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Jefferson Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 406 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 3 ratings
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Posted August 7, 2014

My daughter started school at Jefferson for K & 1st. Highly impressed. I felt that the teachers were very committed to providing a balanced education, and took the extra time to help students struggling in certain areas. As a parent volunteer I spent a lot of time working on reading with my daughters 1st grade classmates-her teacher provided insight as to which students needed help in what specific areas & I was able to provide one on one support to those kids. Having a teacher that KNOWS their students is imperative & every teacher I was lucky enough to be involved in had the same attitude. It gave the kids confidence & the knowledge that they were truly cared about. The principal was highly involved & wonderful with the kids & parents. I loved how kids were released to parents one by one w/ multiple staff members supervising-it created a feeling of safety & comfort. The only drawback was my son couldn't get his K variance approved so we had to put him at our home school of James Monroe & moved our daughter as well so as to not separate them. Was very sad for us as parents & my kids. Would highly recommend Jefferson!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2014

I feel so blessed to have this amazing group of educators in our school. I was able to enroll at the end of the year due to an unexpected move, the school helped my daughter settle in really well and I am so excited to begin the next year. I love how many staff are in front for parent pick up and seem to know exactly who the parents are which is a great feeling. I feel completely confident that my daughter is receiving an excellent education in a safe and fun environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2014

Lighthouse Cooperative is a wonderful program in Everett. My child has thrived here and loves going to school every single day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2008

We love the Lighthouse Cooperative! It's fantastic to have so many parents in the classroom. We get so much done and the kids get one on one time that they'd never get anywhere else. I feel badly for the other classes who don't have this opportunity. We'll be sad to leave. I've also had an autistic son who went through the enclosed classroom program here. For that program I'd probably give 3 stars.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2007

Jefferson Elementary is the home of Lighthouse Co-Op, an alternative school with in a school. High quality staff and very active PTA and Co-Op parents add to the quality of this school. Construction of a new/remodled school will improve the school grounds and buildings in 09.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
71%
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

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
62%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
62%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
53%
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%
Female78%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian92%
Asian/Pacific Islander81%
Hispanic70%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Low income69%
Not low income90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English46%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female78%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asian85%
Asian/Pacific Islander75%
Hispanic70%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Low income60%
Not low income88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education82%
Limited English46%
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 Students65%
Female71%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asian75%
Asian/Pacific Islander75%
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Low income69%
Not low income63%
Special educationn/a
Not special education68%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female88%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asian58%
Asian/Pacific Islander58%
Hispanic90%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Low income76%
Not low income77%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students72%
Female88%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asian58%
Asian/Pacific Islander58%
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Low income76%
Not low income70%
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
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%
Female79%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic82%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Low income77%
Not low income70%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited English40%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students75%
Female79%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic73%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Low income72%
Not low income78%
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited English30%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students75%
Female76%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic64%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Low income72%
Not low income78%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited English20%
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% 60%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 13% 7%
Hispanic 11% 20%
Black 4% 5%
Two or more races 4% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 117%N/A8%
Special education 115%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 224%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 16N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 63%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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Everett, WA 98208
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