Stevens Middle School
Stevens Middle School
Phone: (360) 452.5590
Hours of Operation:
FAX: (360) 457.5709
- Stevens Middle School website
- Continous School Improvement Plans
- Stevens Middle School Enrollment, January 2013 - 558.93
- Port Angeles School District Demographics Information
For more information on Stevens Middle School, click here to view Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction Washington State Report Card information.
All Stevens Middle School students will reach high standards and graduate prepared with knowledge, skills, and abilities to choose a successful future.
Stevens Middle School creates and sustains learning communities that prepare each student to live, work, and learn successfully in a changing world.
Reflections on the 2013-14 School Year
The Continuous Quality Improvement process remains the foundation of our instructional process by using data to align the curriculum calendars, match student needs and state standards, and provide multiple remediation and enrichment activities to challenge students. As a result, students and staff continued to produce success in and out of the classroom, as seen from these examples:
- Smarter Balanced pilot allowed staff to increase their knowledge of Common Core Standards, introduce a number of instructional methods, use a variety of curriculum and become familiar with the Smarter Balanced assessment.
- Science scores are 19.9 points higher than the state.
- Native American students scored 12.8 pts higher than the state in science.
- Special education students scored 14.2 pts higher than the state in science.
- No gaps between boys and girls or low income in eighth grade science.
- 153 of the 190 students in algebra (80.5%) met standard on End of Course exam.
- All special education portfolio students made standard on 2014 Measurement of Student Progress (MSP)
Plans for the 2014-15 School Year
The foundation of Stevens Middle School is the block schedule in core academic classes which allows for multiple remediation and enrichment opportunities through intentional use of the 86 minute periods. In addition, these become small learning communities in which students and staff build trust and respect for each other in the learning process and can manipulate time during the school day to focus on areas of need and collaborate with students and parents.
Continued this year is the use of planners and the creation of a daily 20 minute study skills program to assist students with organization, communication, study skills and tutoring opportunities. In all subjects, each unit is embedded with on-going formative assessment to gauge student understanding before progressing to the next objective. Summative assessments are given through district benchmarks. Additionally, past MSP scores, grades, formative assessments, teacher recommendations and parent requests help to place students in small tutorial groups. Teams and the block schedule allows teachers to divide students for tutorial and enrichment on a regular basis.
- Core teams and individual teachers continue to provide multiple remediation opportunities.
- Thursday School is available every other week for students missing work, supervised by Stevens staff.
- Homework Club is available on a voluntary basis for students before school 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. and after school from 3:15-4:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday.
- Rotary will provide paid tutors Tuesdays and Thursdays though the Black Tie program.
- Lower Elwha tutors are available Monday – Friday 3:15-4:30 p.m. and provide transportation home for students.
- Parent/teacher conferences and Family Access allow teachers to communicate student needs and tutorial options with parents.
- The Honors program is available to seventh and eighth grade students who are identified as gifted or advanced in Language Art or Math and jazz band for gifted band students.
- Math Olympiad teams will be organized for seventh and eighth grade students.
- Elwha River science trip provides enrichment for eighth grade students.
- North Olympic Library System provides author visits for seventh and eighth grade.
- Quarterly Team remediation and enrichment day-- two weeks prior to the end of the quarter.
Weekly department meetings enable sharing of student work, common assessments, lesson plan design and peer observation reflections. Daily team time allows for discussion of instructional strategies, differentiated instruction and groupings, and use of Educational Learning Team (ELT) and flex time for remediation and enrichment groups.
Additionally, opportunities will be created for staff to attend regional math, language arts and science conferences and meetings to assist in the transition to common core and Next Generation Science. Staff Instructional training and curriculum design for working with gifted and advanced students, Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) training, young adult literature, and attendance at the Music Teachers Regional Conference.
A fall 2013 survey of parents indicated a high degree of confidence for Stevens Middle School. Center for Educational Effectiveness (CEE) data shows Stevens’ highest performing areas were: high standards & expectations, 91%; effective leadership, 84%; supportive learning environment, 84%; and clear and shared focus, 84%.
CEE staff data is more positive in all nine areas than the top 20% of high performing middle level schools; 91% of Stevens staff felt they worked in a supportive learning environment. 88% of students said Stevens has high standards and expectations. More survey results are available from your school principal.
The Stevens community believes in a safe, supportive and collaborative work environment for staff and students; rigorous curriculum that addresses the varied needs of individual learners; active parent and community partnerships; continuing development of positive citizenship; education that prepares students for success as life-long learners in an ever-changing, multicultural, and technical world; acceptance and celebration of the individual and technical world; acceptance and celebration of the individuality and efforts of all students while cooperatively seeking academic excellence.
How Can You Help?
Every child deserves the opportunity to succeed. But not all children learn in the same way at the same time. The parents, friends of Stevens students and our community are all instrumental in providing the additional support that makes learning at Stevens motivating and rewarding. We need your support to continue our rich history of a middle school that cares for kids and celebrates success. Please call us at 360.452.5590.
Use and Condition of the Building
Stevens Middle School is a one story building built in 1960, with additions in 1964 and 1978. In October 2004, a new music building was completed. The facility supports grade seven though grade eight classrooms, as well as outdoor fields for District and community recreation. The physical evaluation of this education facility is rated 33% based on a January 7, 2008 study and survey by BLRB Architects. Facility Use and Conditions Report available at the Port Angeles School District office.
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For more information on Port Angeles School District's Report Card go to: reportcard.ospi.k12.wa.us.
2011-2014 Assessment Trend
Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) data
Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, Citizen Complaints-Federal Programs