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Fidalgo Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 413 students

 
 

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4 stars


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Posted May 18, 2010

This school is the best in Anacortes. Amazing teachers who reach all children on their levels. The only elementary school in Anacortes to receive the Washington State Overall Excellence Award for Elementary Schools and also received the Language Arts Excellence Award for 2009. They must be doing something right.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

The most amazing teachers work at this school. It really is a cut above.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

It is a great school with woods around it, a vegie garden, and great teachers.


Posted August 25, 2009

This is a fantastic elementary school. Great principal! Everyone works together for the betterment of EACH child. The only downside is SOME of the teacher aides need to cool their attitudes and put there egos in check. They are NOT the teachers. They are HELPERS. A few should be let go for the have rude behaviors towards the children. They like to throw their power over the children around. I feel it is inappropriate. We should get together as parents and have them removed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2009

This Elementary school is highly over rated! The district seriously needs to evaluate the quality of this schools staff. The federal 'no child left behind' law needs to be addressed to the overall environment of this school. Various levels of student academic achievement are not directed properly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2008

I have 2 kids in this school and I love everyone who works here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2008

Very happy here. My 3rd grader is learning successfully with much help. Love the staff. Much better principal than any other school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2006

My daughter is in the 4th grade at Fidalgo and out experience here has been very good. The teachers are excellent; caring and committed. My only complaint is that, with a child who is above average intelligence, I would like to see more leveling. If studednts could be divided into groups and taught to their ability, everyone would benefit. As a result, my daughter is sometimes bored.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2006

Great school, dedicated teachers, involved parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2005

We have had a child enrolled at Fidalgo for three years and have been so pleased. Professional staff, great teachers, excellent sciemce program!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2005

This school is excellent! The teachers teach math, reading, writing, and spelling in a postive way that helps the children to grasp the subject. The music, P.E, Science, Technology classes are of course awsome and teach the kids valuable lessons about each topic. The Interest Center in the school is used for the school classroom's art projects that they make for different holidays. The parent involvement is extremely high and the staff, volunteers, teachers, students, parents, and PTA are what makes Fidalgo the best!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 5, 2003

I cannot even start express my amazement and gratitude to the dedication of this school. My daughter had difficulties on reading the staff has not only changed that but has her, own self image going no where but up. This School is the best public school I have ever seen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2003

We live in Oak Harbor. We drive our kindergarten son every day to Anacortes to Fidalgo Elementary. I did a lot of research before we made the decision to travel the distance. The teachers and everyone in this school make it number one. The education they offer is outstanding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2003

Fidalgo Elementary recently received National PTA's award of Excellence for their parental involvement programs. Fidalgo has a site council comprised of the principal, teachers, staff members, parents and public members. They meet once a month. In addition, Fidalgo's PTA Board is large with 20 + board members and 80% + of parental participation. They undertake some large programs which pull in a lot of families: Halloween, I Love to Read, Family Fun Night, Parent Ed Night, and much more. Before coming here we shopped the area for the best school, public or private. After six years we still agree that this is an excellent school with dedicated teachers and great leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 65% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
90%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
84%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
78%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
63%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
84%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students83%
Female91%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Low income90%
Not low income79%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female95%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Low income89%
Not low income83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

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.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students87%
Female95%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Low income75%
Not low income92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students91%
Female95%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Low income75%
Not low income97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students89%
Female100%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Low income81%
Not low income92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

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.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students68%
Female61%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Low income55%
Not low income77%
Special educationn/a
Not special education71%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female92%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Low income85%
Not low income90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students82%
Female78%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income73%
Not low income88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

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.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students81%
Female90%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income56%
Not low income94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female97%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Low income80%
Not low income90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

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.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 85% 63%
Hispanic 7% 18%
Asian 5% 7%
Black 2% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 5%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 129%N/A40%
Transitional bilingual 21%N/A8%
Special education 212%N/A13%
Source: 1 NCES, 2010-2011
Source: 2 WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Student-teacher ratio

  This school District averageState average
Students per classroom teacher 17N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 15N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 74%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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Anacortes, WA 98221
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