School Details

Harbour Pointe Middle School

5000 Harbour Pointe Blvd, Mukilteo, WA 98275
(425) 356-6658
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 785 students 19 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
  • Mukilteo School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

74%
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64%
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69%
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77%
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
  • Mukilteo School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

80%
60%
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66%
81%
69%
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.
100%
99%
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
  • Mukilteo School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Harbour Pointe Middle School is a public middle school in Mukilteo. The principal of Harbour Pointe Middle School is Nikki Cannon. 785 students attend Harbour Pointe Middle School and identify primarily as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 20% of the 785 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Harbour Pointe Middle School is 19:1. Olympic View Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Arabic
  • Cantonese
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 7% 20%
White, non-Hispanic 61% 52%
Multiracial 5% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 23% 17%
Asian 23% %
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 5%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.5% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 20% 46%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I went to Harbour Pointe Middle School from 2010 to 2013. i would recommend this school to any parent to enroll their child. This school helped me in many areas and prepared me for high school with the Sapnish program i continued it on at Kamiak. I really love ALL my teachers and classes. I loved the sports units in PE which encourged me to try out for Softball turns out i am an amazing batter and catcher( HPMS brought out the best in me and the area is very nice afterschool me and friends head to the Library to do Homework and next to the Library they have Subway atarbucks Walgreens and Bie of New York for those hardworking kids treat! I also enjoyed the after school parties and the 7th grade pie day! i will never forget my 8th grade graduation! So memorable The theme was Masquerade and i applaude the decoraters and commitee! Overall my experiance at Harbour Pointe was AMAZING! If i ever had a chance to repeat it i would in a Heartbeat! Love A Student(;

  • (1 year ago)

    I love my school! All of my teachers know my name and the Princible is amazing! We have lots of fun assemblies and sports games. There is always art hanging on the walls because there is a great art class. Now for my favorite part the music program. I am in my 6th grade year and we just finished the first trimester but i already know that my elective is going to be choir every year. It is amazing! I feel like i am learning so much.

  • (2 years ago)

    I attended Harbour Pointe from 2003 until 2006. My time at the school was marred by academic struggles during my first year and bullying throughout all three years but both were addressed fairly well by the school administration. The principal's administration was fairly good at the time with the principals and vice principals changing frequently but I saw them very little and they were extremely unhelpful when I attempted to address the theft of some of my possessions (phone etc) through them on several occasions. The teaching staff was very diverse in their effectiveness with some being completely ineffective discouraging and hurtful and others being some of the best teachers I've ever had. The academic programs were appropriately challenging but only became diversified around 8th grade. I will say however that the "IB program" at this school is a complete joke. I quite literally completed and filed 10 hours of community service at this school nothing more and recieved two years of IB credit. I was in for a bit of a rude shock when I entered high school but overall I'd rate my time at Harbour Pointe as beneficial to my learning experience.

  • (3 years ago)

    I am a parent of two former HP students and currently teach high school out of state. The last critic's "sub-par" comment is overly harsh and misguided. Both my daughters went on from HP to succeed in advanced placement courses at Kamiak High School. Today my oldest is a straight A third year pre-law major at American University. In addition to students' ability to take advantage of HP's standard IB program HP has an impressive music and theater arts program. My youngest daughter is currently auditioning for conservatories and colleges throughout the country. Also as teachers go there are some real gems on the HP staff who I've observed in action and aspired to model. Finally my husband and I attribute each of our girls' current success in part to the outstanding curriculum teaching nurturing and support they received during their three years at Harbour Pointe Middle School.

  • (3 years ago)

    whats an IB program? Please explain. Have you spoken to the principal about this problem?

  • (3 years ago)

    Sub-par in my opinion. Also most of the reviews are quite old and I feel that it is over-hyped due to the IB program which is joke. It is not a true IB program as I found out when my youngest went to Edmonds-Woodway to their IB program. HP in NO way prepared him for the work discussion and rigor a true IB program requires.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is above average because the teachers here are helpful and nice. the students try hard to get good grades & get exceptionally great WASL scores.

  • (5 years ago)

    I've been going to Harbour Pointe Middle School for two years and it has been a very enjoyable experience! Although I agree with the others that they seriously need to reconsider the quality of their foods (all the oily fat and grease = Bleck!) I mean NO ONE likes eating food that's literally dripping in grease like their pizzas. However I do enjoy the methods of teaching that some teachers use. I've only heard about very few teachers that are mean or ignorant towards their students. One thing that irks me too is their bathrooms. Bathrooms bathrooms bathrooms. I know that janitors do a daily cleaning routine but in the girls' bathroom there's one stall that sort of broke so no one uses it and sometimes it can smell. Bad. Even with disinfectants it smells horrible at times. But all in all it is a great school [I think] ]

  • (6 years ago)

    HPMS is a wonderful school. Everything is superior and even with only being a student for one year I already know I will enjoy the rest of my 2 years. There is a major downfall though. The food is horrible and consists of high fat foods. Some teachers are a bit too moody always being happy one day then just a grouch the next. (I would like to see the teachers not just be teachers but friends. Since we see them mostly everyday). Also whenever something (socialy) happens they always send you to the counslers. Its always the counslers and it does get a bit irritating. Mrs.Cannon is a good principal very calm but I dont exactly see her participate in things wheres Mr.Sackett does. Mr.Sackett is a great vice principal but he does get too involved with me and my fellow peers social involvements. Overall HPMS is a awesome expirience!

  • (6 years ago)

    The school is awesome! The school lunch is not! My daughter refuses to eat it. I would think they could work on improving that.

  • (7 years ago)

    i love this excellent school!! Keep Soarin' HAWKS!!!

  • (7 years ago)

    Harbour Point School is a wonderful school kids like hp very much but they needs to improve the quality of food by using less amount of oils cook it fresh and add fresh vegetables and fruits. My kids don't like the smell of food.The second very important thing is that school has a web site so we can check the grades and assignments but they took too long to update so we can't ask our kids to improve there grades because its too late. Some teachers very rude they need to change their behaviour because it effects kids and their confidence.

  • (7 years ago)

    HP middle school is an excellent school but the only thing we did not like is grading the assignments and post them on the web takes long and some times they misplace them then kids get frustrated because they returned it on time and did not get Credit for that.

  • (7 years ago)

    My daughter just completed three years at this school. Over all I found that her educational needs were more than met. She consistently tested high on national exams and maintained high grades. While I think the entire district is ideologically too far to the right this viewpoint does reflect the values of the more visible half of the community. Realistically I think the only person who could have affected change was the principal. That complaint however is more than outweighed by the school's academic excellence. By and large it was worth driving more than hour to work to know the kid is received the best education available. KM

  • (7 years ago)

    I am a student at Kamiak High School. I went to Harbor Pointe 6-8 grade. It is the newest middle school in the school district and with it comes lots of excellent teachers several extracurricular activities and is overall an amazing middle school.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am in choir at HP and Mrs. Livingston is probably one of the best teachers i've ever had. I am impressed with the level of school spirit. There are also amazing sports teams and students with outstanding athletic ability. This school is just plain amazing. Overall this is a great school.

  • (7 years ago)

    My 2 Daughters came from a school in South Puyallup in the Bethel district this is a huge change in school for my oldest she has more confidence she recieved lots of good grades that she did not get at her prior school she loves to socialize with a group of girls she met right off the top she had only 1 friend at her old school the school does many nice things for the kids and when the kids show respect the teachers let the kids know how much they are appreciated at least my daughter was...I highly recomend this school and the district to anyone that wants there child to succeed we purchased a home here just because of the schools I have never had teachers call me for different things to make sure my kids are ok and if they needed extra help with work or school issues I was informed asap!

  • (8 years ago)

    One of the best schools in washington.

  • (10 years ago)

    My son attended Harbour Pointe Middle School all three years. For his first 2 years the schooling seemed to be going well however I have noticed that the principal has a huge lack of involvment. It seems as though the vice principal should be wearing the pants. It's also quite honestly hard for parents to get involved and for students to get close to staff when they constantly change their principals and vice principals. Over all the learning enviroment is fair and the schooling is decent.

  • (10 years ago)

    I think HPMS is the best school you could find. It's pathetic how some people only gave one or two stars. I think they are some mean students pretending to be parents and writing all bad things about the school. My daughter told me that the food is delicious she enjoys being in the school's band and the school is so clean. I recommend this school!

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