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Alki Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 365 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted June 11, 2014

I loved this school. the teachers/staff were always there to help you. my teachers really prepared me for Madison Middle (which I now attend). I love ALKI and wish I could visit more.


Posted September 27, 2013

I love our school! My second son is in 4th grade and I'm already starting the grieving process that we will "only" be alums and not part of it's every day... We've had multiple opportunities to move to other schools (because of Spectrum placement and a new STEM school and boundary changes), but we all decided to stay with Alki. It's surprising to me because we have had so many leadership changes over the past 7 years! You would think the whole school would go down! But, there is something about this place, this community, the foundation that has been set by the educators, students, families and all hat has given them strength to succeed. Alki has been recognized numerous times over the past few years as being one of the top schools in WA for academics and also fitness. It's also quite culturally diverse (although that might be changing unfortunately). I highly ecommend this school to other families who believe in a strong community and that social and emotional support is just as important as academics.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2011

My kids love their school and are sadden we are moving away and they will be attending a new school. I have had the priviledge of serving as a volunteer in the last few years and I know Alki Elementary is one of the best schools in the city without all the recognition it deserves. Teachers, staff, administrators and parents have worked together to make this a special place for children to learn and thrive. We will miss Alki Elementary dearly!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2007

I think Alki is a perfect fit for both parents and students who want a place to feel like home. The entire school from teacher, support staff, students and families enjoy being together and sharing the same general goals for the school, a well-rounded education. Watching the students learn together and expand on their academic achievements is the best part of Alki. With a very active parent volunteer population we are able to support or school in many terrific ways. We have the beach and an old growth forest within walking distance of our school which allows our students a very unique learning environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2005

it's a good-looking school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 15, 2003

I feel that Alki is a pretty good school. I believe that leadership is very important as we teach are children...Schools need to focus more on the kids, rather than the numbers. If they are able to do that, they will have better numbers and less unhappy parents, and more profitable schools As far as I am concerned, this school is handling these issues very well. I would recommend to anyone enrolling a student into this school and have complete communication with the teacher at all times.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
36%
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 Students49%
Female48%
Male50%
Black55%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White48%
Low income39%
Not low income59%
Special educationn/a
Not special education54%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female76%
Male71%
Black64%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Low income70%
Not low income77%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
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 Students78%
Female78%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Low incomen/a
Not low income83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female89%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Low incomen/a
Not low income88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students68%
Female78%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Low incomen/a
Not low income73%
Special educationn/a
Not special education70%
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 Students53%
Female54%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Low income44%
Not low income57%
Special education36%
Not special education57%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female73%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Low income67%
Not low income83%
Special education73%
Not special education79%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students74%
Female77%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Low income50%
Not low income86%
Special education73%
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 61% 60%
Black 15% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 7%
Hispanic 7% 20%
Two or more races 7% 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 110%N/A8%
Special education 115%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 231%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 9N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 47%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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3010 59 Av SW
Seattle, WA 98116
Phone: (206) 252-9050

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