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 2012-13 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, student 2012-13 Measurement of Student Progress (MSP) assessment scores continued to produce success.
- MSP scores are higher than the state in all areas - again.
- Seventh and eighth reading - highest scores ever for Stevens Middle School.
- Special education reading made huge gains; 70.8% (seventh) and 56.3% (eighth) met standard; 30-40 points higher than the state average.
- Science scores were 21 points higher than the state.
- Seventh grade made gains in reading, writing and math.
- Eighth grade boys’ scores were up 10.5% points in reading.
- American Indian eighth grade math scores were up 20.5% points to 53.8%.
- American Indian seventh grade math, reading and writing gained 36% points or more.
Plans for the 2013-14 School Year
The foundation of Stevens is the block schedule in core academic classes which allows for multiple remediation and enrichment opportunities through intentional use of 86 minute periods. In addition these become small learning communities in which students and staff to build trust and respect for each other and the learning process. Continued this year is the use of planners and the creation of a daily 20 minute study skills course 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, MSP scores, grades, formative assessments, teacher recommendations and parent requests help to place students in small tutorial groups and advanced classes. Teams and block schedules allow 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 will continue on a voluntary basis for students before and after school Monday-Friday from 3:15-4:00.
- Rotary will provide paid tutors Tuesdays and Thursdays though the Black Tie program.
- Planners and study skills sessions are available for all students.
- Lower Elwha tutors are available Monday through Friday 3:15-4:30 p.m.; transportation provided home for students.
- Parent/teacher conferences and Family Access allow teachers to communicate student needs and tutorial options with parents.
- The Seminar program is available to seventh and eighth grade students who are identified as gifted, and jazz band is an option for gifted band students.
- Advanced math and courses are available to students in the form of honors pre-algebra for seventh graders and honors algebra for eighth graders.
- Students will have the opportunity to participate in the Washington State History program.
Language Arts will continue with year three of the implementation of the Holt McDougal Literature program increasing student’s comprehension and writing skills while aligning with the common core standards.
Math will make adjustments to the curriculum calendar to extend instructional time for probability and reasoning units and focus on the transition process for the common core for the 2014-15 school year.
Science will increase the frequency of application based instruction throughout the seventh and eighth grade curriculum and continue the process for the transition to the Next Generation standards.
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 ELT and flex time for remediation and enrichment groups. Curriculum coaches funded through Title 1 will provide professional development, coaching and model effective instructional practices for language arts, math and special education staff. 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. Staff will use a variety of assessment tools such as MSP data, unit assessments, ARI, CBAs, projects, collection of student work and mid-year bench marks to monitor student progress and adjust instruction to meet student needs.
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.
Seventh Grade Assessment 2010-2013