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GreatSchools Rating: 7 out of 10. GreatSchools Ratings are based on test results. 10 is best.
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2445 3rd Ave South
Seattle, WA 98124
King County
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PH: (206) 252-0100
FAX: (206) 252-0102

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  • 49,269 students
  • 106 schools

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 MSP Results

Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

Grade 3

Reading
 79% (2013)
 74% (2012)
 79% (2011)
 75% (2010)
The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

Math
 74% (2013)
 71% (2012)
 67% (2011)
 69% (2010)
The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 4

Reading
 79% (2013)
 77% (2012)
 72% (2011)
 69% (2010)
The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

Writing
 69% (2013)
 66% (2012)
 68% (2011)
 65% (2010)
The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

Math
 70% (2013)
 67% (2012)
 65% (2011)
 62% (2010)
The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 5

Reading
 78% (2013)
 73% (2012)
 71% (2011)
 71% (2010)
The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

Science
 75% (2013)
 71% (2012)
 64% (2011)
 41% (2010)
The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

Math
 70% (2013)
 69% (2012)
 65% (2011)
 60% (2010)
The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 6

Reading
 80% (2013)
 75% (2012)
 77% (2011)
 69% (2010)
The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

Math
 70% (2013)
 70% (2012)
 66% (2011)
 61% (2010)
The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 7

Reading
 74% (2013)
 75% (2012)
 63% (2011)
 68% (2010)
The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

Writing
 78% (2013)
 74% (2012)
 76% (2011)
 71% (2010)
The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

Math
 72% (2013)
 67% (2012)
 66% (2011)
 64% (2010)
The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 8

Reading
 73% (2013)
 70% (2012)
 73% (2011)
 73% (2010)
The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

Science
 75% (2013)
 75% (2012)
 70% (2011)
 60% (2010)
The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

Math
 69% (2013)
 64% (2012)
 62% (2011)
 60% (2010)
The state average for Math was 53% in 2013.

Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

About the tests

  • 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.

Testing in Washington: An Overview

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 MSP Results by Subgroup

 
The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

Grade 3
ReadingThis District
All Students79%
Female82%
Male76%
Black53%
Asian81%
Asian/Pacific Islander80%
Hispanic65%
American Indian44%
Pacific Islander55%
White91%
Low income61%
Not low income91%
Special education52%
Not special education83%
Limited English45%

MathThis District
All Students74%
Female72%
Male75%
Black45%
Asian79%
Asian/Pacific Islander78%
Hispanic59%
American Indian34%
Pacific Islander46%
White86%
Low income54%
Not low income87%
Special education50%
Not special education78%
Limited English43%
Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 4
ReadingThis District
All Students79%
Female84%
Male74%
Black56%
Asian80%
Asian/Pacific Islander80%
Hispanic66%
American Indian56%
Pacific Islander64%
White90%
Low income61%
Not low income90%
Special education56%
Not special education83%
Limited English38%

WritingThis District
All Students69%
Female76%
Male62%
Black43%
Asian77%
Asian/Pacific Islander77%
Hispanic55%
American Indian52%
Pacific Islander62%
White78%
Low income53%
Not low income79%
Special education44%
Not special education73%
Limited English35%

MathThis District
All Students70%
Female70%
Male70%
Black41%
Asian80%
Asian/Pacific Islander79%
Hispanic53%
American Indian44%
Pacific Islander50%
White82%
Low income51%
Not low income82%
Special education36%
Not special education76%
Limited English38%
Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 5
ReadingThis District
All Students78%
Female80%
Male75%
Black50%
Asian78%
Asian/Pacific Islander78%
Hispanic64%
American Indian61%
Pacific Islander65%
White91%
Low income60%
Not low income90%
Special education57%
Not special education81%
Limited English31%

ScienceThis District
All Students75%
Female75%
Male75%
Black43%
Asian75%
Asian/Pacific Islander75%
Hispanic59%
American Indian45%
Pacific Islander71%
White91%
Low income54%
Not low income90%
Special education50%
Not special education79%
Limited English28%

MathThis District
All Students70%
Female71%
Male69%
Black37%
Asian78%
Asian/Pacific Islander77%
Hispanic51%
American Indian42%
Pacific Islander41%
White84%
Low income50%
Not low income84%
Special education39%
Not special education75%
Limited English31%
Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 6
ReadingThis District
All Students80%
Female85%
Male75%
Black58%
Asian84%
Asian/Pacific Islander83%
Hispanic68%
American Indian43%
Pacific Islander69%
White91%
Low income64%
Not low income92%
Special education55%
Not special education84%
Limited English36%

MathThis District
All Students70%
Female73%
Male68%
Black39%
Asian81%
Asian/Pacific Islander80%
Hispanic52%
American Indian30%
Pacific Islander53%
White84%
Low income51%
Not low income85%
Special education34%
Not special education77%
Limited English29%
Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 7
ReadingThis District
All Students74%
Female80%
Male69%
Black48%
Asian78%
Asian/Pacific Islander77%
Hispanic62%
American Indian54%
Pacific Islander38%
White87%
Low income58%
Not low income87%
Special education48%
Not special education79%
Limited English31%
Migrant46%

WritingThis District
All Students78%
Female86%
Male70%
Black57%
Asian87%
Asian/Pacific Islander86%
Hispanic67%
American Indian68%
Pacific Islander72%
White86%
Low income66%
Not low income87%
Special education48%
Not special education83%
Limited English45%
Migrant55%

MathThis District
All Students72%
Female74%
Male69%
Black39%
Asian84%
Asian/Pacific Islander82%
Hispanic55%
American Indian46%
Pacific Islander48%
White84%
Low income54%
Not low income86%
Special education34%
Not special education78%
Limited English39%
Migrant27%
Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 8
ReadingThis District
All Students73%
Female78%
Male69%
Black49%
Asian78%
Asian/Pacific Islander77%
Hispanic62%
American Indian52%
Pacific Islander47%
White86%
Low income60%
Not low income84%
Special education39%
Not special education79%
Limited English24%

ScienceThis District
All Students75%
Female76%
Male75%
Black48%
Asian85%
Asian/Pacific Islander84%
Hispanic59%
American Indian60%
Pacific Islander33%
White89%
Low income60%
Not low income88%
Special education50%
Not special education80%
Limited English35%

MathThis District
All Students69%
Female72%
Male67%
Black43%
Asian84%
Asian/Pacific Islander83%
Hispanic57%
American Indian49%
Pacific Islander33%
White80%
Low income55%
Not low income81%
Special education31%
Not special education76%
Limited English40%
Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

About the tests

  • 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 different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Testing in Washington: An Overview

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 HSPE Results

Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

Grade 10

Reading
 83% (2013)
 78% (2012)
 80% (2011)
 75% (2010)
The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

Science
 53% (2011)
 47% (2010)
The state average for Science was 50% in 2011.

Writing
 83% (2013)
 84% (2012)
 85% (2011)
 84% (2010)
The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

Math
 45% (2010)
The state average for Math was 42% in 2010.

Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

About the tests

  • In 2011-2012 Washington used the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to test students in reading and writing in grade 10. Math skills are tested by the End-of-Course (EOC) exams.
  • The HSPE 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.

Testing in Washington: An Overview

See Washington's state standards

Compare all elementary, middle and high schools in this district

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 HSPE Results by Subgroup

 
The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

Grade 10
ReadingThis District
All Students83%
Female87%
Male80%
Black67%
Asian83%
Asian/Pacific Islander83%
Hispanic74%
American Indian76%
Pacific Islander72%
White93%
Low income72%
Not low income90%
Special education55%
Not special education87%
Limited English30%
Migrant60%

WritingThis District
All Students83%
Female88%
Male78%
Black70%
Asian86%
Asian/Pacific Islander85%
Hispanic73%
American Indian78%
Pacific Islander74%
White90%
Low income73%
Not low income89%
Special education59%
Not special education86%
Limited English37%
Migrant61%
Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

About the tests

  • In 2011-2012 Washington used the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to test students in reading and writing in grade 10. Math skills are tested by the End-of-Course (EOC) exams.
  • The HSPE 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 different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Testing in Washington: An Overview

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 EOC Results

Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

Grade 8

Integrated Math 2
Data not available for this district (2013)
Data not available for this district (2011)
The state average for Integrated Math 2 was 99% in 2013.

Biology I
 99% (2013)
 100% (2012)
The state average for Biology I was 97% in 2013.

Algebra I
 87% (2013)
 88% (2012)
 88% (2011)
The state average for Algebra I was 82% in 2013.

Integrated Math 1
Data not available for this district (2013)
Data not available for this district (2012)
Data not available for this district (2011)
The state average for Integrated Math 1 was 97% in 2013.

Geometry
 100% (2013)
Data not available for this district (2012)
 100% (2011)
The state average for Geometry was 99% in 2013.

Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 9

Integrated Math 2
Data not available for this district (2013)
Data not available for this district (2012)
Data not available for this district (2011)
The state average for Integrated Math 2 was 96% in 2013.

Biology I
 82% (2013)
 77% (2012)
The state average for Biology I was 82% in 2013.

Algebra I
 62% (2013)
 60% (2012)
 49% (2011)
The state average for Algebra I was 54% in 2013.

Integrated Math 1
Data not available for this district (2013)
Data not available for this district (2012)
Data not available for this district (2011)
The state average for Integrated Math 1 was 53% in 2013.

Geometry
 93% (2013)
Data not available for this district (2012)
 84% (2011)
The state average for Geometry was 93% in 2013.

Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 10

Integrated Math 2
Data not available for this district (2013)
Data not available for this district (2012)
Data not available for this district (2011)
The state average for Integrated Math 2 was 61% in 2013.

Biology I
 69% (2013)
 57% (2012)
The state average for Biology I was 66% in 2013.

Algebra I
 33% (2013)
 27% (2012)
 26% (2011)
The state average for Algebra I was 22% in 2013.

Integrated Math 1
Data not available for this district (2013)
Data not available for this district (2012)
Data not available for this district (2011)
The state average for Integrated Math 1 was 28% in 2013.

Geometry
 73% (2013)
Data not available for this district (2012)
 61% (2011)
The state average for Geometry was 72% in 2013.

Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 11

Integrated Math 2
Data not available for this district (2012)
Data not available for this district (2011)
The state average for Integrated Math 2 was 21% in 2012.

Biology I
 37% (2013)
 68% (2012)
The state average for Biology I was 35% in 2013.

Algebra I
 29% (2013)
 39% (2012)
 30% (2011)
The state average for Algebra I was 19% in 2013.

Integrated Math 1
Data not available for this district (2013)
Data not available for this district (2011)
The state average for Integrated Math 1 was 30% in 2013.

Geometry
 39% (2013)
Data not available for this district (2012)
 38% (2011)
The state average for Geometry was 35% in 2013.

Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 12

Integrated Math 2
Data not available for this district (2012)
Data not available for this district (2011)
The state average for Integrated Math 2 was 26% in 2012.

Biology I
 24% (2013)
 53% (2012)
The state average for Biology I was 34% in 2013.

Algebra I
 28% (2013)
 41% (2012)
 25% (2011)
The state average for Algebra I was 15% in 2013.

Geometry
 31% (2013)
 35% (2012)
 29% (2011)
The state average for Geometry was 20% in 2013.

Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

About the tests

  • In 2011-2012 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in algebra I, geometry, integrated math I, integrated math II, and biology.
  • The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure 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.

Testing in Washington: An Overview

See Washington's state standards

Compare all elementary, middle and high schools in this district

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 EOC Results by Subgroup

 
The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

Grade 8
Integrated Math 2This District
Subgroup results not available

Biology IThis District
All Students99%
Female100%
Male98%
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Multiracial100%
White98%
Low income100%
Not low income99%
Not special education99%

Algebra IThis District
All Students87%
Female88%
Male86%
Black63%
Asian94%
Asian/Pacific Islander93%
Hispanic86%
Multiracial83%
American Indian82%
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Low income80%
Not low income90%
Special education53%
Not special education88%
Limited English71%

Integrated Math 1This District
Subgroup results not available

GeometryThis District
All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black95%
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracial100%
White100%
Low income99%
Not low income100%
Not special education100%
Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 9
Integrated Math 2This District
Subgroup results not available

Biology IThis District
All Students82%
Female80%
Male83%
Black55%
Asian75%
Asian/Pacific Islander73%
Hispanic61%
Multiracial94%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Low income59%
Not low income93%
Special education72%
Not special education83%
Limited English12%

Algebra IThis District
All Students62%
Female63%
Male62%
Black40%
Asian75%
Asian/Pacific Islander74%
Hispanic55%
Multiracial62%
American Indian54%
Pacific Islander56%
White78%
Low income51%
Not low income78%
Special education48%
Not special education65%
Limited English49%
Migrant50%

Integrated Math 1This District
Subgroup results not available

GeometryThis District
All Students93%
Female94%
Male93%
Black80%
Asian95%
Asian/Pacific Islander94%
Hispanic83%
Multiracial95%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Low income85%
Not low income97%
Special education89%
Not special education93%
Limited English79%
Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 10
Integrated Math 2This District
Subgroup results not available

Biology IThis District
All Students69%
Female70%
Male69%
Black40%
Asian72%
Asian/Pacific Islander70%
Hispanic57%
Multiracial69%
American Indian55%
Pacific Islander33%
White87%
Low income52%
Not low income84%
Special education48%
Not special education72%
Limited English23%
Migrant28%

Algebra IThis District
All Students33%
Female37%
Male29%
Black19%
Asian46%
Asian/Pacific Islander43%
Hispanic19%
Multiracial23%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White53%
Low income23%
Not low income47%
Special education10%
Not special education42%
Limited English22%

Integrated Math 1This District
Subgroup results not available

GeometryThis District
All Students73%
Female72%
Male75%
Black54%
Asian82%
Asian/Pacific Islander80%
Hispanic66%
Multiracial76%
American Indian80%
Pacific Islander36%
White84%
Low income66%
Not low income81%
Special education70%
Not special education74%
Limited English57%
Migrant55%
Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 11
Integrated Math 2This District
Subgroup results not available

Biology IThis District
All Students37%
Female37%
Male37%
Black21%
Asian26%
Asian/Pacific Islander26%
Hispanicn/a
White68%
Low income24%
Not low income59%
Special education64%
Not special education31%
Limited English4%

Algebra IThis District
All Students29%
Female31%
Male26%
Black29%
Asian33%
Asian/Pacific Islander34%
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White33%
Low income25%
Not low income36%
Special education10%
Not special education31%
Limited English18%

Integrated Math 1This District
Subgroup results not available

GeometryThis District
All Students39%
Female37%
Male42%
Black31%
Asian48%
Asian/Pacific Islander44%
Hispanic34%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Low income39%
Not low income41%
Special education37%
Not special education40%
Limited English43%
Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 12
Integrated Math 2This District
Subgroup results not available

Biology IThis District
All Students24%
Female31%
Male20%
Hispanic21%
Whiten/a
Low income23%
Not low income27%
Not special education18%
Limited English19%

Algebra IThis District
All Students28%
Female31%
Male25%
Black26%
Asian44%
Asian/Pacific Islander40%
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Low income25%
Not low income34%
Not special education30%
Limited English24%

Integrated Math 1This District
Subgroup results not available

GeometryThis District
All Students31%
Female35%
Male29%
Black24%
Asian62%
Asian/Pacific Islander62%
Hispanic8%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Low income30%
Not low income36%
Not special education33%
Limited English35%
Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

About the tests

  • In 2011-2012 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in algebra I, geometry, integrated math I, integrated math II, and biology.
  • The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington.
  • The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Testing in Washington: An Overview

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 Teachers

 
Teacher Experience
Information about this data
Source: 1WA OSPI, 2009-2010
 This DistrictState Average
Average years educational experience11212
Teacher Education Levels
Information about this data
Source: 1WA OSPI, 2009-2010
 This DistrictState Average
Master's degree or higher163%66%
Student-Teacher Ratio
Information about this data
Source: 1WA OSPI, 2009-2010
 This DistrictState Average
Students per classroom teacher11817

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 Students

 
Student Ethnicity
Information about this data
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010
EthnicityThis DistrictState Average
White44%64%
Asian/Pacific Islander22%9%
Black21%6%
Hispanic12%16%
American Indian/Alaskan Native2%3%
Student Subgroups
Information about this data
Source: 1WA OSPI, 2009-2010
 This DistrictState Average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program142%42%
Special education114%13%
Transitional bilingual112%8%

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 Spending Per Pupil

 

Finance data was not reported for this district.

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