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Seahurst Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 534 students

 

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Posted September 17, 2009

Our third grandchild is attending this school this year. It is great to see some of the previous teachers still helping the students grow.


Posted March 31, 2006

My daughter enjoys this school very much. The academic program is good and gives her the opportunity to excel.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2005

Seahurst is a great school. The staff and PTA really want the kids to have a good learning experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2005

Love this school. Parent involvement is high as well as child oriented activities. Seem to care about the children instead of being cold like so many these days
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2005

My son really enjoyed his time at Seahurst. When he was having a few problems they stepped in and handled things very well. The teachers are kind and patient. They make learning fun and enjoyable for the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2005

Seahurst is a wonderful school with a great staff. The principal is wonderful. My only complaint is parent involvement (re:PTA, volunteering, ect.)is very low. Our reading program is wonderful, music and pe program is good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2005

Staff and teachers are great, and really working hard, but they have a lot of challenges in the classroom. I've been volunteering one hour a week in my child's classroom for 6 months, 2004/05. There are a lot of children in the class with special needs; little english, distractability and/or other behavioral issues. In fact, a great amount of the teacher's time seems to be spent addressing behavior, to the detriment of teaching time and quality. The classroom is also quite large; close to 30 children. While I'm not trying to knock the value of diversity, I'm concerned that there are too many complexities introduced not only by the cultural (mainly, difficulty communicating) element, but also the apparent behavioral problems and too few teachers/aides to shore all this up. I'm looking at private schools for next school year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2003

Cascade Middle School is a very fun learning environment, it has alot of great Qualitys.


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.

About these ratings

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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
27%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
53%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
44%
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

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
26%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
42%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
15%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
60%
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 Students65%
Female64%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic64%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Low income64%
Not low income72%
Special education13%
Not special education78%
Limited English61%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students70%
Female74%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic66%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income67%
Not low income86%
Special education25%
Not special education81%
Limited English68%
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 Students44%
Female44%
Male44%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic38%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Low income35%
Not low income90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education47%
Limited English8%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students50%
Female56%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic43%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Low income44%
Not low income80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education53%
Limited English13%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students51%
Female60%
Male45%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic47%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Low income45%
Not low income80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education54%
Limited English25%
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%
Female57%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic60%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Low income59%
Not low income80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education65%
Limited English29%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students63%
Female61%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic56%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Low income57%
Not low income90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education65%
Limited English29%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students46%
Female43%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic32%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Low income41%
Not low income70%
Special educationn/a
Not special education49%
Limited English7%
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 Students48%
Female58%
Male42%
Blackn/a
Asian60%
Asian/Pacific Islander55%
Hispanic39%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Low income41%
Not low income77%
Special education18%
Not special education58%
Limited English28%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students44%
Female65%
Male33%
Blackn/a
Asian40%
Asian/Pacific Islander36%
Hispanic33%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Low income38%
Not low income69%
Special education12%
Not special education55%
Limited English6%
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 47% 63%
Hispanic 36% 18%
Black 7% 5%
Asian 4% 7%
Two or more races 3% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
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 169%N/A40%
Transitional bilingual 241%N/A8%
Special education 29%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 16N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 9N/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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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Chris Larsen

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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14603 14th Ave SW
Burien, WA 98166
Phone: (206) 433-2531

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