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Pleasant Glade Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 70 students

 

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Posted July 11, 2010

My child has learned nothing at this school. We came from GA where he was advanced and now he is behind. They don't focus on the three R's enough. I think education got lost and America needs to go back to the basics of learning. Math and Reading are the most important subjects. If time allows then teach culture. Culture is not that important. The kids will learn culture as they grow up just like we did.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2009

Great staff who are totally interested in welfare and learning of students
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 19, 2009

Pleasant Glade is a wonderful school. I have two children who currentlty attend. They love their teachers and have made many wonderful friends. The office staff and teachers are very supportive and always willing to help. When anyone asks me where my children attend I proudly say Pleasant Glade Elementary, the best school in town.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Pleasant Glade is a very diverse school helping students to understand and appreciate many different cultures. The students there are wonderful and the Principal ( Mr. Walton) truly cares about each student and has gone above and beyond for his school he offers students who are on time and not absent a 'special lunch' to enjoy with their parents or loved ones and each of those students recieve a cookie and bookmark for their efforts. I love this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

I love Pleasant Glade Elementary because we have awesome team work on all levels. This teamwork is between parents, PTA, staff and especially our students. I love our cultural diversity and our willingness to try many approaches to help our students succeed academically and socially.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

PGE is a great school where there is always lots of learning taking place.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 14, 2009

Caring and Thoughtful teachers. Principal goes out of his way to make sure that each student feels accepted and a valued member of the PG community. All you need to do is spend some time at the school one day, any day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2008

I agree that most of the teachers are friendly and on the most part the school is safe, but to receive a 4 out of 10 is clearly unacceptable and more has to be done to increase the educational componet at the school. We don't need to feel all excited because we are greated with a typical rehearsed smile, we need a stronger effort in getting the children to meet this ridiculous standarded called the WASL.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2008

Pleasant Glade is a wonderful school that is rich with social and economic diversity. The staff and Pleasant Glade genuinely care for the children. My children are happy to get up and go to school every day. They are eager learners and I think that says a lot about the staff at this unique school. The four rating doesn't give the school the true rating it deserves. There is always room for improvement and I believe this school strives for it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2007

We just recently moved from Germany to Washington and enrolled both our boys into school at Pleasant Glade Elementary, a 4th grader and 5th grader, they enjoy this school better compared to their previous school. I have never seen them so excited about learning before or even wanting to get up in the am and go to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2007

After seeing the WASL scores for this school I was worried about sending our daughter there. However, I have seen nothing that would indicate there is a failure on the staff's part. The school is very diverse (income and ethnically) and I believe that is where the breakdown comes from--although I do not see it as a determent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2006

Good school, invested parents. Academics are strong and kids are generally safe and happy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2005

My son went to Pleasant Glade for two years , 5th and 6th grade. We found the teachers and staff to be excellent. PG has a great Enrichment Program for capable students who would benefit from a more challenging and exciting curiculum. Parents can be and are encouraged to be involved but if you can't be you can still feel comfortable with the great comunication and understanding the teachers are willing to give. This school also offers fun field trips and a great 6th grade nature expierece at a weekend camp in Gig Harbor (Camp Seymour) My son had the best time with his class and teachers there. Overall we were very happy with this school on many levels.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2003

I am the parent of three children who have attended Pleasant Glade since 1993. My children have had an incredible experience here. The teachers are incredible. There is so much opportunity to enrich your child and so many services provided, it is amazing. We do not always get the best press because the school is not amongst the wealthiest, however it is rich in so many other ways.
—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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
50%

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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
49%
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
28%
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
51%

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

All Students59%
Female60%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asian71%
Asian/Pacific Islander71%
Hispanic61%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White52%
Low income58%
Not low income64%
Special educationn/a
Not special education62%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students54%
Female57%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asian57%
Asian/Pacific Islander57%
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Low income50%
Not low income64%
Special educationn/a
Not special education57%
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 Students55%
Female58%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asian53%
Asian/Pacific Islander53%
Hispanic48%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Low income44%
Not low income70%
Special educationn/a
Not special education58%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students67%
Female80%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asian60%
Asian/Pacific Islander60%
Hispanic64%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Low income63%
Not low income73%
Special educationn/a
Not special education69%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students45%
Female56%
Male35%
Blackn/a
Asian47%
Asian/Pacific Islander47%
Hispanic36%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White49%
Low income43%
Not low income48%
Special educationn/a
Not special education48%
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 Students62%
Female68%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander60%
Hispanic53%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Low income62%
Not low income62%
Special educationn/a
Not special education66%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students62%
Female70%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander60%
Hispanic41%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Low income58%
Not low income69%
Special educationn/a
Not special education64%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students71%
Female68%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander50%
Hispanic78%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Low income68%
Not low income77%
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

Math

All Students67%
Female71%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asian71%
Asian/Pacific Islander71%
Hispanic72%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Low income65%
Not low income71%
Special educationn/a
Not special education70%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students69%
Female82%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asian50%
Asian/Pacific Islander50%
Hispanic83%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Low income65%
Not low income79%
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 47% 60%
Hispanic 22% 20%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 14% 7%
Two or more races 9% 6%
Black 5% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 18%N/A8%
Special education 117%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 258%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 15N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 13N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 66%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Bruce Walton

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1920 Abernethy Rd NE
Lacey, WA 98516
Phone: (360) 412-4620

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