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Kenmore Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 481 students

 

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2011:
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Posted October 12, 2014

LOVE this school! Such a great fit for our family--truly great teachers and a healthy positive environment for our kids. New principal this year who seems very strong and committed. Our kids (3) all have tested well on the state tests so we aren't concerned by overall test scores. All the teachers are good to excellent, but if you get Ms Plant, Mrs Sweeny, Ms Combs, or Mrs Olson, you've struck gold!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2014

This school is fantastic! Our family has been here for 4 years and overall, we love this school. The new principal, Melissa Riley, is amazing and we are so excited about the positive changes and direction she is taking--it's only going to get better. I can't believe the greatschool rating is so low since it really doesn't reflect the quality of the teaching. Our two kids both do very well and we are happy about our choice to send them here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2013

I have two children who attend Kenmore Elementary. I've had nothing but really great experiences with all of my kid's teachers. They have always been available, helpful and accomodating. My son has ADHD and his IEP team really supports him and makes sure he gets all the services he needs. Great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2013

We will start our sixth year at Kenmore Elementary this fall and can't wait! I encourage those looking into attending KE to learn what this dynamic community has to offer to students and families. Our talented and dedicated staff has the highest of expectations for all students. Teachers and staff work tirelessly to meet the needs of ALL learners through targeted instruction and support from special programs. They enthusiastically mentor students in Drama, Math Olympiad, Student Gov t and after school sports. Building-wide positive behavior support provides structure across grade levels to help students succeed. PTA programs are amazing! Check the KE PTA website to learn more about Academic Enrichment, Social/Community Support, Family/Fun Events and our exquisitely streamlined and consistently successful fundraising efforts! KE students go on to success in middle school and high school and beyond. They thrive, in no small part, because of the experiences they ve had at Kenmore Elementary. Check out what Kenmore Elementary, our PTA and the community offer students and their families. We look forward to meeting you soon!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2013

Kenmore Elementary is tremendous school. All of the teachers and staff are warm, friendly and welcoming. Most importantly, the teachers have put in place a curriculum that supports growth and learning in a positive environment of respect, friendship and cooperation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2013

I'm very impressed with this school. Last year we had an issue come up and within 2 hours the principal had resolved the problem and called multiple parents to let them know how it had been resolved. He also made himself available for follow up questions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2013

The principal is weak and does not address issues AT ALL. Too many old grouches working here who are so unhappy that the kids suffer.. Definitely moving my kids out of the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2013

We have been at Kenmore Elementary for 6 years now and cannot say enough good things about it. The teachers and staff are approachable, dedicated, sincere, and do an excellent job with a challenging demographic. The Great School rating doesn't give an accurate representation of what the school has to offer. The academic curricula is the same here as it is at the other schools in the district. Our own children are "highly capable" and we strongly feel that their academic needs are more than met. The school has a strong Math Olympiad, Chess club, enriched reading groups, and excellent coverage of science, art, and music. The Science Fair, Art Docent, and music programs are especially well done. The PTA is active and supports a broad spectrum of enrichment opportunities and teachers are keen to have parent involvement in the classroom. The social environment at the school pushes kindness towards others, making good choices, responsibility, and civic pride. Other schools in the district might test better due to a less diverse student body, but we feel our kids are having a well rounded elementary experience and will be well prepared for middle and high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2012

Our family has been in this school for eight years so far and we are extremely happy here. The teachers are excellent and work very hard to see that individual learning needs are met. The principal and teachers work very well together and provide many opportunities for parent involvement. Lots of emphasis on positive character traits. There are some great after school activities too including sports, arts, chess, math team and science.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2011

Obviously a LOT has changed it 5 years. There is good reason why this school has the lowest rating in Kenmore. Do yourself & your child a favor and stay away from this school. Take your child to ANY other school. The principal here is soft and can't even control the recess lady. The older teachers tend to be inflexible and seem bitter.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2005

Had been weak in science but now an excellent program wiuth teachers who bend over backwards to make a curriculum that works for the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2004

It is a great school and we moved but we're coming back because I want my kid to have a good education and this school is the place to be. I rate it a ten or 100%.
—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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
76%

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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
43%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
75%
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 Students60%
Female66%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asian70%
Asian/Pacific Islander70%
Hispanic33%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Low income40%
Not low income82%
Special educationn/a
Not special education64%
Limited English25%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female79%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asian90%
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanic38%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Low income60%
Not low income85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English25%
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 Students59%
Female58%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic30%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Low income33%
Not low income72%
Special education30%
Not special education66%
Limited English20%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female88%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic70%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income61%
Not low income86%
Special education70%
Not special education80%
Limited English40%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students70%
Female71%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic70%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Low income50%
Not low income81%
Special education70%
Not special education70%
Limited English60%
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 Students63%
Female50%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic38%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Low income37%
Not low income88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education68%
Limited English10%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female73%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic44%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Low income47%
Not low income97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English20%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students83%
Female87%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic63%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Low income68%
Not low income97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English40%
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 Students43%
Female43%
Male42%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic0%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Low income30%
Not low income62%
Special education7%
Not special education55%
Limited English0%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students65%
Female73%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic8%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Low income55%
Not low income81%
Special education36%
Not special education75%
Limited English8%
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 54% 60%
Hispanic 26% 20%
Two or more races 11% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 7%
Black 1% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 120%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 15N/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 58%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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School basics

School start time
  • 8:45 am
School end time
  • 3:10 am
School Leader's name
  • Melissa Riley

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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19121 71 Av NE
Kenmore, WA 98028
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