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Cascade Ridge Elementary School

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Posted September 11, 2014

Hand on teachers and a great Science and Technology 4th-5th Magnet Program where students are taught to develop critical thinking and presentation skills. Very dynamic with work center and technology emphasized.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2012

This is an exemplary school and my children are lucky to attend here. The school has many, many dedicated teachers who go above and beyond. They are very caring and professional and offer a challenging curriculum. The PTSA has the most dedicated volunteers I've ever seen and tireless, talented, SMART leadership. The PTSA funds many many programs which make this school a great one - offering so much to students, their families and the community. The PTSA always makes sure funds directly impact the lives, education and well being of students. Art is valued, technology is valued, communication is seamless, science is valued. I could go on & on. Behavior is generally good - though students in this area "have a lot". The school psychologist & the principal are a bit out of touch. They both put up a good politically correct impression - but there is not much real substance here. The principal stays in her office or is off campus a lot. She is rarely visible in the lunch room, on the playground or at arrival & dismissal in contrast to prior school leadership. Many special needs kids fall are not identified and fall through the cracks & don't receive the services they deserve.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

Cascade Ridge has one of the best special education programs in the district. Not only are its teachers and assistants highly qualified, they are kind and caring individuals who seek out the best of each student and strive to help each student achieve their greatest potential.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2009

I was a former student that went to Cascade Ridge Elementary and overall, i thought the school was...ok. The school was very strick and had alot of dumb/stupid rules (ex: you were not allowed to touch the snow). And my 5th grade teacher tought very fast, though that problem is very minor. There is alot of great teachers & memories that was left when my years were done there and I hope the rest of the schools years are at its best!


Posted May 8, 2007

This school has a strong curriculum, high test scores, great programs and extra-curriculars to offer. It has excellent teachers in general, but the 5th grade team is a bit weak compared to the rest of the school. Another weak point is boys writing. Huge parental involvement. Extremely successful PTSA. Beautiful location with most kids walking to school. Truly a 'neighborhood' school. There is a new, highly competent principal. 100% membership in the PTSA. This school is very, very safe. Overall, the school has been a joy to have my children attend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2007

My daughter attended this school in 4th and 5th grade. The campus is beautiful, but the school was overcrowded. A lot of parent involvement. Here is the downside. If you don't look like you walked out of Vogue Magazine, you are invisible to the other parents. Some of the teachers are good, some I could do without. The principal was great. Our neighborhood has been rezoned so my younger children will attend a different school. You don't have to look like Malibu Barbie to be accepted by the other parents at Endeavor.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2006

Beautiful school, academically rigorous, great teachers (mostly), involved parents, many programs- leadership is the weak link here. New principal will hopefully take more interest in students and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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93%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
91%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
62%
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 Students93%
Female97%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian96%
Asian/Pacific Islander96%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Low incomen/a
Not low income93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students95%
Female100%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Low incomen/a
Not low income95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education99%
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 Students94%
Female96%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian97%
Asian/Pacific Islander97%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Low incomen/a
Not low income95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students93%
Female98%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Low incomen/a
Not low income94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students88%
Female94%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian95%
Asian/Pacific Islander95%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low incomen/a
Not low income88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
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 Students93%
Female93%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian97%
Asian/Pacific Islander97%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Low incomen/a
Not low income93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students93%
Female93%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian94%
Asian/Pacific Islander94%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Low incomen/a
Not low income93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students94%
Female92%
Male98%
Blackn/a
Asian91%
Asian/Pacific Islander92%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Low incomen/a
Not low income94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
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 65% 60%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 28% 7%
Two or more races 5% 6%
Hispanic 3% 20%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Black 0% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 12%N/A8%
Special education 17%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 22%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 9N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 57%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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