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Maplewood Heights Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 599 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2013:
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2011:
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Posted May 19, 2014

My son is attending his first year at this school. He completed his grade requirements in the fall and have done nothing to challenge or teach him since, despite my many emails and meetings with Staff. I am extremely disappointed with the way tthis school yea has gone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2013

I have 2 boys attending MWH and they both love their teachers and the school. They look forward to going to school everyday and come home happy. I have attended many events organized by the school and PTA, it's clear the great level of effort paid by the teachers, principle and the parents. The teachers work hard to accommodate different level of learning and very supportive. The principle is capable, professional and enthusiastic. The facility is a bit old, but it's the people make the feel of welcoming and beautiful. This year we change to new teachers , seems more new students moved in, also new teachers, hopefully they will be as good as before.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2013

I love teachers, staff, PTA, and parents at Maplewood Heights. Everyone is committed to make student's lives better. I am thankful that my kids attend at Maplewood Heights.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2011

This is our child's second year at MWH and we are pretty happy. Of course, much of a child's experience depends on the teacher they have, and we were lucky two year's in a row. Both "our" teachers were/are very caring and seem to enjoy teaching and making learning fun for their students whenever it's approriate. The school has a wonderful music teacher, who made the recent Veteran's Day assembly a truly enjoyable event. Thank you!. The office staff is very nice, and the school offers extra-curricular chess and karate classes, for a very reasonable fee. On the downside, the food in the cafeteria is not exactly health food: Chicken fingers, hamburgers, pizza - no whole grains and little fresh fruit. But I suppose that is a (sad!) district issue. - One thing that I am missing is a larger scale "Accelerated Reading" Program. At our old school children would stay in from recess to take AR tests or stay after school to take them, because the best readers (those reading the most books and earn the most points) were able to get rewards at the end of each trimester, plus have their name on a plaque in the office. - Maybe the PTA could fund some more computers to extend AR at MWH?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2011

Teachers, administrators and parents work together to make Maplewood Heights the best public school in this area. Go check out the happy faces!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2006

I think Maplewood Heights is a good school with great parent involvement and a strong PTA. The academic aspects seem sufficient. I would like to see a system in place that allows parents to go online and find out about specific assignments and whether they were turned in,etc. Maybe that's only available in upper grade levels. I know that Kent school district has it. I think that would be a great tool for parents to be able to stay on top of what their child should be doing, as getting information from MY son is like pulling teeth sometimes! I also would love to see before and after-school care for kindergartners especially. One more note is that I would like to see a little more warmth from our principal. I think that's important to kids at this age level.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2005

My oldest child has gone here for two years. I find the quality of academic programs above average. The avail of music is great. They did have a extracurricular Art class last year, and I believe the sports acitivites are league, not school related. The district offers sufficient sports activities. I particularly like that they have a no bullying policy, and teach all grade levels about ways to prevent it. The level of parent involvement is very high. PTA is very active, and has a very good relationship with the Teachers and Staff. They work together, hand in hand, and it shows in everything around the school. The principal is exceptional, and easy to approach. Very sensible when you bring your concerns to her. I would highly recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2005

Maplewood Elementary is a great school as far as teachers go. They have a wide variety of personalities for children to work with. They have a great system provided that allows teachers to choose children that might work better in a particular teachers class. I have found though that the cirriculum is really diverse in challenging the kids. Parent Invovement is huge. Parents are allowed in at any time and I have never seen the parking lots and streets so packed for a concert!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2005

I have had 2 children at this school and found it to be alright but not exceptional. A few outstanding teachers but not overwhelming.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2005

Very active PTA. Strong emphasis on reading at all grade levels. Not many extracurricular activities.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
86%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
77%

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

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
36%
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 Students95%
Female92%
Male98%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic79%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Low income86%
Not low income100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education99%
Limited English75%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female87%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian97%
Asian/Pacific Islander97%
Hispanic67%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Low income79%
Not low income96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited English50%
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%
Female66%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asian79%
Asian/Pacific Islander79%
Hispanic38%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Low income31%
Not low income78%
Special education10%
Not special education70%
Limited English40%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female82%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asian79%
Asian/Pacific Islander79%
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Low income55%
Not low income82%
Special education40%
Not special education77%
Limited English60%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students65%
Female76%
Male51%
Blackn/a
Asian79%
Asian/Pacific Islander79%
Hispanic38%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Low income34%
Not low income78%
Special educationn/a
Not special education69%
Limited English40%
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 Students72%
Female72%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asian88%
Asian/Pacific Islander88%
Hispanic30%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income48%
Not low income84%
Special education0%
Not special education83%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female84%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asian88%
Asian/Pacific Islander88%
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Low income55%
Not low income87%
Special education0%
Not special education88%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students79%
Female86%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asian91%
Asian/Pacific Islander91%
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Low income58%
Not low income90%
Special education25%
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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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 42% 60%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 32% 7%
Hispanic 16% 20%
Black 5% 5%
Two or more races 5% 6%
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 116%N/A8%
Special education 16%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 234%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 18N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 14N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 56%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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Renton, WA 98059
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