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Sierra Heights Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 613 students

 

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Posted April 28, 2014

My son really enjoy this school and his teacher is very caring. PTSA is great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2005

Fabulous school! Great principal in Nancy Davis! Love the Reading tutoring programs in First grade!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2005

We have been impressed with the leadership, staff and academics of this school. They are truely interested in the welfare and education of our young people.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2005

I have been very impressed with our principal's leadership at Sierra Heights. The communication comes home regularly, to keep parents in the loop. There are also good tips for parents on encouraging reading and key factors for success. I have been happy with the teachers at Sierra Heights, and the parents are very involved. There are many PTSA events for families to participate in, like Family Reading Nights, Bingo Night, Science Night, Math Night, the Carnival, and more.
—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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
75%

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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
59%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
64%

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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
39%
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%
Female65%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian79%
Asian/Pacific Islander79%
Hispanic42%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Low income52%
Not low income90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education71%
Limited English41%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female72%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asian83%
Asian/Pacific Islander83%
Hispanic58%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Low income60%
Not low income85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education74%
Limited English41%
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%
Female74%
Male56%
Black36%
Asian91%
Asian/Pacific Islander91%
Hispanic29%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Low income47%
Not low income83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education69%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female80%
Male63%
Black55%
Asian86%
Asian/Pacific Islander86%
Hispanic47%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Low income57%
Not low income86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education74%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students76%
Female89%
Male65%
Black64%
Asian95%
Asian/Pacific Islander95%
Hispanic65%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Low income61%
Not low income92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
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%
Female68%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian83%
Asian/Pacific Islander84%
Hispanic58%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Low income66%
Not low income82%
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female82%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian93%
Asian/Pacific Islander94%
Hispanic68%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Low income74%
Not low income92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students71%
Female55%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian77%
Asian/Pacific Islander74%
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income61%
Not low income79%
Special educationn/a
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

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
Hispanic 39% 20%
White 27% 60%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 21% 7%
Black 6% 5%
Two or more races 6% 6%
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 126%N/A8%
Special education 17%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 249%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 20N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 12N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 67%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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  • NANCI DAVIS

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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9901 132nd Ave SE
Renton, WA 98059
Phone: (425) 204-4650

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