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North Hill-Primary School

Public | K-6 | 552 students

 
 

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Posted October 19, 2010

North Hill Elementary is a wonderful school. It has a great community and is extremely diverse. The staff is helpful and creative, they strive to do immeasurable acts of kindness and try to help their students as much as they can. I would recommend this school to anyone.


Posted October 5, 2009

It is an amazing school and full of amazing students ans staff! I love them all!


Posted September 16, 2009

You will never find a school with a better community of parents and teachers that at North Hill. Everyone works together to create a positive and supportive environment for the kids in the building. With creative programs such as sustainable gardening, recycling and native gardens we've earned the Green School distinction. Programs including Chess Club, Reflections Art, Dads of Great Students (DOGS) and a school softball team help support the community spirit.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

It has a great community. The staff, parents and students all strive for the same goals. It is a very welcoming and friendly enviroment.


Posted September 16, 2009

North Hill is a great school because the kids are safe, respectful, responsible and ready to learn each day. The teachers and staff help the kids each day to be great students and the teacher's first priority is the children that attend the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Our teachers are the best, they truely care about our kids and go out of their way to help them succeed in all they do. Our kids are absoultely amazing, they are respectful and considerate of each other. We are the first 'green school' in our district because of the efforts of all. Go North Hill Jets!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2009

Great school! Outstanding teachers, staff, parents and students!
—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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
41%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
29%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
75%
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%
Female52%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic60%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Low income49%
Not low income80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education66%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female83%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic30%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Low income55%
Not low income90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
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 Students69%
Female56%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian60%
Asian/Pacific Islander64%
Hispanic67%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Low income64%
Not low income78%
Special education25%
Not special education77%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female78%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asian70%
Asian/Pacific Islander64%
Hispanic72%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Low income70%
Not low income78%
Special education33%
Not special education80%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students56%
Female67%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asian60%
Asian/Pacific Islander55%
Hispanic62%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Low income50%
Not low income67%
Special education17%
Not special education63%
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%
Female69%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic68%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Low income57%
Not low income94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female80%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic90%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Low income70%
Not low income91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students72%
Female74%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic90%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Low income59%
Not low income91%
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

Math

All Students67%
Female66%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asian69%
Asian/Pacific Islander69%
Hispanic62%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Low income63%
Not low income72%
Special educationn/a
Not special education71%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students67%
Female73%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asian69%
Asian/Pacific Islander69%
Hispanic58%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Low income59%
Not low income78%
Special educationn/a
Not special education73%
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 43% 60%
Hispanic 23% 20%
Two or more races 11% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 7%
Black 9% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 17%N/A8%
Special education 114%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 258%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 17N/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 56%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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19835 8th Ave South
Des Moines, WA 98148
Phone: (206) 631-4600

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