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Grainger Elementary School

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Posted January 6, 2011

Great school with top notch teachers! The curriculum isn't nearly as good as I've gotten in other states, but very pleased with the school and all the staff. They are truly concerned about each student! My kids love it here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2010

In kindergarden my daughter had a teacher I disliked,so did her students,I would avoid getting her as a teacher. My daughter is now in 2nd grade.The other teacher was better. I feel like they could improve the way they teach reading , less sight words! Haven't people learned yet?! Sight words mess people up! Stop teaching them. I learned by phonics only, and by time i was 7 i was reading college level books. Other than tat its an ok school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2008

great school. Pleasant staff. clean facility. very nice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2005

With two children currently attending Virginia Grainger Elementary, we are very happy with the education our children are receiving. I alway know that my children are safe at school and the communication with teachers has been great. The principal, Mr. Radke, is a very positive and motivating school leader. There are many hands on activities used in the classrooms daily. Throughout the year, the school sponsors student performances and other activities to increase parent/community involvement within the school. VG is a great school with an excellent staff and student body.
—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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
65%

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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
28%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
7%
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%
Female48%
Male51%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic29%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Low income31%
Not low income71%
Special education10%
Not special education55%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female78%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic43%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income69%
Not low income86%
Special education30%
Not special education84%
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 Students24%
Female20%
Male32%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic8%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White30%
Low income10%
Not low income44%
Special education0%
Not special education29%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female85%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic31%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Low income64%
Not low income93%
Special education40%
Not special education82%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students53%
Female59%
Male44%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic15%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Low income33%
Not low income82%
Special education20%
Not special education59%
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 Students40%
Female46%
Male35%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic30%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White48%
Low income25%
Not low income62%
Special education8%
Not special education45%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students68%
Female72%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic60%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Low income55%
Not low income87%
Special education31%
Not special education74%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students68%
Female82%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic65%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Low income57%
Not low income84%
Special education15%
Not special education76%
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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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 63% 60%
Hispanic 24% 20%
American Indian/Alaska Native 8% 2%
Two or more races 5% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 7%
Black 0% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 111%N/A8%
Special education 118%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 260%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 17N/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 75%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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  • Dean Radke

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1118 5th St South
Okanogan, WA 98840
Phone: (509) 422-3580

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