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Moorlands Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 85 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted November 7, 2012

The staff and the parents MAKE this school the awesomeness that it is! The building is older, but don't let looks deceive,my kindergartner LOVES going to school! She has music, PE and library days, and get so many enrichments. I'm so sad we are moving away, but hopefully we'll find another school as good as it is here! (I only took off one start for the old building)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2012

Moorlands has been a great school for our two children thus far. Their Kindergarten teacher, Ms. Hink was truly outstanding and their first and second grade teachers were also excellent. Mr. Santos is a caring principal that makes a point to stay engaged and personally help address any issues quickly. Staff does a great job with existing facilities and has managed spending well to focus on teaching materials and things that matter most to the students. Hopefully will see an upgrade in buildings soon to help them further.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2011

I like the school, especially the principal Mr Santos, he works really hard and deals with the teachers, the students very well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2010

My Daughter and I love Moorlands! The Teachers are wonderful! The area is beautiful. I moved here just to have my Daughter in the NorthShore school district, and to go to Moorlands. I am very happy with this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2008

My daughter is new to moorlands. We moved from California.Thanks to her Sir ,class students,staff she is extremely happy here.she is from a difficult culture,country but still she says every body treats her well.The very first time, we went to get the enrollment form,the Principal came from nowhere i should say, and introduced himself to us,welcomed my daughter.we were thrilled .I saw a confidence in my daughter's face that very moment.Even when she got into trouble during PTE because of another girl,she was very upset.But her class Teacher resolved the issue very next day effectively that my daughter was convinced my his positive approach.I have seen schools were Prinicipal hardly seen in the campus or school Secretary being nice to the parents irrespective of color. but not in moorlands.If you have worries, please talk to the Principal.As a mom, I wish every child to feel happy and safe at school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2008

I agree with the earlier post. There is a subculture that exists here, something we have not experienced at our other school. My child is struggling.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2008

Good luck if you are a new family that has moved into the neighborhood. This is not a welcoming school. The parents and students do not go out of their way to welcome new students. What you get instead are stares and the cold shoulder.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2008

Both of my children attended Moorlands. They are now in Jr High and have transitioned well, thanks to the staff at Moorlands. I've found the teachers friendly, helpful and caring. The principal is very involved - he attends every function. In the mornings, he's out there, welcoming the kids. In the afternoons, he gives out high 5's as they board the school busses. And of course, the staff and volunteers contibute to make this school a Great School!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2008

This school is NOT for children with a learning disability who is also in the general education program. Send your child somewhere else, where they will be treated fairly and their disability will be taken into consideration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2006

What a wonderful school! Great teachers, wonderful staff and the parental involvement is amazing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2006

Moorlands is an exceptional public elementary school. The community of staff, teachers, parents and business make this a fabulous place to raise kids. The PTA is a large, fun, open group that does amazing events and grants to the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2005

Level of parent involvement is amazing- great school with wonderful programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2003

I'm the mother of three daughters-6,9&11. Moorlands has been exceptional in educating my girls. The teachers are very clued into the needs of the students. The parental support is unlike most schools. We have a very strong PTA. The teachers appreciate and value all the support parents give them. They in return do an outstanding job in educating and motivating our children. Moorlands is tucked away on a small hill. We are actually a very large school but with the feeling of a small private school. Thank you to the teachers and staff for doing such a wonderful job.


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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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
78%

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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
80%

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

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
47%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
85%
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 Students82%
Female85%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian75%
Asian/Pacific Islander69%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Low income50%
Not low income86%
Special education36%
Not special education89%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female90%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian75%
Asian/Pacific Islander77%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Low income60%
Not low income88%
Special education27%
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

Math

All Students80%
Female76%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Low income41%
Not low income89%
Special education56%
Not special education86%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female93%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Low income53%
Not low income96%
Special education72%
Not special education92%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students70%
Female83%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Low income18%
Not low income82%
Special education33%
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

Math

All Students76%
Female83%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asian87%
Asian/Pacific Islander87%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Low income50%
Not low income81%
Special education24%
Not special education88%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female92%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian80%
Asian/Pacific Islander80%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Low income64%
Not low income90%
Special education53%
Not special education94%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students79%
Female89%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asian87%
Asian/Pacific Islander87%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Low income57%
Not low income83%
Special education35%
Not special education90%
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 Students75%
Female78%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Low income23%
Not low income84%
Special education10%
Not special education84%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female90%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income54%
Not low income88%
Special education40%
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

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 72% 60%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 12% 7%
Hispanic 8% 20%
Two or more races 6% 6%
Black 2% 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 14%N/A8%
Special education 111%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 214%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 17N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 14N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 52%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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Kenmore, WA 98028
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