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Julia Butler Hansen Elementary School

Public | K-5

 
 

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3 stars

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2011:
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Posted June 17, 2014

Amazing and dedicated teachers. Many great opportunities here for kids from Chess Club to Dance Class. My son thrived at Hansen!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2011

I went here from Kindergarten to 5th grade and I thought this school was great! I got really good grades and I never misbehaved. Then I had to move to Roosevelt and my grades started dropping and I was getting in trouble. I actually find it funny that some people think the staff at this school "ignored" their students, because that definitely wasn't the case for me!


Posted September 27, 2011

If you are LUCKY enough to get one of the good teachers (about 1/2 the staff), you might get a good education for your child. If, however, you get one of the MANY duds, good luck to you! The principal is beyond useless, and no one at the school or the district will do anything to help you. You and your child will be belittled and marginalized, and you will be stonewalled at every turn. It is also a very insular community, and does not welcome change. I was one of the lucky parents whose kid had good teachers, but I know so many parents who have had terrible problems. Most ended up leaving the school because nothing was done about the situations.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2011

This is a terrible school. You need to parent teach every evening to supplement what the child is not understanding. I sat in on some classes where a gifted student constantly challenged the accuracy of his teacher. She made many mistakes in both math and spelling. Children are ignored if they are 'bad'. Hansen doesn't want to be bothered with special needs students, so instead of educating, they ignore or punish the child and demean the parents. Two children were transferred [from the same classroom] to different schools. The school district needs to take notice!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2011

Not a bad school but needs to stop the liberal brainwashing. One Evergreen collage is enough.


Posted April 27, 2011

My two daughters loved to go to that school . They have excellent , kind and caring teacher who want the best for each child. They have great programs and staff members who help children to whom English is the second or third language. They have skilled educaters who help children who need a little extra help with reading. The enviroment is clean and friendly. I recomment this school highly!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2011

This is NOT a good school to send your child. I have heard from other parents and have had the experience myself that they have a ZERO tolerance for children that have special needs such as epileptic seizures, autism, etc. Also having any type of complaint about the care of your child or that they may need to improve on community events to include all, will be met with indifference, coldness, and in my case a teachers personal revenge. Beware of this school, it is a close knit click of something that resembles my recollections of Germany in the 1930s and 40s.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

Hansen is a great school to work and teach at. We care greatly about our students and the parent community.
—Submitted by a teacher


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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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
57%

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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
40%
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 Students63%
Female60%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Low income52%
Not low income72%
Special education58%
Not special education65%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female81%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Low income77%
Not low income84%
Special education58%
Not special education88%
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 Students67%
Female63%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asian72%
Asian/Pacific Islander72%
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Low income57%
Not low income74%
Special education40%
Not special education75%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female80%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian89%
Asian/Pacific Islander89%
Hispanic80%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Low income78%
Not low income90%
Special education55%
Not special education93%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students57%
Female65%
Male49%
Blackn/a
Asian50%
Asian/Pacific Islander50%
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Low income51%
Not low income60%
Special education50%
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 Students78%
Female76%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian91%
Asian/Pacific Islander83%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Low income57%
Not low income87%
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female84%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian73%
Asian/Pacific Islander75%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Low income61%
Not low income89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students85%
Female89%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian73%
Asian/Pacific Islander67%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Low income78%
Not low income87%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
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 61% 60%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 13% 7%
Two or more races 11% 6%
Hispanic 10% 20%
Black 4% 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 111%N/A8%
Special education 120%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 239%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 14N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 16N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 54%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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1919 Rd Sixty Five NW
Olympia, WA 98502
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