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Neely O Brien Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 94 students

 

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Posted April 30, 2014

I love the fact that teachers and most importantly the principle Mr.Regnart and his staffs are actively involve and proactive in and around classrooms. Teachers are approachable and dedicated academic perfection. On the other hand, Neely Obrien elementary is overcrowded with too many students and not enough space. During recess, all students are forced to stay outside despite the weather.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2011

My daughter went to Neely-O'brien for K/1st grades. Her Kindergarten experince was ok for her, not so much for me. The teachers (she had 2 K teachers) were not very approachable. Now my granddaughter is in 1st gr there and her teacher is horrid. Her K teachers were fabulous and always praising Kaia. Her first grade teacher is so inappropriate. Once Kaia did her homework incorrectly and Ms. Young made her stay in from recess and redo it. When Kaia started to cry, Ms. Young said, "Stop crying and get your work done." Just this week Kaia forgot her folder and Ms. Young made her sit against the wall for both recesses and she did not get to be active. I was livid and I called and left Ms. Young a message to leave my g'daughter alone and NEVER make her sit against the wall and lose 2 recesses again. She is only 7 yrs old. My goodness!


Posted April 17, 2011

This is my daughter's second year here. I like the school very much. I'm happy my daughter is attending here and look forward to a great next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2010

I absolutly hated this school. I used to really like this school when it had the male principle but when that women came the school became horrible I don't know about this one now. I go to Mill Creek MS now so i went last year but the principle then was just horrible. I went to the office once and I overheard her saying "I believe everyone deserve consequences." if you want your child to get sick this is the place to go. When I went there if it wasn't pouring you still had to go to recess. If it was raining outside you HAD to play. They have a undercover surronding the school and my friends and I got in truoble for being undeer there while it was raining. Your not aloud to just stand there during recess you have to be doing somethings. I just think you don't have much choice here. The teachers just force you into doing everything I hated it here with that female principle


Posted August 31, 2010

I'm not sure my son starts tomorrow here . He is excited to go back to school . But when I registerd him they were very nice and inviting .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2008

My daughter is only in Kindergarten so I have only been involved with this school since Sept. 07. However I already feel like my daughter and I are a part of the school 'community'. The faculty, principal, teachers, etc know who I am as well as my daughter. The principal is wonderful, he is friendly and takes the time to get to know the students, he is very approachable for both students and parents. My daughter's teacher is wonderful! She is very encouraging to her students and makes learning fun for them. I believe that kindergarten is such an impressionable year, children are going to develop their opinion on school and this teacher definately puts a positive vibe out!! She is creative and get's the students involved academically as well as in the 'fun' school activies! I look forward to being a part of this school 'community' for many years!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2007

Great school! Wonderful teachers and staff. The websit is awsome.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2007

Neely-O'Brien is a fantastic school. The principal puts an extra effort in being approachable to parents and friendly to the kids. The teachers are interested in helping the kids succeed, but are not so interested in relating to the kids. I have found that while my children are succeeding here, they were even more motivated at a prior school because the teachers took the time to have fun and impress upon the kids what they were capable of. I also think the school needs to work more on getting parents involved. That said, the Kent School District, and Neely-O'Brien in particular, are great at setting expectations for children and providing the tools they need to succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
58%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
59%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
18%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
60%
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 Students72%
Female63%
Male81%
Black67%
Asian64%
Asian/Pacific Islander63%
Hispanic67%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Low income63%
Not low income87%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited English52%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female77%
Male79%
Black67%
Asian86%
Asian/Pacific Islander79%
Hispanic78%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Low income69%
Not low income94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited English62%
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 Students57%
Female56%
Male58%
Black56%
Asian84%
Asian/Pacific Islander85%
Hispanic41%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White53%
Low income50%
Not low income75%
Special education6%
Not special education67%
Limited English44%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students62%
Female69%
Male55%
Black41%
Asian94%
Asian/Pacific Islander95%
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Low income55%
Not low income82%
Special education17%
Not special education71%
Limited English44%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students53%
Female62%
Male43%
Black65%
Asian79%
Asian/Pacific Islander80%
Hispanic32%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White52%
Low income47%
Not low income69%
Special education17%
Not special education60%
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 Students44%
Female43%
Male46%
Black20%
Asian47%
Asian/Pacific Islander38%
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Low income41%
Not low income55%
Special education9%
Not special education49%
Limited English28%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students65%
Female69%
Male61%
Black53%
Asian77%
Asian/Pacific Islander71%
Hispanic59%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income61%
Not low income77%
Special education36%
Not special education69%
Limited English36%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students36%
Female40%
Male33%
Black20%
Asian35%
Asian/Pacific Islander33%
Hispanic41%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Low income36%
Not low income36%
Special education9%
Not special education40%
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 Students58%
Female67%
Male49%
Black23%
Asian76%
Asian/Pacific Islander72%
Hispanic52%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income53%
Not low income70%
Special educationn/a
Not special education61%
Limited English29%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students61%
Female72%
Male49%
Black54%
Asian71%
Asian/Pacific Islander68%
Hispanic57%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income59%
Not low income65%
Special educationn/a
Not special education63%
Limited English29%
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%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 18% 7%
White 17% 60%
Black 15% 5%
Two or more races 9% 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 130%N/A8%
Special education 119%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 265%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 12N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 76%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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  • Patrick Regnart

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6300 South 236th St
Kent, WA 98032
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