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Beacon Hill Elementary School

Public | K-5

 

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Posted June 1, 2013

Great school. Needs more advanced classes. Some students need more stimulation. Great atmosphere! Good diversity!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2012

Great School! Stong teachers and great prinicpal. The language immersion programs were what brought us to this school, but the welcoming environment is great. Love the diversity, though language issues do limit parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2010

The attitude of equality shown by teachers, staff, volunteers and families in this multicultural school do a great service to the community and students by fostering equality and provide a basis for future good relationships and peace.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2010

The staff, students, families, volunteers are all friendly, welcoming and supportive. This school provides an excellent education for it's very diverse student population. It's the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2010

The community is welcomed in to help with the school; the principal engages everyone - children; parents; volunteers; it's multi-ethnic.


Posted May 24, 2006

The ethnic diversity is a plus. There is a small core group of parents that is very involved, but there could be more involvement. There are good extracurricular activities available, especially after school sports and chess club. There is some music and art offered in the curriculum. There are a number of quality, dedicated teachers. They strive to meet the variety of needs of such a diverse student body. The principal is competent and experienced. There is a new addition to the school building that has greatly increased the space.
—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.

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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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
56%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
69%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
71%

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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
33%
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 Students78%
Female80%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian89%
Asian/Pacific Islander89%
Hispanic66%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income75%
Not low income86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English59%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students68%
Female68%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asian85%
Asian/Pacific Islander85%
Hispanic52%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Low income59%
Not low income91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education71%
Limited English41%
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 Students72%
Female64%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian72%
Asian/Pacific Islander72%
Hispanic60%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Low income61%
Not low income88%
Special education50%
Not special education75%
Limited English48%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female91%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asian69%
Asian/Pacific Islander69%
Hispanic73%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Low income63%
Not low income97%
Special education60%
Not special education79%
Limited English43%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students76%
Female82%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asian78%
Asian/Pacific Islander78%
Hispanic63%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Low income65%
Not low income91%
Special education40%
Not special education81%
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 Students75%
Female76%
Male73%
Black60%
Asian96%
Asian/Pacific Islander96%
Hispanic53%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income72%
Not low income83%
Special education42%
Not special education84%
Limited English56%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students66%
Female68%
Male63%
Black70%
Asian78%
Asian/Pacific Islander78%
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income61%
Not low income83%
Special education33%
Not special education75%
Limited English33%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students82%
Female84%
Male80%
Black80%
Asian91%
Asian/Pacific Islander91%
Hispanic67%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income79%
Not low income92%
Special education67%
Not special education86%
Limited English72%
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
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 37% 7%
Hispanic 32% 20%
White 13% 60%
Black 12% 5%
Two or more races 5% 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 142%N/A8%
Special education 111%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 264%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 11N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 71%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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School Leader's name
  • Susan Murphy

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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2025 14 Av South
Seattle, WA 98144
Phone: (206) 252-2700

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