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Picnic Point Elementary School

Public | K-5

 
 

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3 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted September 11, 2014

My sons first day in this school today, and I was more excited than they were. However, this school has already shown to me it's true colors of what is more important to them than individual learning when it comes to students that are multiples . They insist on separating ALL twins/triplets because that way the teachers can tell them apart although it may not be what is best for them! Matter of fact, the principal called me and told me over the phone that she may not even consider having them in the same class in the second grade! Her judgement is bias and in the interests of the teachers, NOT even considering that this pair of twins happen to learn well in the same class and for only separating them is emotionally stressing to them, which impairs their individual learning. FACT: there are MORE pros than cons to keeping multiples together in classrooms. My two sons have never had a single issue with being together, they were with each other before birth and have lived together and read together since day 1. The principal is NOT the parent and she does NOT know what is best for my sons.... I DO!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2014

This school is so organized and the teachers are so tuned into the children. We have had 3 children grow up through this school and I would recommend it to anyone moving to the area. Top Notch!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2012

If your child does not "fit into a box" or requires effort, do not bring your child here. We moved into another district mid-school year due to mold in the home and were to complete a resident variance form. One of the office staff told me with a wink "the longer before turning it in the better." Being a new situation for me, I followed her advice and we tried to get settled. My son has had some challenges due to ADHD/mild autism.At a year-end meeting we spoke of a plan for his next year of school. At summer's end, my son's name was missing from the class lists.I was told that since I did not return said form we would be unable to return (the day before school starts).School district was sympathetic and said we would work it out. The principal told them he would be unable to return due to behavior.We are spending the day before school finding another school. With his condition, this will be a difficult change but would rather have him where he is appreciated and cared for. Also of concern, his 3rd grade teacher was consistently heard by students in the connecting portable yelling angrily at the children and he would only allow volunteers if scheduled way in advance.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2011

Class size high but the effort is strong. Poor website, but the district site is as well. Bad links and slow to update with news. Diverse focus on arts topics, social studies, and current issues. Too much military glorifying, but 3 miles from boeing what can you do. We love this school. It has problems but the staff work very hard. Underfunded.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2007

Great school in a great neighborhood. Quality facilities.
—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.

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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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
64%

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

All Students68%
Female72%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asian80%
Asian/Pacific Islander81%
Hispanic55%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Low income60%
Not low income79%
Special educationn/a
Not special education70%
Limited English38%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female81%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian87%
Asian/Pacific Islander88%
Hispanic65%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Low income73%
Not low income93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English63%
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 Students68%
Female69%
Male66%
Black70%
Asian87%
Asian/Pacific Islander88%
Hispanic39%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Low income59%
Not low income80%
Special education33%
Not special education74%
Limited English19%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female84%
Male76%
Black100%
Asian87%
Asian/Pacific Islander88%
Hispanic61%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Low income79%
Not low income82%
Special education44%
Not special education87%
Limited English38%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students71%
Female78%
Male62%
Black70%
Asian93%
Asian/Pacific Islander94%
Hispanic57%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Low income65%
Not low income80%
Special education28%
Not special education79%
Limited English25%
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%
Female64%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asian85%
Asian/Pacific Islander80%
Hispanic41%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Low income55%
Not low income77%
Special educationn/a
Not special education71%
Limited English23%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female80%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asian85%
Asian/Pacific Islander87%
Hispanic41%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Low income63%
Not low income89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English15%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students81%
Female77%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian85%
Asian/Pacific Islander80%
Hispanic53%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Low income65%
Not low income95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education82%
Limited English31%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 47% 60%
Hispanic 22% 20%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 13% 7%
Two or more races 10% 6%
Black 7% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 124%N/A8%
Special education 111%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 250%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 22N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 14N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 54%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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Edmonds, WA 98026
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