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Sacajawea Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 449 students

 

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Posted October 5, 2014

This is more of an informational comment, than a review. This site lists the incorrect principal for this school, so I was adding the correction. The actual principal of Sacajawea Elementary in Richland, WA, is Joe Jisa, as of today's date and school year, October 5, 2014, school year 2014-2015. He has actually been the principal here for the past quite a few years. My oldest son went there from 1st-5th grades, is now 17 years old, and now my youngest has gone there from K-4th grades (currently attending). Mr. Jisa has been the principal all of these years, excluding one year (and I'm unable to recall who it was for the one year, or which year if was even - my apologies!), but he's been there since both my boys have attended (minus the one year hiatus). Hope this site gets this info corrected soon. Thank you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2014

My wife, daughter and I have had a great experience with the teachers and school the past three years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2012

If you have a special needs child you will be bullied by the special needs director and staff. Please be aware of your rights and be ready for a fight before letting your child enter there program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2008

The best elementary school ever! They have a very dedicated group of staff members and a strong alum base. I haven't yet met a person who went to this school and didn't enjoy the experience!


Posted May 28, 2008

Great school, great staff, good size classrooms, and wonderful, enthusiastic and caring group of teachers. My daughter is a first grader and she loves her teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2004

My son is currently attending kindergarden at Sacajawea. He was assigned to Mrs. Garrett's class. It has been a great experience. Parents volunteer on a daily basis to help with the class room. Class room management is excellent and the children enjoy it.
—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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
68%
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

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
68%

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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
51%
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 Students71%
Female77%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Low income55%
Not low income87%
Special education42%
Not special education76%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female86%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income64%
Not low income89%
Special education25%
Not special education85%
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 Students59%
Female68%
Male45%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic36%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Low income50%
Not low income64%
Special educationn/a
Not special education61%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female88%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic71%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Low income79%
Not low income79%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students77%
Female85%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic57%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Low income75%
Not low income79%
Special educationn/a
Not special education82%
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 Students74%
Female73%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic65%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Low income72%
Not low income76%
Special education21%
Not special education85%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female85%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic88%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income87%
Not low income83%
Special education64%
Not special education89%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students79%
Female81%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic76%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Low income80%
Not low income78%
Special education43%
Not special education86%
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 73% 60%
Hispanic 12% 20%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 7%
Black 4% 5%
Two or more races 3% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 16%N/A8%
Special education 114%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 239%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 12N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 60%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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  • Jim Bruce

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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