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Larrabee Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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Posted October 14, 2009

We had a wonderful experience in Larrabee. It is a true learning community, where administrators, teachers, parents and students enjoy learning. My daughter flourished during the two years she attended this school. Her teachers inspired her creativity, joy for learning, love for reading and exploration. To her they are the best teachers and in her own words t is heaven.'
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2009

This school looks great on the outside: small, charming, great location and views. But do not be deceived by first impressions. This is a highly dysfunctional school with poor discipline and hands off leadership. I withdrew my child after one year because the teacher was completely incompetent. What a shame.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2009

I think that is the best school in town, small ratio of student for teachers..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2005

Larrabee is a fabulous school. There are many very active parents and an incredible staff of teachers. My experience as a parent at Larrabee is the incredible dedication of the teachers. My daughter has struggled with math and some social issues and her 4th grade teacher spent time with her outside of the class and even into the following year when she was no longer in her class. Larrabee's reading and writing program is amazing. Both of my kids love to read and write, I believe because of the passion of the teachers to make it a fun learning experience. Larrabee's math program is a little different, but I think it works. There is a lot of support for kids in areas of math, reading and writing. Parent involvement is also amazing. There are many P.T.A. programs that far surpass the size of the school. We love Larrabee.
—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.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
26%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
54%
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.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
77%
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 Students64%
Female82%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Low income35%
Not low income94%
Special education27%
Not special education82%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female100%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Low income78%
Not low income94%
Special education64%
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 Students53%
Female47%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Low income29%
Not low income68%
Special educationn/a
Not special education66%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students60%
Female60%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Low income31%
Not low income77%
Special educationn/a
Not special education71%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students54%
Female47%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Low income23%
Not low income73%
Special educationn/a
Not special education61%
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 Students76%
Female79%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low incomen/a
Not low income87%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female86%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low incomen/a
Not low income91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students83%
Female93%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Low incomen/a
Not low income96%
Special educationn/a
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 81% 60%
Hispanic 12% 20%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 7%
Black 3% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 6%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 12%N/A8%
Special education 114%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 243%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 20N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 12N/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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