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Grand Mound Elementary School

Public | 3-5 | 504 students

 

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Posted May 29, 2014

This school is excellent. The staff are highly trained, the principal is excellent and responsive to parents, the standards are high and support for all students is outstanding. They are always improving their programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2013

I have 3 children that have attended this school all seem to have developed special needs in this school such as special ed. or ADD type issues. With my first 2 children these problems seemed to just vanish when they moved to a different school now here I am with my third and the same problems are starting all over. I guess what I am trying to say is if these are real problems why do they disappear when they are no longer in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2008

The staff at this school is always helpful, professional, and excited about kids! They are excellent!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2008

I have been heavily involved in this school for 3 years now. I have loved this school and the teachers. In this small community they take the time to know their students and really care about how well they do. I have also had the opportunity to work closely with the office and the principal and have had nothing but good experiences. The office staff is friendly, and the principal is very involved in all that goes on in the school. I do not believe him to be arrogent. He appears to me to be the type that gives as much as he gets. He works hard for the school. I believe parent involvement is crucial in having a positive experience at any school, without that it is really hard to have a true feeling for what goes on daily. There are many parent volunteers who make a daily difference.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2006

I feel this would be a much better school with a different principal. All of the staff are amazing. They are well educated, patient and have helped my child greatly. The principal leaves so much to be desired. His temperment, arrogance and attitude are extremely unbecoming of anyone working in his profession.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2005

My daughter just started attending this school 2005 she is in the 5th grade. Mr. Mulcahy class. He is fantastic, the school is small give the children great opportunity for enriched learning. Exposing them to hands on computer learning. I felft my daughter was very safe at this school. The office staff, I give them an A++ for all their efforts. I appreciate all the things this school has taught my daughter and I value the wonderful education she has received.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2003

The teachers in this school really care about the kids. They take the time to know who all the kids are in the school, not just the ones that are in their classroom. All students feel included and important in this school. The students have access to the latest technology thanks to a Gates Grant.
—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.

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

187 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
49%
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.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
44%
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%
Female68%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic62%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Low income61%
Not low income87%
Special education41%
Not special education76%
Limited English27%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female90%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic80%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Low income82%
Not low income96%
Special education64%
Not special education91%
Limited English60%
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 Students67%
Female67%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic60%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Low income61%
Not low income74%
Special education42%
Not special education71%
Limited English46%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female80%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic73%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Low income75%
Not low income80%
Special education71%
Not special education78%
Limited English54%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students68%
Female76%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic64%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Low income59%
Not low income79%
Special education58%
Not special education69%
Limited English39%
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 Students61%
Female66%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic56%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Low income51%
Not low income75%
Special education18%
Not special education67%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female76%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic74%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Low income66%
Not low income83%
Special education59%
Not special education75%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students69%
Female70%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic63%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Low income64%
Not low income77%
Special education29%
Not special education75%
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 71% 60%
Hispanic 20% 20%
Two or more races 4% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 2%
Black 1% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 7%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 14%N/A8%
Special education 113%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 256%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 11N/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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School Leader's name
  • Clarence Surridge

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Rochester, WA 98579
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