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Pine Tree Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 538 students

 

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Posted February 21, 2014

Pine Tree is going through a lot of changes. The new principal, Diane Ellis is moving the school in the right direction. Postive things are happening.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 24, 2011

This is a pretty decent school with a good staff (mostly) and a hard-working principal who puts in extra hours. I really like the vast majority of students, but like most schools, there are a handful that everyone would be better off without. Discipline is moderate compared to other Kent Elementary schools. A walk down the hallway will let you know which classes are run efficiently, and which are wild and out of control. By my modest and VERY approximate estimate, 3/4 classes are run well. This school also has a gifted program for grades 3-6. As a guest teacher I've had nothing but good experiences here, although I've seen others struggle. PE and music teachers are both exceptional.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 31, 2010

The teachers are great, the administration is less than desirable. There are good parent volunteers, but it is always the same small group of parents volunteering, creating alot of work when doing an event.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

We love Pine Tree. The principal, LaWonda Smith, is amazing! She is incredibly involved, truly cares about the children, knows at least half of them by name... she's wonderful! The teachers are good, and extracurricular activities are at least average for elementary school and include; 5th-6th grade play, band, orchestra, choir, track team, and science fair. it is a Title I school; however it is also very racially diverse and many of the children are ESL, which has a detrimental effect on their standardized test scores. Overall, we love Pine Tree, its administration, teachers and staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

Pine Tree is still an old-fashioned school. We have recess, music, PE, and teachers who love the kids! It is an older school, however, and can use any extra help it gets.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2006

Parents are very involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2005

The academic programs here are great, considering they don't get much funding. There really aren't many extracurricular activities and parent involvement is low to average. the school has a hard time each year filling the Board positions.
—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.

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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
69%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
73%

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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
46%

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

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
66%
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%
Female34%
Male54%
Black23%
Asian86%
Asian/Pacific Islander72%
Hispanic32%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White54%
Low income36%
Not low income80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education52%
Limited English25%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students57%
Female44%
Male65%
Black31%
Asian93%
Asian/Pacific Islander83%
Hispanic46%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Low income48%
Not low income85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education64%
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 Students65%
Female66%
Male64%
Black9%
Asian83%
Asian/Pacific Islander79%
Hispanic64%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Low income55%
Not low income83%
Special education8%
Not special education74%
Limited English45%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students62%
Female71%
Male54%
Black18%
Asian82%
Asian/Pacific Islander77%
Hispanic57%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Low income48%
Not low income86%
Special education8%
Not special education71%
Limited English32%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students57%
Female68%
Male47%
Black27%
Asian82%
Asian/Pacific Islander77%
Hispanic57%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White53%
Low income52%
Not low income66%
Special education0%
Not special education67%
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 Students52%
Female55%
Male49%
Black42%
Asian70%
Asian/Pacific Islander54%
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White52%
Low income46%
Not low income69%
Special education10%
Not special education59%
Limited English33%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students61%
Female68%
Male54%
Black42%
Asian80%
Asian/Pacific Islander69%
Hispanic64%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Low income54%
Not low income81%
Special education10%
Not special education70%
Limited English47%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students59%
Female65%
Male54%
Black25%
Asian60%
Asian/Pacific Islander54%
Hispanic71%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Low income56%
Not low income69%
Special education10%
Not special education68%
Limited English27%
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 Students50%
Female53%
Male46%
Black19%
Asian77%
Asian/Pacific Islander65%
Hispanic42%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Low income37%
Not low income78%
Special education8%
Not special education58%
Limited English0%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students66%
Female73%
Male59%
Black50%
Asian77%
Asian/Pacific Islander82%
Hispanic63%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Low income59%
Not low income82%
Special education15%
Not special education75%
Limited English14%
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 41% 63%
Hispanic 20% 18%
Black 19% 5%
Asian 11% 7%
Two or more races 6% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 4% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 141%N/A40%
Transitional bilingual 228%N/A8%
Special education 29%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 16N/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 77%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • LaWonda Smith

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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27825 118th SE
Kent, WA 98031
Phone: (253) 373-7687

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