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Garden Heights Elementary School

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Posted October 10, 2010

This is the second year my daughter has been going here and we are very happy with it. When she was in Kindergarten and was too advanced in reading to be in a reading group with others in her grade, they made an exception and let her go to first grade for reading and get into the AR program. This was wonderful because we don't want to skip our daughter a grade but we do want her to stay challenged and it is very hard to achieve both in public schools a lot of times. The teachers are wonderful here, they have exceeded our expectations! The principal is very good as well and has even started calling parents personally just to tell them their children are doing very well. I would say without a doubt it's the best public school in the district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2005

In many respects, Garden Heights is a stand-out school. Great parental support, several stellar teachers, a positive learning environment... My children are all very happy there and are thriving academically. My biggest beef is the lack of really challenging math subject matter for the accelerated students. In some cases, the cirriculum is so simplistic that my kids have been very bored, breezing through weekly homework packets and complaining that the only interesting thing about school is the one day per week pull-out program for gifted children. I know I'm not alone in this concern. If you're lucky enough to get them, however, there are a few teachers who seem to be able to tweak the cirriculum enough that all children are challenged. Overall, we're very happy with the school.
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Posted November 9, 2004

This school is the best that either one of my kids has ever attened. They both have been out of state and attened other schools. They both have excelled with their education.
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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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
60%

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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
31%
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 Students62%
Female67%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Low income38%
Not low income81%
Special educationn/a
Not special education69%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female79%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic67%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income62%
Not low income84%
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
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%
Female49%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Low income48%
Not low income56%
Special educationn/a
Not special education56%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students69%
Female73%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic64%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Low income62%
Not low income74%
Special educationn/a
Not special education71%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students63%
Female70%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic54%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Low income55%
Not low income68%
Special educationn/a
Not special education67%
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 Students65%
Female68%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic47%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Low income46%
Not low income73%
Special educationn/a
Not special education68%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female93%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic84%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Low income79%
Not low income91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students78%
Female78%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic59%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Low income63%
Not low income85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
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 58% 60%
Hispanic 35% 20%
Two or more races 4% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 7%
Black 1% 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 15%N/A8%
Special education 110%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 246%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 14N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 60%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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  • Kristi Hofheins

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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707 East Nelson Rd
Moses Lake, WA 98837
Phone: (509) 766-2651

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