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Shorewood Elementary School

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Posted March 2, 2009

My son has been going to Shorewood since Kindergarten. He has not had a teacher there that has not been hard working and caring. He has enjoyed his time there and has felt supported in his school work. I think that the PTA support has gone down somewhat over the years but those that do volunteer their time are amazing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2012

My son is in the fourth grade. He has gone to Shorewood since Kindergarten and doesn't understand division. When I asked him how he gets his school work done he stated his teacher gets frustrated and tells him what to write.... I'm so disappointed. we will be switching schools!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2011

I would give the school 2.5 stars but there is not half stars, I a student here for 7 years, I'll graduate from this school on the next Monday. My 1st three years here (Grade K-2) were the best years, majority of the students were nice to each other, etc. In 3rd grade, we moved to Beverly Park b/c the school was rebuilding and mean kids transferred to Shorewood and it got worse. In 4th grade to 6th grade it was the worst 2 years of my life!!! Many more mean kids came and we had new teachers that were strict and some teachers didn't care about student problems. Many students cussed at there teachers, ran in the halls, people yelling in the halls, and students fighting recess and they are setting a bad example for the younger kids.


Posted December 6, 2010

Strong PTA and teachers and staff that care about the kids. Counselor and Principal work with kids to resolve problems and encourage communication. Nice diversity of students. Living a block from the school, we walk every day and never have worried about safety. My daughter has been challenged while attending Shorewood and active in many aspects of the school including running for student government. Great sense of community, many social activities, fundraisers, popular after school chess club and before school choir. Academics improving as shown when school passed the federal Adequate Yearly Progress standard in 2010.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2010

I have been a parent of students at Shorewood for 8 years and have worked extensively with parents and staff throughout those years. I have only positive things to say about this school. This school has excellent teachers, an involved principal and great families. I have seen this school;s population grow from 336 students to over 430 students and yet office staff somehow knows who everyone is. The students have consequences for their actions that are fair and they are held accountable for their behavior. The Principal, who has been there for 10 years, has built a great school with a great staff of engaged, dedicated teachers who are making a difference in the lives of many children..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2009

Good school. Improved alot since principal Deborah Holcomb came on board. The bully situation was out of control before she came. She cares and she does a good job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2008

The teachers and staff don't take the time to listen to parents concern's.They blow you off like no big deal.From what I see the PTA does more work than the staff.I'm concerned about my child's safety.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2007

Could not be happier with this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2007

I love this school.My son has been with shorewood going on 3yrs.The kids,parents and staff make this a great school.Everyone is so friendly!!! My son is so happy at school I can't wait for my daughter to start.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2007

I have two kids at Shorewood and I am very happy to have them there. I am excited about the new school and the educational opportunities the kids at the new school will enjoy. The principal and the staff are wonderful to work with. Always available to help with problems and truly happy to have parents involved in the school. I think that the staff is addressing the WASL results and will see good results.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2007

Great school, geat parents, teachers and administrators. Soon to have new school, computers and much more. Who needs challenge when you have Shorewood.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2005

Shorewood Elementary has improved since the new principal has been there! Deborah Holcomb has helped to get some of the discipline problems under control. Good job!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2003

The learning enviroment is wonderful and provides a good chance for kids to have a running start into Middle school. The staff, like Mrs.Paynton,Mrs.L-H and Mr.Reardon are rich and fascinating teachers and are involved and excited about teaching. The school has Challenge,and ILC offering a broad spectrum of students. The comment by a parent made in June 2003 is not true. The principal puts pal in principal. Shorewood will be a wonderful experince for your child.


Posted August 26, 2003

I have three children at this school and I love it. The principal is wonderful,and very easy to talk too. Parents are alway welcome inside the classrooms and teachers always make time for parents to discuss any concerns.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2003

The principal has a habit of trying to make bullies feel better about the bad choices they've made and likes to ask the victims to apologize to the bullies. Her treatment of the faculty is poor- chosing to give them individual evaluation in the hallways during high traffic times. If faculty have children with difficult behavioral issues, she offers no support, only criticism.


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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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
32%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
22%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
65%
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 Students56%
Female57%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander36%
Hispanic31%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Low income50%
Not low income65%
Special education38%
Not special education62%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students64%
Female69%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander46%
Hispanic39%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income55%
Not low income77%
Special education38%
Not special education72%
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%
Female45%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asian56%
Asian/Pacific Islander53%
Hispanic31%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Low income52%
Not low income60%
Special education17%
Not special education63%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students54%
Female49%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asian63%
Asian/Pacific Islander59%
Hispanic31%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Low income50%
Not low income65%
Special education25%
Not special education61%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students39%
Female38%
Male40%
Blackn/a
Asian38%
Asian/Pacific Islander35%
Hispanic25%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Low income29%
Not low income63%
Special education0%
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 Students63%
Female63%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asian60%
Asian/Pacific Islander59%
Hispanic56%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Low income48%
Not low income82%
Special educationn/a
Not special education70%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students67%
Female71%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asian67%
Asian/Pacific Islander65%
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Low income48%
Not low income91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education74%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students52%
Female50%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asian33%
Asian/Pacific Islander35%
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income43%
Not low income64%
Special educationn/a
Not special education56%
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 Students71%
Female67%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian92%
Asian/Pacific Islander92%
Hispanic62%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Low income64%
Not low income84%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female76%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian92%
Asian/Pacific Islander92%
Hispanic69%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Low income74%
Not low income79%
Special educationn/a
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

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 30% 60%
Hispanic 25% 20%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 18% 7%
Two or more races 14% 6%
Black 9% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 118%N/A8%
Special education 116%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 264%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 19N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 8N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 52%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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Burien, WA 98146
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