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Silver Lake Elementary School

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Posted June 13, 2014

My son has just completed his Kindergarten year at Silver Lake Elementary. Our experience has actually been EXCEPTIONAL to say the least. He has the best, most understanding teacher who has worked tirelessly to make sure that he is prepared for 1st grade. Mrs. Kubo is a great teacher and I am very thankful that my son was in her class. She went the extra mile for him and he has turned out to be a fine young 1st grader now. Thank you Silver Lake and thank you Mrs. Kubo, you are a great teacher. I would recommend this school to other parents. It was not our home school but because of Silver Lake, we actually moved and bought a house near the school so that our 2 sons could continue going to this school. I have had nothing but a positive experience with Silver Lake
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2014

My two children entered this school this year and absolutely love it. The staff is friendly and supportive. The involvement is so refreshing from the las vegas school district we came from. My son had an issue being bullied and they worked with us consistently untill it was resolved. Thank you silver lake staff!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2013

Silverlake is a great school. So the playground and set up isn't "interesting" but hey you know its only as good as the community makes it. As a parent I donated and bought the pastries the kids sold to help fund the PTA and playground efforts. A new playground is being installed this summer! My son did great at this school. He entered Kindergarten. It was his second attempt. In California they'd start them at 4-5 and he wasn't ready last year but this year he did awesome. He can read now, he writes, he is excellent at math. His teacher Mrs. Kubo worked very hard with the kids. Any issues that occurred were solved immediately. My son will be returning in the Fall. Please give this school a try. If you complain of parent involvement or playgrounds remember you are accountable too. If we all start participating and working together we can make the school better. Compared to a Central California school this school is a Hilton!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2008

We've had two children attend this school over the last 6 years, and our overall experience has been good. There has been a huge transition over the last couple years, including a new Principal, teachers, and support staff. The new Principal encourages parent involvement and feedback. Our children have done well academically, and enjoy attending Silver Lake. We have brought issues and concerns to the Principal, and our children's teachers, and have been listened to, with either resolution or an explanation. While no school is without problems or 'perfect', and the demographis in our society are changing, we feel Silver Lake is a great school that is adapting to the future needs of our kids--the key is communication and a relationship with the teachers and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2007

My first impression of the staff was not very good. When my husband and I first walked in to introduce ourselves some of the office staff was very rude and just unpleasant. My kids had good teachers but just having to deal with some of the staff was just unbearable. The principal is great. You can really tell that he has a great love for children and he aims to do his very best at what he does. I just wish some people in the office and a P.E coach could be a little more friendly and just enjoy their job. After all, we all want to be great role models for the children and just make it a fun place to be. Another thing, why don't our kids have yearbooks? It's so easy. Just have everyone fill out a release form at the beginning of the year and whala!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2006

I have had an awful experience with this school so far this year. My child's teacher is cold and uncaring, the staff seems rude, and even the set up of the building is annoying and uninteresting.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2006

My daughter is currently in first grade at Silver Lake and she is happy at the school. The staff at Silver Lake has gone through a dramatic change over the last few months and I feel very positive about it. The new Principal really encourages parent involvement and feedback. It is very different than before and I feel that many positive changes have been made. As with any school there are issues, but I feel the new staff is listening to my concerns and they are being addressed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2006

I always felt very uncomfortable going into the office as some of the staff seemed petulant at times.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2006

I have 2 children at this school. I have been very happy with the teachers, the prinicipal and the overall feel of the school. I feel my kids have thrived here both academically and emotionally. Many caring parents and students make it a great place to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2005

I wasn't happy with the teachers my kids had at Silver Lake. I experienced a couple of teachers that were frustrated with my child. They only wanted to help so much. My child would have done great with tutoring, but I was told it was not offered there at that time. Not all teachers were like this of course. The security is awesome there, and my children were happy there. Overall I'd rate it a 3 out of 5.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2005

I have no other schools to compare it to. I have one child that is going into the 3rd grade. His experience has been exceptional. The teachers have shared accomplishments/areas that need attention. My 2nd child will start kindergarten this year. I looking forward to watching him grow in his experiences at Silver Lake.
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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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
69%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
50%

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

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
33%
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 Students66%
Female64%
Male67%
Black60%
Asian91%
Asian/Pacific Islander82%
Hispanic56%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Low income54%
Not low income85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education66%
Limited English53%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female80%
Male69%
Black60%
Asian91%
Asian/Pacific Islander82%
Hispanic56%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income61%
Not low income93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education74%
Limited English65%
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 Students31%
Female40%
Male24%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander36%
Hispanic25%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White41%
Low income31%
Not low income30%
Special educationn/a
Not special education33%
Limited English0%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students57%
Female66%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander46%
Hispanic47%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income57%
Not low income57%
Special educationn/a
Not special education63%
Limited English25%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students42%
Female64%
Male26%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander64%
Hispanic42%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White45%
Low income42%
Not low income44%
Special educationn/a
Not special education47%
Limited English25%
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 Students41%
Female47%
Male38%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Low income26%
Not low income90%
Special education0%
Not special education55%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students59%
Female47%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Low income53%
Not low income80%
Special education18%
Not special education73%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students43%
Female27%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Low income32%
Not low income80%
Special education9%
Not special education55%
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
White 29% 60%
Hispanic 23% 20%
Two or more races 16% 6%
Black 12% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 7%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 6% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 121%N/A8%
Special education 112%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 260%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 8N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 38%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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