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Washington Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 384 students

 

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Posted January 7, 2014

I love the staff at this school, they are so sweet and helpful. It is rare to walk into a school and find that everyone is so great, but this is certainly one of them! The only complaint I have about it (and the reason I did not give it 5 stars) it needs a better Special Education program. My son has a minor learning delay, has been classified as special ed his entire time in the education system but the only program they had for him was to stick him in a class of severely disabled children. He was basically forgotten in the midst of the day-to-day chaos that would ensue (although, I absolutely loved his teachers because they communicated with me on a daily basis) and was not taught anything. He would also get scared by the way some of the severely disabled kids behaved. Otherwise, everyone in that school was/is fantastic. It is a shame to see some of these schools who have a staff that is there for all the right reasons not have the funding to offer what a minority of the kids need.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2013

Top notch. Nearly all of the staff is very engaged and professional. (One teacher's aid is a bit embarrassing, i.e., kind of aggressive with students, shrill and not very professional, general behavior more appropriate to a tavern. Not a good role model, but aware staff does a good job tempering the ignorance.) My child did well there and received so much conscientious, caring, and insightful support from the majority of the teachers, staff, and principal. The principal, and school counselor are amazing. Genuinely invested and interested in supporting and guiding students to their best selves. They have a good bead on what's really important, and you can count on them to get to the bottom and resolve issues - not as politicians, but as sincere educators.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2010

I have worked in several schools during my career and this one tops the list. The principal and staff are fabulous. They are very dedicated to educating all children and working together to do so. The principal is present in all classrooms on a regular basis. Parents are welcome.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 30, 2004

Coming from a single parent home, my special needs son has really grown and bonded with his male teacher. He even recently memorized all fifty states and capitals! I am really pleased with all the support and social skills my son has learned these last three years. His transition to junior high will be a smooth one. Thank You!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2004

My son attends Washington elementary schhol and recieves excellent teaching and tech expierence from his teacher Mr.Dan Garry. This is an awesome school and a great place to volunteer your time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2003

My daughter is receiving excellent instruction at Washington Elementary.


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.

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The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

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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.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
55%
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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
26%
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.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
56%
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

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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 Students57%
Female58%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic48%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Low income54%
Not low income75%
Special education11%
Not special education65%
Limited English39%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female75%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic72%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Low income73%
Not low income81%
Special education32%
Not special education82%
Limited English39%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students65%
Female73%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic54%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Low income63%
Not low income81%
Special education11%
Not special education76%
Limited English39%
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 Students46%
Female54%
Male37%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White51%
Low income43%
Not low income60%
Special education12%
Not special education52%
Limited English14%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students69%
Female71%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic63%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Low income65%
Not low income85%
Special education24%
Not special education77%
Limited English36%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students52%
Female54%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White52%
Low income49%
Not low income70%
Special education12%
Not special education59%
Limited English21%
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%
Female58%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Low income49%
Not low income76%
Special education19%
Not special education61%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students67%
Female84%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic68%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Low income63%
Not low income86%
Special education10%
Not special education79%
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 68% 63%
Hispanic 27% 18%
Two or more races 2% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Asian 1% 7%
Black 1% 5%
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 178%N/A40%
Transitional bilingual 29%N/A8%
Special education 220%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 13N/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 63%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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