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Evergreen Forest Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 68 students

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted May 22, 2014

My children attended this school while we lived in Washington and they really enjoyed it. Evergreen Forest is very welcoming and open (after stopping by the office of course). The Principal is by far the best I have known, the teachers and the school staff are great as well. The curriculum is well rounded, they have enrichment programs, a track team, band and orchestra. This school is a true neighborhood school that brings the community together.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2014

I feel as a parent they really listen to me and my kid. The principal is wonderful and really response to any questions quickly and remains engaged in my kids education. My daughter loves to go to school and that means a lot as a parent of a little one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2011

Evergreen Forest in the last 6 years went from being a good school to becoming an Award winning school in Washington State, for their Achademic Excellence in 2009-2010 scores. Our neighborhood school scores the highest in all of Washington State out scoring our neighboring Olympia area schools. Our Principal offers leadership in a way that promotes diverse student population to excell!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

excellent teachers, terrific staff, great volunteers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2010

This is my daughter's first year at Evergreen Forest, and I have nothing but good things to say about it. She loves getting up and going to school. Her teacher individualizes the education experience to meet her needs and challenge her, and she has great friends and feels safe there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2009

I love this school so much and my daughter has only been here for half a school year! She loves it too and can't wait to get to school!!! She also thinks Ms. Morris is AWSOME TEACHER!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2009

EF is a great environment to foster a love for learning in any child. I feel my kids are safe and getting a great education from people who really care about them. The PTSA is really hard working and supportive of the teachers, children, staff and parents. All in all, it is the best school in the district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2009

We recently moved to Ct. and I must say, You don't know what you've got til it's gone. The faculty at EFE is absolutely amazing. They are professional, helpful and knowledgable. I really do hope to find another school with faculty that has the same values and dedication as EFE.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2008

I have a second grader at EFE. She loves the school, as do I. The school offers a multitude of volunteer opportunities and PTSA involvement. All the staff are friendly and helpful, the principal is wonderful! She truly cares about the school and each student and the environment she creates there. We are moving out of state soon and will deeply miss this school and all the friends we've made. ---Michele Fox
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2008

My son is a second grader at Evergreen Forest. I am so pleased with the staff at this school, from the classroom teachers, specialists, principal and support personnel. I have volunteered each year and have also been involved in the PTSA. This enriches my child's experience as well as my own. Evergreen Forest encourages parent involvement and my son's teachers understand him as an individual child. I can only pray this positive experience continues as my son moves into the higher grade levels. Marialyce Steinberg, parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2006

Mrs. Rinear at this school (Kindergarten) was phenomenal! Personable, in charge of her class, and such a wonderful teacher. My child learned a lot in her class and we miss her so much now that we are at a different school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2005

good academics, good music and arts programs, clean campus.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2005

Being new to this area evergreen made me feel safe, my children safe,and the teachers were excellent. Parents were highly involved and the teachers made sure that this was made possible. This is a school that i highly recommend, a place where you and your children can belong.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 23, 2003

Although my daughter is now in high school, I still volunteer in several classrooms and serve with the principal (Karen Johnson) on several committees. Mrs. Johnson goes out of her way to ensure her building and staff provide a warm, nurturing environment which includes all children, parents, and community members who wish to participate in supporting education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2003

My first child started at EFE in 1990 and my last one is still there. The staff (principal, teachers, aides, office, custodians, etc) are all wonderful. Test scores continue to soar. The PTSA is one of the strongest in the district. They are active and have done a great job for many years providing family centered activities, educational assemblies, bringing authors in, providing books for reading achievments, buying new playground equipment and are very welcoming. This is great school with great kids, great staff, great families, and great volunteers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2003

Evergreen Forest is a very warm and nurturing learning environment and has given my children an excellent and positive learning experience. The staff there is extremely devoted to teaching and gives each student the individual attention they need. They also have a wonderful family support system and a devoted hard working PTSA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2003

The school has a friendly atmosphere. The office staff and teachers are friendly and professional. The principal is available and helpful. My children love going to school everyday. There is a focus on academics and they foster the love of learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2003

Evergreen Forest was one of the best elementary schools my children attended - that was in 1988-1992.


Posted April 24, 2003

There are a lot of opportunities to be involved at Evergreen Forest however there is a lack of organization in the PTSA. And I like that I am made to feel welcome in the school at all times.


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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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
85%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
72%

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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
40%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
65%
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 Students73%
Female72%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic58%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Low income62%
Not low income79%
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female90%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic83%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Low income73%
Not low income92%
Special educationn/a
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 Students72%
Female68%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic71%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Low income55%
Not low income87%
Special education25%
Not special education80%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female80%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic64%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Low income59%
Not low income85%
Special education33%
Not special education80%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students71%
Female80%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic86%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Low income62%
Not low income78%
Special educationn/a
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

Math

All Students75%
Female69%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic70%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Low income58%
Not low income87%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female73%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic70%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Low income58%
Not low income85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education77%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students77%
Female73%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic70%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Low income65%
Not low income84%
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 Students75%
Female79%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic55%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Low income65%
Not low income80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education74%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female73%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic36%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Low income70%
Not low income71%
Special educationn/a
Not special education72%
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 58% 60%
Hispanic 16% 20%
Two or more races 14% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 4% 2%
Black 3% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 13%N/A8%
Special education 113%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 228%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 14N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 74%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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