the students can be in compromising situations because action is not taken fast enough and the repercussions for bad students is too lax. I believe the staff tries to do good work but it's not enough. The pod situation forces the children to be with teachers they may not get along with for three years. It also puts them in with the same horrible kids every year. It's a situation that can create severe depression in the kids that are being picked on. God help those who don't speak up and tell their parents that they are being bullied. We have never seen the principal despite requests to do so. The principal is rarely seen by the students and we have overheard school office chatter that she works from home. This cannot continue if the school is going to properly function.

  • (2 years ago)

    This is one of the best middle schools in Federal Way School District. It has a unique environment as there are no lockers and no breaks between classes. Essentially lowering the risk of bad behavior and skipping classes. There are 6 pods (large rooms) with smaller individual classes (by subject) inside. Two pods for each grade. The pods rotate so you stay with the same pod for 3 years. Lunchtime and PE are the only social times I believe this allows less opportunity for bullying.

  • (3 years ago)

    I don't know what that last person is talking about. My daughter goes there and it's a great school. We love that the kids get to stay with the same group of teachers and advisor the whole 3 years. I never hear of any real fights or bullying. It's all really what your child puts into their time there and what study habits they have. You can be a good student anywhere if you try

  • (3 years ago)

    I wouldn't recommend this school for ANYONE. I tried going there 3 different times and it was awful. Nothing but drama and chaos. The kids are terrible and major bullies! The teachers couldn't care less about the students unless it's life threatening. The only good thing is the principal. NOT WORTH YOUR TIME!

  • (3 years ago)

    Amazing school! Great staff! Award winning! I love the Pod structure and the 3 year looping. This school has came a long way in the past three years. Keep up the good work.

  • (4 years ago)

    This middle school has been great! We moved from Florida and the structure of the school and teachers is excellent. They have houses that have pods where a set of 5 teachers stay with the child for 3 years which helps in getting them started at the beginning of the year. I realize that the worry here is if you have a teacher that you dislike . . . but my daughter has all "A+" teachers and they work with you and stimulate you to work harder.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school has come along way in the last couple of years. The staff is great and students are getting better connected. Our school is starting to get some good energy.

  • (5 years ago)

    this school is just HORRIBLE! there are preppy kids and they are the worst i recemend not going to this school its terrible and the girls in 8th grade already wear tons of makeup. yikes!

  • (5 years ago)

    I moved across the city from Illahee to Sequoyah. To compare the two.. there is no comparison Illahee is 10 times better than this place. Illahee may have an older campus but the staff among the campus are more concerned about my learning. Sequoyah isn't the best learning enviroment my teachers don't have a grip on their own students. We were being so loud one time that our teacher refused to be in the class for the day! The students here are so dramatic. There is no discipline and Mr. Blauser is cool but not strict at all! I miss Illahee and would do anything to go back! Sports acheivment learning and discipline doesn't exist at this school!

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