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Cougar Creek Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 407 students

 
 

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Posted August 29, 2010

Great school!We re from Marysville Distric and we re so happy that we got a chance to enjoy Lakewood District School!! Thanks for the Principal Priscilla Braidy because she made a huge change on that school and off couse the excellent teachers too !! Congratulation CCE team!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2008

Cougar Creek staff, parents and students work together to make this school a tremendously effective and caring learning environment. It is a wonderful place to be.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 15, 2008

The district has placed all of the highly capable programs for grades 2 through 5 here, which skews the rating, unless your child is a part of the hi-cap program. This school is very close to the other elementary school in district (English Crossing) if you overlook the extrordinarily high scores that the gifted programs bring to this particular school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2008

This school rates higher than English crossing (same district) due mostly to the fact that the district Gifted program is housed here for grades 2-5. This skews test results and ultimately ratings. Pretty much the same quality as English Crossing in a newer builder with smaller classrooms.
—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 65% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
41%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
19%
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 Students91%
Female96%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Low income91%
Not low income90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female89%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Low income82%
Not low income78%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
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 Students56%
Female44%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Low income43%
Not low income63%
Special education50%
Not special education57%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students64%
Female78%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Low income57%
Not low income68%
Special education33%
Not special education72%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students49%
Female61%
Male42%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Low income33%
Not low income58%
Special education17%
Not special education57%
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 Students64%
Female66%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Low income53%
Not low income67%
Special education40%
Not special education68%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students75%
Female84%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Low income65%
Not low income78%
Special education30%
Not special education83%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students75%
Female94%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income65%
Not low income79%
Special education46%
Not special education81%
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 69% 60%
Hispanic 15% 20%
Two or more races 10% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 7%
Black 2% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 13%N/A8%
Special education 113%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 239%N/A44%
Source: 1 WA OSPI, 2009-2010
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student-teacher ratio

  This school District averageState average
Students per classroom teacher 16N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 10N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 58%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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Arlington, WA 98223
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