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Newport Heights Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 568 students

 
 

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4 stars


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Posted May 16, 2006

Newport Heights puts on a terrific musical play every other year that includes almost every student in the whole school, from youngest to oldest, and also boasts an incredible level of parent involvement in decorating sets, working on dancing and singing and lines, and selling refreshments at the show. This production is a big hit and everyone has a wonderful time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2006

What a great school! The staff is very good, and there are lots of activities for kids. I am very impressed with the principal, and the pta is involved and positive. A great place for your kids!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 10, 2006

My son is a third grade student at Newport Heights Elementary school. I have found the principal, staff, and teachers at this school to be very helpful, well qualified, caring, and supportive. They have always been willing to meet with me, answer all my questions, and suggest ways to further my son's education. There is a high level of parent involvement at this school. The PTA is very active and parents provide support in the classroom, library, office, on the playground, and with the after school programs. Some of the after school programs have included chess club, art, and Science Adventures. As a parent, I feel very fortunate to have so many dedicated people at the school working for our children. My child has needed extra services for some mild developmental delays and I have found the help provided to him to be exceptional.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2005

I love this school and all the positive parent involvement. The staff has been there forever and the children are all known by name by the office staff. We are not big fans of the multi-age. Anyone who gets the chance to have their children part of the Newport Heights family is very lucky and we count our blessings daily as one of those families.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2004

I think the multi-age classes are great. My daughter loves being with children of different ages. The children are separated into grades for things like math in which it would be difficult to teach in a multi-age room. The staff is wonderful and there is not a high teacher turnover as another parent wrote. In 2003 they only had one new teacher and that was to fill a new teacher position due to high enrollment. The pricipal loves all the children and knows every child by name. The school in welcoming and I feel very comfortable with my daughter attending.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2004

This school promotes the multi-age scenario. K-1 together, 2-3 together, 4 standalone, 5 standalone. The only elementary school in the district that still has multi-age. This is great for the lower grade kids if they need a challenge. My son was in NHE K-5. Each year as a 'younger' it was great, as an 'older' he did the same work over again. In my opinion the teacher has to teach to too many levels when they have 2 grades in one class. The administration is very inflexible and difficult to work with. High teacher turnover lately. There is no written discipline policy.
—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 65% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
59%
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 Students83%
Female86%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian82%
Asian/Pacific Islander82%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Low income64%
Not low income87%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female84%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian78%
Asian/Pacific Islander78%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Low income79%
Not low income84%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
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 Students78%
Female83%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asian77%
Asian/Pacific Islander77%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Low income69%
Not low income79%
Special education33%
Not special education86%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female95%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian73%
Asian/Pacific Islander73%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Low income69%
Not low income89%
Special education87%
Not special education86%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students89%
Female98%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian92%
Asian/Pacific Islander92%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Low income81%
Not low income90%
Special education73%
Not special education92%
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 Students80%
Female84%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian81%
Asian/Pacific Islander81%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Low income58%
Not low income86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education82%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female92%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian90%
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Low income63%
Not low income91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students84%
Female90%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian84%
Asian/Pacific Islander84%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Low income68%
Not low income88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
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% 63%
Asian 27% 7%
Two or more races 11% 5%
Hispanic 7% 18%
Black 3% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 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 121%N/A40%
Transitional bilingual 212%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 17N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 8N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 73%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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