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Oak Heights Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 79 students

 
 

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Posted January 30, 2011

Oak Heights Elementary is very good all the teachers are very nice only 3 or 4 have GOT to go my son loves his teacher he but he says the principal is mean but she's new so she has room to improve
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2008

The school is old and a mess. There are several teachers that are getting up in age and need to be replaced. I think we need to get the younger blood in to teach our kids. The principal is a joke. He talks a big talk but never follows thru with the walk. Maybe he came to Oak Heights to beef up his pension. Hope he retires soon. The school lacks security. There is not one secure thing about this facility. You can enter the campus from amny different locations and never be seen. You can walk in from the front of the school right past the office and no one will know the difference. How safe is this school really? If I could afford it, my child would not be attending this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2008

There are a few good teachers here, but several that need to go. The school is filthy- years of lazy custodians left it a mess, and the current staff isn't given the time or tools to turn it around. The principal is a softy that expects nothing of no-one, whether it's faculty, staff or students, so no one is ever brought to task when they are not doing their job, nor encouraged to improve. The principal is more concerned about befriending a few bullying kids that have a poor homelife than proctecting the rest of the students that get bullied. The curriculum is lacking compared to other district schools that have better character, music, art and pe. If you like sad & mediocre, this is your school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2008

Didnt like the school. Teachers seems to be average. school does not looks clean. i feel uncomfortable to send my son there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2007

If you can afford it, send your kid to private school if cursed with Oak Heights.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2006

My daughter attends PM Kindergarten with Mrs. Bailey. I can't say enough good things about the teacher, as well as Mr Willis, the principle. Oak Heights is a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2006

This is my son's first year at Oak Heights Elementary and I was a little nervous about changing schools. He'd been going to Martha Lake Elementary from kindergarten through fourth grade and had to change because of the boundary changes. I'm very happy with Oak Heights. I was able to meet the principal who left last year - what a really nice man, and I also really like the new principal. I think it's great that he spends a lot of time out with the kids, not just sitting in his office. I think my son is going to do just fine at Oak Heights.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2005

Oak Heights has a high level of parent involvement. The music program-especially the band program-is very good. Our child is very happy in his class and has experienced two wonderful classroom teachers-in 5th and 6 th grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2005

This school has improved so much from last year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2005

My son attended this school and I have to say that this was a very good school in making sure all the students received sufficient instruction in reading and writing and allowed the children to expand their imaginations.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2004

Oak Heights Elementary is a execellent school. The teachers and staff work together with parents to provide a safe learning enviroment. With the enrollment so high, its nice to see that the staff at Oak Heights never losses sight of providing the best education and life learning foundations for our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2004

Our family thinks this is a great school. Our son has received an excellent education and made alot of great friends. The teachers are great and do their best to work with each child. Our son has attended the school since kindergarten and will now be moving on to the middle school level in the district next year. They are doing many things to prepare him and his classmates for middle school. He is very happy and looks back fondly on his time at Oak Heights. Also, the music program is excellent. This is a great school and we would fully recommend it to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2003

Oak Heights is wonderful! Principal Craig Madsen is a very caring man who knows every single child's name in the school! The teachers are interested in each child's progress and build fantastic self esteem in the kids. My children couldn't have had a better start in school life than attending Oak Heights. Both my daughters are in honor programs at high school now and are at the top of the class. I believe their start at this school had everything to do with it. Thanks!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2003

The school and teachers seem to be average, however in this school a lot of the kids are rough. There seems to be a lot of bullies in this school. Also some of the teachers seem to be a little short with the kids.


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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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
49%

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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
22%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
74%
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%
Female47%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asian63%
Asian/Pacific Islander63%
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Low income50%
Not low income65%
Special educationn/a
Not special education65%
Limited English30%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female81%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asian69%
Asian/Pacific Islander69%
Hispanic64%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Low income68%
Not low income81%
Special educationn/a
Not special education82%
Limited English30%
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 Students71%
Female76%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Low income53%
Not low income86%
Special education33%
Not special education78%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students75%
Female81%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic63%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Low income68%
Not low income81%
Special education42%
Not special education81%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students67%
Female73%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asian93%
Asian/Pacific Islander93%
Hispanic69%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Low income59%
Not low income74%
Special education25%
Not special education75%
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 Students53%
Female57%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanic8%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Low income38%
Not low income65%
Special educationn/a
Not special education57%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students65%
Female66%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanic42%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Low income42%
Not low income82%
Special educationn/a
Not special education69%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students57%
Female57%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander70%
Hispanic33%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Low income38%
Not low income71%
Special educationn/a
Not special education61%
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 Students59%
Female63%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic33%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Low income43%
Not low income71%
Special educationn/a
Not special education68%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students68%
Female72%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Low income52%
Not low income81%
Special educationn/a
Not special education74%
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
White 53% 60%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 17% 7%
Hispanic 16% 20%
Two or more races 7% 6%
Black 6% 5%
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 113%N/A8%
Special education 17%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 242%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 12N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 72%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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15500 18th Ave West
Lynnwood, WA 98037
Phone: (425) 431-7744

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