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Stevens Middle School

Welcome to Stevens Middle School

Stevens Middle School

1139 West 14th
Port Angeles, WA 98363

Office: 360.452.5590
Fax: 360.457.5709

Stevens Middle School website

Our Vision

All Stevens Middle School students will reach high standards and graduate prepared with knowledge, skills, and abilities to choose a successful future.

Our Mission

Stevens Middle School creates and sustains learning communities that prepare each student to live, work, and learn successfully in a changing world.


For more information on Stevens Middle School, click here to view Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction Washington State Report Card information.


Reflections on the 2015-16 School Year

Stevens students and staff continued to produce success in and out of the classroom, as seen from these examples:

  • Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) scores were above the state in all areas: 7th English Language Arts (ELA) +16.6%; Math, +14.2%.
  • 8th ELA, +7%; Math, + 21.7%; Science, + 21.5%.
  • Referrals to the office have decreased by 32%.  Hallways issues are down 30%; bus waiting area, 63%; lunch room, 18%. 
  • No significant gaps exist in math or science scores between boys and girls in either grade.
  • Low-Income students scored 15 – 20 % points above the state in all areas.

Plans for the 2016-17 School Year

For the past eight years Stevens has excelled in all areas compared to the state average on yearly assessments.  Results of the Smarter Balance assessment and the Common Core for 2015-16 show a continuation of this trend. The foundation for this success is the block schedule in the core classes and the ability for the teaching teams to share the same 85 students. In addition, these teams become small learning communities in which students and staff build trust and respect for each other and the learning process.

Staff Support of Students

In addition to the focus on academic achievement that has made Stevens Middle School such an amazing school, Stevens staff will focus attention on educating the whole child.

We will make sure that every student has a loving, caring staff member at school that they can count on to help them through difficult times. All teachers, coaches, administrators, and counselors will work together to identify students who need extra support and we will provide that academic, social and emotional support as a school team.

Communication

We will also work together with families by communicating our academic intervention plan and by connecting our families to vital community resources to help all of our children succeed.

Identification of Gaps

We have identified student learning gaps in the area of gender based academic performance and students with special needs. We are focusing our efforts on eliminating these gaps by confronting the facts and by working together to solve the problems our students face.

Community Partnership

We embrace the challenge of eliminating all of our student’s academic, social, and emotional obstacles. It is through partnerships with our community that we will prepare our students for the future.

Enrichment and Remediation:

  • Core teams and individual teachers continue to provide multiple remediation opportunities during the school day.
  • Thursday School is available twice a month for students missing work; supervised by Stevens staff.
  • Homework Club is available on a voluntary basis for students before and after school Monday-Thursday from 3:15-4:15 p.m.
  • Rotary will provide two paid tutors Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3:15- 4:30 p.m. though the Black Tie program.
  • Two AmeriCorps members will work with students during school and from 3:15- 4:15 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • Planners and study skills for all students.
  • Parent/teacher conferences and Family Access allow teachers to communicate student needs and tutorial options with parents.
  • The Honors / Gifted program is available to seventh and eighth grade students in math and Language Arts who are identified as gifted or meet the scoring standard on the state assessments.
  • The Jazz band program is available for gifted band students.
  • Students have the opportunity to participate in the Washington State History program.

Professional Development

Our professional development plan focuses on developing systemic interventions for student academic performance and student behavior that interferes with student access to academics. We are doing great things as a building to support student learning. We are going to turn our focus on designing SPEED interventions as a staff and as a building. We are going to embrace the genius of our efforts and guarantee that our interventions are supported by all.

SPEED Interventions: Systemic – School-wide and communicated to all students, parents, and staff; Practical – Affordable and within school’s resources; Effective – Early and Often – flexible entrance and exit criteria; Essential – Agreed upon Standards targeted to individual student academic and/or emotional needs; Directive – Mandatory and not invitational and during the school day.

School Climate

A recent Center for Educational Effectiveness (CEE) survey indicated a high degree of confidence for Stevens Middle School. Data shows Organizational Trust has an 84% positive rating for the five attributes. CEE indicated a high degree of confidence by parents in all areas and CEE staff data is more positive in all nine areas than the top 20% of high performing middle level schools.

How Can You Help?

Every child deserves the opportunity to succeed.  But not all children learn in the same way at the same time. The parents, friends of Stevens students and our community are all instrumental in providing the additional support that makes learning at Stevens motivating and rewarding. We need your support to continue our rich history of a middle school that cares for kids and celebrates success. 

Use and Condition of the Building

Stevens Middle School is a one story building built in 1960, with additions in 1964 and 1978.  In October 2004, a new music building was completed. The facility supports grade seven though grade eight classrooms, as well as outdoor fields for District and community recreation.  The physical evaluation of this education facility is rated 33% based on a January 7, 2008 study and survey by BLRB Architects. Facility Use and Conditions Report available at the Port Angeles School District office.  

Stevens Middle Statistics
2015 - 16
Enrollment (FTE)
542
Smallest Class
10
Largest Class
32
Average Class Size
30
Classroom Teachers (FTE)
29.25
Support Staff (FTE)
3.8
Administrators (FTE)
2.1
Secretaries (FTE)
2.34
Paraeducators
15
Custodians
3
Food Services
5
Volunteers
6
Average Annual Attendance
98.8%
Suspended
42
Expelled
0
Students Promoted
100%
Free/Reduced Lunch
51.5%
Title I/Lap
school-wide
Special Education
81
Bilingual
3
Highly Capable
72

Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, Port Angeles School District Report Card, reportcard.ospi.k12.wa.us.

Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, Stevens Middle School Report Card

Seventh Grade 2013-2016 Assessment Trend
Measurement of Student Progress (MSP), Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA)


Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) data

Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, Citizen Complaints-Federal Programs

View your school’s annual performance report.