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Silver Lake Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 474 students

 

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Posted August 20, 2013

We just started K, great so far. We love it. My daughter need ELL for English. She improved her English in 2 weeks just unbelievable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2013

In my experience, the teachers have been excellent for both of my kids. They have communicated well with me about my children's progress, have given them a lot of extra help to be ready for the MSP, and considering the really multi-cultural aspect of the classrooms there, I think they do a good job of balancing their teaching for the population they have. In all the years my boys have attended, there was only one teacher that I wasn't too thrilled with. And she has moved to another school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2011

My older child attended this school in 2nd - 3rd grades. She is a solid student and enjoys school, but two years at Silver Lake did a lot of damage. Teachers told us that students should learn math facts at home since they were no longer covered in class. When we moved, she was two years behind her peers in math! Her 2nd-grade teacher (now teaching kindergarten?) told her that spelling didn't matter at all, "just sound-spell!" A few years later, when my younger child was in 2nd grade at a different school, he looked at work done by his older sibling, full of incorrect spellings and punctuation, mixed upper- and lower-case, nonsensical sentences, etc. The Silver Lake teacher had written "Great Job!!" and stamped it with one of her beloved rubber stamps. As my younger one said, "If anyone in my class turned in a mess like that, we'd lose recess for three days!" Ah, but it's so much easier to use that "good job!" stamp than to actually teach those kids, isn't it? Silver Lake got my child off to a terrible first start and a few years later we're still recovering. What an absolutely horrible, horrible school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2011

I am pleased to be a parent of children attending Silver Lake Elementary. The programs that have been put in place over the recent years have allowed all students at Silver Lake to strive for greatness. I have one child in 5th grade this year that will be moving on and another getting ready to enter, I wouldn't change this. Silver Lake continues to receive recognition and awards this year which proves the dedication of the administration, staff, and volunteers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2011

School of distinction 2010; Principal of the year 2010. My child has attended Silver Lake for 4th and 5th grade with a diagnosis of Asperger's. My child is in a standard classroom with an IEP and some accomodations. Principal, Psychologist, counselor and resource teacher are excellent. My child is challenged, encouraged and held accountable within reason.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2008

My son has been attending Silver Lake Elementary for several years. While there appear to be some great aspects to this school, I've been primarily disappointed with the lack of focus on improving academic performance throughout the years. Silverlake has chronically been one of the lower achieving schools from amongst surrounding schools in the context of standardized tests, with minimal improvement throughout time. There are probably many factors that contribute to this beyond the school administrator's control, but the fact that administration hasn't talked openly about its goals, plans, criteria for success, and targets; and furthermore about shortcomings that need to be overcome, leads me to believe that the school isn't committed a cohesive, well-thought plan that can be communicated to parents with the same goals in mind, nor to self-evaluation in terms of how it serves and educates students and improvement.
—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 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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
59%

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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
55%
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 Students82%
Female82%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic79%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income80%
Not low income84%
Special education69%
Not special education84%
Limited English79%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female82%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanic74%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Low income74%
Not low income79%
Special education39%
Not special education82%
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 Students87%
Female91%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic73%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Low income77%
Not low income95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited English71%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female88%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asian79%
Asian/Pacific Islander79%
Hispanic73%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Low income70%
Not low income90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English62%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students88%
Female91%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian86%
Asian/Pacific Islander86%
Hispanic82%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Low income83%
Not low income92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited English69%
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%
Female87%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic100%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income87%
Not low income86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited English82%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female90%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic100%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Low income80%
Not low income94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English55%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students92%
Female92%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic100%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Low income93%
Not low income91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited English82%
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 58% 60%
Hispanic 20% 20%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 13% 7%
Two or more races 4% 6%
Black 3% 5%
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 115%N/A8%
Special education 115%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 229%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 18N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 10N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 59%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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  • Mary O'Brien

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12815 Bothelleverett Hwy
Everett, WA 98208
Phone: (425) 385-6900

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