School Details

Ellen Ochoa Middle School

1801 East Sheppard St, Pasco, WA 99301
(509) 543-6742
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 958 students 16 students/teacher (WA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

31%
44%
59%
33%
51%
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
  • Pasco School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

44%
51%
64%
45%
54%
69%
41%
53%
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
  • Pasco School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

36%
40%
53%
39%
55%
66%
33%
46%
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%
76%
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
  • Pasco School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Ellen Ochoa Middle School is a public middle school in Pasco. The principal of Ellen Ochoa Middle School is Jacqueline Ramirez. 958 students attend Ellen Ochoa Middle School and identify as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 96% of the 958 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Ellen Ochoa Middle School is 16:1. St Patrick's Catholic School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 69% 69%
White, non-Hispanic 29% 26%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.4%
Asian 0.2% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Multiracial 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 96% 71%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I went to that school I moved though. It was awesome. I miss all my friends.

  • (4 years ago)

    My kids went to this school and they have ADHD they didn't know how to care for their needs and I took them out of that school and placed them in McLoughlin. It is a much better school. They teachers there treat them a lot better and they made Honor Roll students. .

  • (5 years ago)

    I love this school im in 6th grade and im lucky to have a good school like this! )

  • (5 years ago)

    they have a great principle great teachers great everything!!

  • (5 years ago)

    i went to this school it was great i currently go to stevens middle school and all the things i did in 7th grade at stevens i did in 6th grade at ochoa....also 7th grade math hicap at ochoa is algebra 8th grade math hicap at stevens is pre-algebra

  • (6 years ago)

    As a teacher of 4 years here at Ochoa I can tell that Ochoa Middle School is doing a fantastic job. The clientele that we receive at this school is of low socio-economic background. Irregardless of that we have high expectations and have received dividends from those expectations. Many of our kids have gone on to do great things at the high school whether in academics or sports. The individual who rated this school as a 40 out of 100 is obtuse to say the least. Ignorance is something we deal with at times but we (the students and teachers) keep working at 100% capacity and have therefore become a 'jewel' to our district as a model school. I would rate Ellen Ochoa Middle School solid 90 out of 100. Perfection is something we strive for and someday hope to reach here at Ellen Ochoa Middle School.

  • (7 years ago)

    I would give this school on a rate to 100 I would give it a 40

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Overall score

(based on 13 ratings & reviews)

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