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Salem Woods Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted October 25, 2013

The school has changed a lot in the past 20 years. It used to be a great school with great teachers, principal and administration. However I have a child currently enrolled in the school and have had problems with the principal addressing our concerns. She is very rude and uncaring about our concerns and issues as is some of the office staff. The teachers on the other hand seem dedicated and caring to the concerns of our student. We think a change in leadership is needed to bring this once great school to it's fullest potential. The principal needs to go or we will be placing our student in school elsewhere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2013

The leadership and resources are lacking to provide teachers with the resources and tools needed to differentiate within the classroom. The teacher quality is generally good. There are plenty of capable, talented, and skilled teachers; however, this is matched by those less able to meet the needs of students requiring accommodations within the general education classroom (those in need of more challenging work and those requiring additional interventions to succeed within the classroom). However, if you are willing to stand to bat for your child, be a strong advocate ("high profile"), you will find that you may get the attention of the principal. I have had two children attend this school. One qualified for special education services the other performed above grade level. The teachers were receptive and available. The principal was not interested in the unique needs of my children-- never showed up for IEP meetings, unresponsive to requests for opportunities to provide anything considered "above and beyond". Neither of my children are enrolled in this school currently and both are extremely successful and happy in their current schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2006

I couldn't say enough good things about Salem Woods Elementary. The teachers and staff are warm and inviting. They truly care about each and every child. My daughter entered kindergarten as a shy and reserved child. Thanks to some wonderful teachers up at Salem Woods Elementary, my daughter blossomed before our very eyes. They gave her the courage and the self-confidence to get up on a stage and perform without being asked in the school talent show for the past two years. She has written and read a Martin Luther King Jr. day speech in front of the entire student body. She also served on the ASB. These are things she would never have done if it hadn't been for those wonderful teachers. Her years up at Salem Woods Elementary have been invaluable to me.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

My daughter now goes to this school. We really researched, and compared between Public and Private school. We found a lot of parental involvement, great teacher communication, and challenging homework with the Public school. So far we have been extremely pleased with Salem Woods. My daughter loves school, but at the same time thinks its hard work.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
75%

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

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
61%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
30%
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 Students65%
Female81%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Low income50%
Not low income71%
Special education25%
Not special education75%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students70%
Female89%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Low income30%
Not low income84%
Special education25%
Not special education82%
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 Students58%
Female64%
Male51%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Low income42%
Not low income64%
Special education21%
Not special education69%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female95%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Low income96%
Not low income87%
Special education90%
Not special education90%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students64%
Female64%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Low income50%
Not low income70%
Special education42%
Not special education71%
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 Students66%
Female72%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Low income52%
Not low income71%
Special education20%
Not special education77%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female79%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income71%
Not low income82%
Special education73%
Not special education81%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students70%
Female69%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Low income52%
Not low income76%
Special education33%
Not special education78%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 88% 60%
Hispanic 6% 20%
Two or more races 3% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 7%
Black 0% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 13%N/A8%
Special education 113%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 222%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 11N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 54%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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