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Mirror Lake Elementary School

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Posted July 1, 2013

Mirror lake is a GREAT school! Our principal is Maggie 'o' sullivan and she is the BEST ever! All the teachers are GREAT! We are very sad that some are leaving! Barb Joraanstad (Kindergarten Teacher) Becca Rosenberg (Americorp) , Melinda Jenkins (5th grade teacher) ,Lesley Jones (Integrated Kindergarten Teacher) and Georgina Hernandez, (Communities in Schools)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2012

Since my child started attending Mirror Lake I have watched most of one PTA board and parts of another not only drop the PTA, but transfer their children to other schools. There is no parent support (the current PTA has less than ten members). The communication between the school and parents is very wanting. There are small positives to the school, but overall I could not recommend this as a great (or even a good school) school (we are joining an exodus by parents that like to stay involved and we are transferring our child out of the school after the end of the school year).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

My son started at this school about a month ago. He want from hating school to loving it within 2 days. That was a big deal and he is doing wonderfully there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2009

I love this school I have 2 children at this school. Everyone there makes you feel welcome. I have a special ed child there and since being at that school he has done a 180 he can read, write, spell, and do math. This started just 6 months after he was there. Best school ever when we move we make sure to stay close to this school!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2007

My son'D'attended Mirror Lake for five years. The teachers and administrative staff were always professional and often quite personable. Extracurriculars including track and field trips are fantastic. PTA is non-existant-but no fault of the school. Though I may not have always agreed with some of the behavioral correction methodology and initial efficiency of resource allocation,(ie. Riddlin advocacy and delayed occupational therapy provisions respectively,) The outcome was indisputably positive, a very pluralistic environment, good supervision also.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2005

I love this school! I had a great experience there and most every kid from my neighborhood that I know, also had a great experience there. The teachers and staff are some of the most caring people you will ever meet.
—Submitted by a former student


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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
67%
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
61%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
27%
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%
Female81%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic82%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Low income76%
Not low income91%
Special education33%
Not special education89%
Limited English73%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female78%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian82%
Asian/Pacific Islander88%
Hispanic75%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Low income71%
Not low income91%
Special education25%
Not special education86%
Limited English67%
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 Students70%
Female78%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic68%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income70%
Not low income70%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female89%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic76%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income85%
Not low income70%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students65%
Female78%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic67%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income67%
Not low income60%
Special educationn/a
Not special education74%
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 Students59%
Female62%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander73%
Hispanic68%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Low income64%
Not low income50%
Special education27%
Not special education68%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students70%
Female73%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander73%
Hispanic73%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Low income67%
Not low income78%
Special education36%
Not special education79%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students59%
Female58%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander64%
Hispanic68%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Low income61%
Not low income56%
Special education36%
Not special education65%
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

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
Hispanic 42% 20%
White 18% 60%
Black 15% 5%
Two or more races 9% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 7%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 7% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 127%N/A8%
Special education 117%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 281%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 15N/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 42%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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  • Maggie O'Sullivan

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