22201 38th Avenue East
Spanaway, WA 98387
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Bethel Middle School serves 695 students in grades 6-8.
Bethel Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Washington for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 35% (which is lower than the Washington state average of 50%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 52% (which is lower than the Washington state average of 61%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the Washington state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Washington state average of 46% (majority Hispanic).

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School Overview

Bethel Middle School's student population of 695 students has grown by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 33 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
695 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
33 teachers
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School Rankings

Bethel Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,052 schools in Washington (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Bethel Middle School is 0.71, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (WA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1490 out of 2052 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
50%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
52%
61%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
21:1
17:1
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American Indian
1%
2%
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Asian
5%
8%
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Hispanic
22%
23%
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Black
7%
4%
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White
47%
54%
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Hawaiian
5%
1%
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Two or more races
13%
8%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.71
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Eligible for Free Lunch
43%
36%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
13%
7%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, WA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 695 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 53%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in WA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 35% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 52% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.71 (Top 20%)

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