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Hazel Valley Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 620 students

 

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Posted June 14, 2013

Hazel valley was great! Went there in the 1970s! Mr. Greer was my favorite teacher!


Posted March 14, 2013

I love hazel Valley I know that my kids are receiving all there teachings and requirements at there standard and it feels great to know that my kids are at a great school.Thank You Hazel Valley..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2007

My daughter was a temporary student from overseas. I found this school very supportive of her education and left room for the parents to be involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2007

My daughter has attended here for 3 years. She is now in the 2nd grade. I have been amazed at how the teachers have kept her accountable for homework but all the time being postive. She was excited last year to be invited to go to summer school for the reading first program. In that summer she blossomed. She is now a very confident reader. She loves her teachers and that she has many friends of many cultures. I am looking forward to my son joining her next year for kindergarten.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 4, 2006

My kids have just finished the 1st and 3rd grade at Hazel Valley. They both love going to Hazel Valley. I have been very pleased with the whole administration at Hazel Valley. Especially my sons teacher Mrs. James. She is an excellent teacher. She kept my son on track and alsways informed me of what was going on with my son and the classroom. I have been very pleased with Hazel valley.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2006

My son has only attended for about a month but already I have seen a positive change in his behavior, attitude and academics. He was having major problems at his old school regarding his behavior in class, attitude toward teachers and students alike and not caring about his work. He is now showing improved respect for both students and teachers and cares about how he applies himself. The only thing I have found that I don't agree with is the lack of music and P.E. for Kindergarteners. I think they should be able to share the music and P.E. times with the rest of the grades.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2005

My children attended K and 1st at Hazel Valley. I find the staff very dedicated and have been amazed at music and PE events that showed off activities. Very diverse student population offering many cultures and ethnicities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2005

This is an awesome school with great teachers and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2004

All my children attended Hazel Valley. The teachers are caring and helpful. My children thrived and are now doing excellent in middle school and high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

my son was yelled at by his teacher and had been 'grabbed' out of frustration by another teacher! when he was picked up,no one asked for I.D. on the first day of school last year i went in the office to give him his medicine, no I.D or even asking of my name..handed me a cup and showed me the water faucet!Absolutely terrible!
—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 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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
61%

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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
44%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
38%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
18%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
49%
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 Students32%
Female19%
Male42%
Blackn/a
Asian20%
Asian/Pacific Islander28%
Hispanic26%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income28%
Not low income50%
Special educationn/a
Not special education37%
Limited English17%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students44%
Female38%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asian33%
Asian/Pacific Islander45%
Hispanic38%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income40%
Not low income61%
Special educationn/a
Not special education50%
Limited English32%
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%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asian61%
Asian/Pacific Islander57%
Hispanic45%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income51%
Not low income64%
Special education14%
Not special education62%
Limited English22%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students46%
Female51%
Male41%
Blackn/a
Asian39%
Asian/Pacific Islander43%
Hispanic44%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income47%
Not low income43%
Special education14%
Not special education53%
Limited English19%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students42%
Female51%
Male34%
Blackn/a
Asian61%
Asian/Pacific Islander62%
Hispanic31%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income38%
Not low income64%
Special education0%
Not special education52%
Limited English19%
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 Students62%
Female68%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asian92%
Asian/Pacific Islander92%
Hispanic48%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Low income52%
Not low income100%
Special education9%
Not special education70%
Limited English31%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students66%
Female70%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic55%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Low income58%
Not low income94%
Special education0%
Not special education76%
Limited English35%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students42%
Female38%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asian67%
Asian/Pacific Islander67%
Hispanic24%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Low income33%
Not low income76%
Special education0%
Not special education49%
Limited English15%
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 Students63%
Female74%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asian71%
Asian/Pacific Islander70%
Hispanic56%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income61%
Not low income71%
Special education17%
Not special education76%
Limited English18%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students60%
Female69%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asian53%
Asian/Pacific Islander60%
Hispanic56%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income57%
Not low income71%
Special education6%
Not special education74%
Limited English14%
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
Hispanic 52% 20%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 16% 7%
White 14% 60%
Black 7% 5%
Two or more races 7% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 132%N/A8%
Special education 112%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 277%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 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 61%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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402 SW 132nd St
Burien, WA 98146
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