School Details

Heatherwood Middle School

1419 Trillium Blvd SE, Mill Creek, WA 98012
(425) 385-6300
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 916 students 20 students/teacher (WA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

76%
67%
59%
88%
82%
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
  • Everett School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

76%
69%
64%
85%
80%
69%
90%
84%
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
  • Everett School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

67%
61%
53%
80%
77%
66%
80%
75%
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.
97%
95%
82%
100%
100%
99%

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
  • Everett School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Heatherwood Middle School is a public middle school in Mill Creek. The principal of Heatherwood Middle School is Janet Gillingham. 916 students attend Heatherwood Middle School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Black, non-Hispanic. 10% of the 916 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Heatherwood Middle School is 20:1. Eisenhower Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 65% 62%
Multiracial 5% 5%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 4%
Asian 17% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 15% 12%
Hispanic 11% 14%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.7% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 10% 20%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    Mill Creek Middle School throws child's lunch in the garbage because he didn't have funds to pay for it. Really!!! How humilitating for this child. So this is the way you take care of the kids in your care. How in the world do rate a 9 out of 10 rating??? I am disgusted.

  • (1 year ago)

    Very unhappy in the way the school conducts their investigations about bullying. Lack of phone calls follow up to parents when students complains are presented to the office.

  • (1 year ago)

    Heatherwood Middle School has a very caring staff. Almost all of the teachers are wonderful and I feel my child is getting a good education. The counselors really try to help where they can. It does seem to be a school with "cliques" and that is unfortuante. Many of the students come from very affluent homes and some students (as well as their parents) may feel as though they can't keep up with the material items. There are many AP courses sports and after school programs. Many of the parents volunteer and contribute to the school's programs they truly take ownership of making the school the best environment possible. The teachers always answer email promptly and post grades on-line very quickly many times before the school day is even over. Although the system for parents to check grades is in need of some serious help for some reason 70% of the time it takes multiple attempts to be able to access the grades. Overall Heatherwood truly is an above average school.

  • (2 years ago)

    I am a student at Heatherwood and i must say that they have really good classes. I now kids that are very intelligent and that are in 6th grade and that already got into trigonometry and high school math. They have a lot of advanced placement classes and that is pretty good. They just upgraded most of the systems lately and i must say that we have an awesome Tech teacher. She is showing us how to learn on diff. programs like photoshop and kodu there is barely any bulling but there comes the normal judging there is volleyball track basketball and i must say one of the best schools ever to bad they dont have string orchestra

  • (4 years ago)

    I'm a student at Heatherwood Middle School and I'd like to say this school's pretty nice but when it comes to computers the phrase "big brother is always watching" comes to mind. Anyway this school is okay anyhow aside from the occasional evil substitute and I think that this place is okay (except for the PCs!).

  • (5 years ago)

    I came to Heatherwood in 7th grade and coming from a school that was out of state and went up to 6th grade it was my first year in middle school but my peers in the second year I thought I would feel out of place and disorganized How wrong I was I have great teachers and amazing friends. I am doing better here than in any other school. Now in my 8th grade year I feel prepared for High school.

  • (5 years ago)

    Heatherwood has some excellent challenging classes with wonderful teachers. However there are some teachers who should not be there and our children deserve better in order to prepare them for rigorous high school and college classes. The adminstration needs to strive to be better and not just do what they have to to meet standards. They need an IB prgram and an orchestral strings program in order to be a really good school.

  • (6 years ago)

    heatherwood has wonderful teachers and provides a great learning enviorment and fun enviorment at the same time.

  • (8 years ago)

    Heatherwood provides a good support system for students. A fine choir/music program that connects to the elementary schools that filter into Heatherwood. Faculty is mixed in quality. There are some phenomenal teachers and some that are not so great. This school teaches the WASL and bases its curriculum around the test.

  • (8 years ago)

    Not a bad place. Our 7th grades enjoys the programs especially choir. The principal is very approachable support from programs excellent and teachers are by in large available over email and post grades online regularly. We have only had one problem with a teacher and communication. In this area it is the best place for 6-8 grade.

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