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Oakwood Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 287 students

 

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Posted May 18, 2004

I have to agree with the other post in here as far as Oakwood being good for lower grades. As a parent with a 1st and 3rd grader at Oakwood I have seen the change my 3rd grader has undergone this past year. The 3rd grader loved school and now he tells me all the time that he doesn't like school. The teachers at the upper grades don't seem as intuned to the children as the lower grades. My 1st grader has Ms. Vessey and she is an awesome teacher, so intuned with the children and truly cares about them. I wish they would do something about the upper grades before more children end up like my 3rd grader. I'm currently trying to move out of school district before another year starts. They need to find teachers for upper grades that are as sincere as the lower grades.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2004

This School is probably at the lower end of quility schools in the Seattle metro area. They have very good lower grade level teachers k-2 but above that I have seen a lack of discipline possibly a result of over crowding. I have had several complaints from my son of kids getting into fights and using foul language on the buses and in the play ground while teachers did little to prevent it. I have also had bad luck with my sons 3rd grade teacher he went from a happy go lucky good student to unhappy with school and getting in trouble all after switching to this teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2004

The last person to leave a comment, I'm sorry about your experience. I've found mine to be opposite. I love Mr. Mitchell's leadership, encouragement, and wellness as a person. I really like Ms. Haymaker though. She was my teacher when I attended this school. She was really dedicated. I believe each and every one of these marvelous teachers are trying to change their classroom to reform to the 'no child left behind act.' I just have to say that I really like Oakwood's diversity and hope they can grow much more in the near future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2004

I have two boys that attend this school and the younger grades are wonderful to attend but the older grades are bad. The teachers get more distant and less involved with their students and whatever the reasons are it is still unacceptable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2004

My two boys are currently attending this school. They are in Kindergarden and 1st grade. They love school and I love this one too! Mr. Mitchell is such an involved principal! Ms. Vessey is a great 1st grade teacher who is always involved and truly cares. Ms. Long as well is a truly sweet and caring Kindergarden teacher. She is so informing of my child's progress! I love Oakwood and plan on keeping them here until they go on to Lochburn Middle School in 2008!
—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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
57%
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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
33%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
55%

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

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
28%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
3%
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%
Female55%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic67%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income62%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education69%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female75%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic71%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income74%
Not low incomen/a
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 Students61%
Female60%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic75%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income58%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education67%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female80%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic80%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income76%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students50%
Female68%
Male29%
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 education54%
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%
Female84%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic78%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income83%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female84%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic72%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income77%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students72%
Female68%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic67%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income74%
Not low incomen/a
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

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
Hispanic 53% 20%
White 18% 60%
Black 11% 5%
Two or more races 8% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 7%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 5% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 128%N/A8%
Special education 113%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 287%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 7N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 47%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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  • John Mitchell

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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3230 85th St So
Lakewood, WA 98499
Phone: (253) 583-5340

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