Sylvester Middle School

  • Sylvester Middle School serves 704 students in grades 7-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 37% (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 47% (which is lower 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 76% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Washington state average of 45%.

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School Overview

  • Sylvester Middle School's student population of 704 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 41 teachers has grown by 10% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-8
Total Students704 students
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Total Classroom Teachers41 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Sylvester Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Sylvester Middle School is 0.74, 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#1521 out of 2,014 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
37%
51%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
47%
61%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:119:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
19%
7%
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Hispanic
40%
23%
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Black
8%
4%
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White
24%
55%
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Hawaiian
3%
1%
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Two or more races
5%
8%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Sylvester Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in WA.
Diversity Score0.740.41
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Eligible for Free Lunch
61%
37%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHighline School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, WA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

  • The nearest high school, middle school, and elementary school to Sylvester Middle School is Ancillary (0.4 miles away)
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