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Cedar Valley Community School

Public | K-6 | 430 students

 

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Posted September 7, 2009

I attended Cedar Valley Community School for 3 years. From 5th grade to 8th grade. All the staff are very caring and want nothing but a good education for each and every one of the students. I am now a Senior at Lynnwood High School and I still go visit C.V.. The school has always provided after school programs to help students with class projects. They really capture the kids hearts, I know this because they captured mine. (: --Amber Tolbert
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 21, 2006

I feel Cedar Valley Community School is a good school. All the teachers that I have dealt with, are very passionate about there students education. Any parents that complain about the teachers in this school, obviously haven't been in the classroom to see what they are up against. Which brings me to the sad fact of the small handful of parent volunteers at Cedar Valley. I strongly believe that the more involved a parent is with their childs schooling, the better student they will become. Perhaps parents should jump in and give a hand instead of pointing blame. As the students get older they seem to be increasingly disrespectful and dissruptive during teaching time. Children should be taught to be respectful in the home, so that children that are there to learn can actually do so without the disruption.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2006

Good school, great teachers, I think the major thing this school needs is more activities for the middle schoolers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2005

This school is great. The teachers are all very kind and compassionate to all learners. My child loves going to Cedar Valley.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2005

I personally would never send my child to this school again. The teachers, most of them, are good, however parental involvment seems to be discouraged. I tryed many times to talk to school officials, and my child's teacher but was brushed off every time. I also felt that if they did not like what I had to say they would react as if I had never spoke. The instructors and officials of this school seem to work as a unified unit, which is good, but not if you diagree with any of their beliefs or views of your child. Good luck on getting them to think you may know your child better than they do. Maybe it gets better as your child gets older but I do not intend to wait 'till then.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2005

This school needs work. The teachers are good, but their form of discipline is a bit skewed. They treat the students equally. The school is new and has a nice layout, but the quality of the education needs improvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2005

Since my children started attending Cedar Valley this year (2004) I've had nothing but problems and frustrations. We moved from a King County elementary and quickly realized that this school is a whole year behind King County academically. The over achieving children are kept back and the children who need extra help aren't given any. The lunch program is a joke, the children pay $2.00 for lunches and most of the time there isn't any lunch left and the kitchen staff does a poor job of throwing a few items together and calling it a lunch (oranges, cheese sandwich, and crackers). There is no cooperation from the administration of this school and when you call to speak to someone you get an answering machine. I would tell anyone who has a choice not to enroll their child into this school if you care the smallest bit about their education.
—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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
51%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
40%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
24%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
10%
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 59% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
27%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
47%
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 Students71%
Female71%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asian79%
Asian/Pacific Islander79%
Hispanic68%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Low income65%
Not low income92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education72%
Limited English38%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female86%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic68%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Low income78%
Not low income92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English56%
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%
Female77%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic62%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Low income66%
Not low income80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
Limited English36%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female81%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic52%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Low income68%
Not low income80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited English27%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students65%
Female81%
Male45%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic62%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Low income69%
Not low income50%
Special educationn/a
Not special education68%
Limited English55%
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 Students60%
Female62%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic60%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White54%
Low income56%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education67%
Limited English26%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students65%
Female71%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic63%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Low income62%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education70%
Limited English26%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students43%
Female41%
Male45%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic48%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White23%
Low income40%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education45%
Limited English26%
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 Students40%
Female38%
Male44%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic38%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White40%
Low income38%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education38%
Limited English8%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students60%
Female67%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic62%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White40%
Low income60%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education60%
Limited English17%
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 52% 20%
White 25% 60%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 13% 7%
Black 5% 5%
Two or more races 4% 6%
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 149%N/A8%
Special education 110%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 285%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 14N/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 47%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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Lynnwood, WA 98036
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