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Larson Heights Elementary School

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Posted November 4, 2009

Larson Heights is blessed with an amazing set of teachers who really love their students and know how to teach each of them at the level they need. I have three boys enrolled here and each of their teachers has gone above and beyond to meet their individual needs to be challenged and motivated in their learning. The principal is terrific to work with and is so encouraging to the students. I am grateful to have my children taught here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2007

The teachers, classes, extracurricular is great. The new principal however is not.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2004

Larson Heights has one of the best speech programs. Jody Armstrong is very good and patient with the students. My son is a kindergardner and he can't wait utill tuesday's for when he gets to see Jody. The K-1 program is also very good. My son can never wait till the weekend is over so that he can go back to school. The office staff and Mr. Finney are all very polite. Mrs.Collier and Mrs. Lundeen are also very good teachers. They are both there when you have questions on how your child is doing in there classes. I choose for my son to come to this school for the programs that are offered and cause of the speech program.
—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.

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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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
73%

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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
33%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
42%

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

All Students49%
Female38%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White36%
Low income45%
Not low incomen/a
Special education9%
Not special education60%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students60%
Female55%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic44%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Low income57%
Not low incomen/a
Special education18%
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 Students64%
Female75%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income60%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education70%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students70%
Female82%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic63%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income67%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students56%
Female75%
Male32%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic42%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Low income53%
Not low incomen/a
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

Math

All Students36%
Female31%
Male41%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic31%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White33%
Low income29%
Not low incomen/a
Special education0%
Not special education46%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students47%
Female45%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic38%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White52%
Low income41%
Not low incomen/a
Special education25%
Not special education52%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students40%
Female35%
Male45%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic31%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White38%
Low income33%
Not low incomen/a
Special education0%
Not special education50%
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 48% 60%
Hispanic 43% 20%
Two or more races 5% 6%
Black 3% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 7%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 116%N/A8%
Special education 115%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 291%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 16N/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 72%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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  • Eric Johnson

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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700 Lindberg Ln
Moses Lake, WA 98837
Phone: (509) 766-2655

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