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Sand Hill Elementary School

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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Posted January 7, 2014

Best Teachers, Staff , Principal and Students around. Love this school. Test scores improving every year. Showing that even though we have a diverse community with lots of hard work from Sand Hill community we can make it happen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2013

This school has heart and soul for their students and parents. The teachers and staff care about the students. Larger schools could learn a few things from this school. This school would put the money to use for the students in their school. They are always thinking about making things better for the students and parents.


Posted September 3, 2013

My school is very friendly and small. Class size ratio is very good. Teachers are very interactive with parents. Also very clean
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2013

sandhill has been great for my little girl, she has learned so much in 2 years..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2013

my kids love this school and they think its a fun place to be! We love it
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2013

My school is a great place for my kids to grow and learn both socially and academicly!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2013

Sandhill Elementary is a wonderful school that consist of mostly low income families, they would highly benefit from the supplies because many families here can not.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2013

awesome, awesome, awesome, awesome, love all the teachers, and all the programs, field trips and plays......
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2013

The staff are wonderful and we have really enjoyed our experience here. Our son will be entering the 3rd grade and we are really looking forward to this year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2013

Sand Hill is always willing to work with families. They really love their students and work hard for them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2013

The teachers and staff are very helpful and kind! It is a pleasure to have our daughter attend this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2013

A Great place to educate and nurture my children. The teachers are fantastic and always have on a smile.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2013

The teachers are great and contact parents with any concerns as soon as they come up !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2013

sand hill elementary is a great school. i feel that they truly care about my son and his safety.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2013

My school is a very good school. My kids have learned so much! It's fun.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2013

Vote for Sandhill! there are always students that can benifit from extra resources! Its super quick and easy to enter!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2013

Sandhill has great leadership and has been very good in teaching reading to all of the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2013

Our son is in first grade this year and he was here last year and we loved it
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2013

My school is Sand Hill Elementary and one of the best schools in our state. The teachers are tentative and care about the students. The staff is wonderful and helpful with the parents. They are always available for questions, and are helpful when it comes to the needs of our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2013

Sand Hill has great support for students and parents. Very well organized and great Leadership! My children look forward to going to school everday.
—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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
60%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
69%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
38%

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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
21%
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 Students67%
Female73%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic21%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Low income51%
Not low income96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education73%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students69%
Female76%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic29%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income58%
Not low income88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
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 Students59%
Female57%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic53%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Low income57%
Not low income63%
Special educationn/a
Not special education63%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female89%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic67%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income76%
Not low income85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education82%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students45%
Female57%
Male32%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic53%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White44%
Low income41%
Not low income52%
Special educationn/a
Not special education48%
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 Students65%
Female56%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Low income61%
Not low income70%
Special educationn/a
Not special education71%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female74%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income79%
Not low income83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students65%
Female52%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Low income57%
Not low income74%
Special educationn/a
Not special education68%
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 71% 60%
Hispanic 20% 20%
Two or more races 6% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Black 1% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 7%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 112%N/A8%
Special education 117%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 259%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 15N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 11N/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

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  • Kristen Sheridan

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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NE 791 Sand Hill Rd
Belfair, WA 98528
Phone: (360) 277-2331

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