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John J. Audubon Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 560 students

 
 

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Posted December 2, 2012

Audubon is a decent school. Nothing amazing. Some highlights: Many of the teachers are good and try to go a good job teaching the kids. And both of my kids like it there. The principal is invisible and doesn't provide any leadership. At the start of the year picnic when my kids were starting their second year at the school, we got our food, sat at a picnic table and talked to some parents. When the lady who sat quiet and apart at the corner of the table left, I asked my daughter who that was. She told me it was the principal! That was the first time I had ever seen her! She didn't ask us anything at all! There are virtually no scheduled art classes at the school. The teachers try to get volunteer parents to have an art project once every few weeks. The kids sorely miss art. The school has an extra short day every Wednesday. That complicates every parent's weekly schedule. Why not even it out? My daughter had her WA State exams a month before the end of the school year. Guess what she did the rest of the year? Nothing! The school schedules conferences during school times, letting students get out early each day. Everyone's schedule is messed up the entire week.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2008

Audubon has improved dramatically over the past year. Not only in moral (new Principal Karen Dickens has brought a new perspective and energy to the school) but also academically. Audubon had top district scores in Math and Science on the 2007-2008 school year WASL results. The parent involvement and the energetic and enthusiastic PTSA at Audubon has made this a rich learning environment along with a sense of community that is hard to replicate. Audubon will only continue to shine brighter in the coming years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2008

Audubon is climbing out of a slump during which the former principal utilized a top-down, micro-managing style with staff and a 'guilty until proven innocent' disciplinary style with the students. The current rinciipal, Karen Dickens, is improving morale and environment quality. The curriculum is geared toward the standardized tests, teachers do not have much control over theri curricuculum. Student interaction styel has been fairly agrgresive adn bullying has been overlooked.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2007

Audubon has been a fabulous environment for my daughter to learn and flourish. The principal is very involved and knows many children's names. The PTSA has wonderful extracurricular activities and fundraising opportunities to get to know the community families. We are very impressed with the curriculum and the pace of the learning environment. The teachers are great communicators using more and more web-based venues with quick responses. My child's teacher is truly interested in her progress and has great classroom control. They offer science, art, soccer, karate afterschool through PTSA fundraising. I think the score of 9 out of 10 is well earned and validated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2006

Good teachers, Good learning enviorment, Principal is not very connected with the students
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 10, 2006

Caring teachers and staff. Good ELL program, however, it used to be better. High parent involvement
—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 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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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93%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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89%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
99%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
86%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
94%

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 59% in 2013.

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n/a

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
87%
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 Students93%
Female94%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian94%
Asian/Pacific Islander94%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Low incomen/a
Not low income92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English71%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female96%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian94%
Asian/Pacific Islander94%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Low incomen/a
Not low income89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited English82%
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 Students88%
Female89%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian96%
Asian/Pacific Islander96%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Low incomen/a
Not low income93%
Special education46%
Not special education97%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female81%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian92%
Asian/Pacific Islander92%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Low incomen/a
Not low income92%
Special education39%
Not special education95%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students88%
Female89%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian96%
Asian/Pacific Islander96%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Low incomen/a
Not low income93%
Special education39%
Not special education98%
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 Students92%
Female93%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian90%
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Low incomen/a
Not low income94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students93%
Female100%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian90%
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Low incomen/a
Not low income97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students96%
Female100%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian90%
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Low incomen/a
Not low income97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
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

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Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
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Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
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Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
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Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
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 55% 60%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 33% 7%
Hispanic 7% 20%
Two or more races 4% 6%
Black 1% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 113%N/A8%
Special education 19%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 28%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 16N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 10N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 44%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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