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Chinook Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 409 students

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Posted May 22, 2013

This school has done a wonderful job with my children, the teachers are great and the school just won the Linda Cowan Schools of Distinction Awards. The Teachers have helped in taking one of my kid's from "trouble maker" to over achiever. My other child was having issues in class and her teacher was amazing in keeping up communication with us about it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2009

Nice atmosphere at this school. So far, we are loving the teachers. Very impressed with parent involvement and an active PTSA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2005

Goood school with great after school reading activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2005

Chinook has excellent teachers and staff. My daughter after graduating kindergarten was able to read and write at a second grade level. A lot of great activities and parent involvement.
—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 65% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
50%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
50%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
36%
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
14%
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 Students57%
Female59%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic46%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Low income56%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education61%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female82%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic82%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Low income78%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
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 Students57%
Female60%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic61%
Native American31%
Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Low income56%
Not low income60%
Special education27%
Not special education63%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female90%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic78%
Native American92%
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Low income87%
Not low income93%
Special education82%
Not special education89%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students30%
Female43%
Male19%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic30%
Native American0%
Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Low income25%
Not low income47%
Special education27%
Not special education30%
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 Students74%
Female77%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic71%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income70%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education74%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female83%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic94%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Low income88%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students62%
Female63%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic53%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income60%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education70%
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
Hispanic 33% 20%
White 26% 60%
American Indian/Alaska Native 17% 2%
Two or more races 12% 6%
Black 7% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 7%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 112%N/A8%
Special education 125%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 276%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 12N/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 61%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students ELL/ESL Coordinator
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Linda Cowan Schools of Distinction (2013)
  • Boeing Co. Award for Educational Excellence (2012)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room
Music
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 9:10 am
School end time
  • 3:40 pm
School Leader's name
  • Jennifer Davidson
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (253) 931-4728

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Remediation
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Playground
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • None
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School leaders can update this information here.

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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Olympic Middle School
Auburn High School
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3502 Auburn Way South
Auburn, WA 98092
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