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Central Elementary School

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Posted March 4, 2012

HORRIBLE SCHOOL!!! I shall keep my identity anonymous but this is the worst school ever! The parents are blinded from what the teachers tell them. The teachers don't pay attention to the kids, CRUEL punishments, they don't even care what the substitute teachers treat the kids, the answer is HORRIBLY. I know many people who were coming home everyday CRYING because the parents are blinded by the teachers because the teachers don't tell them anything. I wouldn't recommend this school EVER! Thank you for reading.


Posted November 3, 2010

I am a proud parent of a Central student! Central Elementary began a new program for Reading AND Math called "walk to learn", where students learn with others of their same skill level. This offers different ranges of challenge for ALL students. The staff at Central is wonderful! They are smart, caring, fun, and enjoy interacting with students. We are blessed at Central with the best principal around, She is nice, supportive, firm with the students yet is so loved by them all. I am glad my child gets to have a Central School experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2010

I have had a different experience with Central Elementary than the others who reviewed this school. I actually transferred my child out of this school due to the staffs unwillingness to work with me and my child. Our family has attended other schools in other districts and states and in comparison this school has a lot of need for improvement. If your child has any need for special services or disabilities I would not recommend this school. They do not seem interested in going the extra mile to help the child. I was very disappointed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2008

I feel blessed that my children atten such a wonderful school. I currently have 2 children attending Central and they are both happy and have been since they started attending. The teachers that my children have had, have been top notch and always seem to be going the extra mile not only for the children in the classroom, but for the general student population. i think that this is the best school on the Harbor and anyone would be lucky to have thier children attend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2006

Central is working hard to help all students succeed academically. The staff go the extra mile to help struggling readers achieve grade level goals. Music and sports are well-supported and games and concerts are high quality events. Individual effort, teamwork and positive character attributes are main focuses in all school activities. Parents are welcome and encouraged to participate in PTO, as volunteers in the classroom and on field trips.
—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 63% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
53%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
42%
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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
20%
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 Students36%
Female44%
Male29%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic53%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White34%
Low income31%
Not low income46%
Special education6%
Not special education42%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students45%
Female64%
Male28%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic47%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White46%
Low income38%
Not low income57%
Special education18%
Not special education50%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students30%
Female52%
Male11%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic27%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White30%
Low income23%
Not low income43%
Special education13%
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 Students42%
Female47%
Male38%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic20%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White46%
Low income36%
Not low income53%
Special education4%
Not special education51%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students63%
Female67%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic60%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Low income57%
Not low income73%
Special education44%
Not special education67%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students46%
Female39%
Male51%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White45%
Low income51%
Not low income35%
Special education17%
Not special education53%
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 10% 20%
American Indian/Alaska Native 5% 2%
Two or more races 3% 6%
Black 2% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 7%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 13%N/A8%
Special education 112%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 267%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 21N/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 85%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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  • Traci Sandstrom

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