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Scootney Springs Elementary School

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Posted October 7, 2010

Our schools here in Othello are not up to standard and it's sad that every year we all receive the Othello school district "VISION" report and see that we are NOT making adequate yearly progress, but we sit back and accept this?? Why?? doesn't anyone care about making a change around here?? WOW
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2007

Scootney Springs is a great school with a dedicated staff, well disciplined students and high test scores compared to schools with similar demographics. Scootney made AYP this year!
—Submitted by an administrator


Posted January 17, 2007

I am very disappointed with this school. Their attempts to incorporate the HiCaps class for these students was a good thought but the same students stay in the group each year, and are rarely challenged beyond just introducing harder text. The leadership needs a drastic change.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2006

We have lost excellent teachers and i fear we will be loosing more very soon. The no child left behind law 'is' leaving a lot of children behind. This law needs to be eliminated. In our area it is the white kids who are being left behind because no one wants to 'offend' someone else. My hispanic friends even complain about this. And the school lunches are absolutely discusseding. Everything is pre-prossecced/deep fryed. Unhealthy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2006

Scootney Springs is trying. We are the top-rated school in our district of 3 elementary schools, however, we are struggling. We have a very high Hispanic population, instead of embracing this culture and using this to our advantage, we seem to always be one step behind, playing catch-up. Spanish is not integrated into our curriculum until Jr High OR High School, we have eliminated ALL honors classes in Jr. High, we have one advance placement college class in high school. We 'teach to the WASL' with the emphasis being on math and reading. We do not have art, science, history, social studies, or keyboarding/computer skills on a regular basis on the elementary levels. Our teachers want to teach, but are not allowed outside of the strict curriculum. One factor, is the grants that we have locked ourselves into and the lack of parent volunteerism school-wide.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2005

Scootney Springs Elementary is a great school with extremely dedicated teachers. It offers standards based curriculum and test scores are going up consistently across grade levels. Music, physical education, library, and computer lab classes are available to students. When you walk into Scootney Springs, you can feel the positiveness in the atmosphere. Kids come first and this idea is demonstated by administrators, teachers, educational assistants, etc. There are wonderful parents at Scootney who consistently help with many different facets of the school and children, but of course, many more parents are always needes. I can think of a better school for my children. You cannot go wrong.
—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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
58%
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

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
50%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
50%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
50%

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 Students49%
Female49%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic42%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income43%
Not low income75%
Special educationn/a
Not special education53%
Limited English13%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students59%
Female64%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic54%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income54%
Not low income81%
Special educationn/a
Not special education66%
Limited English30%
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 Students49%
Female48%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic41%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Low income42%
Not low income77%
Special education0%
Not special education57%
Limited English29%
Migrant36%

Reading

All Students75%
Female79%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic69%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Low income68%
Not low income100%
Special education40%
Not special education81%
Limited English56%
Migrant64%

Writing

All Students38%
Female46%
Male32%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic30%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Low income30%
Not low income65%
Special education10%
Not special education42%
Limited English15%
Migrant0%
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 Students65%
Female67%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic57%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Low income61%
Not low income78%
Special education20%
Not special education73%
Limited English38%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students68%
Female70%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic61%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Low income61%
Not low income89%
Special education70%
Not special education68%
Limited English19%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students47%
Female45%
Male49%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic35%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Low income41%
Not low income67%
Special education20%
Not special education52%
Limited English13%
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
Hispanic 82% 20%
White 17% 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 135%N/A8%
Special education 110%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 278%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 9N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 66%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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  • Gary Street

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695 South 14th Ave
Othello, WA 99344
Phone: (509) 488-9625

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