Advertisement
Advertisement

GreatSchools Rating

Soos Creek Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 56 students

 

Be sure to visit

Take along one of
our checklists:

 
Last modified
Community Rating

4 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
Based on 1 rating
2013:
Based on 3 ratings
2012:
No new ratings
2011:
Based on 4 ratings

Teacher quality

Principal leadership

Parent involvement

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

13 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted April 23, 2014

I'm really happy about this school ,we moved here about 2 years ago ,kids really happy with teachers and staff ,teachers always here to help us and kids......will recommend this school to others!!!!Don't know why other parents is not exited about Soos Creek E!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2013

It is extremely disappointing that I have to write a little bit about our experience about this school, in particular the ECE Preschool program. We were excited for our child to be accepted into the program considering the special needs our child needed. Our child was part of this program for a couple of years and while there has been great improvements in our child's academics. What lacks in the ECE program is communication. There has been some instances that we had to "chase" the teacher down to talk about the progress about our child. We felt that we were an inconvenience to her schedule than accommodating and willing to work with us. I want the best for our child and expect the same from the teacher as well. Not true in our case. The biggest blow was this past school year, there was a conference meeting she had "forgotten" to inform us about. We were looking forward in learning/hearing about our child's progress, however, the new school had to informed us about it. I guess the new school questioned the teacher and her team why we weren't present, and they promised the new school she will contact us about the meeting. You can guess...they never did.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2013

Response to 8/9/13. Some of your problems with Soos Creek are out of the school's hands. Crowded classrooms are a state problem. The principal - Mrs. Drobny (o, not a) - does her best adding part time aids to full classrooms. Parking is ridiculous but, spaces were added this summer. This was designed as a walking school (as mentioned). What'll help is parents walking with their kids (or organize walkingpools, have a neighbor or teen (they are out earlier) walk with your child. Not possible for everyone but, is for some. Apathetic and impersonal teachers - really? I haven't found this. I've had lots of contact with teachers including phone calls and notes home. All teachers I've dealt with over the last 9 years have cared about my kids. I'm sorry you've had bad experiences with our principal. I've found her great to work with. She knows all of the kids, cares about our families, and expects a lot from her staff. She's called me to discuss my kids. She's different from the previous principal but, that doesn't mean she's not a good leader - just different. Over all, I've loved the feeling of community at Soos Creek and feel it's given my kids a great start in school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2013

The only reason I gave this 1 star is because I could not rate it lower. I have had more than one child go to this school and have experienced the different styles of the past two principals. The difference is night and day. Under the current regime, the classes are over crowded, the parking is ridiculous, the teachers are apathetic and impersonal and the principal is incompetent. The school relies on blending different grades because the Kent school district refuses to properly staff this school. Principal Drabny is a cold and ineffective P.C. enforcer who terrorizes the students with threats of expulsion in order to shape them into scared underachievers. This school went from being one of the best Kent had to offer to being just another school. Kent school districts decision to bus in students after closing schools that didn't "make the grade" has made bringing your child to school and picking them up a fatal car accident waiting to happen. The only hope for your child is to show some exceptionalism in order for them to leave the school to go to Sunrise Elementary across the street. Ten years ago I would have given this school an A-. Now I give it an solid F.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2011

I love going to this school I am in sixth grade currently and I couldn't think of a better elementary school in the state of Washington. Most kids in this school are sent to Northwood Middle School ( probably the most challenging Middle school in the Kent school district). Soos Creek teachers are mostly nice. I think it is a great school, but their are still a few flaws.


Posted September 3, 2011

I have been a parent at Soos Creek for over 7 years and could not imagine my children anywhere else. Soos Creek has an overwhelming sense of community and closeness; my sons have always been very comfortable there. It's our second home. The staff is not only warm and welcoming but experienced and wise. The principal is patient and fair with both students and parents and handles any issues with grace and competence. The staff is constantly attending trainings and collaborating with others to improve their skills. SC is a very diverse school and seems to embrace everyone equally. A terrific place to spend your elementary years!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2011

I am an active parent volunteer at Soos Creek. There hasn't been one day this school year where there were no parent volunteers. The staff is very amazing, all very helpful people. The student population is diverse and so are the families. My daughter experienced some small issues with bullying that were immediately handled by her teacher and the principle. This is an amazing place for children to get their start in this big world!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2011

If you can avoid this school and Kent School district, in general...do it! My son has had to endure bullies, apathetic teachers and a generally poor learning environment. Very, very disappointed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2006

my child went to this school for 5th and 6th grade and I was not impressed by the lay out of the school. There are no doors to the classrooms which keeps the noise level very high and distracts the students. Too bad, the teachers are very nice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2005

Great, great, school! My family loves it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2005

No transportation. This is a good thing for community building a nightmare for student pick up and drop off.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2004

Fall 2004, my family will begin our 9th year with Soos Creek. All staff members are the cream of the crop. The faculty is very professional and well educated. At the same time it is a very nuturing and calming environment. The staff really seem to enjoy their time there. There is a great deal of concern for each and every child. Our principal is a great leader and continually puts in 12-15 hour days, and loves every minute of it. We have a library with more than 20,000 books and an active PTA with a lot of parent involvement. It really is a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2004

We have been at Soos Creek for 8 years, my daughter was enrolled in the ece program, and had some difficulty with socialization. The entire staff has been supportive and my daughter has excelled, even earning honor roll her 6th grade year. We have never had a bad experience and are very pleased with the staff and administration.
—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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
56%
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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
67%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
19%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
69%

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

All Students58%
Female63%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asian33%
Asian/Pacific Islander35%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Low income50%
Not low income62%
Special educationn/a
Not special education65%
Limited English10%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students66%
Female75%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asian60%
Asian/Pacific Islander65%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income50%
Not low income74%
Special educationn/a
Not special education77%
Limited English40%
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 Students70%
Female78%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asian80%
Asian/Pacific Islander79%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Low income63%
Not low income81%
Special educationn/a
Not special education82%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female78%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asian90%
Asian/Pacific Islander86%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Low income60%
Not low income94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students63%
Female78%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander64%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Low income53%
Not low income81%
Special educationn/a
Not special education74%
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 Students47%
Female44%
Male50%
Black21%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander50%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Low income35%
Not low income60%
Special educationn/a
Not special education55%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students59%
Female44%
Male75%
Black36%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander58%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Low income58%
Not low income60%
Special educationn/a
Not special education62%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students61%
Female59%
Male63%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander58%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income58%
Not low income64%
Special educationn/a
Not special education71%
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 Students53%
Female56%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander50%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Low income48%
Not low income61%
Special education20%
Not special education62%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students68%
Female82%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander67%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Low income59%
Not low income83%
Special education20%
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

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 37% 60%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 21% 7%
Black 13% 5%
Hispanic 12% 20%
Two or more races 11% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 5% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 115%N/A8%
Special education 117%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 250%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 8N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 58%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Let your school shine!

School leaders: Help your school shine on GreatSchools
by verifying community responses, adding program highlights
and more! Get started »

School basics

School Leader's name
  • Patricia Drobny

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
School leaders can update this information here.

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events found for this school
Searching for school events...
Date
Title
  • {{date}}
    {{title}}
Export calendar
Outlook.com
Microsoft Outlook
iCal Format
Google Calendar
Print Calendar
Uploading, please wait...
POWERED BY
Tandem

Apply

To learn more about enrolling, please call the school.
 

TIP: Don't forget to ask about documents required for enrollment, such as your child's birth certificate, proof of address, or a record of immunizations.

 
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

12651 SE 218th Place
Kent, WA 98031
Phone: (253) 373-7690

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools







ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT