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Graham Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 601 students

 
 

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Posted August 1, 2012

My two daughters attended Graham last year and loved it! The staff was always extremely nice and seemed to genuinely care about the students. Office staff was always cordial, teachers were always prompt in returning emails or phone calls. The kids are challanged and encouraged throughout the year. We are a military family and moving in the fall so I am sad that my kids won't be able to attend next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2011

We are a military family and our daughter has attended several schools through out the world. We are very pleased with Graham Elementary. In our opinion it has been the best school for our child thus far! Keep up the outstanding work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2008

Graham Elementary is an excellent school. I had three children in the school. The curiculum challenges the children and the extracurricullar activites are great as well. The teachers and staff are always helpful and supportive. Mrs. Walker, Mrs. Matheny, and all the teachers always take the time and effort to work with the students. Great school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2006

Absolutely a great school. Has helped develop the verbal and quantitative skills my children need to succeed in future years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2006

This school has been very good at helping my children adjust and has given individual attention to their learning styles and growth.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2005

A fantastic school with a great administrative team.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2005

I've been at this school for many years now (older ones have moved on while younger ones started) and wouldn't want my kids to go anywhere else. Mr. Boynton (the principal) has brought some incredible, positive changes. I always feel comfortable asking him questions and talking to him-huge improvement over the last principal. Pam Paulson is the office clerk and an incredible person! She is extremely helpful and attentive when people walk into the office. The curriculum is incredible. The AR program is awesome. Afterschool programs have helped my kids immensely. I can't say enough about the teachers. Most are very nice and more than willing to help. Communication is big thing at the school. I hope people take advantage of this. Rather than listen to heresay/gossip, go ask the principals/teachers themselves. They will tactfully tell you the truth, not just what you want to hear.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2005

My son has attended Graham for Kindergarten, 1st grade and is now finishing his second grade year. Graham is a phenomenal school that truly cares for it's students. The high level of staff and parent collaboration is very unique and beneficial to the climate of the school. There are many programs available that allow students to achieve success in academics as well as extracurricular activities such as student government, school play, band, choir, Grizzly Greeter Leadership program, Accelerated Reader, special library programs and seasonal recreation sports. My son is also a special needs student and has received the best of care and attention from the Graham staff. Teachers and specialists have designed a program that meets my son's individual academic and social goals which has allowed my son to gain confidence as he continues to succeed in this learning-rich environment. Graham Elementary is a top notch school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2004

This is my son's first year at Graham Elementary. He is in fouth grade. What a great experience! His teacher is caring, flexible, and extra tolerant! My son has autistic tendencies and needed extra help, which we couln't get in 4 years of private schooling. The combination of enthusiasm by teacher and staff,expectations of excellency, along with the commitment to leave no child behind, has been a recipe for success. A big thank you from a grateful mom.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2004

This is a top notch school. The teachers are prepared, caring, and professional. I can ask my child, 'What did you learn today?' and I an a run-down of the days lessons that shows me that my child is actively engaged in learning everyday. This school wouldn't be what it is today without the direction of Wally Platt. He built this school and its culture of learning. He listened to parents and supported our wishes. He has the respect of each teacher in the school. I feel blessed to have my children at Graham Elementary School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2003

The teachers within this school all work together within the grade level as a team. They put the responsiblilty also on the parent to be part of the education process by having weekly progress sheets sent home and parents must sign this. The student is required to turn in these sheets so that the teachers know that the parents are aware of the progress of their child. Thanks to these great teachers! (and admin support!)
—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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
29%
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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
86%
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 Students68%
Female71%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic65%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Low income67%
Not low income68%
Special educationn/a
Not special education73%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female85%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic71%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Low income79%
Not low income76%
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
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 Students71%
Female72%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic91%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Low income65%
Not low income74%
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female84%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic91%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Low income65%
Not low income86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students64%
Female78%
Male51%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic64%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Low income53%
Not low income71%
Special educationn/a
Not special education69%
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 Students60%
Female65%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic71%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Low income49%
Not low income67%
Special education6%
Not special education68%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female88%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic82%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Low income64%
Not low income80%
Special education31%
Not special education80%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students68%
Female73%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic65%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Low income60%
Not low income73%
Special education38%
Not special education73%
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 Students66%
Female70%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic57%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Low income56%
Not low income72%
Special educationn/a
Not special education71%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female80%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic64%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income70%
Not low income75%
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
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 75% 63%
Hispanic 12% 18%
Asian 5% 7%
Black 4% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 2%
Two or more races 2% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 124%N/A40%
Transitional bilingual 20%N/A8%
Special education 212%N/A13%
Source: 1 NCES, 2010-2011
Source: 2 WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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 11N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 68%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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10026 204th St East
Graham, WA 98338
Phone: (253) 683-8500

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