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Spruce Primary School

Public | K-6 | 439 students

 

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Posted April 3, 2014

I Have 2 boys who go here and I absolutely love it here. My oldest is in Ms. Warmouth's 2nd grade class and she is wonderful. My youngest is in full day kindergarten his teachers are always there to help him with his reading. Both boys always come home with great attitudes and more importantly grades! Plus the office staff is the best!!! They always have smiles on their faces and willing to help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

Parents and Teachers go out of their way for the students who deserve extra special care


Posted June 14, 2007

I'm so glad I sent my children to Spruce Elementary to receive a good education through qualified teachers and staff members. How I know that is their learning desire has increased in various subjects over the year. Every time they discover new things, they get excited and can't wait to share it with me each day. Sports and music and other extracurricular activities are done creatively that learning is fun for them. Lastly, Spruce is open for parents to participate in many activities alongside of teachers and staff who work hard to touch each individual lives in building a strong lasting relationships.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2006

If you have a choice, don't send your child to this school. The school itself is a mess and the staff are more interested in gossiping with one another than in the well-being of our children. Worst academic experience any of my children have ever had.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2005

My niece & nephew have only been going to Spruce for the 2005 school year, but so far, we really like it. Both their teachers are really involved in their education. There seems to be adequate parent involvement, but there's always room for improvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2004

Spruce Elementary should be called Spruce Boot camp. In the morning you can see the teacher, volunteer scream at the children because they are not walking in a straight line, and the principal has a megaphone to yell to the kids that are less than 6 feet away. It's crazy. When I ask the teacher about homework, she said that she doesn't sent homework for the 1st graders, just a book a week. My son was attending a different school last year, and he had homework when he was attending kindergarten; he even complained with me that the only thing he does is coloring. It's sad to know that is this way the Spruce is preparing the kids' education. Next week I'll go enroll my son in a private school since it'll be the only way to guarantee him a better future, since I couldn't keep him at the public school he attended last year.
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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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
54%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
67%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
23%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
76%
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 Students54%
Female56%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asian75%
Asian/Pacific Islander69%
Hispanic42%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Low income56%
Not low income52%
Special educationn/a
Not special education53%
Limited English21%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students62%
Female66%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asian58%
Asian/Pacific Islander62%
Hispanic63%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White46%
Low income56%
Not low income70%
Special educationn/a
Not special education66%
Limited English29%
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 Students49%
Female41%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander80%
Hispanic20%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White48%
Low income38%
Not low income65%
Special education9%
Not special education56%
Limited English31%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students65%
Female66%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander80%
Hispanic60%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Low income55%
Not low income81%
Special education36%
Not special education71%
Limited English39%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students41%
Female55%
Male30%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander70%
Hispanic27%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White37%
Low income33%
Not low income54%
Special education0%
Not special education49%
Limited English15%
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 Students62%
Female58%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander82%
Hispanic43%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Low income59%
Not low income68%
Special educationn/a
Not special education67%
Limited English30%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students61%
Female54%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander73%
Hispanic57%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Low income62%
Not low income59%
Special educationn/a
Not special education67%
Limited English40%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students56%
Female54%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander55%
Hispanic43%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Low income49%
Not low income68%
Special educationn/a
Not special education58%
Limited English20%
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 Students63%
Female65%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asian85%
Asian/Pacific Islander85%
Hispanic70%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Low income52%
Not low income78%
Special education55%
Not special education65%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female89%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asian92%
Asian/Pacific Islander92%
Hispanic80%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Low income64%
Not low income85%
Special education64%
Not special education76%
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 37% 60%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 19% 7%
Hispanic 19% 20%
Black 12% 5%
Two or more races 11% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 130%N/A8%
Special education 110%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 258%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 35%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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