Glacier Middle School

Summary:

Glacier Middle School is a public middle school located in Buckley, Washington, serving grades 6-8 with a total enrollment of 970 students. The school is part of the Sumner-Bonney Lake School District, which is ranked 31 out of 249 districts in Washington and has a 4-star rating.

Glacier Middle School consistently performs above the state average in English Language Arts (ELA) and Math proficiency across all grades. In the 2022-2023 school year, the school's ELA proficiency rate was 60.7%, compared to the state average of 52.86%. In Math, Glacier Middle School's proficiency rate was 44.15%, higher than the state's 41.04%. The school's Hispanic and Low Socioeconomic Status (SES) student subgroups perform particularly well, ranking 75th out of 336 Washington middle schools in ELA proficiency and 88th out of 463 middle schools in the state, respectively. Over the past several years, Glacier Middle School has steadily improved its statewide ranking, moving from 224th out of 492 middle schools in 2010-2011 to 156th out of 539 middle schools in 2022-2023, with a 4-star rating.

Glacier Middle School's academic performance is generally stronger than the nearby middle schools in the Puyallup, Auburn, and Orting school districts. For example, in the 2022-2023 school year, Glacier Middle School's ELA proficiency rate of 60.7% was higher than the rates of Ferrucci Junior High (55.66%), Mt Baker Middle School (49.47%), and Orting Middle School (41.5%). While Glacier Middle School has a majority White student population, it has a higher percentage of Hispanic students (13.61%) compared to the nearby schools, which range from 10.96% to 35.93% Hispanic. The school's strong performance in supporting its diverse student population suggests a focus on equity and inclusion.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 240 North C St
       Buckley, WA  98321-9323


(360) 829-3395

District: White River School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
156th of 539 Washington Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,621 Help


Students who attend Glacier Middle School usually attend:

High:    White River High School

Feeder schools for Glacier Middle School:

Elementary:    Elk Ridge Elementary
    Foothills Elementary
    Mountain Meadow Elementary
    Wilkeson Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  20.7 Help
Number of students:  970

Racial breakdown:

White:
75.9%
Hispanic:
13.6%
Two or more races:
6.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  35.2% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Glacier Middle School ranks better than 71.1% of middle schools in Washington. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 66.15. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (75.9%), Hispanic (13.6%), two or more races (6.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 35.2% 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 20.7. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Glacier Middle School is $13,621.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Glacier Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Glacier Middle School 156th of 539 Washington public middle schools. (See Glacier Middle School in the ranking list.)

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White River School District:

SchoolDigger ranks White River School District 31st 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
2007 54.10 201st 463 56.6%
2008 69.33 114th 466 75.5%
2009 59.13 179th 476 62.4%
2010 51.99 231st 483 52.2%
2011 53.57 224th 492 54.5%
2012 54.75 218th 497 56.1%
2013 59.59 196th 498 60.6%
2015 49.87 212th 445 52.4%
2016 59.94 175th 443 60.5%
2018 49.99 214th 437 51.0%
2019 54.83 219th 512 57.2%
2021 61.42 179th 529 66.2%
2022 57.47 191st 541 64.7%
2023 66.15 156th 539 71.1%
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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
2019 50.81 124th 246 49.6%
2021 44.00 131st 250 47.6%
2022 39.11 152nd 257 40.9%
2023 65.00 76th 244 68.9%
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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
2018 24.73 226th 268 15.7%
2019 36.69 131st 231 43.3%
2021 37.31 123rd 210 41.4%
2022 32.99 127th 199 36.2%
2023 28.65 121st 167 27.5%
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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
2018 43.35 195th 349 44.1%
2019 52.50 197th 448 56.0%
2021 64.79 106th 458 76.9%
2022 64.61 110th 475 76.8%
2023 71.32 88th 463 81.0%
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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
2018 43.30 214th 376 43.1%
2019 54.91 195th 452 56.9%
2021 56.77 184th 469 60.8%
2022 51.79 204th 479 57.4%
2023 62.67 153rd 464 67.0%
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Rank History for Military Connected students at Glacier Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 62.47 17th 51 66.7%
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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
2018 46.74 186th 371 49.9%
2019 52.98 196th 453 56.7%
2021 65.11 142nd 476 70.2%
2022 61.42 155th 480 67.7%
2023 67.17 132nd 470 71.9%
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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
2018 58.21 89th 259 65.6%
2019 46.35 177th 344 48.5%
2021 69.63 72nd 353 79.6%
2022 72.05 66th 360 81.7%
2023 70.75 75th 336 77.7%
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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
2018 34.61 213th 325 34.5%
2019 45.07 271st 470 42.3%
2021 54.82 204th 480 57.5%
2022 48.51 241st 488 50.6%
2023 56.65 187th 488 61.7%
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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 Glacier Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2005 436 2 8 15 13 n/a n/a 8 482
2006 410 3 7 16 11 n/a n/a 7 454
2007 394 4 8 14 9 n/a n/a 9 438
2008 394 5 6 17 12 n/a n/a 11 445
2009 386 4 9 20 7 n/a n/a 7 433
2010 796 12 18 38 14 n/a n/a 0 878
2011 702 6 6 53 11 3 61 0 842
2012 682 5 6 53 7 5 57 0 815
2013 689 4 8 65 10 2 46 0 824
2014 707 3 8 71 4 1 36 0 830
2015 659 4 9 77 12 1 38 0 800
2016 643 6 5 75 9 0 43 0 781
2017 623 4 7 89 6 1 41 0 771
2018 661 4 5 93 7 0 42 0 812
2019 689 7 9 91 9 0 43 0 848
2020 719 3 10 99 8 0 54 0 893
2021 729 7 8 112 9 3 53 0 921
2022 717 9 14 138 8 6 78 0 970
2023 736 11 14 132 10 4 63 0 970

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

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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
2005 482 n/a n/a 0
2006 454 25.0 18.2 24.8
2007 438 24.0 18.3 29.6
2008 445 24.0 18.5 26.7
2009 433 24.0 18.0 30.5
2010 878 45.0 19.5 30.2
2011 842 43.0 19.5 34.3
2012 815 38.5 21.1 36.4
2013 824 38.5 21.4 35.8
2014 830 n/a n/a 36
2015 800 39.0 20.5 35.4
2016 781 40.0 19.5 34.3
2017 771 38.8 19.8 28.9
2018 812 38.8 20.8 28.2
2019 848 41.7 20.3 28.9
2020 893 45.3 19.7 33.3
2021 921 44.3 20.7 30.1
2022 970 46.4 20.8 35.1
2023 970 46.6 20.7 35.2

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
2005 482 n/a n/a 0
2006 454 25.0 18.2 24.8
2007 438 24.0 18.3 29.6
2008 445 24.0 18.5 26.7
2009 433 24.0 18.0 30.5
2010 878 45.0 19.5 30.2
2011 842 43.0 19.5 34.3
2012 815 38.5 21.1 36.4
2013 824 38.5 21.4 35.8
2014 830 n/a n/a 36
2015 800 39.0 20.5 35.4
2016 781 40.0 19.5 34.3
2017 771 38.8 19.8 28.9
2018 812 38.8 20.8 28.2
2019 848 41.7 20.3 28.9
2020 893 45.3 19.7 33.3
2021 921 44.3 20.7 30.1
2022 970 46.4 20.8 35.1
2023 970 46.6 20.7 35.2

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

Glacier Middle School

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussis
201894.1%0.0%2.5%0.0%3.2%98.3%95.5%99.0%97.2%97.6%95.5%
201992.3%0.0%3.1%0.4%3.8%96.5%94.4%95.5%95.8%96.5%95.5%

Data source: Washington State Department of Health

Immunization Rates (Entire school)

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussis
201993.8%0.1%2.8%3.1%97.4%95.6%97.0%96.8%97.2%96.5%

Data source: Washington State Department of Health
Finances

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)
2019 $695 (5.1%) $12,810 (94.8%) $13,506
2020 $808 (8.7%) $8,430 (91.2%) $9,239
2021 $497 (4.0%) $11,997 (96.0%) $12,494
2022 $372 (2.7%) $13,250 (97.3%) $13,621

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Glacier Middle School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 219th of 512 Middle schoolsRanks 156th of 539 Middle schools
 13.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Glacier Middle School)60.660
 0.6%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (White River School District)60.460
 0.4%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Washington)57.847.9
 9.9%
6th Grade Math (Glacier Middle School)49.544.8
 4.6%
   6th Grade Math (White River School District)49.344.8
 4.5%
   6th Grade Math (Washington)47.738.1
 9.6%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Glacier Middle School)58.465.1
 6.7%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (White River School District)58.465.1
 6.7%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Washington)6252.1
 9.9%
7th Grade Math (Glacier Middle School)49.253.5
 4.4%
   7th Grade Math (White River School District)49.253.5
 4.4%
   7th Grade Math (Washington)49.938.6
 11.2%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Glacier Middle School)59.557.5
 2.1%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (White River School District)59.357.5
 1.8%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Washington)59.651.3
 8.3%
8th Grade Math (Glacier Middle School)47.235
 12.3%
   8th Grade Math (White River School District)4735
 12.1%
   8th Grade Math (Washington)47.234.4
 12.8%
8th Grade Science (Glacier Middle School)59.543.7
 15.7%
   8th Grade Science (White River School District)59.243.7
 15.5%
   8th Grade Science (Washington)53.143.9
 9.3%
All Grades English Language Arts (Glacier Middle School)59.560.7
 1.2%
   All Grades English Language Arts (White River School District)67.863.7
 4.1%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Washington)6152.9
 8.1%
All Grades Math (Glacier Middle School)48.744.2
 4.5%
   All Grades Math (White River School District)57.451.5
 5.9%
   All Grades Math (Washington)50.141
 9%
All Grades Science (Glacier Middle School)59.543.7
 15.7%
   All Grades Science (White River School District)58.152.1
 6.1%
   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 Students848970
 14.4%
African American711
 57.1%
American Indian910
 11.1%
Asian914
 55.6%
Hispanic91132
 45.1%
Pacific Islander04
White689736
 6.8%
Two or More Races4363
 46.5%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients28.9%35.2%
 6.3%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Glacier Middle School

Students at Glacier Middle School are 76% White, 14% Hispanic, 6% Two or more races, 1% Asian, 1% African American, 1% American Indian.

Students who attend Glacier Middle School usually go on to attend White River High School

Glacier Middle School ranks 156th of 539 Washington middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 970 students attended Glacier Middle 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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