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Maywood Hills Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 555 students

 
 

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Posted November 19, 2013

Maywood Hills is a truly wonderful school. The teachers are highly qualified with the majority holding Masters degrees. They are very conscientious, communicate well with parents, and provide extra experiences for the kids, such as an overnight for 4th graders at Pioneer Farm, which the teachers do not get extra pay for. The principal is outstanding and very supportive of teachers, families, and students. Parents are highly involved which adds to the warm community feeling. The PTA is very active and inclusive, providing many services (scholarships, art & science instruction, library assistance, etc.), after school enrichment programs, staff & teacher support, and many family events. There are many children from Hispanic or lower income homes, as well as children from affluent families and the population is socio-economically diverse (although I can't say it's very culturally or racially diverse.) The students and teachers are respectful. Bullying and teasing is not really a problem here as it is in many schools. Maywood has some special needs kids in the integrated program, and there is a lot of acceptance and helpfulness here. My kids have loved Maywood and so have we!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

The principal wants parents to communicate with him. He supports his staff with a computer lab, tech specialist, science lab and part -time teacher and an excellent librarian. Some teachers are new, and just need experience, but they have the support of the other teachers. PTA is working hard to bring in more programs for the children. Enrollment is around 600, will probably top off at 650 in the next 2 years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2012

Maywood Hills is really a gem of a public school. The staff is both passionate and professional and our oldest daughter has really thrived there for the past two years. Not only are the teachers excellent themselves, but they enable parental involvement in the classrooms through the art and science docent programs as well as reading and writing helpers. My wife and I were both able to participate this past year, and it was really worth our while. The PTA is also strong and active and has just band together to add $30k worth of additional play equipment to the school playground, addressing perhaps the schools only weak spot. This year my daughter placed into the EAP program, so she is off to Shelton View, but we will miss Maywood and are looking forward to next year when her sister will start their.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2011

Our kids have attended here for the past 3 years and we love it! Great teachers, advanced learning and the parent involvement is an added bonus! They really do alot of hands on- and a science fair every year even at the kindergarten level..and my son's reading level went from 1st grade to a 5th grade level in one year, Thanks maywood for teaching him to love learning! really, a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

They have a special love for the Children and exceed the normal curriculum for helping children reach a higher level of learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Great Teachers and PTA. My son just loves going to Maywood Hills
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2008

A fabulous teaching and learning communities with great teachers, wonderful parent support and super kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2007

This school is great! I love it even though this is my last year of maywood hills.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 22, 2006

The staff at Maywood Hills was very instrumental in getting my granddaughter the special resources help she needed for certain problems she was experiencing. This helped her tremendously with adjustments and improved her academics.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2006

My son moved to Maywood this year from a Catholic School. We have been incredibly impressed by the Principal Kelly Aramaki as well as his 2nd grade teacher Linda Norwalk. The school is well organized, the academics are challenging, and the parents are really involved. We are lucky to have this resource in our neighborhood and my son has really benefited from change. He has Aspergers Syndrome but the enviroment has allowed him to be blend in unnoticed as well as be really successful in a regular classroom.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2004

The principal is new, his 2nd year at Maywood. The kids love the principal, he is young but listens to parents and their concerns. My kids love MWH. They are comparable to Heritage Christian in academics, but have much more to offer the student in resources and social activities. Many Christian teachers and has a Mom's in touch program for Christian moms. gotta love this school!
—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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
76%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
57%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
55%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
92%
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 Students80%
Female80%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Low income68%
Not low income84%
Special education64%
Not special education83%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female94%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Low income84%
Not low income92%
Special education73%
Not special education93%
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 Students75%
Female75%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic53%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Low income50%
Not low income84%
Special education20%
Not special education88%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female90%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic87%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Low income64%
Not low income91%
Special education53%
Not special education91%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students73%
Female90%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic47%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income46%
Not low income84%
Special education40%
Not special education81%
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 Students82%
Female90%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic71%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Low income71%
Not low income85%
Special education87%
Not special education80%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female83%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic64%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Low income53%
Not low income92%
Special education60%
Not special education89%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students82%
Female88%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic64%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Low income65%
Not low income87%
Special education73%
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 Students90%
Female86%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic73%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Low income65%
Not low income97%
Special education67%
Not special education95%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female91%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic67%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Low income59%
Not low income95%
Special education67%
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

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 67% 60%
Hispanic 18% 20%
Two or more races 8% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 7%
Black 2% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 19%N/A8%
Special education 114%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 228%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 16N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 14N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 72%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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Bothell, WA 98011
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