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Helen Baller Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 393 students

 

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Posted February 8, 2013

Excellent teachers, great parents and a wonderful place for kids to learn! Our kids thoroughly enjoy this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2010

The teachers at Helen Baller are great. They are very involved with their students and really take an interest in helping them learn. There is A LOT of parent involvement and there are lots of community activities. Our kids are sad during breaks and look forward to returning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2007

I love the teachers and principal and fun activities. However, there is not much homework at all to reinforce what the kids learned at school. My kid asks me to create her own homework at home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2005

This is a small town school. I love it. From the teachers to the principal. From the Playgrounds to the new Jack, Will, and Rob center. From the parents to each and every child. This is reall the best elementary school around by far.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2005

Foundation poor, program rich. They keep the kids busy with lots and lots of extracurricular activities. Excellent help in reading and math. Great for overall self-esteem. My kids have the most caring teachers on the planet!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2004

This small school has a very neighborhood feel. The parental involvement is amazing. The PTA is very active and welcomes any level of participation which you feel comfortable with. The teachers all welcome parent helpers and work to fit a time into your schedule. Parents are encouraged to spend extra time with their kids in the school setting - having lunch with your child for example. There are some great extracurricular activities/teams to get involved in - jump rope team, tumbling team, juggling team, chess team, student produced television program, student patrol (crosswalk guards). The teachers are constantly finding new ways to challenge our kids! The principal knows all the kids by name and expends effort to help each child feel connected and important.
—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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
69%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
54%
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 Students73%
Female74%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Low income61%
Not low income80%
Special education50%
Not special education79%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female82%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Low income74%
Not low income86%
Special education39%
Not special education92%
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 Students77%
Female83%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic67%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Low income50%
Not low income85%
Special education18%
Not special education84%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female95%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic92%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Low income69%
Not low income91%
Special education36%
Not special education92%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students81%
Female93%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic83%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Low income62%
Not low income87%
Special education27%
Not special education87%
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%
Female64%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Low income65%
Not low income67%
Special education7%
Not special education78%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female79%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Low income78%
Not low income84%
Special education33%
Not special education91%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students85%
Female85%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Low income78%
Not low income88%
Special education40%
Not special education94%
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 79% 60%
Hispanic 9% 20%
Two or more races 6% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 7%
Black 1% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 12%N/A8%
Special education 117%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 224%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 11N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 60%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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  • Aaron Parman

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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