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Martha Lake Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 90 students

 

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Posted March 27, 2014

This is an amazing school with amazing teachers. The diversity is so rich, and there are plenty of extra curricular activities. They do not teach cursive any longer, as it is not needed in common core, but some teachers still choose to teach it. There is choir during recess, as well as service club and conflict managing. You can also choose to work in the library or do safety patrol to protect your fellow classmates. This is a wonderful school.


Posted February 20, 2013

Some teachers at MLE are very good but there are at least two that just phone it in at best. Lots of broken promises. It must be nice to have tenure and collect a paycheck for nothing!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2012

Mrs. Smith, is a wonderful teacher! She cares about all of her students being successful and makes the classroom a place of camaraderie and respect. My son loves having her for his teacher! And he has learned so much this year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2011

All the teachers are different. And every one makes school very fun. I've never not wanted to go to school for as long as I've attended Martha Lake Elementary. The other students also have a lot of personality. There was never one boring day. I don't think the classes are too big. My last class had 31 students and we all became friends. We could also learn while having fun. Honestly, this is the best school I have ever attended.


Posted September 14, 2010

Great School -- Great Teachers -- including the exceptional teachers who lead Music, PE, and Librarian/Computers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2010

I agree with the report on class size, my third grader has 27 kids in class, and I think that's way too big. We do love our teachers at this school, but the parking lot and having no busing makes drop off and pick up a huge hassle for parents and kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2008

I just got the report on class size, and disagree about there being 18 students per class. There are 25 students in my sons class, and I think that's way to big. Especially for kids just learning to read.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 21, 2007

This school is overall a good school for my son. He likes his teacher, and the staff, and is learning well. The only things I think could be better are the class size is way too big. He has 25 kids in his class. And the parking lot is a nightmare for dropping off and picking up kids. It's way too small for the size of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2006

My son is excelling in all of his subjects. He loves his teachers and knows everyone at the school and they all know and love him. Im not quite sure what music and sports programs the school provides. My son is only in first grade. There is an excellent PTA and fundraisers often. This is a school that is loved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2005

We've had a child in Martha Lake elementary for the past seven years. The staff, from principal to maintenance, are highly dedicated and hard working. There are many extracurricular activities available including several sports, music and social events. The school itself is very clean, well-maintained and quite attractive. The library offers computers with internet access. Parent involvement includes many active, enthusiastic and devoted volunteers. We love Martha Lake Elementary and will mourn when we no longer have a child attending there. We've intentionally stayed in the same apartment so we could stay at Martha Lake Elementary even though we're not completely content with our apartment complex. It's a great school and any child would be lucky to be a student there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2005

It was a great elementary school kids going there.
—Submitted by a former student


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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
26%
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
78%
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 Students69%
Female66%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asian83%
Asian/Pacific Islander80%
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Low income57%
Not low income77%
Special education46%
Not special education72%
Limited English46%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female78%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian91%
Asian/Pacific Islander92%
Hispanic78%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Low income72%
Not low income89%
Special education64%
Not special education85%
Limited English54%
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%
Female66%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian90%
Asian/Pacific Islander86%
Hispanic57%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Low income59%
Not low income80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English42%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female77%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian95%
Asian/Pacific Islander91%
Hispanic67%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Low income76%
Not low income83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited English67%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students67%
Female67%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asian76%
Asian/Pacific Islander73%
Hispanic64%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Low income62%
Not low income70%
Special education40%
Not special education70%
Limited English67%
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 Students61%
Female60%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asian83%
Asian/Pacific Islander79%
Hispanic39%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White53%
Low income51%
Not low income68%
Special education43%
Not special education64%
Limited English33%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students70%
Female77%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asian86%
Asian/Pacific Islander85%
Hispanic46%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Low income59%
Not low income80%
Special education57%
Not special education73%
Limited English53%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students51%
Female49%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asian69%
Asian/Pacific Islander67%
Hispanic15%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Low income37%
Not low income62%
Special education21%
Not special education56%
Limited English7%
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%
Female55%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asian63%
Asian/Pacific Islander63%
Hispanic33%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Low income52%
Not low income59%
Special educationn/a
Not special education59%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students63%
Female61%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asian67%
Asian/Pacific Islander67%
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Low income69%
Not low income59%
Special educationn/a
Not special education64%
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 40% 60%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 24% 7%
Hispanic 17% 20%
Two or more races 11% 6%
Black 5% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 116%N/A8%
Special education 112%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 243%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 20N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 13N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 68%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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  • Jeanne Moore

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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17500 Larch Way
Lynnwood, WA 98037
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