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Amistad Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 440 students

 

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Posted April 29, 2009

Both of my daughters attended Amistad in the KOG (gifted) program. My oldest is now in middle school and the younger one is currently in 4th grade. I have volunteered quite a bit at the school and can say that the principal, teachers and staff all seem very committed to a good education and school experience for ALL of the students. If my daughters had not been in the gifted program, they would have attended Sunset View Elementary, and in fact, they each attended there for one year prior to being accepted into KOG. While Sunset View is a good school, I must say that the gifted program offered so much more that there is no comparison. It was simply a much better fit. I agree that any mediocre scores are a result of transient populations and language barriers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 27, 2005

When reviewing school performance, be aware that this school houses two extremes within one building. There is a full-time gifted program (one classroom per grade, 2 - 5)serving academically gifted students from the entire district. The remainder of the school serves the local neighborhood, with a high percentage of bilingual and migrant students. I have found that the school works very hard (in both areas) to provide challenge, support, and inclusion. My sons attend the gifted program, which provides more interest and challenge than they have been offered in other schools (public or private). As far as I can tell, the entire school provides a wholesome, stimulating, supportive environment for students and their families. All correspondence is printed in English & Spanish, and at least one classroom in each grade is bilingual. In my opinion, poor average scores reflect a transient population more than the quality of instruction.
—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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
48%
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

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
58%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
37%

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 63% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
29%
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 Students22%
Female16%
Male27%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic18%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White30%
Low income22%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education24%
Limited English12%
Migrant20%

Reading

All Students40%
Female41%
Male40%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic37%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White47%
Low income42%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education44%
Limited English32%
Migrant46%
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 Students26%
Female27%
Male25%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic25%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White27%
Low income26%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education27%
Limited English9%
Migrant21%

Reading

All Students36%
Female34%
Male39%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White27%
Low income35%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education38%
Limited English14%
Migrant29%

Writing

All Students31%
Female36%
Male27%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic32%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White30%
Low income32%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education34%
Limited English19%
Migrant24%
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 Students23%
Female23%
Male24%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic20%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White28%
Low income21%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education25%
Limited English7%
Migrant18%

Reading

All Students46%
Female45%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic49%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White48%
Low income43%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education49%
Limited English14%
Migrant44%

Science

All Students32%
Female33%
Male32%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic31%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White36%
Low income30%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education35%
Limited English10%
Migrant26%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 68% 20%
White 28% 60%
Black 2% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 6%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 150%N/A8%
Special education 10%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 296%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 15N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 59%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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930 West 4th Ave
Kennewick, WA 99336
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