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Alpac Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 493 students

 

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8 reviews of this school


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Posted November 25, 2013

This school is great! I love the Walk-to-Math, Walk-to-Read programs! They test each student and place each one in a reading and math class based on their level. Love this! It's not all generic. I have two boys that go to this school and both are in the top classes! The teachers are great. Hope it stays this way with the new principle.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

NNo lunchroom, kids eat breakfast outside before the teacher lets them in, teachers send homework home but don't check it, front office lady is clueless and rude. My husband volunteered to help in class and said teacher was very lazy and just handed paper after paper for the kids to work on but didn't check it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2012

The teacher in Alpac very excellent. I and all my family love Alpac school. Thanks Vivian
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2011

This school is horrible!! I switched my kids as soon as I could, the special needs of my daughter where pushed to the side because they didnt wanna do it, now she has an IEP and is doing great! They dont give the kids a normal social hour for lunch they make them eat within 15 min in the classroom, as well as breakfast they must eat within 5 to 10 min before school starts and do it in the classroom as well there is no lunchroom in this school!!! The teachers are un-prepared and totally chaotic. The staff in the office is unfriendly and the principal seems clueless and oblivious to life in general!! Would not recomend this school to my worst enemy!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2007

Alpac is a great school! We struggled at another school in the district to have our son's special needs met with no avail. Alpac actually came to us first within a few weeks of our son's attendance. He now has an IEP in place and is doing wonderfully. The music, library and P.E. programs are top notch. The teachers are caring and involved. The PTA is getting much stronger.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2007

The extra attention my son has gotten in order to catch him up with the other children his age has been nothing but excellent. Most of the teachers truely have your childs best interests at heart. I do agree the lack of socialization during lunch is a problem and have experienced the problems it causes first hand. I do believe that children should be able to be social during lunch and recess. Beyond that the activities and learning are far better then most schools I have seen offer. I would recommend this school for your childs learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2003

This school is the best I've seen. The teachers are top notch. The principal is awesome. I've noticed she knows most of the kids by first name. The programs available are awesome. The parent involvement isn't the greatest. The meals served are beautiful and nutritious. The extra programs (library, music & gym) are great programs! I'm so HAPPY to be a part of this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2003

The school and teachers seem to be over strict, with no lunch room socialization during lunch, a normal break in the day, the children are forced to be extremely quite and do no talking during this time. Focus on Math skills is put on back burners for students in grades lower than 3rd, so a big shock is laid out for students that do not do well in Math when they enter 3rd grade. And there is so much wasted time during class, with breakfast being served, not before school starts at 8:30am but just as school starts giving students time to eat during the beginning of class, wasting the time of other students ready to learn at 9am. The school has some quality teachers, but time is not used to provide an optimal learning experience.


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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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
67%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
74%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
63%

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

All Students68%
Female81%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander60%
Hispanic64%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Low income68%
Not low income71%
Special educationn/a
Not special education70%
Limited English65%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female91%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic79%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Low income72%
Not low income94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English69%
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 Students73%
Female72%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic83%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Low income72%
Not low income73%
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female81%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic92%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Low income68%
Not low income87%
Special educationn/a
Not special education73%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students68%
Female72%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic83%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Low income64%
Not low income80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education70%
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 Students73%
Female73%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asian82%
Asian/Pacific Islander83%
Hispanic64%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income66%
Not low income86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female78%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asian73%
Asian/Pacific Islander75%
Hispanic64%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Low income73%
Not low income76%
Special educationn/a
Not special education74%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students74%
Female73%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asian64%
Asian/Pacific Islander67%
Hispanic68%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Low income66%
Not low income90%
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 52% 63%
Hispanic 22% 18%
Asian 11% 7%
Black 7% 5%
Two or more races 4% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 144%N/A40%
Transitional bilingual 222%N/A8%
Special education 216%N/A13%
Source: 1 NCES, 2010-2011
Source: 2 WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Student-teacher ratio

  This school District averageState average
Students per classroom teacher 16N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 11N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 53%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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310 Milwaukee Blvd North
Pacific, WA 98047
Phone: (253) 931-4976

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