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Vista Elementary School

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Posted March 30, 2007

2006-2007 school year is our family's first at Vista. My first grader loves Mrs. Zacher, as do I. She is amazing! Mr. Scott is terrific! The Specials teaches are awesome! I wish the parents of Vista would be more involved! The PTO could use more parent input and help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2006

My children have been going to Vista Elementary for 2 years now and I have no complaints!!! They all love their teachers and their teachers always seem to take a special interest in each of their students. We were previously in a different school and had to move in the middle of the year when we bought our new house. I was very sad to have to leave, But, it didn't take long to realize that we went from one great school to another.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2006

my daughter started kindergarten at vista elementary this year and we could not be more pleased. The teachers and other school staff are always kind, curteous and know their stuff. I would recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2004

I have three children going to Vista, (one last year as well). This is a great school with teachers who truly care about their students and treat them as human beings instead of subjects. With respect for the entire family. Mr. Watson gets high fives..you are terrific. I'm happy our home is in your district. Mr. Massey is also an excellent teacher who has the ability to give my kids the desire to get involved. Mrs. Joseph, my daughter loves her very first teacher. Thank you to the whole school for making my day worry free.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2003

Mr Watson is a wonderful principal! He makes an effort to know EVERY child's name and gives them ALL individual attention. He truly loves all the kids at Vista and the kids love him in return. My daughter is in fifth grade now and has been there every year. The few problems we have had were dealt with quickly and fairly. Everyone there has been wonderful to us parents and to the students. I highly recommend this school!
—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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
56%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
67%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
25%
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 Students44%
Female36%
Male51%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic20%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White53%
Low income31%
Not low income79%
Special education31%
Not special education46%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students57%
Female57%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic36%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Low income45%
Not low income91%
Special education42%
Not special education59%
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 Students52%
Female56%
Male49%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic23%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Low income34%
Not low income79%
Special education40%
Not special education54%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students69%
Female77%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic46%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Low income53%
Not low income93%
Special education67%
Not special education70%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students73%
Female88%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic69%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Low income61%
Not low income91%
Special education60%
Not special education75%
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 Students64%
Female71%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic63%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Low income50%
Not low income84%
Special education31%
Not special education70%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female76%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic67%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Low income59%
Not low income89%
Special education31%
Not special education79%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students67%
Female76%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic67%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Low income54%
Not low income87%
Special education23%
Not special education75%
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 61% 60%
Hispanic 33% 20%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 7%
Black 2% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
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 273%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 65%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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1701 North Young St
Kennewick, WA 99336
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