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Hiawatha Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 612 students

 

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Posted March 4, 2007

Hiawatha has a growing problem. Because of the leadership in this school they can not keep experienced teachers. In 2001-2002, 62.5% of the teachers at Hiawatha had at least a Master's Degree this has dropped to 51.5% in 2005. For the new 2006-2007 school year 14 new teachers had to be hired. This is not because of high minority or poverty rates (many of the teachers leaving had worked their for over 20 years), this is because the teachers can no longer agree with what the leadership is forcing them to do to students on a daily basis. The school is not doing what is developmentally or emotionally right for children.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 25, 2005

Hiawatha is an excellent school! Many children have gone through the school system in Othello, and Hiawatha is really going out there as the number one school for making growth. Kids love the principal, the staff, and are learning daily. Hiawatha is focused on reading and math, which is great! The reading scores are really on the rise and the programs they are using are great! The music program is excellent! Parents are involved in the school, but as a parent, it would always be nice to see more! Go Hiawatha!
—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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
38%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
37%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
44%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
35%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
49%

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

All Students52%
Female50%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Low income50%
Not low income64%
Special educationn/a
Not special education52%
Limited English43%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students48%
Female53%
Male43%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic44%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Low income46%
Not low income64%
Special educationn/a
Not special education48%
Limited English38%
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 Students63%
Female56%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic60%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Low income56%
Not low income93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education69%
Limited English32%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students52%
Female59%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Low income46%
Not low income79%
Special educationn/a
Not special education53%
Limited English16%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students48%
Female65%
Male33%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic45%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Low income44%
Not low income64%
Special educationn/a
Not special education50%
Limited English24%
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 Students42%
Female43%
Male41%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic41%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income40%
Not low income55%
Special educationn/a
Not special education45%
Limited English22%
Migrant36%

Reading

All Students31%
Female37%
Male26%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic33%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income30%
Not low income36%
Special educationn/a
Not special education34%
Limited English8%
Migrant27%

Science

All Students33%
Female38%
Male28%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic32%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income29%
Not low income55%
Special educationn/a
Not special education36%
Limited English11%
Migrant36%
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
Hispanic 93% 20%
White 7% 60%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 7%
Black 0% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 6%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 160%N/A8%
Special education 18%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 293%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 20N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 10N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 43%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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  • Scott Pass

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506 North 7th Ave
Othello, WA 99344
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