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Catlin Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 242 students

 

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Posted September 7, 2011

Catlin is an amazing school. I have never seen teachers work so well together for the better of all the kids. The staff truely cares about the kids and want to help them achieve thier highest potential. I love this school and wouldn't think of any other school. I also live in a different school district and had to get a boundary exception so my daughter could continue to go to this exceptional school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2010

I have 2 children at Catlin, 1st grade and 4th grade. Catlin teachers and the principal are genuine and amazing. My 1st grader has severe epilepsy and the care she has received at Catlin has been great and then some. I do not want my children going to any other elem. school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2010

My kids attended this school last yr and my biggest concern with this school is the neighborhood it's in. We spoke w/a former 911 dispatcher and he told us that he dispatched officers to the hotel across from the school all the time for armed robberies. The school staff and multiple parents of students who attend this school, told me that the neighborhood the school is in is surrounded by drugs and these reasons are why parents are not allowed to watch field day activities. According to the school staff "its not safe to have that many adults there, there's not enough staff to keep an eye on all the parents". I have never heard anything like that before, to not be allowed to watch my own kids in a school activity because its not safe is crazy and for this reason only, my kids will not be attending this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

My own children went there and now my grandchildren do, I know they will get a great education with great teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2007

My daughter who has special needs is in the special needs class and they are great with her. They have a lot of parent involvement
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2007

I have had a great experience with Catlin. My daughter has been going there since kindergarten. The principal genuinely cares for all of the students and goes out of her way to help a child as they need it. The teachers are wonderful. They have great resources available for a child who has learning disabilities and they also go out of thier way to do all they can for the students. This is a very tight knit school. They truly encourage parent involvement and work wonderfully with parents and there is great communication between teachers, the principal and the parents.
—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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
59%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
44%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
35%
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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
24%
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 Students77%
Female72%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic64%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Low income77%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female80%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic64%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income74%
Not low incomen/a
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 Students69%
Female65%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Low income64%
Not low incomen/a
Special education50%
Not special education75%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students67%
Female70%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Low income61%
Not low incomen/a
Special education20%
Not special education81%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students55%
Female61%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White46%
Low income53%
Not low incomen/a
Special education20%
Not special education66%
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 Students50%
Female54%
Male44%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White48%
Low income41%
Not low income67%
Special educationn/a
Not special education57%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students68%
Female76%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Low income63%
Not low income79%
Special educationn/a
Not special education77%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students66%
Female60%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Low income63%
Not low income72%
Special educationn/a
Not special education68%
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 69% 60%
Hispanic 19% 20%
Two or more races 10% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Black 1% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 7%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 15%N/A8%
Special education 116%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 274%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 7N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 74%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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  • Nancy Gill

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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