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Coe Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 422 students

 
 

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Posted August 24, 2013

We have been very happy so far with Coe. My child first attended here after moving to Seattle from out of state. He had quite a difficult time adjusting and the staff jumped through hoops to make him comfortable. The amount of compassion from the staff was amazing. The academics are solid. Lots of writing in 4th grade and several options for math if you have an advanced student. The ALO gifted program is a pull out for LA and Math. There seems to be a lot of support for learning differences as well. The PTA is extremely active and raises money for additional programs and teachers. All in all it was a good choice for us.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2012

I cannot believe the review below. The only thing I can say to this parent is that there was a weak principal in place for just under a year (the district corrected the issue quickly) and they must have suffered from this situation directly. The parent community is very involved and is always begging for more parents to join the effort. A great building...a great staff with many, many enrichment opportunities not found in most public schools. The PTA raised money every year, then gives it to the principal to hire additional staff. My second child is mid-way through Coe and cannot think of a better place for him.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2011

Coe is a terrific school in every regard. It has private school quality (with public school pricing!). We feel very fortunate to live in this neighborhood and be able to send our child to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2009

Coe is a school of dedicated, caring, and smart administrators and teachers and its got a fanastic PTA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2009

Coe is a school about the kids! The support of the parents, teachers and community make this school a gem. Our kids are truly fortunate to get such a safe and positive learning experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2009

Coe is the tent pole of our comunity. The spirit that is motivated there unites us all and brings us together in the spirit of comunity. Our children are happy and look forward to going to school each day for the educational, cultural, diversity, artistic, and citizenry experience they get at Coe Elementary School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2009

I love Coe, because both my special needs and general ed kids are getting a great education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

Good teachers. Good PTA. Great carnival to raise funds with great parents and neighborhood
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2007

My grandson has attended Coe since kindergarten and had outstanding teachers in reading, math, language skills and the arts (music, visual, cross-cultural studies). His recent comment on his second grade teacher: 'I would recommend her to all first graders, Mom.' Also impressive at Coe is their stress on sharing with others, being non-judgmental and learning how to handle confrontation (physical and mental).


Posted April 26, 2006

Coe has an extremely high level of parental involvement/commitment. As a result the extra-curricular activities are diverse, ample, and unique. From knitting to being able to star in an opera,Coe kids will be exposed to some rare things. The principal is exceptional, the community welcoming.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2006

Coe is a wonderful community school. The parents are warm and welcoming with a true commitment to every child. Our daughter had a remarkable sense of belonging in this beautiful facility and I feel grateful for her 2 years there. We are only leaving because our child is entering a program for academically gifted children (for 5th grade). She advanced to this point in one year at this amazing school. I don't think you could go wrong with this choice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2006

Coe seems to be a solid school. The new building is fantastic. I think that they could focus on core disciplines a bit more, as evidenced by their relatively low ranking on the WASL.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2005

We were involved with this school through two children and 11 years. It was the center of our community life and our closest friends are still ones we met through Coe. The leadership is the best in the district. There is one teacher who should retire but the overall quality is top-notch and they work well together. I have never seen another school that had such a committed, talented, roll up your sleeves kind of parent involvement. the kids benefitted enormously from that, especially in the arts arena. Math is a relative weakness in the curriculum, but that's true of many elementary schools in this district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2005

Coe is a great school with a lot of focus on relationships between staff and students. Academics are good and there are programs for foreign language available after school. Paarent involvement is a little above average, and the PTA is great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2005

Both of my children attended Coe until we moved out of the area. They both had a good experience there, with attentive and motivated teachers. The parent community was also very active and postively involved in the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2004

A superior mix of dedicated teachers, an inspired principal and a large number of involved parents, make this the best public elementary school I've ever experienced.
—Submitted by a parent


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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

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
96%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
58%
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 Students87%
Female77%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Low income50%
Not low income92%
Special education79%
Not special education88%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students95%
Female93%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Low income90%
Not low income95%
Special education86%
Not special education97%
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 Students83%
Female84%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Low incomen/a
Not low income88%
Special education50%
Not special education90%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students94%
Female95%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Low incomen/a
Not low income99%
Special education92%
Not special education95%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students90%
Female95%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Low incomen/a
Not low income92%
Special education75%
Not special education93%
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 Students82%
Female85%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian80%
Asian/Pacific Islander80%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Low income60%
Not low income89%
Special education62%
Not special education87%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female85%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian80%
Asian/Pacific Islander80%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Low income73%
Not low income85%
Special education62%
Not special education87%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students90%
Female93%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian80%
Asian/Pacific Islander80%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Low income73%
Not low income94%
Special education77%
Not special education93%
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

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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 12% 20%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 7%
Two or more races 4% 6%
Black 3% 5%
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 16%N/A8%
Special education 111%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 217%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 15N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 12N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 68%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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Seattle, WA 98119
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