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Ilalko Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 537 students

 

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Posted May 5, 2010

The teachers are fabulous and make for a great community feel.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

I am so happy with this school. I have 3 children here and all of the teachers have been wonderful. I love volunteering with the kids and it has given me the chance to know the staff. Everyone is so welcoming! Mr. Couch is a great principal and I think its great to see out and about interacting with the students. The PTA is very involved and they do amazing fun stuff for the kids. My favorite program through the PTA is rich reading. My daughter is so excited to read every night and fill out her chart. She thinks its so cool they prizes for reading! We all love Ilalko!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2009

I think this school does a great job of providing an academic program that is rigorous and differentiated for different learning styles.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2009

It doesn't get much better than this. I have 3 children in this school and I love it. The teachers are great- they communicate well and treat the children fairly. There is a very active PTA that offers fun evenings like bingo night, fall harvest, and the Missoula children's theatre. The principal Adam Couch is great with the kids and parents- I love it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2008

I am actually surprised to see the high reviews this school is getting. My children started there in October of last year and for the ENTIRE school year, there was no parent/teacher conference, I never met my daughter's teacher and only spoke to my son's on the phone. Coming from Dallas, TX, I found this shocking as in Dallas the teachers always made sure to meet with the parents on a regular basis.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2008

I absolutely adore the entire staff at Ilalko. This PTA runs over 30 programs a year and has wonderful parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2008

I Love this school. Both of my kids go here. Love the teachers. I'm impresed on how fast my kids learned math and reading.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2008

Great place for kids. My family has been exceptionally happy at Ilalko for many years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2007

I love Ilalko!!!!!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 5, 2005

outstanding parent involvement level. this is an open campus and parents are welcome to spend as much time in the classrooms as they like. extremely active PTA and lots of extracurricular activities, eg: theater and foreign language
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2005

Ilalko elementary's first grade is a 10 on a scale of 1-10. I feel so fortunate to have the school for our children.
—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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
52%
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

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
40%
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 Students65%
Female71%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander73%
Hispanic54%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Low income44%
Not low income86%
Special education20%
Not special education70%
Limited English47%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students75%
Female80%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander91%
Hispanic57%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Low income60%
Not low income89%
Special education30%
Not special education79%
Limited English60%
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 Students70%
Female68%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic67%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Low income66%
Not low income76%
Special education60%
Not special education72%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female93%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic75%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Low income82%
Not low income87%
Special education80%
Not special education85%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students63%
Female68%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic58%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Low income51%
Not low income76%
Special educationn/a
Not special education65%
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 Students66%
Female64%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic61%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Low income61%
Not low income71%
Special educationn/a
Not special education71%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female77%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic87%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Low income76%
Not low income85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students70%
Female64%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic74%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Low income63%
Not low income77%
Special educationn/a
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

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 58% 63%
Hispanic 19% 18%
Asian 9% 7%
Black 6% 5%
Two or more races 5% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 134%N/A40%
Transitional bilingual 214%N/A8%
Special education 213%N/A13%
Source: 1 NCES, 2010-2011
Source: 2 WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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 14N/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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  • ADAM COUCH

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