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McLane Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 291 students

A rich diverse learning community with a great deal of parental support.

 

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Posted June 10, 2014

This schools says it is very anti - bullying but it's not. Supposedly they have a zero tolerance for it. My daughter was there for half of first grade. It started with the teacher separating her and making her sit at the end of a computer table away from all the other kids by herself for the first 6 weeks because she supposedly "talked too much". My daughter told me other kids would talk and blame it on her. One day she was sent home with a note saying she had hid under a table and cut her bangs with scissors. My kid is really tall for her age. They sat at really short kindergarten sized tables so I don't see how she was able to hide under a table without anyone noticing. My daughter wouldn't talk about the incident and showed signs that there was something wrong (signs she had shown before when she was bullied at a different school). I confronted the teacher about her getting picked on which she adamantly denied was occurring. We ended up moving and switched her to a different school halfway through the year. It was then my daughter revealed that kids would pick on her in line and that the teacher would make her sit on the ground in the classroom if she talked or something.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2013

McLane Elementary School has a diverse student population that represents a true cross-section of Olympia, WA. Our school has approximately 40% low income student families, 20% children with special needs, and 20% English language learners. We have teachers and staff who truly care about our students and parents who work on a daily basis to support their efforts to succeed. Our Parent Teacher Student Organization works hard to build community and limit fundraising activities to areas that will also support learning and fun. $5,000 would allow us to build a strong environmental program for our Pre-Grade 6 students so that they will enter middle school with skills that are ready for the next level.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2012

My son has been at McLane for 3 years. We've had nothing but good experiences with teachers, staff and the principal. The Parent Teacher Student Organization is very involved in ensuring there are many opportunities for the McLane families to have fun and to connect as a community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

My daughter has multiple disabilities and she is accepted and loved at McLane by everyone. It is such a relief to know that everyone is looking out for my daughter, and as a result, she can relax and learn without having to fear other people's negative attitudes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2010

This school is small and affords students a good student to teacher ratio. The programs are well prepared and the teachers show both good academic as well as personal love and caring towards their students.


Posted August 19, 2010

This school is horrible and in more than one way. - Former student years ago


Posted July 22, 2010

My kids who are in College now was students of Mclane, the teachers and the principal was great. Mr. Bird was a great principal. Just to name some of the great teachers Miss Bowers, Mrs.Hamilton,Miss Lilly, Mrs.Moore and of course my youngest 1st grade teacher from last year 2010 Mrs. Mora.Thank you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2010

Ms. Dooley has gone over and above to help my son when he was experiencing behavior problems.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2010

the school is great. the new principal is great. McLane rocks!


Posted September 16, 2009

Things ARE looking up since my last post. The new Principal is exactly what is needed. Already there is new energy and changes for the good. The teachers seem a lot happier and motivated to have new leadership! It is still up to the Parents to get more involved though - Mclane is on its way to being a great school again!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2008

We are new to McLane school but so far we have been happy. The teachers try hard to bring in positive changes. I liked the energy at the Grin assemblies each friday. Schools are all good its what you make of it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2008

McLane has some obvious problems. All of my kids have gone there, and my youngest is still there. Many of the experienced and qualified teachers have departed. But... some positives are the new teaching class they brought on last year, and they have two very exciting male teachers that bring a lot of new, NEEDED, energy. GRIN assemblies are fun and the kids all look forward to them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2008

Mclane Offers so much for the children. Positive support! Engaging the outdoors and the community while incorporating school curriculum. New Teachers, new energy has been brought to Mclane!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2007

McLane has a cheerful staff and a loving principal. However, our eight year old attended school there last year (3rd grade) and we were stunned by what she did not learn. The grade 3 level teaching staff was: uninspiring, combative, lazy and greatly lacking in creativity. We are considering a new school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2007

Mclane has hit rock bottom. Many teachers are simply awaiting retirement and have long since given up on teaching our kids. I truly feel sorry for the few good teachers remaining at Mclane, they have no leadership or support from the administration.The best part about Mclane is pulling your child out!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2005

Overall, we are happy with McLane. However, the special services are pitiful.
—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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
24%
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 Students72%
Female55%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Low income64%
Not low income74%
Special educationn/a
Not special education71%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female80%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Low income46%
Not low income85%
Special educationn/a
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

Math

All Students70%
Female74%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Low income47%
Not low income82%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female81%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Low income67%
Not low income91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students71%
Female78%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Low income53%
Not low income82%
Special educationn/a
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

Math

All Students37%
Female40%
Male33%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White40%
Low income14%
Not low income50%
Special educationn/a
Not special education40%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female80%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Low income57%
Not low income81%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students77%
Female80%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Low income57%
Not low income89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 77% 60%
Hispanic 9% 20%
Two or more races 8% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 7%
Black 2% 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 11%N/A8%
Special education 124%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 237%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 12N/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 75%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Cognitive disability
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Outdoor learning lab
Clubs
  • Recycling club
  • Robotics club

Arts & music

School facilities
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • After school Spanish Enrichment Club
Clubs
  • Foreign language and culture club

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
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School basics

School start time
  • 9:00 am
School end time
  • 3:25 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Joseph Bremgartner
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (360) 596-6601

Programs

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Cognitive disability
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
Foreign languages taught
  • After school Spanish Enrichment Club

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • McLane Forest Trust
  • McLane P.T.S.O.
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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Foreign language and culture club
  • Recycling club
  • Robotics club
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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200 Delphi Rd SW
Olympia, WA 98502
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Phone: (360) 596-6600

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