Surprise Lake Middle School

  • Surprise Lake Middle School serves 551 students in grades 6-7.
  • 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 55% (which is lower than the Washington state average of 61%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the Washington state level of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Washington state average of 45%.

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School Overview

  • Surprise Lake Middle School's student population of 551 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 25 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-7
Total Students551 students
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Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Surprise Lake Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has decreased from 23:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Surprise Lake Middle School is 0.71, which is more 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#968 out of 2,014 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
51%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
55%
61%
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Student : Teacher Ratio22:119:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
10%
7%
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Hispanic
21%
23%
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Black
4%
4%
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White
47%
55%
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Hawaiian
5%
1%
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Two or more races
13%
8%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Surprise Lake Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in WA.
Diversity Score0.710.41
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Eligible for Free Lunch
33%
37%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameFife School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, WA Dept. of Education

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