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Marcus Whitman-Cowiche Elementary School

Public | K-3 | 394 students

 

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Posted November 8, 2009

Marcus Whitman Elementery is an amazing school. It has teachers that love their job and they show that everyday by what they do so their students succeed. They do offer summer school for grades K-6th. It is a great program! During that time they also have a kinder camp, to allow the new kinders coming in to have a week to experience a little bit of what to expect when they start school. I am grateful my children have gone to this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2007

I think the school is good but I think they should have summer school for all grades... my child needs extra help in math and reading but this school does not offer that for the lower grades k - 5th.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
74%
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 Students64%
Female69%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic62%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Low income59%
Not low income83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education66%
Limited English45%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students68%
Female71%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic64%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Low income64%
Not low income83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education70%
Limited English48%
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
Hispanic 71% 20%
White 26% 60%
Two or more races 2% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 7%
Black 0% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 144%N/A8%
Special education 112%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 278%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 15N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 9N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 72%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Janice Sauve

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Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1181 Thompson Rd
Cowiche, WA 98923
Phone: (509) 678-4435

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