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Newcastle Elementary School

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5 stars

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2011:
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Posted April 28, 2014

Parental & community support is phenomenal at Newcastle Elementary. Teachers are dedicated, highly competent and compassionate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2013

Great great great School. This is our first year in Newcastle Elementary. great community, supportive and super great teachers. My daughter doesn't want to come home. She is absolutly loving it. We heard alot about this school from family friend and we moved to this area just for Newcastle school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2012

Newcastle Elementary excels at providing a rigorous and enriching learning environment to children. We are thrilled with the quality of education, staff and community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2011

Great school! Last year was our first at Newcastle, but I can't say enough anout the teachers, parents and community. If you can, move to Newcastle! Very few places in the state can you get this quality education as when as diversity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2011

My child is finishing up kindergarten this year in a full-day program. She started out as a half-day kindergartener for 2 months prior to getting off the waiting list. I have been impressed by both classes. There is a good balance of real learning, fun incorporated into learning, and fun. My daughter is also in the after school program and does the Mary Art class as well--all things she enjoys. She reading simple books now and it's only April, so I'm very pleased with the school. Having gone to Ivy League schools myself, my standards are pretty high, and I have to say that the quality of teaching and programs is great. Often I feel like this is more like a private school than public.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2011

Newcastle Elementary is amazing! My son was enrolled from the very inception of the school and 7 years later my daughter is in the 4th grade there. We have only had the most positive and enriching experiences at Newcastle Elem. The teaching staff is top quality and the education specialists, especially the music and phys. ed teachers are unparalleled. Truly a special academic experience!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2010

Newcastle Elementary is an amazing school, comprised of teachers who really connect individually with the students so that each student can grow academically and socially. My son is now in 5th grade and is the last of my children in the school, i will miss the environment of caring and achievement that Newcastle Elementary provides.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2010

Amazing teachers, great staff, engaged families, and supportive community - everything you could home for!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2010

The school staff do exceptional work with our students. My son loves to go to school. We have an exceptional building and the programs that are available are excellent. We moved to this area because I wanted to me a part of this school. The issaquah school district in general is above the average "norm". I am greatful to be a part of this district. Newcastle Elementary goes above and beyond to ensure our children have the best education possible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2010

Great teachers, great community involvment and support
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2010

I am new to this school this year. So far, it has been such an incredibly positive experience. The energy of the staff and parents make this community an outstanding place to be! I LLLLLOVE it here!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 12, 2010

I love the teachers, the variety in the curriculum, the music program, the playground, the clean building, the strong parent support. I could go on and on.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2010

Just all around everything about it is perfect for my kids, and their future!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2010

A great facility staffed with the best teachers who really care for the kids. And the PTSA is fabulous. They do so much for the children - we love this school!


Posted November 11, 2010

Great education, caring teachers and staff and a very active parent base.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2010

Great community, encourages parental involvement, activities, committed teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2010

We have a close knit community where everyone seems to have a common interest of the children. We strive to do all we can at Newcastle Elementary to help the kids get a quality education whether it be through parent volunteers helping in the classroom or raising money to supply the school with tools or equiptment to better our kids education. We also have some fantastic teachers and specialists with amazing ideas to keep the kids interested in learning. I couldn't imagine my kids going anywhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2010

Newcastle Elementary is a fantastic school with wonderful teachers that truly care about their students!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2010

The teachers are fabulous and the parent involvement is phenomenal. Students have an opportunity to learn in a supportive, caring enviroment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2010

The teachers are the best. They really care about the kids& want to make learning a fun expirence for them. The school community is also wonderful.
—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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
49%
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 Students83%
Female81%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian90%
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Low incomen/a
Not low income84%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female96%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian86%
Asian/Pacific Islander86%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Low incomen/a
Not low income88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
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 Students87%
Female85%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian88%
Asian/Pacific Islander88%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Low incomen/a
Not low income89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female85%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian92%
Asian/Pacific Islander92%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Low incomen/a
Not low income89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students89%
Female88%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian88%
Asian/Pacific Islander89%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Low incomen/a
Not low income91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
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 Students78%
Female71%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian82%
Asian/Pacific Islander75%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Low incomen/a
Not low income82%
Special education20%
Not special education85%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female83%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian82%
Asian/Pacific Islander79%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low incomen/a
Not low income83%
Special education20%
Not special education90%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students80%
Female79%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian82%
Asian/Pacific Islander75%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Low incomen/a
Not low income83%
Special education30%
Not special education86%
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 59% 60%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 27% 7%
Hispanic 6% 20%
Two or more races 5% 6%
Black 2% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 15%N/A8%
Special education 16%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 27%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 8N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 68%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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8440 136th Ave SE
Newcastle, WA 98059
Phone: (425) 837-5800

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