Glacier Middle School

Summary:

Glacier Middle School is a public middle school located in SeaTac, Washington, serving 855 students in grades 6-8. The school is part of the Highline School District, which is ranked 198 out of 249 districts in the state and has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Glacier Middle School faces significant challenges in student academic performance, particularly among its diverse student population. The school has a much higher percentage of Hispanic students (56.14%) compared to the surrounding area and the state average, but consistently performs below the Highline School District and Washington state averages in standardized test scores for English Language Arts, Math, and Science. Glacier Middle School's subgroups, such as Asian, African American, Hispanic, and English Language Learner students, consistently rank in the bottom quartile of Washington middle schools, indicating significant achievement gaps. The school has been ranked in the bottom 10% of Washington middle schools for the past three years, with a 0-star rating from SchoolDigger.

In contrast, schools outside the Highline School District, such as David T. Denny International Middle School and Aki Kurose Middle School in the Seattle School District, as well as Islander Middle School in the Mercer Island School District, demonstrate significantly higher academic performance, indicating the potential for improvement at Glacier Middle School.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 2450 South 142nd Street
       SeaTac, WA  98168


(206) 631-5300

District: Highline School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
505th of 539 Washington Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $18,648 Help


Students who attend Glacier Middle School usually attend:

High:    Highline High School

Feeder schools for Glacier Middle School:

Elementary:    Beverly Park Elementary at Glendale
    Cedarhurst Elementary
    Hilltop Elementary
    Seahurst Elementary School
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Student/teacher ratio:  21.1 Help
Number of students:  855

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
56.1%
Asian:
15.2%
African American:
8.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  81.3% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Glacier Middle School ranks worse than 93.7% of middle schools in Washington. It also ranks last among 5 ranked middle schools in the Highline School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 9.96. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Glacier Middle School has the largest middle school student body size in the Highline School District. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (56.1%), Asian (15.2%), African American (8.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 81.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Glacier Middle School is 21.1, which is the highest among 5 middle schools in the Highline School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Glacier Middle School is $18,648, which is the lowest among 5 middle schools in the Highline School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Glacier Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Glacier Middle School 505th of 539 Washington public middle schools. (See Glacier Middle School in the ranking list.)

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Highline School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Highline School District 198th of 249 Washington school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Glacier Middle School

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Rank History for all students at Glacier Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 11.11 497th 529 6.0%
2022 8.92 522nd 541 3.5%
2023 9.96 505th 539 6.3%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Glacier Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 18.96 214th 250 14.4%
2022 19.43 224th 257 12.8%
2023 22.33 202nd 244 17.2%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Glacier Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 10.81 62nd 63 1.6%
2023 17.23 56th 57 1.8%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Glacier Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 19.53 197th 210 6.2%
2022 14.01 197th 199 1.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Glacier Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 16.43 425th 458 7.2%
2022 12.62 452nd 475 4.8%
2023 14.20 422nd 463 8.9%
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Rank History for Homeless students at Glacier Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 44.83 14th 27 48.1%
2022 18.62 31st 33 6.1%
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Rank History for Female students at Glacier Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 11.20 444th 469 5.3%
2022 8.14 467th 479 2.5%
2023 9.18 437th 464 5.8%
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Rank History for Male students at Glacier Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 11.83 446th 476 6.3%
2022 9.37 460th 480 4.2%
2023 9.85 439th 470 6.6%
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Rank History for Asian students at Glacier Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 14.45 137th 149 8.1%
2022 13.55 146th 161 9.3%
2023 15.72 126th 145 13.1%
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Rank History for African American students at Glacier Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 42.25 57th 106 46.2%
2022 20.70 95th 104 8.7%
2023 22.35 77th 96 19.8%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Glacier Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 14.42 343rd 353 2.8%
2022 11.45 353rd 360 1.9%
2023 9.70 329th 336 2.1%
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Rank History for White students at Glacier Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 24.26 375th 480 21.9%
2022 16.60 428th 488 12.3%
2023 33.62 331st 488 32.2%
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Data source: test scores: Washington Office of Superindentent of Public Instruction, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

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by a parent
Monday, January 23, 2023

Open Quote So far so good. Our child likes the school. Mr Chaz and everyone I have dealt with has been very responsive. Keep up the great work! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Glacier Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2020 111 92 141 491 3 38 46 0 922
2021 98 95 149 531 2 36 70 0 981
2022 81 78 139 456 7 29 55 1 846
2023 67 72 130 480 5 33 64 4 855

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 Glacier Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2020 922 44.2 20.8 82.8
2021 981 51.1 19.1 78.7
2022 846 44.4 19.0 82.9
2023 855 40.5 21.1 81.3

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Glacier Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2020 922 44.2 20.8 82.8
2021 981 51.1 19.1 78.7
2022 846 44.4 19.0 82.9
2023 855 40.5 21.1 81.3

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Glacier Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2020 $1,159 (11.2%) $9,203 (88.8%) $10,363
2021 $1,003 (6.3%) $14,884 (93.7%) $15,887
2022 $1,899 (10.2%) $16,748 (89.8%) $18,648

Data source: Washington Department of Education


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Frequently Asked Questions about Glacier Middle School

Glacier Middle School ranks in the bottom 6.3% of Washington middle schools.

Students who attend Glacier Middle School usually go on to attend Highline High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 855 students attended Glacier Middle School.

Students at Glacier Middle School are 56% Hispanic, 15% Asian, 8% African American, 8% White, 7% Two or more races, 4% Pacific Islander.


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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.

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