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Sunnycrest Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 658 students

 
 

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3 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted January 21, 2014

We love Sunnycrest and are so happy to be a part of the Sunnycrest community. I deducted one star because of classroom size, but I know all the schools in the district (and area) are in the same boat. I feel like the principal is extremely accessible and friendly, and has always been very responsive. My experience with the teachers have all been positive. I believe they truly care about the kids and education. I do think there is frustration with classroom size, which shows sometimes. My daughter is happy and thriving though, and that's top priority for me!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2013

This school is wonderful. I have made the effort to get to know the faculty and have always kept in touch with the teachers, principal and staff at Sunnycrest, and they need that. As a result, Sunnycrest has been extremely supportive to our children and family as a whole. A parent has to be part of the school experience for a child, I have done that and Sunnycrest has far exceeded my expectations as a result. Unfortunately, we are moving to Oregon this summer and will have to attend a school that can never top the experience of a Sunycrest education. Thank you faculty and staff of Sunnycrest, you are a first rate school. -The Bush Family
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2011

my daughters teacher is great, very involved with the kids and has great communication with the parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2011

My two children were new to this school, and came into the school year late. I would give the school another star if it weren't or the office staff. I DREAD having to deal with them. They always seem too bothered to give you their full attention, and half the time don't relay the messages I've asked them to give to teachers. When we came in to register it was like pulling teeth to get any information. No handbook, no lunch menu, no nothing. I had to sit there and ask the less then thrilled secretary every question I wanted answered. You know, really frivilous questions like....What time does school start?, where do my kids line up before school, where do I pick them up?, how does lunch work? I still find this school unwelcoming.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2010

My daughter is in second grade at sunnycrest, she struggles in math and reading. I'm extremely disappointed in the lack of attention she is getting in class. Neither her teacher or the principal ever respond to emails. I talk to her speech therapist who spends 30 minutes a week with my daughter more than her teacher who spends all day with her. My daughter complains constantly about getting picked on and the teacher does nothing about it. I pray for a better teacher next year to give my daughter the attention she needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

My boys are in KG and 1st grade at Sunnycrest. The remodel is beautiful, but the best aspect is the staff and their attentiveness to my kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2008

I think this school is very unorganized maybe it was just my daughters teacher. But there were 4 children in the class that had ADHD and I feel the teacher did not have enough time or help to focus on the rest of the class and have them learn to the best of thier abilities. My daughter who is bright would come home just upset that there was never enough time in class to finish assignments due to all the misbehavior that day with the problem kids. very upsetting. i expected more from a school in the lake stevens school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2005

There are not any academic programs for younger kids, only 3-5th. Then there is sometimes Spanish and music. They are struggling to get the acedemic levels up. Many kids come in to Kindergarten with no prior schooling. There are some parents that participate but, most don't. The teachers seem to come first and there are few aids on the playgrounds. They are trying to make it a better school. With, a more stuctured program for academics. But, still in test phases.
—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.

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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.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
84%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
74%

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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
41%
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 Students82%
Female83%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic73%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income61%
Not low income93%
Special education47%
Not special education88%
Limited English46%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female89%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic73%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Low income71%
Not low income93%
Special education47%
Not special education92%
Limited English64%
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 Students78%
Female82%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic80%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Low income70%
Not low income80%
Special education40%
Not special education84%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students91%
Female94%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic70%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Low income74%
Not low income96%
Special education73%
Not special education94%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students79%
Female86%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic70%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Low income65%
Not low income83%
Special education73%
Not special education80%
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 Students81%
Female80%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic42%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Low income62%
Not low income89%
Special education47%
Not special education86%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female85%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic83%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Low income74%
Not low income88%
Special education53%
Not special education88%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students91%
Female90%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic75%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Low income80%
Not low income96%
Special education60%
Not special education96%
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 71% 60%
Hispanic 10% 20%
Two or more races 8% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 7%
Black 3% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 15%N/A8%
Special education 113%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 221%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 23N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 9N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 57%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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3411 99th Ave NE
Lake Stevens, WA 98258
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Phone: (425) 335-1535

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