School Performance Report

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About Our School

Patrick Murphy, Superintendent

Curtis Cleveringa, PrincipalCapital High School

Michelle Anderson, Assistant Principal
Jennifer Hewitt, Assistant Principal
Daniel Grimm, Dean of Students

 

Capital High School is a grade 9-12, “AAAA” National Blue Ribbon award winner. Capital offers a comprehensive curriculum with advanced coursework available in every curriculum area. Additional academic programs include opportunities at New Market Vocational Skills Center, Running Start, School to Work and the International Baccalaureate Program, which is a rigorous pre-university course of study. Three quarters of Capital’s students participate in athletics and activities. Parent and community involvement include the following organizations: Site Council, Foundation, Booster Club and Parent Organization.

Additions to Capital High School have increased student capacity from 1,389 to 1,680. Remodeling completed in 2006 added 12 new classrooms, including new science and technology labs. The student commons section and kitchen space was expanded to accommodate all students over two lunch periods. The renovation also included substantial upgrades to the drama, music, art and special education learning areas.

A track and field improvement project was completed in 2017 as part of the February 2016 school improvements bond. Improvements include the installation of a synthetic turf field, striping the track, hydro seeding areas around the track and installation of gates. The track and field can be used year-round thanks the installation of recreational low-level field lighting.

The new Capital High School Performing Arts Center is the centerpiece of a comprehensive campus upgrade that includes updating exterior surfaces to improve thermal performance, weather protection and aesthetics, replacing mechanical systems and re-roofing major portions of the existing building. Construction will begin spring 2019 with project completion expected in the fall of 2020.

In 2018, our International Baccalaureate program began the "IB English for All" initiative. This initiative means that all 11th-graders are enrolled in either IB English Literature or IB Language and Literature.  This program will be expanded in the 2019-20 school year to include enrollment of 12th-graders in IB English.  Additionally, IB Environmental Systems and Societies is being offered for the first time by the science department. In the 2019-20 school year, the science department will also offer an IB Sports, Exercise and Health class.

 

  

2018-19 School Facts

Based on the October 2018 enrollment report, there were 1,379 students enrolled at Capital High School.

 Race/Ethnicity

   

 Student Demographics         

 
 Hispanic/Latino of any race(s)   
12.6%      Male students
 52.5% 
 American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.7%    Female students
47.5%
 Asian 7.5%

 Black/African American
2.4%  

 Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander
0.5%    
 
 White  67.2% 
 Free & Reduced Price Meals
33.1%
 Two or More Races
9.1%    Special Education
14.3%
   

Teacher Information

  • Number of classroom teachers: 76
  • Average years of teacher experience: 16.9
  • Teachers with at least a Master's Degree: 55

 


 

2018-19 District Operating Budget 

 Expenditures

 Cost

 Percentage 

 Teaching  
 $98,493,376
 74.08% 
 Building Administration
 $8,283,536  6.23%
 Maintenance & Operations    $8,576,098  6.45%
 District Support
 $5,410,991  4.07%
 Transportation
 $4,520,169  3.40%
 Utilities & Insurance  $4,317,384  3.25%
 Food Service
 $3,289,648  2.47%
 Other  $64,053  0.05%
 Total Expenditures  $132,955,254  100.00%
 

 Revenue

 Amount

 Percentage 

 State 
 $102,994,406
 77.79%
 Local
 $23,067,573  17.42%
 Federal    $5,346,583  4.04%
 Other Sources                          
 $985,618  0.74%
 Total Revenue  $132,394,180  100%
 



Washington Comprehensive Assessment Program

Washington students participate in state tests annually in the spring, to assess their progress as well as the progress of our educational system as a whole.

Our state uses the Smarter Balanced assessment system, aligned to Washington's K-12 Learning Standards. The scores below represent the percent of students meeting standard in three core subjects, ELA, Math, and for grades 5, 8 and 11, Science (Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science or WCAS).

 2017-18 High School

 

 2018-19 High School


 Our School  
 Our District 
 WA State 
   Our School 
 Our District 
 WA State 
 SBA-ELA*
 86.7  87.3  69.5    78.2  73.7  69.7
 SBA Math
 54.2  61.1  40.6    57.7  64.2  40.2
 EOC Biology
 16.2**  32.6**  30.3**    43.5**  62.7**  34.5**


  *ELA (English Language Arts) scores include reading and writing.
  **Reflects the Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science (WCAS) test, administered for the first time in spring 2018. 

 

Capital High School Mission Statement

Cultivating success. Honoring diversity. Serving others.

Olympia School District Vision

We envision a supportive environment that promotes trust, growth and achievement of the highest standards. We build our capacity for success through leading-edge programs and operations based on continuous improvement. We have 100 percent commitment to quality and excellence in all things.


 

National Assessment of Educational Progress

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is a survey of grade student achievement in core subject areas. NAEP measures what students across the country know and can do in 10 subject areas, including mathematics, reading, writing, and science. Current state level results may be viewed here.

To learn more about NAEP, visit this page.


 

For More Information

If you would like more details about student achievement and demographics, visit the OSPI website and select reports by district or school.

If you would like other information about Capital High School, please call (360) 596-8000.