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Forest View Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 610 students

A strong staff and community working together to ensure each child's success

 
 
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5 stars

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Posted October 18, 2013

This is my son's second year at FV. I think the teachers and principal are top notch, but more importantly, my son loves going to school every day! I'm amazed at how much he is learning, and he's really started to come out of his shell. Mrs. Henderson is a great K teacher, and Mr. Heaton (1st) is just as great. Cannot emphasize enough how happy my son is here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2013

Forest View is awesome. The staff is excellent, the principal and family advocate both work hard to help serve the needs of their students, and the community is invested. I'm glad this is where my kids go to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2011

Totally love this school! We made the switch from out of district and are just so impressed with everything. The teachers and staff are very organized, kind but firm and so far everyone we have met seems to genuinely have a wonderful philosophy of education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2010

It has a wonderful principal, excellent teachers, a great group of ptaers. They're equipped with up to date emergancy procedure equipment!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2010

I am so blessed to have my kids at Forest View! This is their second year and I have been so impressed with the teachers and staff. The facilities are wonderful, support staff amazing and the principal is one of the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

great school with great one of the best teachers and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2009

Excellent faculty and excellent school all around. My son just started 2nd grade and has been attending since kindergarten. He actually loves getting up and going to school every morning which is really saying something!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2009

This school is terrific. The teachers are caring and provide support based on the individual child's need. They have excellent resource teachers and are willing to provide whatever support is necessary to help the children achieve. Very impressed with the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2009

This school has the excellent teachers and my son is really learning. I give this school 5 stars
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2009

This school has the best teachers and staff and they care about the saftey but also the learning of the kids. I recomend this school a 5 star!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 27, 2008

The Principal, Teachers and Staff are first rate! I am very pleased with how quickly this school has organized. Jsut like it has been running for years!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2008

For a brand new school, I have been impressed. The principal is great. The teachers are exceptional. I like that the school is fairly small. Parents are very involved. The office staff is very nice and organized.
—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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
86%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
86%
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

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
88%

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

All Students81%
Female80%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian80%
Asian/Pacific Islander80%
Hispanic62%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low incomen/a
Not low income82%
Special education27%
Not special education91%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female84%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian87%
Asian/Pacific Islander87%
Hispanic77%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low incomen/a
Not low income85%
Special education27%
Not special education94%
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 Students86%
Female89%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian83%
Asian/Pacific Islander85%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Low incomen/a
Not low income86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female91%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian75%
Asian/Pacific Islander77%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Low incomen/a
Not low income86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students77%
Female86%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asian67%
Asian/Pacific Islander69%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Low incomen/a
Not low income78%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
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 Students74%
Female64%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian83%
Asian/Pacific Islander83%
Hispanic55%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Low incomen/a
Not low income75%
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female82%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian83%
Asian/Pacific Islander83%
Hispanic73%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Low incomen/a
Not low income87%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students88%
Female82%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian83%
Asian/Pacific Islander83%
Hispanic82%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Low incomen/a
Not low income90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
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

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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 67% 60%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 16% 7%
Two or more races 8% 6%
Hispanic 7% 20%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Black 1% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 110%N/A8%
Special education 112%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 26%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 19N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 11N/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

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
School psychologist
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
Arabic languages
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Source: Provided by a school official.

Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Washington Achievement Award (2012)
Community service awards received in the past 3 years
  • WA Green Schools Award (2013)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Cognitive disability
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Theory
Clubs
  • Arts and crafts

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Depends on interest
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Arabic languages
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 9:10 am
School end time
  • 3:25 am
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 6:30 p.m.
  • Before school: starts at 6:30 a.m.
School Leader's name
  • Holly Martinez
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Individually guided instruction
  • STEM
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Writing
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Cognitive disability
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Depends on interest
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Arabic languages
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Depending on distance
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Mill Creek Garden Club
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Theory
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Arts and crafts
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School leaders can update this information here.

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5601 156th St SE
Everett, WA 98208
Phone: (425) 385-7900

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