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Washington Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 479 students

 

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Posted August 6, 2014

My son attended kindergarten at a different school in the district and continued it be in reading. He was still at a level A at the end of the year. We finally moved into Washington's grid for first grade. He was able to receive the specialized attention and let the first grade reading at a level J. He was show that with practice comes great reward. I couldn't have ask for a better school to be in. The teachers and staff are incredible. Washington is by far the Best school in Minot.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2014

Washington is an incredible school with wonderful and caring teachers and a top-notch academic program. Please don't be fooled by the low 'Great Schools Rating'; at one time, it was a 9/10. The difference has to be the new Common Core and testing procedures in place. The school is amazing and we couldn't be happier that we chose it for our child. One of the top two schools in Minot.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

My daughter came to Washington School mid-year in 5th grade and the transition was great, she loves school and the students and teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

We have the best teachers and staff who allow our students to excel into intelligent, wonderful adults!
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Posted December 5, 2008

My son is a kindergarten student and he loves it. I have been around the state to many different elementary schools and Washington is by far the best. The teachers are wonderful, and the setting makes me wish I could go back to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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 86% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
73%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Dakota used the North Dakota State Assessment (NDSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. Results represent students enrolled in the school for the entire academic year. The NDSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Dakota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: North Dakota Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
88%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Dakota used the North Dakota State Assessment (NDSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. Results represent students enrolled in the school for the entire academic year. The NDSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Dakota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: North Dakota Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
80%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Dakota used the North Dakota State Assessment (NDSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. Results represent students enrolled in the school for the entire academic year. The NDSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Dakota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: North Dakota Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students85%
Female74%
Male95%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities73%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant85%

Reading

All Students77%
Female71%
Male82%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities47%
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant77%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Dakota used the North Dakota State Assessment (NDSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. Results represent students enrolled in the school for the entire academic year. The NDSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Dakota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the North Dakota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: North Dakota Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students69%
Female80%
Male63%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native American27%
White75%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Not migrant69%

Reading

All Students70%
Female80%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native American45%
White75%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Not migrant70%

Science

All Students69%
Female84%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native American45%
White73%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Not migrant69%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Dakota used the North Dakota State Assessment (NDSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. Results represent students enrolled in the school for the entire academic year. The NDSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Dakota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the North Dakota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: North Dakota Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students68%
Female72%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities71%
Students without disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Not migrant68%

Reading

All Students60%
Female53%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
Not migrant60%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Dakota used the North Dakota State Assessment (NDSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. Results represent students enrolled in the school for the entire academic year. The NDSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Dakota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the North Dakota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: North Dakota Department of Public Instruction

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 84% 83%
American Indian/Alaska Native 10% 9%
Black 3% 3%
Hispanic 3% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 52%N/A32%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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600 17th Ave SE
Minot, ND 58701
Phone: (701) 857-4695

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