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Heights Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 425 students

 

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Posted September 5, 2013

I am thankful for the education which is being provided by Heights Elementary. I am thankful for the instruction and care by the teachers and staff. Our Principal (spelled P-R-I-N-C-I-P-A-L) cares for the safety of all the children who attend her school. I am also thankful that any parent who may harbor a grudge because their 15 minutes of fame was not satisfied has chosen to remove their children from the school so that my child may be properly instructed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2013

Have complaints about the principle.Found out month's later that my two children drove the bus with out my notification.The principle and bus barn for the school hid this from us.Very unhappy with this school..Children's safety should always be first and contacting parents is a must.Had to remove my children from this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

The teachers truly care about the kids and the learning environment! The staff is great and the Principle does a wonderful job!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2006

Love the teachers and the staff is great
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2006

Very good teachers, some of the best I've seen. With the exception of one or two. The majority nof the teachers seek out strenghts and weaknesses and try to keep students challenged and also give extra attention to needed areas. We are very happy with this school. Only a couple of complaints, one is a teacher and the othe the principle. She is not very approachable.
—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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
61%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
48%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
62%
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 Students69%
Female71%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Low income62%
Not low income73%
Special educationn/a
Not special education71%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students69%
Female79%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Low income48%
Not low income80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
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 Students62%
Female62%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Low income60%
Not low income64%
Special educationn/a
Not special education68%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female81%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Low income70%
Not low income85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students79%
Female92%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Low income80%
Not low income79%
Special educationn/a
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

Math

All Students82%
Female93%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Low income87%
Not low income80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female93%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Low income87%
Not low income85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students85%
Female89%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Low income67%
Not low income92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
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 Students73%
Female70%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income58%
Not low income77%
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female89%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Low income83%
Not low income87%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
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 90% 60%
Hispanic 5% 20%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 2%
Two or more races 2% 6%
Black 1% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 7%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 10%N/A8%
Special education 120%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 231%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 18N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 13N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 67%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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School start time
  • 8:20 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
School Leader's name
  • Samantha Ogden
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