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Terminal Park Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 421 students

Serving the Auburn Community

 

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2012:
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2011:
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Posted April 28, 2014

Terminal Park elementary is a fantastic school! The teachers are very involved with the students (and not just their own classes) and always looking for ways to improve/expand the curriculum, students are recognized for their achievements and problems are addressed in timely and professional manner, the counselors are regularly available, the community outreach coordinator does more than her fair share, the office staff is always willing to go out of their way to help with any project, and the overall atmosphere created by the entire staff is pleasant and welcoming. I am so glad my 1st grader transferred here after splitting his kindergarten year between 2 other schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

Terminal Park is a Title 1 school in an older section of Auburn. The population is transient with a great variety of diversity. The teachers are experienced and have been in place on average, 10 years. We are new, but I am quite satisfied thus far with teacher quality and staff caring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2012

My kids started here brand new going into 3rd and 5th grade. Since the start of the year til now school seems to be one of excitement. My kids love it here due to staff and their peers. The environment is very accepting and expectations are for nothing but the best. My kids attended another elementary within the same district the previous school year as we had just moved to Auburn. Last year wreaked havoc, it was frustrating, staff and principal very unhelpful, bottom line I was very disappointed. When I finally heard of the "STEPS" program it was too late to have my child qualify. Thanks to Terminal Park and their staff allowing me to voice my concerns for higher expectations for my kids, them not being in the program didn't bother me any. One thing they all agreed upon was the fact they will not stop their learning even if they were more advanced they would firmly continue to challenge them. When I made the initial decision to transfer them it was contingent to the great rapport I had with the previous principal. During summer break a decision of change sent him elsewhere. On a great note the new principal is doing a great job! My kids love it here....I'm happy!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2012

My son has went to this school for the past 4 years. I have alsways had good communication with the school. The Principal changed this year so I cant speak to that-yet. But, last year the principal was a wonderful man whom I spoke with on many occasions. My child has some special needs and the principal was always understanding of him and me. Also the culture at the school is that of acceptance and community values. They put on local events and would participate in the events with the kids. I am hoping this year is the same. I am worried with the old principal gone. I grew to like him and his style with the kids. I am hoping to like this year as well. I will say on the flip side that when my son first started the school was just getting to know us and him. The school mistook some things and caused me alot of trouble, but, they meant well- and thats what I will judge them on.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2011

The leadership of the principal was so bad and nasty toward PTA parents I pulled my child and soon there after two families did the same. The school does offer the STEP program which is great because of the teacher But the principal has a bad attitude when it comes to parent advocates.


Posted January 15, 2011

We are grandparents of a "step" student and are very happy with terminal park in every aspect of the program. Keep up the good work!


Posted July 29, 2008

this school takes time to get to know not only the student but the family as well. they know all the students by their first name and always say hello at the start of the day and goodbye at the end of the day
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2008

My child is part of the STEP program and we love it. Mrs. McIntyre has been a blessing for family as she helped our child reach his potential. We had to think long and hard about pulling our son from our neighborhood school but the program, the teachers, the counselors and the principal have helped us confirm that we made the right decision in having our child at Terminal Park!
—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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
56%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
66%

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

All Students36%
Female41%
Male31%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic7%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Low income31%
Not low income53%
Special education8%
Not special education42%
Limited English10%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students67%
Female66%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic57%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income63%
Not low income80%
Special education33%
Not special education75%
Limited English40%
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 Students69%
Female73%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asian70%
Asian/Pacific Islander53%
Hispanic57%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Low income56%
Not low income89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
Limited English13%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female85%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asian90%
Asian/Pacific Islander73%
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Low income60%
Not low income92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
Limited English20%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students59%
Female71%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asian80%
Asian/Pacific Islander67%
Hispanic21%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Low income44%
Not low income83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education65%
Limited English13%
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 Students73%
Female83%
Male65%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic64%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Low income62%
Not low income89%
Special education15%
Not special education83%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female83%
Male81%
Black80%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic79%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Low income74%
Not low income95%
Special education46%
Not special education88%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students72%
Female80%
Male65%
Black80%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic57%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Low income60%
Not low income89%
Special education31%
Not special education79%
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 52% 60%
Hispanic 19% 20%
Black 10% 5%
Two or more races 9% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 7%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 4% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 119%N/A8%
Special education 111%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 265%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 18N/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 64%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Reading specialist(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 (2012)
  • Linda Cowan Schools of Distinction (2011)

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
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:40 am
School end time
  • 3:10 pm
School Leader's name
  • Tom Dudley
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (253) 804-4532

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
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(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
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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Olympic Middle School
Auburn High School
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1101 D St SE
Auburn, WA 98002
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Phone: (253) 931-4978

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