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Skyline Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 417 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted June 2, 2013

2013 Ferndale School District is undergoing major changes and should be avoided for the next few years. An elementary school is closing, the 6th grade is moving to the middle school, class sizes are increasing and special education is not under strong leadership. Skyline will have an interim principal in 2013 which brings some hope to that school for development of a school community. It is also hoped that the major changes in FSD will result in overall improvement, but in general the mood in Ferndale is one of resentment and distrust.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2011

5 of mine have attended this school, and it has always been great for them! The teachers are excellent and supporting, the extra activites offered are wonderful! Brilliant school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2010

I've lived all over the world, and my kids have been to many schools (we are former military). I've got to say that this school doesn't offer very much at all to the children. I was very disappointed. Not to mention, as former military the school administrators were not very understanding of my children's "delicate" situation (having gone through multiple deployments, neighbors passing away, etc...). And part-time kindergarten, and preschool for "native" children only? Are you serious? Who in the world has heard of such a thing? Not impressed in the least.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

We have a great school that truly reaches and teaches every student at our school. We have a great group of actively involved parents at our school who work together for the students, staff and families at skyline.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2006

This school has been amazing in my opinion. They offer many 'extra' activities for students who excell in certain areas such as 'math olympiad', 'battle of the books', etc. The office staff is friendly, helpful, and always on top of things. My child loved the school and was very sad to leave it, as were we.
—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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
79%
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

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
79%

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 59% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
66%
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 Students52%
Female43%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic36%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Low income41%
Not low income59%
Special education30%
Not special education57%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students67%
Female70%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic91%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Low income41%
Not low income82%
Special education30%
Not special education75%
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%
Female56%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native American27%
Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Low income52%
Not low income65%
Special educationn/a
Not special education63%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female80%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native American73%
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Low income72%
Not low income85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students66%
Female72%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native American27%
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Low income56%
Not low income74%
Special educationn/a
Not special education70%
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%
Female71%
Male40%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native American18%
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income41%
Not low income72%
Special education8%
Not special education72%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female92%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native American27%
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Low income52%
Not low income97%
Special education8%
Not special education96%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students70%
Female82%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native American27%
Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Low income48%
Not low income86%
Special education8%
Not special education86%
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 Students70%
Female70%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic75%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Low income57%
Not low income79%
Special education20%
Not special education82%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female78%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic75%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income62%
Not low income85%
Special education20%
Not special education89%
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 66% 60%
Hispanic 14% 20%
American Indian/Alaska Native 10% 2%
Two or more races 6% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 7%
Black 2% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 12%N/A8%
Special education 118%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 239%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 13N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 57%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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2225 Thornton Rd
Ferndale, WA 98248
Phone: (360) 383-9245

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