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Southgate Elementary School

Public | K-5

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted November 8, 2013

Southgate Elementary takes education very seriously. Each classroom is engaged and every child thrives in the environment at this school!! Great P.T.G. (Parent Teacher Group) and I cannot say enough about this place! The compassion and understanding of every child's individuality and the positive attitudes of the staff is above standards. The Principal and the Teachers always have smiles on their faces. They are doing what they love, and it shows in my child!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2012

My daughter and son attended this school 3 years ago and it was amazing. They got a new principle and it's not quite as good. One teacher my daughter had in 2nd and 3rd grade is still there and my now 2nd grader has her as well. I wasn't impressed with her then and am really not impressed now. I'm thinking of removing my child from this school any ideas?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2008

The educators are amazing and take time to know and properly place each child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2006

My son is in kindergarten at Southgate Elementary and I have been very happy with the support and caring given by the staff and Parents. Though the kindergarten curriculum leaves a little to be desired considering we came from a Montessori school. The Teacher seems overwhelmed and appears to need more support to run the different centers in the classroom. Ultimately it is a wonderful school as far as public schools go.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2006

My daughter has attended this school for 2 years now & we are very happy with the teachers she has had & the activities that the school offers. I do wish that they had a full time art teacher though. The music department is wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2005

We have had 2 children in southgate from K to 5th, and we could not be happier. They have a personal way of knowing each child and have made such a difference in their lives. We moved here from Orange County CA, for the improvement in the school system, and we couldn't have been more pleased. The children here are far beyond other children in their skills. The PTA has many great activities, their teachers are all excellent and work together well. Thanks for a great elementry school! Mr Fulfs is wonderful and knows each child by name.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
79%
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

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
55%
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 Students68%
Female72%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic57%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Low income55%
Not low income82%
Special educationn/a
Not special education69%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female89%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic79%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Low income84%
Not low income86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
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%
Female75%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Low income59%
Not low income85%
Special education43%
Not special education82%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female89%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Low income71%
Not low income96%
Special education79%
Not special education89%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students82%
Female95%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income71%
Not low income89%
Special education50%
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 Students73%
Female74%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic76%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Low income58%
Not low income86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education77%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female87%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic90%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Low income80%
Not low income94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students81%
Female79%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic91%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Low income70%
Not low income90%
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

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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 79% 60%
Hispanic 15% 20%
Black 2% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 7%
Two or more races 1% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 14%N/A8%
Special education 10%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 239%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 14N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 79%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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3121 West 19th Ave
Kennewick, WA 99337
Phone: (509) 222-6489

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