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Edward Zeiger Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 104 students

 

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Posted June 17, 2014

We have been here for 2 school years now and love it. The staff is great and all the teachers that our children have had have been wonderful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2013

This is a great school. My children (K5 & 3rd grade) excelled at Zeiger and we really miss it after relocating. Wish we could bring the school with us! Office staff treats you like family and you are never a bother to them, whether you are or not. :) Great teachers who are kind to students and work hard to see them excell in their school work. You can walk the halls of this school and see by the time spent on bulletin boards and hanging up art work that the staff cares about their students. This is how every school should operate. Huge round of applause!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2011

Love, love, love this school! As a military family, I was concerned with my child's integration into the school. Found Zeiger to be very warm and friendly along with meeting my child's needs both emotionally and academically. Lots of opportunity for parental involvement and extra curricular activities for the children. Will be sad to leave the school when we have to move.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2008

What a great school! My son has attended Zeiger for 2 years and we are very happy with it. Mr. Brouillet, the principal, is a wonderful leader. The teachers are warm, caring and competent. This school has a strong PTA program and heavy parent involvement which means lots of extra opportunities for the kids and staff. While no situaltion is 100% perfect all the time, overall our family has had a very positive experience at Zeiger Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2008

I am in love with this school. Im very upset that I have to leave next year. I belive that the students are all very bright people and I really adore the teachers and the staff. Everybody is so kind, all of the students even know the janitors name! We learn to be kind to everyone early on.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 18, 2006

.Zeiger is a wonderful school with great parent involvement and a 0.very successful PTA. The teachers are caring and dedicated to teaching our children . Zeiger is a safe and positive atmosphere for the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2006

My kids loved this school when they were there, but when we moved north their new school determined that not one of them was reading at grade level. No one at Zeiger had ever mentioned that to me as an issue. They all talked about how nice the kids are. It's my job to instill manners, it's the schools job to TEACH.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2006

The Zeiger school has really made progress in their reading and currently math programs. The reading program is much better and the math program is no longer just photo copies of several different booklets. They have invested in a curriculum for the students that is fun. They also divide students into groups so they can progress and learn at their level with 4 different math groups per grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2005

My daughter has had a great learning experience through her year in kindergarten. The staff is friendly, encouraging and communicate very well. Every day my daughter comes home from school, I am amazed at what she has learned.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2004

This school is GREAT! my 3 children went there. Sammy loved it! Great thanks to Mrs.williomson. (sorry if i spelled it wrong) She was very good. Now Sammy is at Firgrove and she hates it. Eveyone should go here and not there. its horrible. Here at Zeiger eveyone is treated the same respectfully. I love it there and i hope Sammy can come to Zeiger in the year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2004

I think Brian Fox is a tremendous principal! He is definitely kid-oriented, always talking to them with respect - and always maintaining control of them in assemblies and such with greatness! I feel lucky that my two children are able to attend this fine school. Also - this school has a wonderful deaf and hard of hearing program! I love the fact that those children are treated as equals, and are not treated 'special' just because of their needs - they are treated as equals, and I love that. This school has made my children become better children because of this program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2004

Four of my six kids grew up in Zeiger, and we always loved the school while we were there. Last year we moved to Bellevue, to a wonderful school district. Come to find out, three of my girls could barely read and one was two full grade levels behind. No one at Zeiger had ever done anything about it, just threw up their hands and told us the kids were 'so nice.'
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2004

This school is horrible. It looks nice because it's new, but the way students are treated by the teachers is horrible. The only time I've heard more sarcasm is in a Seinfeld show. I don't think kids need to be demeaned in that way. I took my child out after watching her self-esteem diminish to nothing. She never learned any new skills and would make up some excuse or another not to go to school. I wrestled with the decision until this last incident. I went to pick her up after school and was told my daughter was reported absent. My husband took her to school that morning. Come to find out she was in the classroom the whole time, but the damage had been done. Who watches my child when she's in school? I was told she is so quiet she gets missed. In a classroom of 16 children?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2003

I've had children attending this school for 3 years now. My initial impression of the school was very positive, but after being a semi-involved mom with the school PTA and a helper in the classroom I must confirm that this is an excellent school. Teaching styles have really changed over the years and its definitley for the better. Kudos need to go to the dedicated principal and staff at Zeiger Ele. Thank you for a wonderful, safe, fun, and cooperative place for my children to be educated at.
—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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
87%

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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
70%

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 59% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
79%

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

All Students71%
Female69%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic53%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Low income64%
Not low income77%
Special education19%
Not special education80%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female82%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic53%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Low income68%
Not low income76%
Special education13%
Not special education83%
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 Students65%
Female65%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asian82%
Asian/Pacific Islander82%
Hispanic32%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Low income53%
Not low income73%
Special education42%
Not special education69%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female84%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian82%
Asian/Pacific Islander82%
Hispanic69%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Low income79%
Not low income85%
Special education50%
Not special education87%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students68%
Female71%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asian82%
Asian/Pacific Islander82%
Hispanic42%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Low income61%
Not low income73%
Special education33%
Not special education73%
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%
Female61%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanic20%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Low income53%
Not low income67%
Special educationn/a
Not special education64%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female84%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic80%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Low income72%
Not low income86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students74%
Female77%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Low income58%
Not low income81%
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

Math

All Students75%
Female76%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asian87%
Asian/Pacific Islander87%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Low income68%
Not low income79%
Special education0%
Not special education83%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female85%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian87%
Asian/Pacific Islander87%
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Low income73%
Not low income86%
Special education18%
Not special education88%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 61% 60%
Hispanic 13% 20%
Two or more races 11% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 7%
Black 5% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 14%N/A8%
Special education 114%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 230%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 79%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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  • Gym
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  • C Crawford

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13008 94th Ave East
Puyallup, WA 98373
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