School Details

Thurgood Marshall Middle School

3939 20th Ave NW, Olympia, WA 98502
(360) 596-7600
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 379 students 17 student/teacher

Test Scores by grade

42%
72%
59%
59%
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
  • Olympia School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

62%
75%
64%
79%
81%
69%
71%
82%
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
  • Olympia School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

48%
65%
53%
75%
80%
66%
66%
59%
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%
98%
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
  • Olympia School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Thurgood Marshall Middle School is a public middle school in Olympia. The principal of Thurgood Marshall Middle School is John Hitchman. 379 children attend Thurgood Marshall Middle School and are mostly Asian; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 32% of the 379 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Thurgood Marshall Middle School is 17:1. Jefferson Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Sports

  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 9% %
White, non-Hispanic 76% 75%
Hispanic 6% 5%
Multiracial 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 12% 10%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 32% 25%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My kids have had great experiences at the school both socially and academically. There are a couple of teachers who should have chosen another profession but the majority of them are caring creative and devoted to the kids.

  • (1 year ago)

    I like the principal but he seems to be either unable to control his teachers or has his hands tied by the district or union because SEVERAL of the teachers there are REALLY bad including one who was suspended for saying the "f" word to a student! I would also stay away from the parent group. The president seems to run it with the intention of benefiting her kids and has special interests that are NOT in the best interests of the kids in the school. If you are lucky your kid will get good teachers; if not good luck. That however seems to be true of all the schools in the district. Each principal seems to run their schools like their own private fiefdom with absolute power. Not a great idea for a district that calls itself "world class;" if they cannot guarantee consistency in instruction discipline etc. they are redundant.

  • (4 years ago)

    Staff and faculty take a personal interest in the students. The students have many opportunities to participate in various activities. Communication with parents via Skyward Family Access is great and improving each year.

  • (5 years ago)

    Great school and lots options and after-school activities.

  • (5 years ago)

    They integrate everyone in the class room in learning and use alternative teaching styles which have proven to work better than the standard.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is amazing!!!!!! I am a student talking And i've gone to some perfect schools but this takes the cake. My name is josh White and i have decided i want to come back for another year at this amazing school. Go Mustangs!!!!!!

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Overall score

(based on 11 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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