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East Hill Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 513 students

 

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Posted October 16, 2013

It has been a year that my child has attended this school. She left a school in a "better neighborhood" because of bullying issues that were not dealt with at her prior school. I could not be happier with her education. She has many friends and super caring teachers. She loves going to school and being part of the school choir and after school soccer program. Although the school has a highly transient population which means she has classmates who come from disadvantaged backgrounds, this has not affected her academics. In fact because she loves school her academics have improved. She even scored in the exceeds standards range for standardized state testing. Moving her to East Hill was the best move we could make. It is an amazing place of learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2011

This has to be one of the worst schools I have ever seen. It needs to be torned down. My children started there and within 3 months I removed them. The teachers just seem to not care to me. My children were in 2nd and 3rd and they HATED IT.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2007

I have 2 kids who go to East Hill in grades 3 and 6. The 6th grade teacher is excellent. There is a lot of diversity here, which is great culturally, but puts a lot of pressure on the teachers in terms of planning and classroom management. This translates to lower classroom expectations and teaching standards in my opinion. The test scores are abysmal here, among the lowest in the state. On the upside, I think the staff are generally helpful, especially the principal. Unfortunately, this is not enough.
—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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
53%
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

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
48%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
30%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
10%
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 59% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
62%
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 Students46%
Female42%
Male51%
Black21%
Asian71%
Asian/Pacific Islander65%
Hispanic44%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Low income42%
Not low income73%
Special educationn/a
Not special education51%
Limited English40%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students60%
Female65%
Male54%
Black36%
Asian77%
Asian/Pacific Islander70%
Hispanic68%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Low income58%
Not low income73%
Special educationn/a
Not special education66%
Limited English60%
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 Students58%
Female55%
Male61%
Black50%
Asian68%
Asian/Pacific Islander59%
Hispanic59%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income52%
Not low income92%
Special education7%
Not special education71%
Limited English35%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students62%
Female71%
Male56%
Black57%
Asian64%
Asian/Pacific Islander56%
Hispanic53%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income57%
Not low income92%
Special education13%
Not special education75%
Limited English35%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students61%
Female61%
Male61%
Black50%
Asian68%
Asian/Pacific Islander59%
Hispanic53%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income55%
Not low income92%
Special education27%
Not special education70%
Limited English39%
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 Students56%
Female57%
Male54%
Black54%
Asian75%
Asian/Pacific Islander67%
Hispanic23%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Low income53%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education62%
Limited English38%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students75%
Female76%
Male73%
Black69%
Asian88%
Asian/Pacific Islander83%
Hispanic54%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income71%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited English38%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students54%
Female65%
Male39%
Black54%
Asian63%
Asian/Pacific Islander56%
Hispanic31%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Low income51%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education60%
Limited English38%
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%
Female52%
Male53%
Black31%
Asian70%
Asian/Pacific Islander60%
Hispanic56%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Low income46%
Not low income82%
Special education14%
Not special education63%
Limited English46%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students62%
Female61%
Male63%
Black39%
Asian70%
Asian/Pacific Islander53%
Hispanic78%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Low income56%
Not low income91%
Special education29%
Not special education72%
Limited English54%
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
Asian 25% 7%
Hispanic 24% 18%
Black 20% 5%
White 20% 63%
Two or more races 7% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 153%N/A40%
Transitional bilingual 239%N/A8%
Special education 215%N/A13%
Source: 1 NCES, 2010-2011
Source: 2 WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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 8N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 63%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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