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Rainier View Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 354 students

 

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Posted May 25, 2014

My children say the teachers don't let them run, that means they can't have fun, I don't think the teachers understand how it felt to be in elementary school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2014

My children say this school sucks. They say this school is so cheap they don't let you get water anymore and the playground stuff are so boring. I wouldn't even rate this school i would give them 0%. You should be nice not bossy. They also say you guys won't let them play cops and robbers or tag and other games its there responsibility if they get hurt and give these children freedom. I think the teachers should do fun things for their student, they need freedom wont you just give it to them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2013

Great staff, great kids, great school. This school feel like a large family and I love this place!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 20, 2012

This is the best school. My child had a really bad experience in her previous school in another school district why we transferred to Ranierview. She was behind in her work and had become introverted. I have to say that i feel blessed with the teachers and support staff in this school. Not only has she blossomed but is now in the gate program. I love the fact that there is an open parent / teacher relationship where we work together for the better of the child and their learning experience. I still have 2 out of four children still attending Ranierview and they continue to do well. I LOVE THIS SCHOOL.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2011

My son was struggling bad before he came to Rainier View. They have great programs for him. I love that they have speech class! All the teachers care that their students do well in the classroom. I never seen more dedication in a staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2010

Principal Cross has worked miracles in the few months he has been here. School spirit is on the rise and the extra curricular activities that he has introduced has made a huge impact on the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2010

I have two daughters who attend Rainier View and I love our new principal, Mr. Cross, and the rest of the staff. Mr. Cross works heroically to get extra funding and to work with staff and students. He is always out and about and has come up with some great incentives for students and meeting opportunities for staff. I volunteer in the class and I always feel happy that we are a part of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2008

Excellent school. Lots of parent involvement. Teachers are wonderful and really care about the students. Students are given a first class education. Excellent and top-notch prncipal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2003

Excellent School. I have postponed selling our house so that my children could complete elementary school at Rainier View! The school is neat and modern and the teachers, Principle, and families are all top notch. I feel that the education level is excellent, and would recommend the school highly.


Posted May 15, 2003

The teachers are excellent at communicating concerns with the parents. I have always found the teachers to be open and accessible. The staff is very involved in school activities and genuinely care about the kids and show it. This is my son's last year in elementary school and we will miss Rainier View.


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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
54%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
52%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
15%
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 Students55%
Female58%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic31%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Low income47%
Not low income64%
Special education42%
Not special education58%
Limited English33%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students68%
Female68%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic69%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Low income64%
Not low income72%
Special education42%
Not special education74%
Limited English72%
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 Students74%
Female73%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic46%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Low income71%
Not low income81%
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
Limited English50%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female81%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic55%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Low income78%
Not low income82%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited English40%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students60%
Female75%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic36%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Low income55%
Not low income70%
Special educationn/a
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

Math

All Students76%
Female85%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic62%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Low income69%
Not low income88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English70%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female88%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic69%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Low income79%
Not low income88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited English70%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students71%
Female76%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic54%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income63%
Not low income83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
Limited English50%
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 43% 60%
Hispanic 19% 20%
Two or more races 14% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 12% 7%
Black 8% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 4% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 118%N/A8%
Special education 116%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 16N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 9N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 67%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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  • Kent Cross

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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3015 South 368th St
Federal Way, WA 98003
Phone: (253) 945-3700

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