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Parkside Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 514 students

 

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Posted February 7, 2014

Several reasons why that one star. -The Principal does not retire, and staying warm while kids are cold outside. -The teachers ignore what the kids are talking about in the class. -Basketball supposed to be an indoor game, the coach tells kids to play outside in the cold. -Math and science exercises are worthless compared to Kent schools. -Below average scores. -Highline School District is in general a worst one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2013

Who was your child's kindergarten teacher? I have never heard of a kindergarten classroom having 3 teachers. I loved my son's kindergarten teacher along with most of the teachers and staff we encountered. He only attended for 3 years but we had a great experience. I loved the weekly newsletters and felt most teachers did a great job keeping me informed of what was going on. Parkside as a whole was a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2012

Overall, I'm disappointed. I saw my son's kindergarten teacher(s) every school day at least once. We emailed often. Perhaps it was the confusion of having 3 different kindergarten teachers in the same classroom. But, on his final progress report, after not voicing any concerns to me, she states that he's not doing well in math and she has concerns for first grade. I feel that a more concerned teacher would inform a parent before the last day of school if there were problems. Again, it may have been the teacher and not the school, but neither of my sons will be continuing at Parkside. As for the other comments. The new school is lovely, the staff appeared friendly. While I had almost no interaction with the Principal, she appears to be a very hard worker and very dedicated. The PTA was quite communicative. My issue had more to do with the behavior of the kindergarten teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2011

The school was totally rebuilt in 2010. It is beautiful and comfortable for students, staff and volunteers. There is an active PTA and a Family Center for volunteers to work and community meetings.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2008

My two kids went to parkside. I live in Chicago. I always felt like my kids were left among family. From the principal down to the counselor, everybody was great. Good job. Lakeside will be missed. Good Job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2005

This school has made such great strides over the last two years after changing back to PK-6. The Principals leadership has been unwavering and just what this school needed. Robin Lameroux is an unbelievably fair, just, and all around great leader. The teacher are wonderful and the school climate has changed a great deal. I once worried about my older child being here, I now am confident about my younger child being here. Thank you Robin and our wonderful teachers for bringing us peace of mind, and knowing of heart. Becky Sahm deserves an award for the amazing teacher she is. Also the 6th grade team deserves recognition for taking on a task no one else wanted to and making it a success. Thank you sixth grade team, you made my child last year of Elementary a safe, fun, learning experience that no other school could beat! Go Panthers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2004

My son attended Parkside from K through 3rd grade. We had a wonderful experience there and we are really looking forward to coming back next year when Parkside will return to k-6 grades. The teachers are wonderful and the parents are really involved and care about their children's education. It's a great school 'community' to be a part of.
—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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
49%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
35%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
69%
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 Students68%
Female65%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asian87%
Asian/Pacific Islander81%
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Low income57%
Not low income83%
Special education36%
Not special education75%
Limited English42%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students66%
Female77%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asian87%
Asian/Pacific Islander81%
Hispanic41%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income48%
Not low income93%
Special education36%
Not special education73%
Limited English33%
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 Students81%
Female89%
Male73%
Black91%
Asian92%
Asian/Pacific Islander82%
Hispanic68%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Low income78%
Not low income88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English36%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students62%
Female70%
Male54%
Black64%
Asian83%
Asian/Pacific Islander71%
Hispanic37%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Low income57%
Not low income72%
Special educationn/a
Not special education66%
Limited English9%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students58%
Female70%
Male46%
Black46%
Asian75%
Asian/Pacific Islander71%
Hispanic53%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Low income55%
Not low income64%
Special educationn/a
Not special education63%
Limited English27%
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%
Female81%
Male65%
Black42%
Asian77%
Asian/Pacific Islander80%
Hispanic76%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income64%
Not low income85%
Special education27%
Not special education80%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female85%
Male68%
Black50%
Asian85%
Asian/Pacific Islander80%
Hispanic76%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income68%
Not low income88%
Special education46%
Not special education81%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students64%
Female68%
Male60%
Black33%
Asian77%
Asian/Pacific Islander73%
Hispanic57%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Low income53%
Not low income79%
Special education27%
Not special education70%
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 Students72%
Female77%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asian86%
Asian/Pacific Islander76%
Hispanic57%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Low income60%
Not low income87%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female79%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asian93%
Asian/Pacific Islander82%
Hispanic21%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Low income60%
Not low income84%
Special educationn/a
Not special education77%
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 66% 63%
Asian 10% 7%
Hispanic 9% 18%
Black 7% 5%
Two or more races 6% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 143%N/A40%
Transitional bilingual 211%N/A8%
Special education 210%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 18N/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 50%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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Des Moines, WA 98198
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