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Otis Orchards Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 66 students

 

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Posted September 26, 2013

I have been so happy with the improvements I've seen in my son who just started 2nd grade here at Otis. Unlike his last school, I don't have to battle him to go to go. He wants to be there! The principal, staff, teachers, and nurse are all so nice and genuinely care for your child. This is nice especially since my son has asthma. A new school and moving can be a lot for a kid but I am SO happy he is attending Otis Orchards.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2011

I am so impressed with the principal and the staff. Ms. Savall knows every child's name and has extremely high behavioral and academic expectations for all students. She works well with the community and has rallied their sujpport. All but one fifth grade teacher works hard to see that all students succeed. The PTSA is involved and reasonalbe with their requests and activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2011

My daughter is thriving at this school like she has at no other. She is special needs and has always been made to feel welcome. I love her teachers and the princapl.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2011

I am disappointed that this school. Bullying has been a problem not only for my child but for his friends as well, however the need for staff to be politically correct is more important than our children. They also offer no help for advanced students and place them in classes with poorly performing students to bring up the class scores so teachers don't get in trouble. Children only receive time with the teacher if they are behind. It is a nice school and the class sizes are good but I have been very disappointed in the quality and the staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2009

I feel this school is ill equip to handle children with disabilities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2008

Otis is an awesome school! The teachers show compassion and embrace the community.
—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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
69%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
37%
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 59% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/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.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students61%
Female58%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Low income61%
Not low income62%
Special education8%
Not special education72%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female78%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Low income67%
Not low income79%
Special education33%
Not special education81%
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 Students75%
Female77%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income70%
Not low income81%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students75%
Female87%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income67%
Not low income85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students83%
Female97%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Low income79%
Not low income89%
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 Students68%
Female72%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Low income54%
Not low income81%
Special educationn/a
Not special education69%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female84%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Low income58%
Not low income94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students75%
Female78%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Low income69%
Not low income81%
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 Students82%
Female81%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Low income69%
Not low income96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students69%
Female65%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Low income52%
Not low income88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education74%
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 84% 60%
Hispanic 7% 20%
American Indian/Alaska Native 4% 2%
Two or more races 4% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 7%
Black 0% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 11%N/A8%
Special education 122%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 255%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 13N/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 70%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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  • Suzanne Savall

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22000 East Wellesley Ave
Otis Orchards, WA 99027
Phone: (509) 924-9823

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