Showalter Middle School

Summary:

Showalter Middle School is a public middle school in Seattle, Washington, serving 574 students in grades 6-8. The school is part of the Tukwila School District, which is ranked 238 out of 249 districts in the state and has a 0-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Showalter Middle School consistently performs below the state and district averages on standardized tests, with only 27.14% of students proficient in English Language Arts and 16.21% proficient in math, compared to state averages of 52.86% and 41.04%, respectively. The school has a diverse student population, with a higher percentage of Hispanic (38.85%) and Asian (23.87%) students than the state average, but these subgroups also perform worse on tests compared to their peers statewide. Additionally, 81.01% of Showalter students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch, significantly higher than the state average, which likely contributes to the school's academic challenges.

When compared to nearby middle schools, such as Islander Middle School, which is located about 5 miles away and has significantly higher test scores and a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger, Showalter Middle School consistently performs worse on standardized tests and has a lower school ranking, placing in the bottom 10% of Washington middle schools. These findings suggest that Showalter Middle School faces systemic challenges that need to be addressed through a comprehensive approach, including targeted interventions to support the school's diverse student population and address the impact of socioeconomic factors on academic performance.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 4628 S 144th St
       Seattle, WA  98168


(206) 901-7800

District: Tukwila School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
501st of 539 Washington Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $20,551 Help


Students who attend Showalter Middle School usually attend:

High:    Foster Senior High School

Feeder schools for Showalter Middle School:

Elementary:    Cascade View Elementary
    Thorndyke Elementary
    Tukwila Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  16.0 Help
Number of students:  574

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
38.9%
Asian:
23.9%
African American:
14.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  81% Help


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Compare Details Showalter Middle School ranks worse than 92.9% of middle schools in Washington. (See more...)
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Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Showalter Middle School is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (38.9%), Asian (23.9%), African American (14.6%). (See more...)
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Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Showalter Middle School is 16. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Showalter Middle School is $20,551.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Showalter Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Showalter Middle School 501st of 539 Washington public middle schools. (See Showalter Middle School in the ranking list.)

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Tukwila School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Tukwila School District 238th of 249 Washington school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Showalter Middle School

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Rank History for all students at Showalter Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 18.18 368th 421 12.6%
2005 13.59 388th 425 8.7%
2006 16.05 395th 449 12.0%
2007 8.62 444th 463 4.1%
2008 16.00 414th 466 11.2%
2009 19.99 410th 476 13.9%
2010 21.35 409th 483 15.3%
2011 21.59 411th 492 16.5%
2012 9.99 467th 497 6.0%
2013 14.39 452nd 498 9.2%
2015 27.54 328th 445 26.3%
2016 30.34 313th 443 29.3%
2017 20.22 356th 435 18.2%
2018 23.90 337th 437 22.9%
2019 13.00 464th 512 9.4%
2021 14.50 477th 529 9.8%
2022 11.09 506th 541 6.5%
2023 10.46 501st 539 7.1%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Showalter Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 36.33 159th 250 36.4%
2022 23.58 207th 257 19.5%
2023 9.24 231st 244 5.3%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Showalter Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 36.99 79th 135 41.5%
2019 24.23 77th 100 23.0%
2021 27.44 38th 50 24.0%
2022 20.84 54th 63 14.3%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Showalter Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 28.32 204th 268 23.9%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Showalter Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 32.49 251st 349 28.1%
2019 17.22 401st 448 10.5%
2021 22.59 389th 458 15.1%
2022 16.50 436th 475 8.2%
2023 13.81 427th 463 7.8%
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Rank History for Homeless students at Showalter Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 49.99 23rd 59 61.0%
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Rank History for Female students at Showalter Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 17.65 319th 376 15.2%
2019 9.59 422nd 452 6.6%
2021 17.28 399th 469 14.9%
2022 11.57 442nd 479 7.7%
2023 9.85 434th 464 6.5%
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Rank History for Male students at Showalter Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 26.88 273rd 371 26.4%
2019 16.37 400th 453 11.7%
2021 12.82 434th 476 8.8%
2022 10.71 452nd 480 5.8%
2023 9.77 440th 470 6.4%
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Rank History for Asian students at Showalter Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 9.92 119th 123 3.3%
2019 13.41 142nd 152 6.6%
2021 12.26 141st 149 5.4%
2022 6.65 160th 161 0.6%
2023 9.11 137th 145 5.5%
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Rank History for African American students at Showalter Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 50.28 25th 66 62.1%
2019 17.42 101st 111 9.0%
2021 29.42 78th 106 26.4%
2022 20.01 98th 104 5.8%
2023 12.20 90th 96 6.3%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Showalter Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 17.72 234th 259 9.7%
2019 18.63 298th 344 13.4%
2021 19.92 308th 353 12.7%
2022 17.88 314th 360 12.8%
2023 10.39 327th 336 2.7%
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Rank History for White students at Showalter Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 44.33 179th 325 44.9%
2019 21.52 392nd 470 16.6%
2021 14.58 436th 480 9.2%
2022 11.32 462nd 488 5.3%
2023 17.80 421st 488 13.7%
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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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Enrollment information for Showalter Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 261 31 22 12 10 n/a n/a 0 336
1989 269 43 28 21 6 n/a n/a 0 367
1990 265 36 42 12 13 n/a n/a 0 368
1991 291 44 31 11 10 n/a n/a 0 387
1992 310 43 34 19 22 n/a n/a 0 428
1993 348 57 37 34 15 n/a n/a 0 491
1994 330 93 57 26 13 n/a n/a 0 519
1995 308 91 68 48 19 n/a n/a 0 534
1996 308 91 68 48 19 n/a n/a 0 534
1997 308 123 77 54 17 n/a n/a 0 579
1998 302 112 100 62 17 n/a n/a 0 593
1999 290 116 106 79 11 n/a n/a 0 602
2000 282 143 96 99 15 n/a n/a 0 635
2001 261 148 112 93 11 n/a n/a 0 625
2002 251 141 120 113 11 n/a n/a 0 636
2003 251 141 120 113 11 n/a n/a 0 636
2004 227 146 119 127 14 n/a n/a 0 633
2005 194 168 122 128 12 n/a n/a 0 624
2006 183 138 129 137 15 n/a n/a 6 608
2007 180 136 127 158 13 n/a n/a 10 624
2008 168 153 140 175 9 n/a n/a 19 664
2009 169 136 151 163 8 n/a n/a 16 643
2010 162 138 170 160 6 n/a n/a 18 654
2011 130 122 162 180 6 31 30 0 661
2012 117 118 170 176 6 26 37 0 650
2013 79 118 183 165 8 22 44 0 619
2014 93 142 203 164 4 20 38 0 664
2015 91 151 212 173 6 20 37 0 690
2016 91 130 213 183 6 26 35 0 684
2017 74 113 192 197 5 23 32 0 636
2018 76 107 189 196 5 23 33 0 629
2019 69 108 167 222 6 30 27 1 630
2020 61 105 155 238 7 28 37 5 636
2021 55 101 141 221 7 26 44 13 608
2022 56 98 144 206 5 21 42 10 582
2023 55 84 137 223 6 19 43 7 574

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 Showalter Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 336 19.0 17.6 0
1989 367 20.0 18.3 n/a
1990 368 20.3 18.1 0
1991 387 19.9 19.4 n/a
1992 428 23.4 18.2 n/a
1993 491 24.8 19.8 n/a
1994 519 24.7 21.0 n/a
1995 534 28.1 19.0 n/a
1996 534 28.1 19.0 n/a
1997 579 28.8 20.1 n/a
1998 593 29.9 19.8 n/a
1999 602 31.0 19.4 n/a
2000 635 31.0 20.5 n/a
2001 625 32.9 19.0 n/a
2002 636 28.1 22.6 57.4
2003 636 28.1 22.6 57.4
2004 633 30.0 21.1 63.7
2005 624 30.1 20.7 70.4
2006 608 32.4 18.8 72.1
2007 624 29.4 21.2 61.6
2008 664 32.5 20.4 72.9
2009 643 32.5 19.8 69.7
2010 654 33.9 19.2 78.5
2011 661 34.3 19.2 75.5
2012 650 31.9 20.3 79.2
2013 619 32.5 19.0 77.7
2014 664 n/a n/a 79.1
2015 690 39.0 17.6 78.7
2016 684 40.0 17.1 78.2
2017 636 37.2 17.0 75
2018 629 35.8 17.5 70.7
2019 630 36.4 17.2 72.5
2020 636 36.2 17.5 73.3
2021 608 36.6 16.6 75
2022 582 33.4 17.4 78
2023 574 35.8 16.0 81

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 Showalter Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 336 19.0 17.6 0
1989 367 20.0 18.3 n/a
1990 368 20.3 18.1 0
1991 387 19.9 19.4 n/a
1992 428 23.4 18.2 n/a
1993 491 24.8 19.8 n/a
1994 519 24.7 21.0 n/a
1995 534 28.1 19.0 n/a
1996 534 28.1 19.0 n/a
1997 579 28.8 20.1 n/a
1998 593 29.9 19.8 n/a
1999 602 31.0 19.4 n/a
2000 635 31.0 20.5 n/a
2001 625 32.9 19.0 n/a
2002 636 28.1 22.6 57.4
2003 636 28.1 22.6 57.4
2004 633 30.0 21.1 63.7
2005 624 30.1 20.7 70.4
2006 608 32.4 18.8 72.1
2007 624 29.4 21.2 61.6
2008 664 32.5 20.4 72.9
2009 643 32.5 19.8 69.7
2010 654 33.9 19.2 78.5
2011 661 34.3 19.2 75.5
2012 650 31.9 20.3 79.2
2013 619 32.5 19.0 77.7
2014 664 n/a n/a 79.1
2015 690 39.0 17.6 78.7
2016 684 40.0 17.1 78.2
2017 636 37.2 17.0 75
2018 629 35.8 17.5 70.7
2019 630 36.4 17.2 72.5
2020 636 36.2 17.5 73.3
2021 608 36.6 16.6 75
2022 582 33.4 17.4 78
2023 574 35.8 16.0 81

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

Showalter Middle School

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussis
201895.7%0.0%0.0%2.4%0.5%97.6%96.1%98.1%98.6%98.6%97.1%
201995.7%0.0%0.0%2.4%0.5%97.6%96.1%98.1%98.6%98.6%97.1%

Data source: Washington State Department of Health

Immunization Rates (Entire school)

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussis
201994.9%0.2%0.6%1.0%99.2%98.9%98.9%99.0%99.0%98.9%

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

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,362 (8.3%) $15,009 (91.7%) $16,371
2020 $513 (4.6%) $10,726 (95.4%) $11,239
2021 $1,294 (7.3%) $16,472 (92.7%) $17,765
2022 $2,947 (14.3%) $17,604 (85.7%) $20,551

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Showalter Middle School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 464th of 512 Middle schoolsRanks 501st of 539 Middle schools
 2.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Showalter Middle School)30.528.1
 2.3%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Tukwila School District)30.528.1
 2.3%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Washington)57.847.9
 9.9%
6th Grade Math (Showalter Middle School)28.619.4
 9.3%
   6th Grade Math (Tukwila School District)28.519.4
 9.2%
   6th Grade Math (Washington)47.738.1
 9.6%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Showalter Middle School)42.629.9
 12.8%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Tukwila School District)42.629.9
 12.8%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Washington)6252.1
 9.9%
7th Grade Math (Showalter Middle School)27.315.7
 11.6%
   7th Grade Math (Tukwila School District)27.315.7
 11.6%
   7th Grade Math (Washington)49.938.6
 11.2%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Showalter Middle School)36.823.1
 13.7%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Tukwila School District)36.823.1
 13.7%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Washington)59.651.3
 8.3%
8th Grade Math (Showalter Middle School)27.513.4
 14.1%
   8th Grade Math (Tukwila School District)27.513.4
 14.1%
   8th Grade Math (Washington)47.234.4
 12.8%
8th Grade Science (Showalter Middle School)39.417.6
 21.8%
   8th Grade Science (Tukwila School District)39.417.6
 21.8%
   8th Grade Science (Washington)53.143.9
 9.3%
All Grades English Language Arts (Showalter Middle School)36.627.1
 9.5%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Tukwila School District)41.130.9
 10.2%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Washington)6152.9
 8.1%
All Grades Math (Showalter Middle School)27.816.2
 11.6%
   All Grades Math (Tukwila School District)31.720.5
 11.2%
   All Grades Math (Washington)50.141
 9%
All Grades Science (Showalter Middle School)39.417.6
 21.8%
   All Grades Science (Tukwila School District)35.522.8
 12.7%
   All Grades Science (Washington)52.748.8
 4%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students630574
 8.9%
African American10884
 22.2%
American Indian66
Asian167137
 18%
Hispanic222223
 0.5%
Pacific Islander3019
 36.7%
White6955
 20.3%
Two or More Races2743
 59.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients72.5%81%
 8.5%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 574 students attended Showalter Middle School.

Students at Showalter Middle School are 39% Hispanic, 24% Asian, 15% African American, 10% White, 7% Two or more races, 3% Pacific Islander, 1% Not Specified, 1% American Indian.

Showalter Middle School ranks in the bottom 7.1% of Washington middle schools.

Students who attend Showalter Middle School usually go on to attend Foster Senior High School


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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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