Blue Heron Middle School

  • Blue Heron Middle School serves 395 students in grades 4-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 42% (which is lower than the Washington state average of 51%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 66% (which is higher than the Washington state average of 61%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the Washington state level of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Washington state average of 45%.

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School Overview

  • Blue Heron Middle School's student population of 395 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 23 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 4-8
Total Students395 students
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Total Classroom Teachers23 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Blue Heron Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 19:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Blue Heron Middle School is 0.30, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (WA)
Overall School Rank#999 out of 2,014 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
51%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
66%
61%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:119:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
1%
7%
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Hispanic
9%
23%
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Black
1%
4%
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White
83%
55%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
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Two or more races
5%
8%
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Diversity Score0.300.41
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Eligible for Free Lunch
42%
37%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePort Townsend School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, WA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Port Townsend Port Townsend High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 350 students
    0.9 miles
    1500 Van Ness St
    Port Townsend, WA 98368
    (360)379-4520
    0.9 9-12 350
  • Port Townsend Grant Street Elementary School
    Grades: K-5 | 363 students
    1.3 miles
    1637 Grant St
    Port Townsend, WA 98368
    (360)379-4535
    1.3 K-5 363
  • Port Townsend Ocean Alternative School
    Grades: K-12 | 74 students
    1.3 miles
    1637 Grant Street
    Port Townsend, WA 98368
    (360)379-4251
    1.3 K-12 74
  • Coupeville Coupeville High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 305 students
    6.3 miles
    501 South Main Street
    Coupeville, WA 98239
    (360)678-2402
    6.3 9-12 305
  • Port Hadlock Chimacum Creek Primary School
    Grades: K-2 | 233 students
    6.7 miles
    313 Ness Corner Rd
    Port Hadlock, WA 98339
    (360)344-3270
    6.7 K-2 233

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