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Kittitas Elementary School

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Posted April 7, 2014

I emailed when we moved to this school district and got a call back very quickly from the school Psychologist! They answered all my questions and made the transition very smooth.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2014

There is nothing really memorable about this school. Kids got a poor education. We transferred our daughter out after being bullied relentlessly. Threatened to contact an attorney.


Posted January 6, 2014

Elementary school is political, teachers text in class while ignoring children, and it has been a nightmare for many children new to the area. I also remember reading a few very negative posts here that seem to have disappeared and am wondering where these posts have gone. We did not like this school nor the teachers. It was a very bad situation. No leadership what so ever. I sure hope my post does not disappear like the others have.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 5, 2010

This is a wonderful school district in a rural community. I have had kids at Kittitas for 11 years and am continually impressed with the learning environment, extra cirricular opportunities and especially the warm welcoming nature Kittitas condsistently offers.
—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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
62%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
32%
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

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
33%

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

All Students70%
Female72%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic39%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Low income68%
Not low income73%
Special education36%
Not special education80%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female83%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic69%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Low income73%
Not low income82%
Special education29%
Not special education91%
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 Students64%
Female71%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic64%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Low income57%
Not low income74%
Special educationn/a
Not special education74%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students57%
Female76%
Male41%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic43%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Low income45%
Not low income74%
Special educationn/a
Not special education66%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students40%
Female58%
Male24%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic29%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White45%
Low income37%
Not low income43%
Special educationn/a
Not special education46%
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 Students63%
Female60%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic53%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Low income59%
Not low income68%
Special education13%
Not special education77%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students66%
Female63%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic60%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Low income62%
Not low income72%
Special education13%
Not special education81%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students51%
Female43%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic13%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Low income33%
Not low income75%
Special education20%
Not special education60%
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 75% 60%
Hispanic 22% 20%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 7%
Black 1% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 6%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 110%N/A8%
Special education 115%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 254%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 11N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 88%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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  • Derek Larsen

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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500 North Pierce Ave
Kittitas, WA 98934
Phone: (509) 968-3014

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