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English Crossing Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 323 students

 

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Posted October 28, 2012

English Crossing has poor leadership. The school is not parent or child friendly. Teachers are punitive and do not have the tools to deal with issues that today's students are faced with.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2011

Instead of spending the limited Lakewood School District resources retro-fitting the elementary schools (altering grade levels at 2 of the 3 elementary schools to resolve test score inequality) these funds would be better spent on textbooks, curriculum, PE Equipment, band instruments, etc. Disappointing and a huge waste of staff energy and school funds.


Posted December 26, 2010

I'm a student here in 2010 - 2011 My time so far has been very fun, educational, and entertaining. My friend's I've made are very kind, the teachers I've been taught by have been caring at my education, and the events have been exciting. If someone is reading this and is going to enroll there kids, I think you've done a good thing. The homework is hard, but makes you think and makes you learn. This is coming from a 5th grader, but I have done the 4th grade homework and it is fun and educational also. I had gone to a different school in 3rd grade. My Principal very kind, strict on school rules, and host great plus fun events for the students and parents. I have loved my time here and hope that if your child is going to enroll or is already in this school will love it as much as I did.


Posted May 21, 2010

The school is very personal not just THERE if you ask you get and awnser and they HELP not hurt
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2009

Principal is very personable. All teachers I have dealt with show great care in student learning and welcome parent volunteers. Office staff is very friendly and helpful. I feel my child is taken care of at this school when I am not with her. A+ Keep up the great work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

Teachers are fair and focused on standards. Student needs are put first. Teachers are willing to meet outside their contracted hours for conferences, etc. The P.E. program is outstanding. The principal communicates well with parents and is very personable. I feel like my children have been given every opportunity to succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2008

Teachers are doing what they can with the resources available to them. Parent involvement is low, student achievement is not supported well at home. Large transient community being served.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2005

Definitely out dated. Kids needs are last. Teachers come first. Working with parents is not a goal. protecting teachers is. Instead of updating their services, they deny needs. Play games and send people in circles to avoid services. Too many kids are being pushed throught o serve the ones who go with the flow. Academically my kids have gone to different schools and found their isn't a focus on teaching. The teachers are giving information, not teaching. Kids who are well behaved with no needs manage to slide through.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2004

They need to teach in the present. A lot of the methods are out dated and the staff is backwards. It seem like 1990 here. I don't think the children are getting the best education here. Lack of communication and good teachers are to blame.
—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.

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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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
69%

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 63% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
43%
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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
33%
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 Students54%
Female54%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White47%
Low income50%
Not low income58%
Special educationn/a
Not special education55%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female77%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Low income63%
Not low income79%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
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%
Female71%
Male44%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White54%
Low income52%
Not low income60%
Special educationn/a
Not special education63%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students63%
Female67%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Low income52%
Not low income72%
Special educationn/a
Not special education68%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students56%
Female71%
Male44%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White54%
Low income44%
Not low income68%
Special educationn/a
Not special education61%
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 Students88%
Female89%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Low income84%
Not low income92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female85%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Low income80%
Not low income83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students82%
Female81%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income88%
Not low income75%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
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 74% 60%
Hispanic 15% 20%
Two or more races 5% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 7%
Black 2% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 14%N/A8%
Special education 117%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 247%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 20N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 12N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 53%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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  • Bill Landry

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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16728 16th Dr N.E.
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