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Kapowsin Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 458 students

 
 

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Posted July 5, 2013

Awesome, awesome, awesome. The staff here is amazing. My only complaint would be that they tend to favor the kids that have been there since K. So when it comes to awards there seems to be favortism.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2010

The reviews here are old. Before you attend Kapowsin Elementary, get current reviews and check on the school's performance. The quality of education is below par. There are a few teachers who care and are good but they cannot carry the entire school. Principal leadership these past few years has been average to poor which I believe is responsible in large part for the school's decline. Parent involvement is amazing and great effort is made by the parents to compensate for the lack of caring and quality of education at Kapowsin. The school's test scores are terrible unless you are happy with below average and 'way below' average test scores. It's a shame.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2008

My son, niece, and little cousins all go to this school and love it! I have been so happy with the teachers and staff. They really make you feel like your child is important. I know my son is getting a great education and having fun at the same time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2005

My three children have each attended this school for their elementary education. We have found the school to be far superior in quality academics and great teachers. Please be aware, the burden of education rests ultimately upon the shoulders of the parents, Kapowsin helps to ease that burden.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2005

My twin girls just blossomed under the care of Kindergarten teacher Linda LaVergne during the 2003-2004 sy. She is an amazing asset to Kapowsin - a teacher who cares and exceeds well beyond expectations. She taught all of kindergarteners how to read before Christmas - including Title 1 and Special Education students. Now that is an accomplishment! The principal also left his mark on my children - with his surprisingly great memory for names and details. He makes children feel special when they are remembered. Thank God for these excellent teachers and how much they care. They are both extremely active in the school's PTA. We are no longer at Kapowsin but will always treasure our experiences there! Thanks from Sierra & Dhalia, age 7
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2005

It is a fairly small rural school in a large district. The parents are very involved in the school and it makes it more like a family. I appreciate the teachers for their special concern for our kids. It is not unusual to get a call from a teacher over a concern, not that the child has gotten into trouble, but it could be going that way. The academics are pretty good. There are areas of improvement, but the standardized tests show that there has been consistent improvement over the years. Choir and band are available, but it interferes with either the child's recess or occurs during class time. That is something that could be improved. There are numerous teachers at this school with a special interest in art and there is an assigned art teacher. I feel that my daughter has gotten an extraordinary art education.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
57%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
25%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
16%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
63%

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

All Students81%
Female78%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Low income74%
Not low income87%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female85%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Low income82%
Not low income83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
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 Students64%
Female67%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Low income56%
Not low income73%
Special educationn/a
Not special education67%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students57%
Female78%
Male45%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Low income60%
Not low income55%
Special educationn/a
Not special education62%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students32%
Female44%
Male24%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White35%
Low income40%
Not low income23%
Special educationn/a
Not special education33%
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 Students54%
Female60%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Low income46%
Not low income60%
Special educationn/a
Not special education61%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female80%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Low income77%
Not low income71%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students81%
Female88%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Low income77%
Not low income83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
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 Students48%
Female48%
Male49%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Low income46%
Not low income50%
Special education0%
Not special education55%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students68%
Female77%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Low income76%
Not low income63%
Special education0%
Not special education78%
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 79% 60%
Hispanic 9% 20%
Two or more races 5% 6%
Black 3% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 7%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 10%N/A8%
Special education 113%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 245%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 18N/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 50%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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10412 264th St East
Graham, WA 98338
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