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Lydia Hawk Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 413 students

 

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Posted February 8, 2013

My son started here this year after having a bullying issue at a different elementary school. He enjoys this school much more and when he first got there we thought the bullying had started again but we talked with his teachers and the principal and it stopped. We are happy with the school and knowing he is safe is great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2011

I can't say much about the whole school but I can definitely give a 5 star to Ms Stiaert. I still cannot spell her name but she was a great 2nd grade teacher for my son.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2010

Just finished reading the "stats" on LHE. Although I pulled my children due to the lack of leadership and management of staff and students I can tell you that in the past several years my children attended they NEVER had 16 students in a classroom! There were always at least 25 if not close to 30. Either these stats are just plain wrong or they are counting something other than regular classrooms with regular classroom teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2010

Well, being very familiar with Lydia Hawk elementary school and having gone their myself as a young child. When we moved back to this area and my children started attending school here, I would say that the school seems to have a new enthusiasm and better identity of itself. The children that attend are from a very diverse background and MOST of the staff are very friendly. For the most part I would say this school is going in a great direction and if all teachers could teach like Ms. Rottle all our schools would be doing way better :o)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2010

Although I was pleased with about half of the teachers at this school, the principal is another story. He was not helpful with anything, my son is gifted and Mr. Harrington told me he doesn't have room in his school for my son. So I did what any parent would do, I removed all 3 of my children and went accross town to a better school where they care about their students future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2009

My daughter is in the 6th grade her teachers are Mr. Jones and Mr Hashimoto. She is thriving in their class learning so much! Mr. Hashimoto gives out Hashimoto dollars to the children that gives them an incentive to learn more and use better english when speaking. My daughter will diffinitely be prepared to go to middle school next year because of her wonderful teachers!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2009

My grandson attends Lydia Hawk Elementary, and is more than a hand full for anyone! He is 5 years old and very intelligent, but also has behavior issues. He has probably pulled more stunts than anyone else has ever done at Lydia Hawk. However, from the principal , the teachers, the assistants, to the conselors, I could not have asked for a better setting, while we tried to get a diagnosis. Their patience, supportive attitudes, and actions, and awesome efforts have been more than I would have thought possible!Any parent/guardian who sends their child to Lydia Hawk could not have made a better choice, when looking for educators who really care about the children they serve. This is a very lucky community indeed


Posted November 27, 2007

We have been completely happy with our daughter's experience at Lydia Hawk - she has had wonderful teachers. The school makes it very easy to be involved. Very Friendly, welcoming to the whole family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2005

I am pleased with certain aspects of Lydia Hawk. The student body is very diverse, which I like. The teachers are enthusiastic and friendly for the most part. However, I wish there were more support for gifted students and that organized sports were available.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2005

My children have gone to Lydia Hawk ever since pre- school. I am so happy that my children have had a opportunity to be a part of the school. My children are always encouraged to do there best and they have postive wonderful teachers. Mrs. Quinn,the principal,is a a lovely principal and she seems to know all the children by there first names. I will be sad when my children have to leave. Lydia Hawk is a school where my children can grow and flourish in a positive environment.
—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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
74%
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

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
61%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
35%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
39%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
50%
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 Students59%
Female61%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander54%
Hispanic46%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Low income53%
Not low income81%
Special educationn/a
Not special education60%
Limited English25%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students65%
Female67%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander62%
Hispanic58%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Low income64%
Not low income69%
Special educationn/a
Not special education66%
Limited English42%
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 Students46%
Female43%
Male49%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic28%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Low income44%
Not low income53%
Special educationn/a
Not special education52%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students56%
Female61%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic33%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Low income55%
Not low income59%
Special educationn/a
Not special education61%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students25%
Female32%
Male19%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic11%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White39%
Low income23%
Not low income29%
Special educationn/a
Not special education29%
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 Students49%
Female52%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic32%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Low income37%
Not low income75%
Special educationn/a
Not special education55%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students58%
Female67%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic44%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Low income47%
Not low income81%
Special educationn/a
Not special education66%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students65%
Female67%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic47%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Low income63%
Not low income69%
Special educationn/a
Not special education69%
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 Students53%
Female55%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic36%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Low income54%
Not low income50%
Special educationn/a
Not special education59%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students58%
Female60%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Low income51%
Not low income80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education67%
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 35% 60%
Hispanic 33% 20%
Two or more races 14% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 7%
Black 4% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 114%N/A8%
Special education 118%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 13N/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 75%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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