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Prune Hill Elementary School

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
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2012:
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2011:
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16 reviews of this school


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Posted Friday, September 19, 2014

We left this school last year because we moved out of district. Prune Hill is not that great. What is good about it comes from years ago when it was smaller with a more down to earth community. But it has grown and the community of parents for the most part are very arrogant and condescending. You will see lots of spoiled and bratty children who are enabled to be that way. Lots of people trying to keep up with the Joneses. The education is okay, but not anything you wont find at any other mediocre school. Its got its share of good and bad teachers like all schools. It is a typical suburban neighborhood school. The one nice thing about it is that it is actually in a neighborhood although the parking lot is much too small now to accommodate the flow of people each day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2014

The office staff, they were one of the rudest folks I had to deal with. Luckily my child transferred to a neighboring school after a year and the folks there are just wonderful. The principle and the teachers are okay.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2012

Great school! They made us feel very welcome when we moved here last February. Lots of enrichment for the kids, too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2012

EXCELLENT. We have attended PH for almost 2 years now and I continued to be impressed. Academically the school is strong and my kids have been challenged. The school culture is safe, fun, and an overall great place to be. The staff is friendly and open to parent involvement and/or concerns. The principal is attentive and hands on. She had been very responsive to me, my children, and any concerns that I have had. Bottom line my kids love their teachers and are learning a ton. I highly reccomend PH!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2012

I switched my children a year ago from a private school to Prune Hill. I loved our previous school, therefore I thought the transition would be difficult and that my expectations would not be met. That was not the case. The teachers have been amazing, the academics stellar and parent involvement excellent. I love that my kids go to school within a community that truly cares about them at all levels.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2012

Very Disappointing.....Prune Hill is not at all what it looks like on paper. My child spent 1/2 day reading in class because reading scores in the district are so low. Never had any homework and never challenged at all. When we moved schools finally he almost had to repeat a grade he was so far behind. But ultimately it was the "bullies" that made us switch. Principal has no control over the school!! Do more research....please.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2011

I think this school is fantastic. Awesome leadership by the principal, awesome teachers and a great environment to learn. No one is perfect. The kids are great. I feel the school takes the no bullying policy very seriously.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2011

Be Careful.....Most of these reviews are old and before the principal change in 08....School was very sub-par.....big disappointment....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2010

I'm kinda with the parent not liking Prune Hill. I've met a few polite people but one in particular whom was just not so great. My child's teacher in agreement with me seems to think my child would benefit from special services. But one staff member left nameless, seems to think different and acts as though it's by fault of my child the services i requested testing for has not been acknowledged?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2009

I enrolled my daughter in Prune Hill about a month ago, everyone made her feel so welcome and accepted, the teachers and staff are great and so easy to talk to, they will stop whatever they are doing to help you out. And I love that it is such a clean and safe environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2007

My son will be a fifth grader next year and all the teachers are good. His friends are eager to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2007

I really don't like this school. The teachers are rude and the students don't ever seem to want to go to school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2005

great school! up to date in technology and great teaching staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2004

Great School! Great education in washington. We couldn't be happier to see our children getting the best. The facilty is great too!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2004

Beautiful school, Latest technology, Great teachers, Wonderful kids, Our future leaders... Go Penguins!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2004

Great school and teachers. Highly recommend. Restructuring of 5th graders next year, we'll see how that resolves the overcrowding issues that plague all public schools.
—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 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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
85%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
82%

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 Students86%
Female83%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low incomen/a
Not low income86%
Special education62%
Not special education91%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students96%
Female96%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Low incomen/a
Not low income95%
Special education85%
Not special education97%
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 Students78%
Female75%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Low income69%
Not low income80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students94%
Female98%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Low income100%
Not low income93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students91%
Female92%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Low income75%
Not low income94%
Special educationn/a
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 Students64%
Female65%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Low income53%
Not low income66%
Special education31%
Not special education69%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students91%
Female95%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Low income73%
Not low income93%
Special education69%
Not special education93%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students85%
Female83%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Low income80%
Not low income85%
Special education77%
Not special education86%
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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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 72% 60%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 12% 7%
Two or more races 11% 6%
Hispanic 5% 20%
Black 1% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 13%N/A8%
Special education 111%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 212%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 80%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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