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Madrona Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 74 students

 

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Posted August 22, 2013

I love how Madrona elementary teaches there kids! Live how the have interperitors of different languages! Love there program! Teachers are friendly and caring!! I give them a 100%!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2012

I attended the parent teacher student conference with Ms. Coots and requested follow up on the student's progress. We have NOT heard from the school or Ms. Coots. Our student did discuss the field trip experiences with us and said how much he enjoyed then.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2011

My son went to Kindergarten here and will not be going back. The teacher was extremely rude and mean to the students, and if you meet with her, given lots of attitude and made to feel like it doesn't matter what you think. I literally could not believe this from a kindergarten teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2010

Staff at Moadrona really care about the kids here, and it shows in the extra time and effort teachers, paraprofessionals, and other staff put into community events and extra-curricular programs. You can also see it in the staff's interactions with students; they take the time to listen and provide the help students need. In spite of a lot of challenges (esp. econmics and language differences) student achievement continues to improve, even though there is still a lot of work to be done. I applaud the staff at Madrona for their compassion and commitment to the success of every student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2007

I think this is one of the worst schools around. my child will not be attending there next year. They seem to be more concerned with there dress code than anything else. It seems that they do not believe really in parent involvement. I have called the school eight times in the last three days and the vice principal is always unavailable and has still not called me back. They do not seem to put student safety as a high priority at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2007

Staff gives parents the feeling that it doesn't matter what they think. They also don't involve themselves with the children. There's absolutely no bully policy no matter what the district says. They either tell the children to 'work it out' or they just sweep their problems under the rug. They also teach the children to 'think of how the bully feels' instead of dealing with the problem children. The quality of academics are very low. Most nights I have to teach my children what they should have learned in school. I asked my oldest child 'How do you divide?' She takes out a calculator and starts here division, when asked how she would do it without a calculator, I get a blank stare. This student gets all straight A's. The music class is run by the most unorganized individual I've ever met. There is a handful of great teachers here however.
—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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
27%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
53%

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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
28%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
42%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
36%

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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
26%
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 59% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
34%
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 Students50%
Female52%
Male49%
Black43%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander42%
Hispanic54%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income51%
Not low incomen/a
Special education0%
Not special education61%
Limited English24%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students47%
Female52%
Male45%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander42%
Hispanic49%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income49%
Not low incomen/a
Special education0%
Not special education57%
Limited English17%
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 Students68%
Female73%
Male63%
Black82%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic62%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income67%
Not low incomen/a
Special education20%
Not special education80%
Limited English54%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students63%
Female71%
Male54%
Black82%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic56%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income63%
Not low incomen/a
Special education7%
Not special education77%
Limited English35%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students56%
Female66%
Male43%
Black73%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic45%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income53%
Not low incomen/a
Special education7%
Not special education67%
Limited English27%
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 Students58%
Female63%
Male53%
Black67%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander69%
Hispanic52%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income56%
Not low incomen/a
Special education18%
Not special education68%
Limited English45%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students52%
Female65%
Male39%
Black56%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander62%
Hispanic48%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income51%
Not low incomen/a
Special education12%
Not special education63%
Limited English33%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students45%
Female54%
Male35%
Black20%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander62%
Hispanic46%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income43%
Not low incomen/a
Special education18%
Not special education52%
Limited English31%
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 Students48%
Female54%
Male42%
Black36%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander62%
Hispanic48%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income47%
Not low incomen/a
Special education0%
Not special education61%
Limited English29%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students47%
Female57%
Male38%
Black64%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander69%
Hispanic37%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income47%
Not low incomen/a
Special education13%
Not special education57%
Limited English17%
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
Hispanic 53% 20%
Black 18% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 9% 1%
White 9% 60%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 7%
Two or more races 4% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 148%N/A8%
Special education 112%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 292%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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3030 South 204th St
Seatac, WA 98198
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