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Armin Jahr Elementary School

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Posted January 27, 2013

responding to the last poster about special needs kids, if you look at the percentage, Armin Jahr has the same amount of spec ed students as the national average. I know you're trying to be helpful with your tips but the unfortunate thing is that if you are in the Armin Jahr district there isn't much you can do. No other school is going to take your child, spec ed kids are very discriminated against. Spec ed kids deserve an education just like everyone else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2012

I have had three children go all the way through this school. i would say that the teachers (for the most part) care and encourage each child. However, there are not too many teachers there who push themselves to excell above and beyond an 8 hour day. I have been involved with the school, they all know me there. There was never a problem with my kids that they didnt work out ( and we had a few). I noticed most of the bad ratings were for special needs kids.....maybe there should be a different rating for those kids, because i agree, this school is maxed out on special needs kids, and may not meet all your needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2012

Don't let anyone at this school tell you why it is your child's fault that they are being bullied, not learning, or afraid to go to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

All the students are treated as indiviuals, where staff interaction is personalized. The Principal, Mr. Sellers is so personable and approachable. Every student knows who Mr. Sellers is and is not afraid to talk to him and interact. My child looks forward to school like she does going to the park, the kids are walking away with knowledge not just being passed along through the system regardless of abilities. Being a parent of a 26 yr. old, 21 yr. old, and a 6 yr. old this is by far the best elementary school we've experienced.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2010

I have 4 children! 1 has gone thru Armin Jahr form K-5! He has some learning disorder that the school has failed to recognize! We have tried to get him tested over and over! We jump through their hoops and get no where! I have 2 more children in that at this present time! My oldest has moved and and we working to get him tested at his new school! Another one of my children I believe needs special help for certain things! I beleive we are going to jump thru the same hoops only to get the same round!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

This school has over exceeded my expectations on educating my children! The teachers love and care about the students and are willing to do almost anything to make sure that they are getting the education that they deserve!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

It is a nice school nestled in a nice community
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

I have been involved with this school for 4 years and am very pleased with having my kids at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2008

Great school, great teachers. I just love being involved in my son's education here. He's making lots of friends and joining some fun after school activities. His teacher is helpful and apparently he's satisfied with her teachings. My only problem is the way the school deals with specific problems concerning each child individually. Also at PTA meetings there are times the school board brushes off some suggested changes into the school curriculum. Overall a great school for your child to be a social and academic achiever.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2008

I am the parent of a specail needs student attending armin jahr elem. We have been trying to work with this school concerning special programs and strategies that my son needs, and was getting in another state before we moved here. This school has a good academic based system, when it comes to special needs however they are unwilling to do any thing that does not fit into their system. We have requested specific therapies and strategies at several i.E.P.'S and got nothing but a run around. When they did go to outside resources and got a strategy, they modified it to fit their way. When it did not work after a couple of days it was discontinued and nothing further was attempted.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2005

My two oldest children are attendiong Armin Jahr. Armin Jahr is an excelent school for any average child who will not cause any extra work for the teachers. My Boys both have special needs and Armin Jahr is unable to provide the appropriate accomidations neccecary for these boys to succeed. My oldest boy is in 5th grade, and at the school that he came from had some very succesfull methods for dealing with him. This school is unwilling to try any methods that are not their own.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
58%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
54%

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

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
37%
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 Students55%
Female49%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic60%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White48%
Low income55%
Not low income57%
Special educationn/a
Not special education56%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students67%
Female74%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Low income68%
Not low income64%
Special educationn/a
Not special education66%
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 Students30%
Female37%
Male22%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic10%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White30%
Low income24%
Not low income44%
Special educationn/a
Not special education36%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students54%
Female74%
Male33%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic30%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Low income47%
Not low income69%
Special educationn/a
Not special education56%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students41%
Female56%
Male26%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic30%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White48%
Low income37%
Not low income50%
Special educationn/a
Not special education47%
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%
Female63%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Low income59%
Not low income86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education70%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students69%
Female59%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Low income65%
Not low income79%
Special educationn/a
Not special education70%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students50%
Female37%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Low income47%
Not low income57%
Special educationn/a
Not special education53%
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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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 47% 60%
Two or more races 19% 6%
Hispanic 17% 20%
Black 6% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 7%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 5% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 15%N/A8%
Special education 113%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 275%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 16N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 63%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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  • Michael Sellers

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