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Terrace Park School

Public | K-6 | 37 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted June 9, 2014

This school has great potential. The challenge teachers in 1st, 2nd and 5th grade are amazing! 3rd and 4th grade challenge was not so great. The school is lacking in the feeling of community and family events. PTA does as much as they can and really puts on some good events and supports the teachers, but they do not get much support from the majority of parents or staff. Parent involvement is very lacking and not having a room parent or some sort of class parent program has been frustrating. We have experienced a very big communication problem most years we have been at this school. I wish this school had a warmer, more involved, community feeling. It has not been the elementary school experience I wanted or thought I was getting for my kids. The education portion has been fairly good, but the other aspects of elementary school are lacking.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2012

We've been with Terrace Park for 9 years now, first with my son and now my daughter will be in 5th grade next year. Every teacher has been great at communicating with me about academic concerns and any behavior issues and helping me by working together to find the best solutions. The staff are some of my favorite people, always friendly and helpful. The PTA over the years has always had strong leadership and a good support system of parent volunteers. I have loved it and will miss everyone dearly when my daughter goes to middle school. Luckily I still get two more years at this school!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

Terrace Park is a great community school, with involved parents, inspired teachers, and great kids. Their Challenge Program is fantastic, and really gives the kids an extra boost to their education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

Terrace Park is a fantastic school with wonderful teachers that truly care about their students. The curriculum and attention is superior to other schools in the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2009

Diversity - traditional program-gifted program-life skills all housed in one - I don't think you will easily find such a wide range of different interest and demographics all thriving effectively together and supporting each other's differences; Hard working parent volunteers - staff - students. Environmentally designed school with native plants and rain water capture.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2009

Great staff, involved parents, high standards, diverse student body...what more could you ask for in a school. Terrace Park has been exactly what my two daughters needed. It is head and shoulders above the other schools that they have attended.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2009

Terrace Park has a great playground built with the financial support of the community and families. The highly capables program and teachers are fantastic.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2009

Terrace Park is a wonderful school, the teachers really create and foster a warm and safe place for the kids to spend their days.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2009

Terrace Park is the best school. My daughter has attended others, but we have never been at a place with such supportive, wonderful and gifted staff. From the principal, the teachers and the support staff. Their ultimate goal is quality education and environment for every student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2009

We have the best school in the district!!! With teachers who really care!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2009

Can't beat it...I drive my kids to and from every day because we are out of the area but I want them to go to the best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

Terrace Park has the most diverse group of students. We are proud and celebrate our multicultural backgrounds. Terrace Park is currently of the of highest enrolled elementary schools in the Edmonds School District.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2009

We've been really happy with Terrace Park Challenge Program. We were very sad to see the middle school program close at this school, but the the 1-6 grade Challenge Program for Highly Capable kids has been fantastic. Great teachers, great staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2005

We found the Middle School sorely lacking in preparation for high school. Teachers not really qualified for upper level instruction.
—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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
56%
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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
17%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
56%
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 Students54%
Female54%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White46%
Low income41%
Not low income62%
Special educationn/a
Not special education59%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students68%
Female79%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Low income67%
Not low income69%
Special educationn/a
Not special education73%
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 Students38%
Female58%
Male25%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White40%
Low income36%
Not low income41%
Special education9%
Not special education47%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students64%
Female79%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Low income60%
Not low income68%
Special education18%
Not special education78%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students38%
Female58%
Male25%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White40%
Low income32%
Not low income45%
Special educationn/a
Not special education44%
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%
Female40%
Male33%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White37%
Low income39%
Not low income35%
Special educationn/a
Not special education39%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students75%
Female60%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Low income62%
Not low income83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students53%
Female53%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White53%
Low income39%
Not low income61%
Special educationn/a
Not special education55%
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 Students46%
Female41%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic33%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Low income39%
Not low income57%
Special educationn/a
Not special education48%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students61%
Female72%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income55%
Not low income70%
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

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 49% 60%
Hispanic 20% 20%
Two or more races 15% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 7%
Black 5% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 113%N/A8%
Special education 112%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 242%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 10N/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 66%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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5409 228th St SW
Mtlk Terrace, WA 98043
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