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Maple Hills Elementary School

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Posted May 2, 2014

Not good....staff do not care about your child and all of them are always un-happy. Look elsewhere...


Posted July 25, 2013

Maple Hills is a fantastic school with fantastic parent involvement. We are lucky to be in this attendance area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2011

We have had a daughter at Maple Hills for K and 1st and absolutely love this school. It is in a great community with fantastic parent support and has wonderful teachers. We have nothing negative to say about the school, it's staff or the experience so far of being a Maple Hills Eagle.Love it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2010

I agree with most comments, though I would like to point out that Maple Hills has undergone many changes in regards to the principal. Finally, with Mrs. Bean, the school can move forward and become one of the top schools in the district....when things are done right at Maple Hills, there's no other school like it. The community support is through the roof, and it is evident by how the campus appears.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2009

The combination of teaches, staff, and amazing volunteers makes this school a wonderful place to work and learn!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 10, 2009

Only thing that would be better is the math curriculum. My kids have done well here, and thrive in the partnering relationship w/teachers and parents. I've heard some negative feedback on the principal, but have not experienced it myself. Overal it's a great learning environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2008

This school has gone down hill in the past two years. Experienced teachers have left and a constant rotation of principals has not helped. This school is behind in their technology, teachers do not seem motivated to take the extra classes necessary to get the active-X boards - only three classes have them! New principal seems to tout the admin line, not willing to stand up against the terrible new math program. WONDERFUL special ed teacher but the whole IEP/504 process in this school is a disaster! You have to fight like heck to get your child qualified and outside testing is a must. It makes me sad to see the recent decline and seeming lack of teacher involvement and interest.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2006

Parents are extremely involved, often grading work for teachers, entering grades, etc. 100% PTA involvement is great, but there are privacy issues to consider. District embraces 'new' math, which teachers must follow. Fabulous new principal. In this district, teachers have three days to return calls/emails. Very little teacher-initiated contact with families. Extra-curricular activities are fee-based, which works well in this affluent community. If 504/IEP will be an issue for your student, research extensively.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2005

Overall this is a decent school. But, their math tutoring program will set your child back YEARS. The reading tutoring program will do nothing to help your child learn to read.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2005

This is a great school. The staff works to provide a safe, exciting environment where the children are eager to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2005

This school provides standard state programs and tries very hard to enforce it. However schools are not only learning abc, but others. I don't feel like this school are well-rounded. In addition, the school leadership which includes the principal and lead teachers are narrow-minded. Perhaps that is the reason.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2005

The teachers at this school are amazing! The upbeat learning experiencing thrill students. I have never experienced such a place, where partnering with parents is such a high priority.
—Submitted by a staff


Posted March 27, 2005

This is a hidden little gem. We love Maple Hills Elementary. The teachers are very good and have a good balance of discipline with compassion.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2004

This school has very good teachers and makes the children feel like they can acheive in life. I give Maple Hills 10 stars if I could because teachers and staff give 110% of their effort.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 27, 2003

This school is very parent involved and main focus is on the childrens acedemics.


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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
77%

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

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
52%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
33%
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 Students82%
Female81%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Low income70%
Not low income84%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female88%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Low income90%
Not low income84%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
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 Students72%
Female75%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low incomen/a
Not low income72%
Special education31%
Not special education83%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female89%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Low incomen/a
Not low income85%
Special education46%
Not special education94%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students60%
Female75%
Male38%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Low incomen/a
Not low income63%
Special education23%
Not special education70%
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%
Female72%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Low incomen/a
Not low income82%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female87%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Low incomen/a
Not low income93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students84%
Female85%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Low incomen/a
Not low income87%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
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 89% 60%
Hispanic 4% 20%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 7%
Two or more races 2% 6%
Black 1% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 13%N/A8%
Special education 19%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 210%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 12N/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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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Sondra Maier

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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15644 204th Ave SE
Renton, WA 98059
Phone: (425) 837-5100

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