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Grand Ridge Elementary School

Public | K-5

 
 

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Posted December 17, 2013

PTSA meetings have low attendance. They are lucky to have 20 people in attendance. Principal in her few years has failed to create meaningful programs. Creekside has more programs and opened after Grand Ridge.


Posted September 2, 2012

As a Grand Ridge parent, I am very pleased with the staff, programs, PTSA and overall academics at the school. However, the school is severely overcrowded and the situation is only getting worse. I wish I would have known this was going to happen before we moved into the neighborhood.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2010

As a parent of two children at Grand Ridge, I can say we are truly fortunate to have such an excellent school in our community. My wife and I both help out in the classroom and at events and have been impressed with the staff and leadership at the school. Bright, caring and capable teachers combined with incredibly engaged parents make for a special learning experience. The Grand Ridge PTSA has had an astounding 100% family participation rate for the last several years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

Great school with enthusiastic teachers, administrators and families. The PTSA is the most active I've seen yet. So many parents putting their time and effort into making it such a great experience for all the kids. A very diverse population of kids that are learning everything from math, science and language arts & music to environmental care,tolerance and caring for the world.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2010

Everything in that school is perfect.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2009

Excellent school, great teachers, organized... I'm really impressed with the parent involvement and overall quality.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2009

Our school has teachers & staff with the biggest hearts who really care about the kids the families & our community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2009

10!! Very good structure and amazing parent involvement and staff support.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2009

Grand Ridge is Absolutely fabulous..the teachers, the principal...top notch
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 3, 2007

I had Twins in 5th grade, the 1st year the school was open. They have now 'graduated' and I'll miss seeing the staff on a regular basis. Each child is encouraged to do their personal best. The teachers are highly skilled and work hard to bring out the best in each child. The principal is kind and puts the Kids first. She is a great example of a leader and easy to approach.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2007

My child is a student at Grand Ridge. The school is new but lacks strong administrative leadership. Teachers and staff don t have warm report with each other or the parents. The facilities are nice with; student computers, LDC projectors and electronic chalkboards in every classroom; a computer lab and excellent library are also available. These resources go mostly unused and on top of that there is no budget for Music and Art. The curriculum is based on skill level and segregates students based on performance. The math curriculum is based on word problems and traditional math is not taught. This seemed to be driven by the WASL. Covered areas are not provided for the younger children as they wait in the rain for the first bell to ring.
—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.

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
51%
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 Students85%
Female87%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian95%
Asian/Pacific Islander95%
Hispanic69%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Low income80%
Not low income85%
Special education18%
Not special education89%
Limited English90%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students94%
Female97%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian98%
Asian/Pacific Islander98%
Hispanic92%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Low income90%
Not low income95%
Special education64%
Not special education96%
Limited English90%
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 Students81%
Female82%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian93%
Asian/Pacific Islander93%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Low income53%
Not low income85%
Special education41%
Not special education87%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female92%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian93%
Asian/Pacific Islander93%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Low income59%
Not low income92%
Special education53%
Not special education93%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students82%
Female89%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asian83%
Asian/Pacific Islander84%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Low income59%
Not low income85%
Special education29%
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

Math

All Students84%
Female85%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Low income53%
Not low income89%
Special education17%
Not special education91%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female95%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian97%
Asian/Pacific Islander97%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Low income65%
Not low income92%
Special education42%
Not special education93%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students88%
Female91%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian97%
Asian/Pacific Islander97%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Low income71%
Not low income91%
Special education33%
Not special education94%
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

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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 53% 60%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 35% 7%
Hispanic 6% 20%
Two or more races 4% 6%
Black 2% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 16%N/A8%
Special education 16%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 28%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 20N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 8N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 69%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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1739 NE Park Dr
Issaquah, WA 98029
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