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Southgate Elementary School

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Posted October 6, 2005

Southgate Elementary recieves the Reading First Grant. With this grant the school delivers research based instruction in a 90 minute block. This year Southgate is focusing on mathmatics. Southgate is currently working towards meeting its AYP goals. Southgate has a caring staff that goes the extra mile for student achievement and the growth of students as individuals. Parents are welcome to support the school in its efforts.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2005

My daughter has been attending here for 3 years now and I have not been pleased at all with the school and am currently looking to transfer her to another school. The curriculum is horrible. They have little to no extra curricular activities. My daughter has fallen way behind where I would like her to be and it is just now when she is in the 2nd grade that I have begun to see just how far behind she is.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2005

Quality of the academic's is less than what my child has used in past schools. To the best of my knowledge there is no music department, sports and minimal arts! The parent involvement is sad to say the least. You may find one parent per classroom per week.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2005

You may want to take a second look and be very careful before choosing this scool. The teachers mean well but they do not follow instructions given to them from the parents. They also do not anticipate obvious future problems. You may find that your son or daughter will end up in a class with the same bully that tormented them the year before. I really feel that perhaps they could really do better. be sure to get all plans of action in writing, and don't be surprised if you have to explain your self several times. But really they do try awfully hard.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2005

I think that although this school may be a lower income school, that many teachers help and are involved in what is happening with their students. I have seen some select teachers dig deeper into the students life and find out all that they can do to make a difference in a child's life. Mrs. Apodaca, for example goes above and beyond any expectation that I would hold for her. She takes on many jobs and helps so many of the kids, she just gives them the structure and love that they need.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 12, 2005

I'm a former student of Southgate Elementary. I gratulated about 4 years ago. I remember this school being really great. The teachers are encouraging. The ESL system is very helpful. Extracurriculars are fun and well organized. The summer school is really fun and exciting!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 29, 2004

I believe Southgate is a true learning community! They've always helped my children and I was sad on their last day last year, but I know Clover Park will do well with them at Hudtloff Middle School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2004

I just moved in Lakewood in november 2003, its been a good process for my son who is 10yrs old the staff at Southgate, have been such a help to me and my son, he was really having a bad day, and the counsler was right there to help, My son knows now that when he is having a problem, he can go to any of the staff for help. Thank you for everything.
—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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
53%
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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
37%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
62%

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

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
30%
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 Students72%
Female78%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic74%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income71%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
Limited English65%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students64%
Female73%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic70%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income65%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education68%
Limited English57%
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 Students59%
Female65%
Male51%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic51%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Low income59%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education62%
Limited English28%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students56%
Female69%
Male40%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Low income57%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education57%
Limited English24%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students62%
Female75%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic60%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Low income63%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education64%
Limited English34%
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 Students56%
Female52%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic57%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income53%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education59%
Limited English29%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students59%
Female58%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic57%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income58%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education63%
Limited English14%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students63%
Female55%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic60%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income59%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education66%
Limited English24%
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 62% 20%
White 13% 60%
Black 8% 5%
Two or more races 7% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 5% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 143%N/A8%
Special education 18%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 292%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 12N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 71%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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  • Charlotte Clouse

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10202 Earley Ave SW
Lakewood, WA 98499
Phone: (253) 583-5360

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