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Sunnycrest Elementary School

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Posted October 19, 2013

Most of aides' and teachers' time is spent enforcing rules. On one hand, the office is staff is some of the kindest, helpful and supportive people I've seen in a school. However, the kids in my child's 5th grade class were doing 1st and 3rd grade math. We were told many kids in that class couldn't subtract and had English as a second language. My main complaint was so much time and energy on creating rules and then reinforcing rules. I saw one administrator pull a flower out of a girl's hand while she waited in line for the bus. And, with a disgusted sneer, he tossed it aside to be trampled by everyone. Seems like a little bit of power goes a long way... Seems like they're preparing kids for a life in prison. Calling it like I see it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2012

My eldest child is in 3rd grade and every year at Sunnycrest she has excelled. The 2010-2011 year was transitional and not many activities were offered because the students were relocated to a school 8 miles away while the new school was constructed. From the beginning 2011 school year, numerous activities for students and parents have been implemented. The teaching staff is empowered to teach to each student s strength. The leadership has added multiple programs including one of the few dual-language programs in western Washington. My youngest daughter has excelled in this program as an English speaker and is exceeding the school district standards. Mr. Baca, the principal, is very active around the school everyday and communicates with students, staff, parents and the community to maintain programs proven to work as well as look for additional programs to improve the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2011

I have been very disappointed. My daughter is going into 2nd grade. Her Kindergarten teacher put her in time out every other day. She is not a bad kid, she had a learning disability that her teacher ignored. She hated school. It might have been good a couple years ago but I would not recommend after what we have experienced. If we can find an alternative I will. No activities. Nothing extra to offer. Just because the building will be new this year means nothing. Lets get some quality teachers and leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2009

Having relocated here from Florida, I have 2 children currently enrolled at Sunnycrest. The teachers, staff and Principal - Mr Capp (who is leaving-I am going to miss him) have been exceptional in helping my children adjust not only to a new school but a different enviroment. I look forward to having my next child enroll in this school as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2005

I have two children currently enrolled at Sunnycrest. The teachers are exceptional. They are great and work well with the children. The principal goes out of his way to make sure the children are doing their best to achieve their school goals. Both the teacher's and the pricipal keep the parents aware of the their childrens progress in school, and encourge the parents to participate in their childrens education. I believe the school goes way beyond the expectations that are required of them. I also love the fact that Sunnycrest is a year long school, my children do not lose everything they learned the previous year during the average 3 month summer break that other schools get.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2005

Sunnycrest provided the best education for my two children. I am impressed with their improvement in reading and especially math. Teachers work with students to provide their needs. The SFA reading program proved an outstanding reading program. The principal, Mr. Capp, demonstrates daily his love of students.
—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 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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
61%
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

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
62%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
35%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
13%
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 Students34%
Female43%
Male26%
Black8%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander53%
Hispanic26%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Low income28%
Not low income71%
Special education8%
Not special education38%
Limited English10%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students40%
Female50%
Male30%
Black21%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander60%
Hispanic32%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Low income33%
Not low income86%
Special education8%
Not special education44%
Limited English17%
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%
Female26%
Male24%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander40%
Hispanic20%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income22%
Not low income42%
Special education9%
Not special education28%
Limited English0%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students49%
Female49%
Male49%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander50%
Hispanic49%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income49%
Not low income50%
Special education36%
Not special education51%
Limited English16%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students26%
Female31%
Male22%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic29%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income25%
Not low income33%
Special education9%
Not special education29%
Limited English12%
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 Students41%
Female55%
Male29%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic32%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Low income39%
Not low income50%
Special educationn/a
Not special education44%
Limited English16%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students61%
Female74%
Male49%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic48%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Low income57%
Not low income80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education65%
Limited English32%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students32%
Female40%
Male26%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic16%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White36%
Low income29%
Not low income50%
Special educationn/a
Not special education34%
Limited English5%
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
Hispanic 36% 20%
Two or more races 25% 6%
White 16% 60%
Black 11% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 6% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 135%N/A8%
Special education 115%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 282%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 56%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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  • Rudy Baca

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Kent, WA 98032
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