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Geneva Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 601 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted February 6, 2013

This school has been my home away from home for many years. I have volunteered many hours there because it is a great place to be. Very positive with awesome teachers, principal and staff members. Everyone is involved. Our PTA is the best too! This school has been a terrific part of our children's lives. Tons of memories and pictures. Thank you Geneva!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2006

There is a high level of parental involvement at Geneva school and the teachers- for the most part are fantastic. It's the size of the school that's the problem- there are over 600 students. My daughter's third grade class has 28 children- and no aide. My Kinder has 21 children in her class and her teacher also teaches an afternoon class for a total of 40 children to keep tabs on. The four 3rd grade classes have been capped-at 28 and 29 children. 3rd grade children moving into our school's district will be directed to another school but this doesn't solve the huge overcrowding problem that exists.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2005

Geneva has a good staff and good parental involvement. There is not music or art for the lower grades, but there is computer and library in addition to physical education. The PTA provides experiences for students from time to time- science, trips to Mt. Baker Theater and financial support for the foreign language afterschool program (parents still contribute to this). Class size is in the low twenties for the lower grades.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2005

Great school with considerate staff and administration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2005

My children are third generation going through Geneva Elementary. You will find several other students who's family or friends attended this school. It is a very welcoming school with wonderful oppurtunities. It has great goals for both school academics and parents and staff involvement. Every grade level is filled with teachers that will help your children not only grow with knowledge but with great respect for others and themselves. These teachers are all very dedicated to their job. You will find that many of the teachers have been with Geneva Elementary for several years. Student teachers who started at Geneva have come back and are now full time teachers here. The prinicpal is very involved with every school function and all students like him very much. They have a shining star program where children earn a shining star by being respectful, helpful, or achieving academic success. I recommend this school highly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2004

Geneva provides students a safe nurturing environment, but is on a down hill slide academically. Recent math scores from the Iowa Test highlite this recent downward trend. Parents must either hire tutors or teach their children themselves basic math if they plan on the children have success in grades 6-12 and College. The approach to Math at Genava may be benificial to students who might have otherwise been in the bottom 10%-20% in Mathematics. But, unfortunately hinders the growth of most students progress in Math. It appears to me to be a 'No child should get ahead of the others' program. The reading and writing programs on the other hand are outstanding in many ways.
—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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
81%

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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
69%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
35%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
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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 Students73%
Female79%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Low income50%
Not low income79%
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students93%
Female97%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Low income83%
Not low income96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
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 Students67%
Female72%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Low income60%
Not low income69%
Special education39%
Not special education74%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female80%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income73%
Not low income78%
Special education46%
Not special education84%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students69%
Female69%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Low income60%
Not low income71%
Special education39%
Not special education76%
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%
Female70%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic69%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Low income43%
Not low income70%
Special educationn/a
Not special education72%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female97%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic85%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Low income79%
Not low income92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students64%
Female61%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic62%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Low income50%
Not low income67%
Special educationn/a
Not special education69%
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 Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
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Blackn/a
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Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
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 84% 63%
Hispanic 9% 18%
Black 3% 5%
Asian 2% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 5%
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 21%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 21N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 10N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 62%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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1401 Geneva St
Bellingham, WA 98229
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