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Tillicum Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 325 students

 

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Posted May 16, 2011

What a great school!. My daughter started Kindergarden at Tillicum Elementary and she wakes up with a smile on her face! The Principal Mr. Jensen, is tops, Mrs. Jones has my daughter reading with feelings! , counting everthing is sight. The office staff makes us feel like one happy family! Best decision! GO TILLICUM TIGERS!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2007

My daughter has gone to Tillicum since she was in Kindergarden and she loves it. I have never had any problems with the staff. They are very helpful and concerned about the students and the futures they could have. I believe the best Principal in the District is at this school. He is great with the kids and the staff. And o how funny he can be. This is a great school, and I am glad that my daughter feels comfortable there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2007

Both of my children go to Tillicum, in the third and fifth grades. For the last three years or so, I have been impressed with the school and have nothing but good to say about them. My fifth grader has gone here since kindergarten, and this school has come a long way. Not saying this school is perfect, because I can't, but I can always resolve an issue when it does arrive. Both of my children are doing well, and although my fifth grader struggles sometimes, her teacher and I work closely together with her to help her with her work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2006

I have had nothing but wonderful experiences in dealing with the staff and teachers at the school. My daughter has grown tremendously and learned many skills.
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Posted March 29, 2004

Tillicum is a beaitiful Elementary. The school spirit and parent involvement shines right through. I miss the days my children went, but now they go to Woodbrook Middle School which is also a beautiful and shining school.
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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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
55%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
45%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
37%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
24%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
13%
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%
Female64%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic79%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Low income74%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students68%
Female55%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic64%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Low income69%
Not low incomen/a
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 Students77%
Female79%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic82%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income78%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female88%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic86%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Low income84%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students52%
Female61%
Male45%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic55%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White46%
Low income50%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education55%
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 Students69%
Female74%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic78%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income70%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
Limited English55%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female85%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic72%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income79%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education82%
Limited English64%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students49%
Female59%
Male33%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income47%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education53%
Limited English18%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 34% 20%
White 34% 60%
Two or more races 13% 6%
Black 9% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 6% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 7%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 115%N/A8%
Special education 116%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 289%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 81%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Nurse(s)
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Taj Jensen

Programs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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8514 Maple St SW
Lakewood, WA 98498
Phone: (253) 583-5370

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