Bethel Middle School

Public 6-8

 22201 38th Avenue East
       Spanaway, WA  98387-6827


(253) 800-7200

District: Bethel School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
399th of 529 Washington Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,622 Help

Students who attend Bethel Middle School usually attend:

High:    Bethel High School

Feeder schools for Bethel Middle School:

Elementary:    Elk Plain School of Choice
    North Star Elementary
    Shining Mountain Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  20.2
Number of students:  678

Immunizations:

Fully immunized:
75.5%
Measles:
97.5%
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Racial breakdown:

White:
38.6%
Hispanic:
25.7%
Two or more races:
16.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  64.3%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Friday, February 11, 2022.

*Please note that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on standardized testing and the number of schools reporting results are lower.


Performance Trends
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Compare Details Bethel Middle School ranks worse than 75.4% of middle schools in Washington. It also ranks last among 6 ranked middle schools in the Bethel School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 24.74. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Bethel Middle School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (38.6%), Hispanic (25.7%), two or more races (16.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 64.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Bethel Middle School is 20.2, which is the highest among 6 middle schools in the Bethel School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Bethel Middle School is $9,622. 4 middle schools in the Bethel School District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Bethel Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Bethel Middle School 399th of 529 Washington public middle schools. (See Bethel Middle School in the ranking list.)

Bethel School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Bethel School District 151st of 239 Washington school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Bethel Middle School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 44.39 246th 421 41.6%
2005 33.28 307th 425 27.8%
2006 33.34 329th 449 26.7%
2007 39.34 300th 463 35.2%
2008 43.69 275th 466 41.0%
2009 39.23 306th 476 35.7%
2010 42.57 292nd 483 39.5%
2011 26.56 386th 492 21.5%
2012 36.09 344th 497 30.8%
2013 43.21 299th 498 40.0%
2015 39.31 260th 445 41.6%
2016 29.08 320th 443 27.8%
2017 24.59 338th 435 22.3%
2018 30.48 310th 437 29.1%
2019 30.01 369th 519 28.9%
2021 24.74 399th 529 24.6%

Data source: test scores: Washington Office of Superindentent of Public Instruction, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

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Enrollment information for Bethel Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 742 18 34 17 18 n/a n/a 0 829
1989 758 22 40 17 22 n/a n/a 0 859
1990 815 33 41 13 28 n/a n/a 0 930
1991 660 19 25 13 11 n/a n/a 0 728
1992 720 14 21 12 19 n/a n/a 0 786
1993 716 28 29 16 24 n/a n/a 0 813
1994 692 38 49 37 38 n/a n/a 0 854
1995 841 52 76 43 38 n/a n/a 0 1050
1996 841 52 76 43 38 n/a n/a 0 1050
1997 916 57 72 39 47 n/a n/a 0 1131
1998 892 72 76 45 47 n/a n/a 0 1132
1999 872 78 71 43 38 n/a n/a 0 1102
2000 878 88 81 51 37 n/a n/a 0 1135
2001 888 81 80 47 34 n/a n/a 0 1130
2002 953 96 91 52 58 n/a n/a 0 1250
2003 953 96 91 52 58 n/a n/a 0 1250
2004 702 88 94 62 36 n/a n/a 0 982
2005 611 99 91 57 34 n/a n/a 0 892
2006 567 101 89 61 39 n/a n/a 0 857
2007 555 92 99 69 38 n/a n/a 0 853
2008 515 88 86 97 40 n/a n/a 0 826
2009 532 92 83 87 39 n/a n/a 0 833
2010 497 75 97 64 34 n/a n/a 0 767
2011 343 72 55 56 16 7 7 0 556
2012 350 71 61 69 12 9 15 0 587
2013 243 46 30 53 5 16 16 0 409
2014 361 94 32 107 7 29 41 0 671
2015 351 74 36 117 11 25 53 0 667
2016 355 71 29 92 8 25 55 0 635
2017 342 48 30 120 10 38 69 0 657
2018 323 51 35 154 9 36 87 0 695
2019 316 52 28 170 5 41 118 3 733
2020 339 49 25 178 7 55 127 0 780
2021 262 47 17 174 7 56 114 1 678

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Bethel Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 829 35.0 23.6 0
1989 859 39.0 22.0 n/a
1990 930 38.0 24.4 0
1991 728 35.0 20.8 n/a
1992 786 36.6 21.4 n/a
1993 813 35.6 22.8 n/a
1994 854 38.7 22.1 n/a
1995 1050 45.0 23.3 n/a
1996 1050 45.0 23.3 n/a
1997 1131 48.5 23.3 n/a
1998 1132 48.2 23.5 n/a
1999 1102 50.5 21.8 n/a
2000 1135 50.4 22.5 n/a
2001 1130 53.8 21.0 n/a
2002 1250 54.9 22.8 32.7
2003 1250 54.9 22.8 32.7
2004 982 45.0 21.8 34.1
2005 892 44.6 20.0 28.9
2006 857 39.0 22.0 30.8
2007 853 38.2 22.3 30.8
2008 826 37.8 21.9 32.8
2009 833 37.8 22.0 30.6
2010 767 35.6 21.5 36.1
2011 556 28.7 19.3 27.2
2012 587 27.2 21.5 49.7
2013 409 19.0 21.5 43.8
2014 671 n/a n/a 54.4
2015 667 30.0 22.2 59.5
2016 635 31.0 20.4 52.6
2017 657 30.7 21.3 64.4
2018 695 33.3 20.8 55.7
2019 733 35.3 20.7 56.6
2020 780 38.4 20.3 61.4
2021 678 33.4 20.2 64.3

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Bethel Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 829 35.0 23.6 0
1989 859 39.0 22.0 n/a
1990 930 38.0 24.4 0
1991 728 35.0 20.8 n/a
1992 786 36.6 21.4 n/a
1993 813 35.6 22.8 n/a
1994 854 38.7 22.1 n/a
1995 1050 45.0 23.3 n/a
1996 1050 45.0 23.3 n/a
1997 1131 48.5 23.3 n/a
1998 1132 48.2 23.5 n/a
1999 1102 50.5 21.8 n/a
2000 1135 50.4 22.5 n/a
2001 1130 53.8 21.0 n/a
2002 1250 54.9 22.8 32.7
2003 1250 54.9 22.8 32.7
2004 982 45.0 21.8 34.1
2005 892 44.6 20.0 28.9
2006 857 39.0 22.0 30.8
2007 853 38.2 22.3 30.8
2008 826 37.8 21.9 32.8
2009 833 37.8 22.0 30.6
2010 767 35.6 21.5 36.1
2011 556 28.7 19.3 27.2
2012 587 27.2 21.5 49.7
2013 409 19.0 21.5 43.8
2014 671 n/a n/a 54.4
2015 667 30.0 22.2 59.5
2016 635 31.0 20.4 52.6
2017 657 30.7 21.3 64.4
2018 695 33.3 20.8 55.7
2019 733 35.3 20.7 56.6
2020 780 38.4 20.3 61.4
2021 678 33.4 20.2 64.3

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.

6th Grade Immunization Rates

Bethel Middle School

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussis
201975.5%0.0%0.8%0.4%1.2%97.5%76.4%97.5%96.7%97.5%77.2%

Data source: Washington State Department of Health

Immunization Rates (Entire school)

Bethel Middle School

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussis
201988.5%0.1%0.8%1.9%98.8%98.1%98.8%98.4%98.7%98.4%

Data source: Washington State Department of Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Bethel Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $470 (3.2%) $14,288 (96.8%) $14,758
2020 $332 (3.5%) $9,290 (96.5%) $9,622

Data source: Washington Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Bethel Middle School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 369th of 519 Middle schoolsRanks 399th of 529 Middle schools
 4.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Bethel Middle School)50.236.3
 13.9%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Bethel School District)52.842.1
 10.7%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Washington)56.947.2
 9.7%
6th Grade Math (Bethel Middle School)36.414.6
 21.8%
   6th Grade Math (Bethel School District)42.319.2
 23.1%
   6th Grade Math (Washington)46.827.3
 19.5%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Bethel Middle School)50.632
 18.6%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Bethel School District)52.141
 11.1%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Washington)60.646.1
 14.5%
7th Grade Math (Bethel Middle School)35.817
 18.8%
   7th Grade Math (Bethel School District)39.317.1
 22.2%
   7th Grade Math (Washington)48.728.4
 20.3%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Bethel Middle School)52.739.6
 13.1%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Bethel School District)55.445.5
 9.9%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Washington)5849.4
 8.6%
8th Grade Math (Bethel Middle School)3224.5
 7.5%
   8th Grade Math (Bethel School District)34.723
 11.7%
   8th Grade Math (Washington)45.833.3
 12.5%
All Grades English Language Arts (Bethel Middle School)51.235.9
 15.3%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Bethel School District)58.343.6
 14.7%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Washington)59.647.7
 11.9%
All Grades Math (Bethel Middle School)34.718.8
 15.9%
   All Grades Math (Bethel School District)46.220.1
 26.1%
   All Grades Math (Washington)48.930.4
 18.5%
All Grades Science (Bethel Middle School)34.438.3
 3.9%
   All Grades Science (Bethel School District)41.444.5
 3.1%
   All Grades Science (Washington)46.745.8
 0.9%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students733678
 7.5%
African American5247
 9.6%
American Indian57
 40%
Asian2817
 39.3%
Hispanic170174
 2.4%
Pacific Islander4156
 36.6%
Two or More Races118114
 3.4%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients56.6%64.3%
 7.7%




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau, the Washington State Department of Health and the Washington Office of Superindentent of Public Instruction. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that school and district boundary data are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.





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