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Lacamas Heights Elementary School

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Posted November 16, 2011

My high expectations have been exceeded with the staff and teachers. I have two children who attend. My child's teacher attends students' sports games just because she enjoys it! Where have you ever heard of that??? I love the emphasis on rewarding the children for and encouraging safe, respectful and responsible behavior. Excellent, excellent school. Whole grain, low-fat school menu, as well!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2011

We moved here from out of state and have loved the school. The principal and staff are very friendly and professional. The teachers are great and the school itself is set in the most beautiful piece of land. The playground is surrounded with trees. It is the cutest school and constantly striving fro excellence
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2008

These teachers take education seriously. Our experience has been such a positive one. School is teaching a good anti-bullying program that seems to be very effective. Also has a great afterschool volunteer group that teach chess club, healthy eating/cooking classes etc for free. Very organized about getting information out to parents. Both of the kid's teachers are exceptional. They have a sincere devotion to seeing the kids excel.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2006

Lacamas is a good school, but a couple of the teachers I think have come down hard on my son for the ways in which he is a typical boy (e.g. messy handwriting), even though he is a great reader and student. Overall this school is still one of the best around.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2006

Lacamas is a terrific school! We have a son in second grade there, his third year at the school, and also a kindergartener. Both of them love the school and they are learning SO MUCH. Extracurricular activities are great too. Teachers are enthusiastic and caring. The principal is also warm and very competent too. We love Lacamas!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2005

The school as a whole is very good. Safety measures are good. Encouragement is grand! Most of the teachers are kind, witty, and understanding. Be prepared----The school has many, many fund raisers which places A LOT of pressure on the parents! Other than those two negative things....I'd have to say that LaCamas Heights is a really good school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2004

We love the school and are thrilled with PALS. This school is not afraid to let talented children excell!. There is a need to have some sort of band or orchestra. There are so many talented kids who know how to play instruments with no where to play.
—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.

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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
83%

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

All Students75%
Female82%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income74%
Not low income75%
Special educationn/a
Not special education77%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female85%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Low income68%
Not low income82%
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
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 Students58%
Female53%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Low income37%
Not low income64%
Special education17%
Not special education65%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female78%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Low income61%
Not low income81%
Special education36%
Not special education83%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students69%
Female80%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Low income42%
Not low income78%
Special education25%
Not special education77%
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%
Female54%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Low income47%
Not low income73%
Special educationn/a
Not special education72%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female84%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Low income73%
Not low income92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students89%
Female79%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Low income80%
Not low income92%
Special educationn/a
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 84% 60%
Hispanic 7% 20%
Two or more races 7% 6%
Black 1% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 7%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 12%N/A8%
Special education 115%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 222%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 12N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 70%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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  • Jan Strohmaier

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4600 NE Garfield St
Camas, WA 98607
Phone: (360) 833-5740

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