Sylvester Middle School

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16222 Sylvester Rd Sw

Burien, WA 98166

(206) 631-6000

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Grades: 7 - 8

School Type: Public, Magnet

Student Enrollment: 650

Students Per Teacher: 15

Parent Reviews

11 Parent Reviews for Sylvester Middle School

Teachers give attention too all students not just one in particular. If the student is not excelling in their subject, they are quick to notify the parent or parents so we can work together to help the student succeed in their subject or subjects. They give encouragement and help the student obtain a ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/14/13

This school is great, if your an honors kid... I went to this school and personally my experience was so-so. Language arts (great) amazing teachers History (basic) teachers are mediocre Science (basic) teachers are mediocre Math (terrible!) teacher was great, but he seemed like he had no teaching experience ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 07/26/13

its a nice comfortable environment the staff works hard to give the stu8dents the best education in the world and they have a nice caring strong relationship with the students

Posted by a other on 08/27/11

The teachers are caring and smart. The principal is very political and detracts from the learning and good work of the teachers. I would like to see more parent involvement - again that falls on the administration.

Posted by a parent on 05/17/10

It's the greatest school in the world, nothing is better! Thank you Sylvester. It even improved my grades alot!!

Posted by a student on 05/05/09

I teach math at SMS, and I love it. The staff works very well together to ensure that every student has a chance at being successful. The District offers many opportunities to improve teaching practices, keep current on research, and to increase content knowledge. I was also a student at Sylvester; ...  Read more

Posted by a teacher on 12/16/08

i went there and it wasn't really that great. some of the teachers were really rude and couldn't control the class. i went to cascade middle school and it not true that it is bad and i wen t there and now i'm going to wetern university.

Posted by a student on 08/25/08

I attended sms both years and am heading off to seattle preparatory. This is indeed the best school in the highline school district. This middle school's honors program is amazing. We went to washington D.C. For spring break & learned more than imagined. The memories are gold. There is also an avid program. ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 07/15/07

My child goes to this school because it is the best in the district. Before she went to Cascade middle school and didn't like it: not very good teachers and not enough dicipline and education is too easy. This school has much better teachers that are more involved with the students and a good choice ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/21/07

We are very impressed with the teacher and staff commitment and willingness to work with the students and parents. We are especially thankful for the extra efforts of Ms. Fernley, Ms. Raney & Ms. Hacker to ensure our child's academic success.

Posted by a parent on 09/03/04

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Test scores for Sylvester Middle School

MSP* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
Sylvester Middle School
Highline School District
* In 2011-2012 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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Burien schools — Sylvester Middle School is located at 16222 Sylvester Rd Sw, Burien WA 98166. 16222 Sylvester Rd Sw is in the 98166 ZIP code in Burien, WA The school district for Sylvester Middle School is the Highline School District. Sylvester Middle School is a Public school that serves grade levels 7 - 8.
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