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Emerald Hills Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 389 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted August 12, 2013

ok i went to this school and its amazing i love the teachers i now go to lakeridge middle school,and my name is lindsey mccasland this school is phnomenal i love it so much i just hate the new changes like they have a new princapal now? BRING BACK MR,EYCHANER and every thing is diffrent its sad but yes i love this school


Posted June 17, 2011

This school is a bad neighbor. Loud music which can be heard loudly over 500 away during some sort of field day. Common shouting from staff on the play fields during the school day. If they expect the support of voters, they need to be good neighbors.


Posted May 4, 2009

My daughter had gone to this school for the last 2 and half years and we have been very pleased with the way the school is run, for example they come in from the bus in the mornings and sit in the multi purpose room and read instead of being outside alone. I have also talked with the principal and find that he is very involved with the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2005

We recently moved and decided to waiver our daughters into this school. We were very pleased with the administration and the teachers. There are a lot of activities that go on throughout the year, the big carnival at the end of the year is a much anticipated event! One thing I always found impressive, is that no matter what the weather, the principal was usually seen greeting the students as they entered. The school nurse and the secretaries were all wonderful, caring women.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2004

My son is in the sixth grade at Emerald Hills Elementary, where he has attended since the first grade. I was hesitant about putting him into a public school, but have been very happy with the quality of his education at EHE. In my opinion, this school is led by a very capable principal, Kent Vallier. For the past six years, I have had the opportunity to observe Mr. Vallier in his professional capacity and have found him to be skilled at communicating and academically centered. He has a genuine interest in the children and knows most of them by name. He has dealt fairly and honestly with my family, and I appreciate his leadership skills. He'll be a wonderful addition to his new professional circle and we will miss him.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2004

My daughter goes to this school. I have to say the staff are the best staff to have at any school. They are all very helpful, kind, caring about every child. I absoultely love this school. Everyone's child should attend Emerald Hills. They are very much involved with the children, parents and their well being, not to mention the wonderful curriculum. It is wonderful to have such a great principal and teachers. I am very proud my daughter is a 'Laker'.
—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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
84%

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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
61%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
31%
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 Students71%
Female70%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Low income56%
Not low income82%
Special educationn/a
Not special education73%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female82%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income78%
Not low income86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education82%
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%
Female74%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Low income64%
Not low income66%
Special education15%
Not special education76%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female79%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Low income64%
Not low income84%
Special education54%
Not special education83%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students54%
Female63%
Male44%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Low income50%
Not low income56%
Special education23%
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 Students54%
Female52%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Low income25%
Not low income69%
Special education36%
Not special education58%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female80%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Low income65%
Not low income86%
Special education64%
Not special education82%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students59%
Female56%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Low income40%
Not low income69%
Special education64%
Not special education58%
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 82% 63%
Hispanic 9% 18%
Two or more races 5% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 2%
Asian 1% 7%
Black 1% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 136%N/A40%
Transitional bilingual 22%N/A8%
Special education 219%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 11N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 67%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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19515 South Tapps Dr East
Bonney Lake, WA 98390
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