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Hidden Creek Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 552 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted April 28, 2014

We really love hidden creek. We have had great teachers and the PTA really works hard.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2013

This school, I believe is the best school for the children to attend. The teachers and staff absolutely love the children, and they go out of their way to help the children learn. My son has benefited so much from this school. He is excited every single day to attend this school, to see one of his favorite people, his recess teacher, ( Ms. Suzy) . He is a very shy boy, but she is able to get him to come out of his shell. I can't thank her enough for the care she has shown my son these past three school years. Thank you Hidden Creek!!! Amazing teachers and staff + excited children = happy mommy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2013

We are a military family and we love this school. Teachers and Staff are excellent! A warm, personable, and caring atmosphere for children to learn in. The principal is very involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 28, 2012

Really excellent school! The principal, teachers, staff , PTA go above and beyond for the kids and families at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2012

Excellent school! The teachers actually care about students. The PTA is very involved. They raised funds for the 6th grade to go to camp which lessened the burden on families. The principal is very involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2010

My 2 kids attendedthis school for 2 years and they love it. We are however relocating to DC for my husbands job. Ms. Fletcher, with your style, Shane is more motivated to do his homework. Mr. Listoe, thanks for listening to our concerns. Ms. Chamberlain, you're really an 'ace' teacher. Ms. Leegard, Lausanne never wanted to miss her class. You are a 'dear teacher' to her. Ms. Works, thanks for working with Lausanne and making her recess really fun. To Hidden Creek, a job well done!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

I love the school because two of my grandchildren attend. The school has a marvelous computers on wheels program


Posted March 26, 2008

So we are almost at the end of 3rd grade now (coming here at the end of 2nd grade) and this year was much better. This teacher (Ms. Lindberg, can I say that?) is absolutely wonderful! Very on top of things and very demanding in all aspects. She knows what these children are capable of and excepts no less which I think is how all teachers should be. She also makes sure that ALL kids use MANNERS which is something that parents don't seem to teach their children these days. My child is extremely happy with her teacher this year, I hope for a great 4th grade teacher!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2008

My daughters first year at Hidden Creek Elementary has been a wonderful learning experience and know time given to bullying and harrasment, frankly that is a breath of fresh air. Her grade point average went from struggeling at her old school to honor role at Hidden Creek. I knew that my daughter was smart and Hidden Creek helped me prove that to her. Thank you to the best 6th grade teacher ever. I definitly recomend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2007

We've been very impressed with this school. My daughter gets up every morning and is eager to get to school (not the case in her last school). The teachers are very nurturing, yet they still push them academically. I would recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2007

I am not impressed with this school. They only focus on the lowest kid in the class. They wonder why so many children are causing problems and becoming bored in class. Teachers want to be the students friends and not do their job. They send too much work home instead of teaching in the class! I am not impressed at all!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2007

I think the only good thing about this school was my sons third grade teacher everything else is just horrible they were just horrible to my family and I will never refer anyone to go to that school ever.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 2, 2007

Hidden Creek Elementary is a great school! The curriculum is delivered using both traditional and new teaching techniques and expanded by incorporating technology, creativity and caring into the daily structure. All the staff seems to work as a cooperative team focused on the children and their quality of education. The PTA is also very active and very involved with volunteer programs, fund raising activities and the sponsoring of family interactive events. From: an grateful parent_
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2005

Great school!!! Would highly recommend it. It has made many positive changes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2005

I have had three children go to this school. My oldest from Kindergarten through six grade. The staff is wonderful, excellent teachers, the music teacher she is wonderful. My kids and I have really enjoyed this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2005

2nd worst school in Port Orchard!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2005

Both of my kids have attended Hidden Creek and I know it's a wonderful school. The teachers really care about the kids and their grades and the PTA works hard to raise money for extras and does a great job of planning, organizing and operating the Family Fun nights. The amount of parent involvement is wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2004

Both of my daughter's have gone through Hidden Creek Elementary School. The teacher's and Administrator's were top notch, and always seemed to care about bringing each child to their full learning ability. Each child is given an opportunity to learn and grow in a Positive way!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2004

The staff at Hidden Creek are not focused on the children. If you want a school where your 'busy' boy can grow, take him to EPO or Mullenix Ridge instead. The higher test scores at those schools back up my position.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2004

I think that this school has a wonderful caring staff that truly wants the best for your child. They care and want to make sure your child is a sucess in elementary life. I have had nothing but great things with this school!
—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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
26%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
78%
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 Students70%
Female72%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic90%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Low income65%
Not low income74%
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students75%
Female87%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic80%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Low income70%
Not low income80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education82%
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%
Female74%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic64%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Low income52%
Not low income90%
Special education20%
Not special education88%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female86%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic82%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Low income68%
Not low income90%
Special education60%
Not special education86%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students72%
Female82%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic64%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Low income65%
Not low income76%
Special education40%
Not special education79%
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 Students79%
Female86%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic82%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Low income77%
Not low income81%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female86%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic73%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Low income87%
Not low income80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students74%
Female81%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic82%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Low income72%
Not low income76%
Special educationn/a
Not special education77%
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 Students63%
Female73%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic67%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Low income47%
Not low income76%
Special education17%
Not special education71%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students66%
Female78%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic60%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Low income47%
Not low income80%
Special education25%
Not special education72%
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 72% 60%
Hispanic 13% 20%
Two or more races 9% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Black 0% 5%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 11%N/A8%
Special education 114%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 238%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 17N/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 69%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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5455 Converse Rd SE
Port Orchard, WA 98367
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