Advertisement
Advertisement

GreatSchools Rating

Jefferson Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 459 students

 

Be sure to visit

Take along one of
our checklists:

 
Last modified
Community Rating

4 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
No new ratings
2013:
Based on 2 ratings
2012:
No new ratings
2011:
No new ratings

Teacher quality

Principal leadership

Parent involvement

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

6 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted March 8, 2013

Our son is a special needs in the preschool program. This program has been a Godsend for him. He loves to go to school and loves his teachers. Our only experience is with the preschool special education program so I cannot attest to the rest of the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2013

My son is a special needs child and while we believe his classroom teacher is very helpful and caring person we can't say the same about the principal or the "specials" teachers. This is the 2nd year for the principal at the school and we feel she is doing a very poor job. She doesn't respect the parents concerns and does things the way she wants even when asked not to and with total disregard for the best interest of the child. We felt we needed to contact the assistant superintendent who agreed with our position and spoke to the principal on our behalf and now we feel our child has been targeted by the principal.This is very scary as our son is often unable to tell us what happened due to his low cognitive function. We have also had difficulties with the "specials" teachers, they seem to lack the knowledge or training on how to deal with special needs children. We even recevied a letter from one (an Art teacher) giving us suggestions on how to parent a special needs child and letting us know how hard they work and how lucky we are to have them as teachers. So in summary if you have a special needs child this is not the school for you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2010

When my daughter attended the teacher was inflexible in her lessons and wouldn't adapt to my daughter's higher level of learning. We came in from out of state and it was a shock with regard to how "old school" the teaching methods were and the principal leadership lacked teeth.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2007

As a former student who also did a teaching internship and now a parent of a Jefferson student I can attest to the quality of education, but most importantly the loving and caring teaching staff at the school. Jefferson is a tight knit school that values its diversity. There are many long time teachers who are highly tenured. Despite the push from the so-called educational experts about what to teach our children, these gifted teachers are able to balance their time to teach what is expected of them by administrators and what our children need to be taught. The school core values align with what I believe in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2005

Good school, good teachers, good academics.
—Submitted by a staff


Posted August 31, 2003

Jefferson Elementary school is a very 'involved' school. It is obvious that the teachers care a great deal about each student. They will go the extra mile to help a special needs child...even giving their home phone numbers in case a parent has a problem or concern. The principal is very active with the kids as well. He knows most (if not all) of the kids' names and he interacts with them in a very positive way. He'll go on the play ground at recesses and play basketball or just talk with the kids. I drive school bus for the school district (and this school in particular) and hear the comments - they all love the principal and sometimes debate back and forth who has the best teacher. The academics are well taught. My children have done well in school because of the instruction they have received by these very experienced teachers. The intramural sports and orchestra that is offered to the students are great. These are just a few of the reasons that Jefferson Elementary is a Blue Ribbon winning school.
—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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
19%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
24%
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 Students62%
Female63%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic30%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income56%
Not low income81%
Special educationn/a
Not special education66%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female82%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic62%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Low income75%
Not low income100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
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 Students27%
Female31%
Male23%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic11%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White33%
Low income17%
Not low income48%
Special education8%
Not special education31%
Limited English9%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students53%
Female53%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic37%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Low income42%
Not low income76%
Special education33%
Not special education58%
Limited English25%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students20%
Female27%
Male13%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic11%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White25%
Low income18%
Not low income24%
Special educationn/a
Not special education23%
Limited English0%
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 Students59%
Female58%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic46%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Low income46%
Not low income74%
Special education12%
Not special education74%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students61%
Female66%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic55%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Low income47%
Not low income77%
Special education12%
Not special education77%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students61%
Female61%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic46%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Low income49%
Not low income77%
Special education24%
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

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 72% 60%
Hispanic 23% 20%
Black 3% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 6%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 17%N/A8%
Special education 123%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 261%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 11N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 62%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Let your school shine!

School leaders: Help your school shine on GreatSchools
by verifying community responses, adding program highlights
and more! Get started »

School basics

School Leader's name
  • Roni Rumsey

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
School leaders can update this information here.

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events found for this school
Searching for school events...
Date
Title
  • {{date}}
    {{title}}
Export calendar
Outlook.com
Microsoft Outlook
iCal Format
Google Calendar
Print Calendar
Uploading, please wait...
POWERED BY
Tandem

Apply

To learn more about enrolling, please call the school.
 

TIP: Don't forget to ask about documents required for enrollment, such as your child's birth certificate, proof of address, or a record of immunizations.

 
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

1525 Hunt Ave
Richland, WA 99352
Phone: (509) 967-6250

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools




Oasis School
Richland, WA




ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT