2011 - 2012 School Performance Report
MISSION & VISION STATEMENT
Yelm Middle School provides for an academic and comfortable learning environment where every student is empowered to reach their potential academically, socially and emotionally in preparation for a successful and fulfilling future.
ABOUT OUR SCHOOL
The curriculum plan for Yelm Middle School is a clear indication that we are serious about providing a quality education for all our students. Besides academics, we offer a variety of extracurricular activities. Staff members and parents work together to create a positive school program.
ABOUT OUR BUILDING
Our school sits on the site of the original Yelm K-12 school. It was remodeled in 1985 and the only original part of the building is the 200 wing. We became Yelm Middle School when the high school was built in 1976.
SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLAN
Yelm Middle School has one hour late starts on Wednesdays for students. The time provided by the late starts will be used for academic department meetings which include members of the language arts, social studies, math, science, special ed and elective departments, focusing on:
· Professional Learning Communities
· Curriculum Alignment
· Common Assessments (MSP and MAP Testing)
· Interventions for Struggling Learners
· A Safe and Inclusive Environment
Our staff is made up of 35 classroom teachers with an average of 12.5 years of teaching experience. Over 55.3% of our teachers have at least a Master’s Degree. We also have 22 classified employees who provide additional educational support. We have two full-time counselors, one librarian and one part-time Indian Ed advisor.
Our overall average attendance is 94%.
2011-12 Average Expenditure per Student: $8,841.
STATE TEST SCORES
Visit the OSPI Washington State Report Card for an in-depth look at our Measurement of Student Progress (MSP) scores and how we compare to other schools within our district and throughout the state. This site also contains other important information reported by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Yelm Middle School will continue to address reading, writing, math and science by utilizing an integrated subject approach. Students will continue to be tested for reading and math using the MAP (Measure of academic Proficiency) test. Students below grade level in either subject will be tested for LAP Reading and/or LAP Math.
After implementing Student-Led Conferences, our parent participation rate increased to an impressive 80% attendance. Other activities include:
· Open House
· Jump Rope For Heart
· Teen Night
· Parent Orientation
· Booster Club
· Band/Choral Concerts
· 7-8-9 Incentive Trips
· ASB Run/Walk
· Indian Education Activities
· Canned Food Drive
· 9th Trip to New Market Skill Center & SPSCC
7TH & 8TH Grade: Football, Soccer, Fastpitch, Wrestling, Basketball, Track, Volleyball
9th Grade: Football, Volleyball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Swimming, Basketball, Wrestling, Bowling, Track, Baseball, Fastpitch
· Drama Club