Denny Yasuhara Middle School

Summary:

Denny Yasuhara Middle School is a public middle school located in Spokane, Washington, serving grades 6-8 with a total enrollment of 385 students. The school is part of the Spokane School District, which is ranked 131 out of 249 districts in the state and has a 2-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Denny Yasuhara Middle School significantly underperforms compared to the Spokane School District and the state of Washington in both English Language Arts (ELA) and Math proficiency. For example, in 2022-2023, only 17.51% of all students were proficient or better in ELA, compared to 49.64% for the district and 52.86% for the state. In Math, the school's proficiency rate was just 11.3%, compared to 37.57% for the district and 41.04% for the state. However, the school has a more diverse student population, with 52.47% White, 17.4% Hispanic, 5.71% Pacific Islander, and 16.62% two or more races, which is higher than the nearby schools. Additionally, Denny Yasuhara Middle School has a significantly higher percentage of students from low socioeconomic backgrounds, with 89.87% of students qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch in 2022-2023.

Denny Yasuhara Middle School's consistently low academic performance is evident across all student subgroups, and the achievement gaps between the school and the surrounding Spokane School District, as well as the state, are substantial. For example, in 2022-2023, the school's ELA proficiency rate for 7th graders was 22.63%, compared to 48.68% for the district and 52.06% for the state. The gaps are even more pronounced in Math, where the school's 7th-grade proficiency rate was just 15.83%, compared to 36.27% for the district and 38.64% for the state. This poor academic performance is in stark contrast to nearby high-performing schools, such as Sacajawea Middle School and Chase Middle School, which have significantly higher proficiency rates in both ELA and Math.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 914 E. North Foothills Dr.
       Spokane, WA  99207


(509) 824-8200

District: Spokane School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
535th of 539 Washington Middle Schools


Students who attend Denny Yasuhara Middle School usually attend:

High:    North Central High School

Feeder schools for Denny Yasuhara Middle School:

Elementary:    Garfield Elementary
    Holmes Elementary
    Logan Elementary
    Stevens Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  13.4 Help
Number of students:  385

Racial breakdown:

White:
52.5%
Hispanic:
17.4%
Two or more races:
16.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  89.9% Help


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Compare Details Denny Yasuhara Middle School ranks worse than 99.3% of middle schools in Washington. It also ranks last among 8 ranked middle schools in the Spokane School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 5.74. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Denny Yasuhara Middle School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (52.5%), Hispanic (17.4%), two or more races (16.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 89.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Spokane School District. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Denny Yasuhara Middle School is 13.4, which is the 2nd best among 8 middle schools in the Spokane School District. (See more...)
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Compare Denny Yasuhara Middle School employs 28.6 full-time teachers.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Denny Yasuhara Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Denny Yasuhara Middle School 535th of 539 Washington public middle schools. (See Denny Yasuhara Middle School in the ranking list.)

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Spokane School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Spokane School District 131st of 249 Washington school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Denny Yasuhara Middle School

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Rank History for all students at Denny Yasuhara Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 5.74 535th 539 0.7%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Denny Yasuhara Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 8.59 456th 463 1.5%
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Rank History for Female students at Denny Yasuhara Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 5.37 461st 464 0.6%
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Rank History for Male students at Denny Yasuhara Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 5.57 468th 470 0.4%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Denny Yasuhara Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 13.06 318th 336 5.4%
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Rank History for White students at Denny Yasuhara Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 2.63 488th 488 0.0%
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Data source: test scores: Washington State Office of Superintendent 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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Enrollment information for Denny Yasuhara Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2022 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023 202 11 11 67 8 22 64 0 385

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 Denny Yasuhara Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2022 0 n/a n/a n/a
2023 385 28.6 13.4 89.9

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 Denny Yasuhara Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2022 0 n/a n/a n/a
2023 385 28.6 13.4 89.9

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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Frequently Asked Questions about Denny Yasuhara Middle School

Students at Denny Yasuhara Middle School are 52% White, 17% Hispanic, 17% Two or more races, 6% Pacific Islander, 3% African American, 3% Asian, 2% American Indian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 385 students attended Denny Yasuhara Middle School.

Denny Yasuhara Middle School ranks in the bottom 0.7% of Washington middle schools.

Students who attend Denny Yasuhara Middle School usually go on to attend North Central 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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