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Mckenna Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 503 students

 

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Posted April 28, 2014

Very nice school, kept very clean, staff is always so friendly, and they have their students best interest at heart.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2013

McKenna elementary is a Great School. They individualize it to each student!! The principal cares about the students! Everyone is kind!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2013

I love this principal! Mr. Piper is a huge improvement over the previous principal. He actually loves kids! The only area I see that needs to be improved is Special Education. Last year my child was making good progress and this year he has gotten coloring packets. His regular teachers have been excellent- all of them since we moved here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2013

Principal, Matt Piper, sets a tone in his school which calls all who enter McKenna Elementary school to dignify each other. When all is said and done, and the test scores are just that, the intention to show respect and kindness takes hold and spreads through the school to the community. Thank you, Mr. Piper


Posted September 4, 2012

Mr. Piper is a great principal. Many excellent teachers and a beautiful building. We like the unicycle program, walk to read and music teacher
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2009

We are an Army family & my 2 daughters have attended Mckenna for the past 3 years. We love this school! The principal & staff are outstanding! The facility is very nice and we regard this educational experience as one of our best. As a parent & educator of 15 years, I highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2007

McKenna is a wonderful school. My older children have been in other schools and by far McKenna is the best. I love the fact that the teachers and principle love the children so very much. They put a lot of heart into the quality of education and care they provide my child. The Music program is outstanding and very enjoyable for the family. The evening programs are absolutely enjoyable for the whole family. Thank you!
—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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
87%
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

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
74%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
76%

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

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
44%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
69%

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 Students74%
Female68%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Low income54%
Not low income91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female100%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Low income85%
Not low income94%
Special education55%
Not special education98%
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%
Female68%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Low income60%
Not low income59%
Special education17%
Not special education69%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female79%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Low income69%
Not low income76%
Special education50%
Not special education77%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students62%
Female76%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Low income51%
Not low income75%
Special education8%
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 Students82%
Female92%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Low income82%
Not low income82%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female98%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income86%
Not low income82%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students85%
Female87%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Low income79%
Not low income90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
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 Students73%
Female81%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Low income60%
Not low income85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female87%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Low income60%
Not low income95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
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 79% 60%
Hispanic 11% 20%
Two or more races 7% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 7%
Black 0% 5%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 12%N/A8%
Special education 113%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 252%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 13N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 78%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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35120 Sr 507 SE
Mckenna, WA 98558
Phone: (360) 458-2400

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