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Fall City Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 591 students

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted September 5, 2013

We are new to this school and the district. My child has a reading disability and some anxiety as a result. On the first day of school, the school counselor listened to my concerns about my daughter and immediately realized that she had been placed with the wrong teacher. She immediately moved her to a different classroom and as we were introduced to the new teacher, she let my daughter know that she will be available for her anytime she needed it. The new teacher was a much better fit for my daughter and she is happy! I know that I NEVER would have gotten such a fast and positive response from our old school. I am VERY impressed with not only the counselor (Ms. Kelly), but the entire process. I am so happy that we are part of this awesome school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2011

There are still some bad teachers here, but I'm glad to see they finally rid themselves of two of the worst. They could do more at FCES to differentiate instruction... focus is on those who are struggling, but those who could do more are often left twiddling their thumbs. This is largely due to oversize classes, so I can't completely fault the instructors.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2010

Amazing school! Principle strives for small community atmosphere, making it feel warm and welcoming to children and parents. Great teachers! We couldn't be happier!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2009

best teachers in the universe
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2008

Lovely school in a growing community. Growth is pushing academic standards, but at the expense of intimate and small classroom sizes. Active PTSA, after school activities abound.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2007

This is an awesome school that does not get the reputation it deserves. People think Lake Washington schools are better but that is only because they haven't researched or visited Fall City Elementary. The teachers, administration and parents are heavily invested in creating a school for learning success. I have not met a single parent that has a negative thing to say.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2005

There is not a more wonderful place for children to grow and thrive. I have had two children go through FCES and couldn't have been happier. The staff, the administriation, the community....wow!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2005

An elementary education teacher, who spent his career teaching teachers to teach, once told me you can tell a good elementary school just by walking into it. Walk into Fall City Elementary School and you can feel the enthusiasm. The teachers are all dedicated, bright, and effective. Encounter almost any parent with a student in this school, and they will go on and on about the virtues of the school. People move into the district to send their children here. If that isn't a good recommendation, what is?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2004

My son started Fall City Elem. almost 3 years ago, off to kindergarden he went without any preschool introduction to social interaction with other children. As his parents we were very nervous (more than he). Fortunately, Fall City Elem. welcomed him and has norished his reading, and handwriting skills. In the first grade his teacher Mrs. Shank was able to recognize that he was struggling and arranged for him (with our consent of course) to be placed into a special reading time, with 3 or 4 other children as well as a reading teacher.There he got the one on one attention his reading abilities were lacking. My son is 3/4 of the way thru the 2nd grade now and is one of the strongest readers in his class. We, his parents are so thankful and appreciative of the early intervention, that could have really hindered his progress then and even now, not to mentioned he is aware of his acheivements and strives to better his abilities because of the positive reinforcement at school as well as at home. Thankyou Mrs. Shank for being a teacher who is actually there for the child, and your recognition of each childs needs. Fall city elem. is a wonderful school, and I will make sure that my two younger children go there and follow in their brothers footsteps!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
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 Students84%
Female81%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Low incomen/a
Not low income83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students91%
Female92%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Low incomen/a
Not low income92%
Special educationn/a
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 Students96%
Female100%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Low income100%
Not low income95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students94%
Female100%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Low income92%
Not low income94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students88%
Female98%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Low income92%
Not low income87%
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
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 Students83%
Female86%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Low income83%
Not low income83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students91%
Female92%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Low income92%
Not low income91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students94%
Female94%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Low income92%
Not low income94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
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 84% 63%
Hispanic 6% 18%
Asian 5% 7%
Two or more races 3% 5%
Black 1% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 111%N/A40%
Transitional bilingual 23%N/A8%
Special education 29%N/A13%
Source: 1 NCES, 2010-2011
Source: 2 WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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 13N/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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33314 SE 42
Fall City, WA 98024
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