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Washington Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 320 students

 

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Posted January 30, 2010

I'm a teacher at Washington School, it is a wonderful place for children to learn. Even though we don't have a lot of money to spend on frills we give our students the best education possible. Would you expect anything less from a Michigan Blue Ribbon School? We were the very first elementary school in the U.P. to become a Blue Ribbon School.The majority of our teachers have Master Degrees and continue taking courses and work shops to up grade their skills. If you're looking for a school for child, check us out--you won't be disappointed. Washington School Teacher
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 3, 2008

The opportunities that teachers at this school go above and beyond to provide to the students, parents and families is outstanding. The principal is the best int eh district and is ivolved with his students both inside and outside the classroom. The entire staff promote an atmosphere of good moral conduct and expectation of responsiblity to the entire school from the students. Clara James
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2007

just a really great school. glad that my children were able to know the great staff and parenta there are at washington
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 2, 2005

My son goes to Washington Elementary. The school I feel is a good school. I am very disappointed in the Sault Area Schools website. The elementary schools are not linked to the main website. Once you find the elementary schools, I have not found a link to contact the administration or principle. You are unable to find a school menu published. The option is on the Pac Family access but they do not publish. Very irritating. I have had to request a menu several times this past year and it is Jan 05 and again I have no lunch menu. If you publish it on a the Sault Website, I could just print one out.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

47 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

47 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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75%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
72%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

52 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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46%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

50 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

50 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
49%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

46 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

45 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
13%

2013

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
24%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

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How schools in the state rate:

19%
of schools in the state are Below average
55%
of schools in the state are Average
26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Below Average


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 MEAP results from the state of Michigan.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 net growth (significant improvement/improvement - significant decrease/decrease) according to Performance Level Changes from the state of Michigan.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 73% 69%
American Indian 22% 1%
African-American 2% 18%
Hispanic 2% 6%
Asian 1% 3%
Multiracial N/A 2%
Native Hawaiian 0% 0%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 61%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. Edward Chevillot
Fax number
  • (906) 635-8669

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1200 Ryan Ave
Sault Sainte Marie, MI 49783
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