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Sonoji Sakai Intermediate School

Public | 5-6 | 511 students

 
 

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Posted August 11, 2013

First impressions upon enrollement: this school is just 5th and 6th grade. It's fairly new and in a park-like setting with a rock garden, a path into the forest, a baseball field, regular field, lots of open space, tether ball courts, playground. The teachers teach in teams of three so each set of kids alternates between three teachers, one being home room and the other two for other subjects. A very strong PTA. There are two tracks for "enrichment," either a band track or if you are not in band then one semester you have music and the other semester you have art. If you are not in band you have PE all year. I will update this as I find out more details. The history is interesting and the 90 year old daughter of Sonoji Sakai stays involved and visits during events.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2012

I am a sixth grader now and i loved Sakai. it is fun and i learned so much in band and art. in sixth grade you get to make awesome pop up books that are so fun making. some problems in Sakai were how they split you up from your friends. i knew nobody except for 1 person that i still didn't really know in my class. i met a bunch of knew friend though. i also didn't like coho time which you have to talk about bullying for a year then another year in sixth grade to. overall i loved sakai!!!!!!!!


Posted November 19, 2010

Both of my children went to Sakai and what a wonderful school. By separating the older kids (7 & 8) from the 5 & 6 as well as the younger Elem. students (K-4) the kids at Sakai can really thrive. My son also struggled with keeping up with the fast pace and he had teachers who taught "out of the box" as were a true advocates for him. He was able to get his reading level up and it built his self confidence so he could thrive. Love this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2010

I am a 6th grader here and though some of my teachers are not the best, overall the school is great. You may get overwelmed by the size of it but once you settle in after a few days, you know your way arround very well.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 6, 2009

My daughter is in the 6th grade at Sakai. So far, so good. She has had nothing but great things to say about her teachers, the staff, her fellow students, and the school overall. I won't name names, but Sakai is a far better school than her last.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2009

My son is has almost finished his 5th grade year at Sakai and I love the school way more than I thought I would. It's been a great year for him, he has learned a lot and has great teachers. Art and band have been fantastic. Mr. Corsetti is a wonderful principal. The staff is very friendly. The opportunity for after school enrichment is great -he learned a great new computer program (Scratch) and will be joining rocket club next.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2008

As a sixth grader now, I love Sakai! I think it is really fun. You have a descision to take band or music which i liked. The principle Mr.Corsetti is very nice. At this school you have ers (no not lockers just ers). People are really awesome there and if you go there and get a good teacher you will LOVE IT! The science teachers are the coolest and you would definetly want Mr.Olson :D
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 17, 2008

We feel Sakai is an excellent school for our child. Having just finished 5th grade, I cannot say enough good things about the school year. Yes the school is big but that isn't necessarily a bad thing. Our child came from a small private school and I can tell you we will never return to private school. We were also very fortunate to have a wonderful teacher for our child. She was engaging, challenging and very aware of where every child in the class was. I can only hope we are as lucky next year. While we are sad that Mrs. Vander Stoep is retiring, along with a few teachers, the school is very strong academically and a wonderful place for a child to spread their wings a bit for the first time. Thank you Mrs. Vander Stoep and the staff at Sakai, we love
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2006

As an 8th grader now, I attended to Sakai for 5th and 6th grade. I really learned quite a lot from my band and art program and teachers, but with the classes, the teachers didn't seem to care about me. I didn't find it enjoyable at all, and neither did my older sister when she attended. My friends would find it such a chore to have to wake up, just to go sit for 8 hours! The teachers didn't seem to care them, or my concerns. Going to school should be intresting and fun for 5th and 6th graders, not a chore, dragging yourself to school to get it over with.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 18, 2006

My daughter was one of the 1% of the minority there, and she absolutely hated it, and when I went to the teachers with my concerns they totally ignored my concerns! She was so unhappy there and hated going to school everyday. Although I will say of course they have excellent academics, but if your child is of a minority it will not be easy for them at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2005

Addition of cooperative after school activities program coordinated with Boys and Girls club has enhanced social and learning opportunities. Teachers vary in passions and talents offering the child a greater chance of bonding with one of them. Classroom support by computer availability and staff availability could be improved. I feel those kids outside of the mainstream of talen and capability can get lost for the sake of the greater good. Management feels distant from the parents and students. PTO meetings are attended by 10-20 parents in this school of near 600. Changing the format to meet the needs of communting and 'both parents working' families for has helped somewhat.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 63% in 2013.

266 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

266 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

266 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
57%
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 59% in 2013.

237 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

237 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
84%
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 Students80%
Female86%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic72%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Low income36%
Not low income82%
Special education23%
Not special education87%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students91%
Female95%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic78%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Low income73%
Not low income92%
Special education60%
Not special education95%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students87%
Female88%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic78%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Low income64%
Not low income88%
Special education50%
Not special education91%
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 Students82%
Female86%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic42%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Low income53%
Not low income85%
Special education40%
Not special education86%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students92%
Female95%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic75%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Low income69%
Not low income95%
Special education75%
Not special education94%
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 85% 63%
Hispanic 5% 18%
Asian 4% 7%
Two or more races 4% 5%
Black 2% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 18%N/A40%
Transitional bilingual 21%N/A8%
Special education 210%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 15N/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 86%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
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