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Jenkins Creek Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 324 students

 

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Posted March 25, 2011

My daughter has been going to Jenkins Creek since Kindergarten, she is now about to finish 1st grade. She loves her teachers and all of the office staff. Her teacher Mrs Mroos has great care for all her kids and gives each and every one of them individual attention. Even though the new curriculum is very time consuming. I am very happy with this school and my daughters progress while attending there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2009

My son just started kindergarden and he still cries every day. His teacher Mrs. Nelson has been wonderful, she is very sweet, encouraging, and pays a special amount of time on each student. Mrs. Nelson just left Jenkins creek and my son now has 2 new teachers and they are just as good as Mrs. Nelson was. My daughter went here last year and she loved it, the school helped her achieve many things she thought she could not do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2008

It's a good school. I would like to see teachers give a little more encouragement and attention to children from broken families, even though grades are excellent. More involvement in extracurricular activities, like plays, choir, etc.


Posted November 29, 2007

JC is a great school with staff that do all they can to help the kids succeed. I have nothing to complain about!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2006

Our child loved this school. It is in a great neghborhood.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2006

The student to teacher ratio is too high. Over 25 kids to a teacher!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2006

Some classes are staffed oddly. the class work seems to be at grade level but the parent involvement is not good at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2005

Nice school great activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2005

PTA programs are strong, but the staff lacks the ability or desire to help children to excel above their own grade level of instruction.
—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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
70%

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

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
41%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
17%
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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
0%
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

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
57%
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 Students66%
Female63%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Low income46%
Not low income77%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students66%
Female81%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Low income39%
Not low income82%
Special educationn/a
Not special education82%
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 Students61%
Female65%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Low income47%
Not low income71%
Special educationn/a
Not special education65%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female91%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Low income71%
Not low income83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students71%
Female78%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Low income65%
Not low income75%
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
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%
Female53%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Low income63%
Not low income67%
Special educationn/a
Not special education71%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female63%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Low income81%
Not low income67%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students57%
Female47%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Low income44%
Not low income67%
Special educationn/a
Not special education65%
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 Students77%
Female91%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Low income74%
Not low income79%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female78%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income55%
Not low income86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
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 65% 63%
Hispanic 17% 18%
Black 6% 5%
Two or more races 6% 5%
Asian 4% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 131%N/A40%
Transitional bilingual 221%N/A8%
Special education 219%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 14N/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 87%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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