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Westgate Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 397 students

 

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Posted September 8, 2013

What others should know is that low to moderate income does not equal problem kids. The children that attend Westgate Elementary School come to school with a smile on their faces every day. They are very loving, trusting and kind to each other. What I love about Westgate is that about 20 different languages are spoken here and there is a real spirit of acceptance amongst the kids. Another thing I like about our school is that we have a young energetic staff who know our kids can achieve and will achieve. I never hear excuses made about anything from anyone. We have 12 men here at Westgate which is unheard of in an elementary school. I believe this is a positive for our school. Of course our test scores can improve and believe me they will. We love these kids too much to fail them.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 30, 2005

Although we had to send our children to West Gate do to full schools in our area, we were more than impressed with the school. The ratio in the classes are good and the teachers are accessable. They have also meet or beat state scores. We are in the process of trying to keep our kids at West Gate although they should be attending a closer and more convient school.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
16%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
47%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
49%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
17%
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 Students29%
Female20%
Male34%
Blackn/a
Asian19%
Asian/Pacific Islander17%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White31%
Low income26%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education31%
Limited English16%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students41%
Female43%
Male40%
Blackn/a
Asian44%
Asian/Pacific Islander39%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White44%
Low income40%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education44%
Limited English32%
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 Students44%
Female56%
Male34%
Blackn/a
Asian46%
Asian/Pacific Islander46%
Hispanic35%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White49%
Low income43%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education48%
Limited English24%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students56%
Female67%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asian36%
Asian/Pacific Islander36%
Hispanic65%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Low income57%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education59%
Limited English25%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students47%
Female62%
Male36%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic35%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White54%
Low income47%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education51%
Limited English24%
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 Students25%
Female33%
Male16%
Blackn/a
Asian20%
Asian/Pacific Islander18%
Hispanic25%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White32%
Low income23%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education28%
Limited English11%
Migrant13%

Reading

All Students51%
Female49%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asian40%
Asian/Pacific Islander36%
Hispanic44%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Low income49%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education52%
Limited English11%
Migrant25%

Science

All Students35%
Female31%
Male39%
Blackn/a
Asian30%
Asian/Pacific Islander27%
Hispanic31%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White47%
Low income31%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education38%
Limited English7%
Migrant19%
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 55% 60%
Hispanic 21% 20%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 7%
Black 7% 5%
Two or more races 5% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 131%N/A8%
Special education 10%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 288%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 14N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 10N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 55%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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  • Dale Kern
Fax number
  • (509) 222-6301

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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2514 West 4th Ave
Kennewick, WA 99336
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