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Hazelwood Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 532 students

 
 

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5 stars

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2012:
Based on 7 ratings
2011:
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Posted August 22, 2013

My school is a overall positive atmosphere with great role models leading our students. The teachers all strive to excellence and do not stop until all of their children have met their goals. The staff is friendly, hard working, and responsible individuals who would do anything for the children. What I like about our school is the diversity of the children that we teach and seeing them go out of their comfort zones to learn new things. I like that there are many ways to help that struggling student and push them to their very best. There are so many different programs that we use so that we meet each child's individual needs. There is not a lot of improving but if we had the funds to create more staff, or curriculum for our students we could have smaller classes or small group settings so that we are able to meet with those kids up close and personally.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 20, 2013

My son attended full day Kindergarten at Hazelwood, and while he struggled with his behavior, his teacher, the principal, and the staff were absolutely wonderful while working through his difficulties. It was so great for me to be able to spend so much time in the classroom and be involved in various activities. Everyone was so supportive and patient with us while we tried to figure out what was going on, they also helped modify some of the things that were done in the classroom to help my child succeed. So grateful for everyone at Hazelwood Elementary!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2013

My school is Hazelwood Elementary, Auburn , WA. Our school rates at the top for test scores, student achievement and closing the gap. Also this school has some of the kindest and considerate staff I have ever had the priviledge to work with. With our free and reduced population growing daily this school sure could use the extra help for our children and their families.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 20, 2013

I work at Hazelwood Elementary School in Auburn, Wa. and can honestly say that this is a GREAT school! I've taught kindergarten for 28 years and in those years I have worked at 6 different schools. I've seen and had many principals. Hazelwood is the 1st school in all those years that has the total package and it all starts with the leadership. The principal, Sally Colburn, is inspires the entire staff to give our students the very best that we can. The reading specialist at our school is the best in the entire district and works wonders with the students at our school and a fountain of information to the teachers that aides in our teaching of the students in our classrooms. The teachers feel supported in our efforts to serve and appreciated---that is a rare feeling for teachers in any school. I feel blessed to be part of this staff! I work harder and strive to be better and more effective because I am appreciated and supported by my principal. It is an honor to work with the teachers at Hazelwood and I am always proud to tell my friends that I have had a peak into what a teaches heaven looks like. Pinch me! This is the best experience in teaching that I have ever had !
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 20, 2013

Hazelwood is an inviting, supportive and standards based high achieving school. It a wonderful place to learn and work.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 19, 2013

Our family loves Hazelwood. The teachers, principal, support staff, parents and students are exceptional. It feels like a family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2013

Hazelwood is a great place for kids to learn. My 2nd grader and 1st grader are so excited for school to start. All teachers in the building work together to reach the needs of every student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2013

Hazelwood is an amazing school. Parents are made to feel very welcome at the school. Parents are encouraged to come to lunch with their child, visit during recess and help with school programs. Students learn how to be successful students. Students know how they are doing on in all their classes and can tell you what they need to do to reach their goals. Caring counselor with lots of great ideas to create a kind environment for all. Teachers are here because they care about kids being successful.


Posted August 19, 2013

Hazelwood is a great school with caring staff members! My child loves being an orca and feels safe at school, whether on the playground or in the classroom. This school does a great job working with students to meet their individual needs. If you are moving to this area, you will be happy with Hazelwood. The office staff is wonderful and your child will feel welcome.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2013

Hazelwood Elementary is a Washington Choice Award winning school. Both of my sons have attended Hazelwood. The staff and teachers are warm and welcoming. They dedicate themselves to the success of all of their students. It's a grat place for learning g in a positive and fun environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2012

My daughter came here in 2nd grade from another school with a kindergarten reading and math level. With special programs and attention, she moved from Kindergarten to 5th month 2nd grade in one year. Amazing school, nuturing teachers and staff, and individualized programs at each end of the spectrum.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2012

My son will be attending this school in october. He'll be in 4th grade. We are moving from california, to washington. I'm a veteran of military service, also my 1st duty station was in everett. Haven't been in washington since the 90's so i'm sure alot has changed. I've read good & not so good reviews about this school, so i sincerely hope that when my son starts there in roughly 3 weeks, that it is a positive experience. i noticed that there is 540 students ! wow ! is there school campus security with that many kids ???
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2012

As a parent of a Hazelwood "Home Grown" Orca, a student who spent their whole elementary career at Hazelwood, I couldn't be happier. The staff is committed to helping all students learn in all subject areas. Hazelwood is a fantastic school and I am looking forward to my daughter starting Kindergarten there next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2012

My children attended Hazelwood. The staff there is highly committed to student academic success and goes the extra mile to make sure student needs are met. My kids thrived in their supportive, caring environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2012

This is an amazing school. All the staff put children first. Check it out! Washington Achievement Award Winner two years in a row. Call the principal for a tour and conversation about what the school has to offer.


Posted March 7, 2012

Excellent school for academics in all grade levels and excellent and friendly staff. Staff is very helpful and friendly and my student has excelled.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2012

Both of my sons attended Hazelwood Elementary. The teachers are committed to providing a challenging education that meets the needs of all students. They care about their students and work to provide instruction and support for students of many needs. The office staff is always warm and welcoming. Hazelwood is a Washington Acheivement Award Winner for the last two years. They are committed to students and what is best for each and every one of them. Hazelwood is a terrific school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 3, 2011

This school was really disappointing. I did everything I could to be involved and give back but it wasn't enough. Teachers and staff try to label students that can't focus in a big classroom. My son's first grade teacher insisted my son had Asperger's and ADHD despite what a top Pediatric Neurologist, behavioral psychologist, 3 Speech Therapists, 2 Occupational Therapists and his pediatrician said. The math specialist throws out homework and refuses to grade and return it. The administrators promise that "It'll all work out" but it doesn't. They don't follow through on what they say. Parents aren't appreciated. I never once heard a thank you from the staff. The playground is significantly understaffed and bullying is a problem. We left after about 6 months and went to a great private school. My son is thriving and isn't dealing with any of the challenges he had at Hazlewood. There are so many language, economic and cultural challenges at this school that distract from a positive learning environment. Having been at other schools in the Auburn school district, I can say Hazelwood is the strongest... that's not saying much.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2011

I don't have a complaint. Teacher communication has been wonderful, which is the key to a great teacher/parent/child relationship.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2010

Principal and the staff are awesome, Love this school!
—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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
80%
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

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
39%
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 Students77%
Female77%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic53%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Low income67%
Not low income86%
Special education35%
Not special education85%
Limited English64%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female83%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic68%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Low income77%
Not low income90%
Special education53%
Not special education89%
Limited English73%
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 Students75%
Female92%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic67%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income66%
Not low income87%
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English39%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female100%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic76%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Low income83%
Not low income87%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited English46%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students59%
Female77%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic38%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Low income51%
Not low income69%
Special educationn/a
Not special education61%
Limited English31%
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 Students83%
Female82%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander69%
Hispanic65%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Low income70%
Not low income93%
Special education62%
Not special education86%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female85%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander83%
Hispanic70%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Low income84%
Not low income93%
Special education69%
Not special education92%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students69%
Female68%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander25%
Hispanic60%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Low income60%
Not low income75%
Special education54%
Not special education71%
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 62% 63%
Hispanic 16% 18%
Black 10% 5%
Asian 9% 7%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Two or more races 2% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 133%N/A40%
Transitional bilingual 215%N/A8%
Special education 214%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 74%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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11815 SE 304th St
Auburn, WA 98092
Phone: (253) 931-4940

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