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Presidents Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 626 students

 

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Posted October 1, 2008

Scary experience, incompetent principal, problems with bullies. We moved out the district after one school year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2008

I am really happy with Presidents Elementary! The teachers are wonderful and the Principal and office staff are great too! The children enjoy PE, Music classes, and computer lab. In this day and age when schools are cutting all of these kinds of activities...it is great that Presidents still finds them of importance! The kids still get a good amount of time for recess every day, which is another activity that alot of schools have cut. My son has special needs, and all of the teaching staff that we have worked with so far have been wonderful with him and very accepting. We love Presidents!
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Posted October 14, 2005

One word: stellar! My son has been going to presidents elementary for two years and it's been the most exciting experience for both of us. He had an emotional time in kindergarten, not only did his teacher sit down with me and discuss what she thought was in his best interest but the counselor and principal as well. I'm truly thankful for their input and it's changed my son's life. All of the teachers I've met at presidents, six so far, :) are genuinely committed in making the school a home away from home for the students. It's a beautiful, clean school and the students, from kindergarden on up are respectful and kind. This year my son has had zero problems, he's made many friends! I couldn't ask for a more perfect place for him and I can't wait for my other two children to join. Thank you presidents elementary!
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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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
26%
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 Students59%
Female54%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Low income45%
Not low income70%
Special education20%
Not special education69%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students58%
Female72%
Male49%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Low income41%
Not low income72%
Special education15%
Not special education69%
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 Students65%
Female64%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic46%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Low income60%
Not low income67%
Special educationn/a
Not special education69%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female85%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic82%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Low income83%
Not low income76%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students71%
Female79%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic82%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Low income74%
Not low income70%
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
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 Students55%
Female53%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Low income53%
Not low income56%
Special education18%
Not special education67%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female72%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Low income61%
Not low income80%
Special education36%
Not special education83%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students64%
Female58%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Low income50%
Not low income74%
Special education32%
Not special education74%
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

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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 80% 60%
Hispanic 11% 20%
Two or more races 7% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 7%
Black 1% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 13%N/A8%
Special education 117%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 235%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 17N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 13N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 59%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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  • Teresa Bookey

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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Arlington, WA 98223
Phone: (360) 618-6240

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