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Saint Helens Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 329 students

 

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Posted June 17, 2014

I have my kids in this school for five years, and from the moment I remember that my kids to study in this school , even today I am happy because that selected ans with a school teacher and up a good front.The school of ST HELENS ELEMENTARY has now best main and the teacher in charge of the students to these years in the past.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2013

My children go to St Helens Elementary and have for the past 2 years. When trying to participate with my kids schooling and to actually see what they are learning it feels as if we are not trustworthy enough to be in the kids learning. I have to pass a criminal background check to have any participation and if we have any past criminal history we are not allowed to participate. I think this school can improve by letting the parents the kids live with participate in all school activities period. If that is too much to ask then they need to send the criminal background form before school starts so that it is taken care of before any activities have started. Make it possible to participate in the kids learning progress at school or I will remove my kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2013

this is the best school ive ever seen they help the kids learn and put them in their level of skill they have the best teachers and learning is their #1 priority my child is at a 8th grade math level because of that school and I could easily get ahold of the staff.


Posted December 4, 2009

I have two kids who go hear and they both have great teachers. They both work with my kids and give me web addresses to go and help my kids excell in class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2008

I am confused,because this says that there are 18 students per teacher however,in my childs class,there are 27 students to the one teacher.I also believe that the schools curriculum is not age appropriate for their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2004

I was extremely disappointed with this school. My son was tormented by a class bully for 3 months with his father, stepmother & I continually going to talk to the principal. Nothing was done. I don't think they took the situation seriously enough and I feel like our concerns were dismissed. My son needed to be challenged academically and I feel that he was just pushed to the side. I will never reccomend this school to anyone nor will my child return. We moved just so he could change schools.
—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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
45%

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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
49%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
29%

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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
15%
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 Students53%
Female52%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic36%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Low income52%
Not low incomen/a
Special education17%
Not special education63%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students53%
Female70%
Male41%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic46%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Low income52%
Not low incomen/a
Special education8%
Not special education65%
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 Students29%
Female24%
Male35%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic21%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White41%
Low income24%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education32%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students38%
Female40%
Male35%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic32%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White41%
Low income36%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education45%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students33%
Female32%
Male35%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic32%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White35%
Low income33%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education37%
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 Students42%
Female43%
Male41%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic53%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White25%
Low income39%
Not low incomen/a
Special education20%
Not special education48%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students43%
Female53%
Male37%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic47%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White35%
Low income40%
Not low incomen/a
Special education9%
Not special education55%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students32%
Female43%
Male26%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic35%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White25%
Low income31%
Not low incomen/a
Special education0%
Not special education42%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 44% 60%
Hispanic 40% 20%
Two or more races 12% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 7%
Black 2% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 112%N/A8%
Special education 115%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 294%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 16N/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 77%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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  • Mary Robbins

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Longview, WA 98632
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