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Kettle Falls Elementary School

Public | K-4 | 260 students

 

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Posted December 2, 2010

This is a pretty good small town school. Teachers welcome parent involvement and obviously put in extra time to their teaching. Kids generally loop with the same classmates for 2 years with same teacher, which is interesting to build solid young friendships and allow a teacher to know her students strengths and weaknesses. Odd situation where Weds is an hour later start for school which puts a strain on parents' work schedules. Everyone from bus drivers to crossing guards to janitor to gym teacher are friendly, helpful and seem genuinely concerned for student well-being. Principal appears rather insincere and image-conscious, though. A lot is done through the school for the community and a lot of focus is on kids enjoyment of learning. Kids have a few extracurricular sport choices that also have solid leaders among the volunteers. There is a phenomenal math teacher for Math is Cool. There is absolutely no music program in K-12, so if you want music, don't choose this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2008

I had my daughter in the school for two years. The teachers were wonderful. The kids do learn. They have wonderful field trips.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2007

We are crew not Passengers! What an amazing school! This school is an Expeditionary School! Our children are learning outstanding things and our test scores are moving up! I am at the Elementary School everyday and am involved with classes three times a week! So I am there enough to tell you that we have an group of teachers and students that are there to have a great time and learn, learn, learn. All school crew on Wednesdays's is the best! If you can come in and watch it's like a school program every week! They are proud! They are CREW: C aring R esponsible E ffort and W isdom! They are Kettle Falls Bullpups!
—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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
67%

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

All Students31%
Female28%
Male33%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White30%
Low income21%
Not low income48%
Special educationn/a
Not special education34%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students70%
Female71%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Low income57%
Not low income91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
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 Students28%
Female39%
Male15%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White30%
Low income20%
Not low income44%
Special educationn/a
Not special education33%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female69%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Low income70%
Not low income75%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students51%
Female68%
Male30%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White53%
Low income41%
Not low income69%
Special educationn/a
Not special education59%
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 87% 60%
Hispanic 8% 20%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 2%
Two or more races 2% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 7%
Black 0% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 10%N/A8%
Special education 116%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 268%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 18N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 14N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 94%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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  • Valerie McKern

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E 225 8th St
Kettle Falls, WA 99141
Phone: (509) 738-6725

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