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Cascade Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 512 students

 
 

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Posted July 8, 2008

I realy like this school and recammend it to any family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2007

Overall I believe Cascade is a good school. I have two children who attend. There are both pros's and con's as there are at any school. The school is becoming crowded and the classrooms are too small. We have excellent teachers for the last 3 years. I do feel the math program they have adopted is confusing. If the kids start it from Kinder it is easier than those like my daughter who started later. Parents are involved in the classrooms. The PTA needs serious help though. The parents need to support the PTA along with the staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2006

My daughter is a 4th grader at Cascade. It is considered to be one of the better schools in Kennewick. I think it probably is. However, the classrooms have become so overcrowded and the behavior of the students has become so disrespectful that I, a public school teacher, am seriously considering homeschooling for next year. I don't think it's Cascade's fault. It's just the circumstances of today. I, also, am not a fan of the district's adopted math curriculum-Everyday Math-It's very confusing for the kids. Usually there isn't much time to focus on it and I know my daughter comes home very frustrated. I am impressed with the reading program and I've seen some pretty cool science taking place. The teachers are pretty split. Some good...some not so good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2004

I really enjoy sending my son to Cascade he loves the other students and his teachers. This is his last year at Cascade and we have had very few problems and the issues we have had have been resoulved quickly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2003

This is an awesome school! The teachers are all very involved with each of my children. I am very impressed with the progress I see in my childrens academic life! Keep up the great work.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
81%
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

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
74%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
75%

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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
42%
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%
Female78%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Low income60%
Not low income75%
Special education10%
Not special education75%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female86%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic54%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Low income67%
Not low income85%
Special education40%
Not special education81%
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 Students65%
Female68%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Low income54%
Not low income71%
Special educationn/a
Not special education70%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female86%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Low income68%
Not low income86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students64%
Female74%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Low income57%
Not low income67%
Special educationn/a
Not special education70%
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 Students62%
Female55%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic66%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Low income46%
Not low income71%
Special educationn/a
Not special education64%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female81%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic86%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income69%
Not low income94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students79%
Female70%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic83%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Low income62%
Not low income89%
Special educationn/a
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

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 79% 60%
Hispanic 15% 20%
Two or more races 3% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 7%
Black 1% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 17%N/A8%
Special education 10%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 234%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 22N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 13N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 70%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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505 South Highland Dr
Kennewick, WA 99337
Phone: (509) 222-6499

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