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Adelaide Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 441 students

 

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Posted September 23, 2012

The administration at this school has forced some families to choice out of the school The scores continue to fall and the staff continue to operate out of a place of fear and intimidation. The environment is not conducive to learning and surely not in the best interest of the student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2009

Amazing school! Awesome principal and great teachers...what more could you ask for?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2009

I can't put my appreciation for the staff of Adelaide into words. If you want an unbeatable education for your children, send them here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2009

Adelaide continues to be a wonderful place for my children. The teachers work very hard...I oftentimes drive by in the evening and there are many cars still in the parking lot. What dedication!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2008

Adelaide parents and community are wonderfully supportive of their children, the staff needs, and their school. As a staff member I can't adequately express to you how valued this is and how appreciative I am to have their support.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2008

Wonderful school. My kids have had superb teachers. Great experience for me too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2008

Great school! The entire staff has high expectations for all students and does an exceptional job of making sure all students meet them. Check out their WASL scores! Teachers have a tough job today and I think this staff does an amazing job with the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2008

My niece goes to this school and it has been a wonderful experience for her. I love the staff. Mrs. Johnson is the best teacher I have ever met. She is kind and devoted. She will be teaching in resource room next year, and I think it's great! Now she will be exposed to more of our children. A teacher like her comes around once in a blue moon. She is the icing on the cake for this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2008

Adelaide's staff is excellent. I have been really pleased with each of my children's teachers the past 4 years. The parental involvement is very high- tons of volunteers for all activites. The new all -day Kindergarten program is awesome. My daughter is learning so fast! I highly recommend it. The PTA has 120 members and growing! The principle is very committed and obviously loves his job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2006

Principal is very involved with community and in outreach to parents--particularly lower income families. After school programs exceed expectations.
—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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
76%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
43%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
32%
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 Students61%
Female59%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander46%
Hispanic47%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Low income49%
Not low income79%
Special educationn/a
Not special education63%
Limited English42%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students68%
Female74%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander70%
Hispanic47%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Low income56%
Not low income86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education69%
Limited English27%
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 Students51%
Female49%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander86%
Hispanic30%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Low income36%
Not low income83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education55%
Limited English23%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students70%
Female74%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander93%
Hispanic61%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Low income62%
Not low income88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education73%
Limited English15%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students48%
Female60%
Male38%
Blackn/a
Asian90%
Asian/Pacific Islander71%
Hispanic30%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Low income36%
Not low income75%
Special educationn/a
Not special education52%
Limited English8%
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 Students66%
Female79%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander57%
Hispanic39%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Low income58%
Not low income77%
Special educationn/a
Not special education72%
Limited English43%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students66%
Female75%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander57%
Hispanic54%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Low income55%
Not low income81%
Special educationn/a
Not special education70%
Limited English43%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students54%
Female64%
Male45%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander57%
Hispanic23%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Low income39%
Not low income73%
Special educationn/a
Not special education60%
Limited English21%
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 32% 60%
Hispanic 25% 20%
Two or more races 18% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 7%
Black 9% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 6% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 127%N/A8%
Special education 113%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 257%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 17N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 12N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 22%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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  • Ann Gray

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1635 SW 304th St
Federal Way, WA 98023
Phone: (253) 945-2333

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