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Dearborn Park Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 309 students

 

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Posted May 15, 2013

I love this school I went here for elementary school as well as my little brother. My daughter is now going to start school this September and I wish i still lived Seattle. Even though its been about 20 years i truly appreciated my teachers and both my principals. Mr. James was awesome and I wish he never left! Teachers here care for their students and enforce encouragement! Thank you DEARBORN PARK!! HOME OF THE DRAGONS! BTW we had the best SCATS team!


Posted March 16, 2010

Dearborn Park Elementary is a good school, it could be better if it focused more on academic fitness, rather than physical fitness. For some students we noticed too much time is spent in the gym. Before the bell rings, 2x a week gym class and afterschool, not including recess. Is there time for them to pick up a book and read?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Dearborn Park is a wonderful mix of diversity. My children love this school, the principal, the teachers and especially the sports and singing! It has been a great experience and my daughter has been there for almost 6 years now!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2008

The PhysEd program and after school sports excel in the district. The music and dance instruction likewise give the children a great learning opportunity. The Art program could use improvement. There are several teachers whom I've experienced as excellent or heard are. The principal is active and involved. The office is supportive and responsive. This year is a transitional year: new principal, teachers/staff from two different schools being combined into one building, so there are bumps to work out. Student achievement ranks very low in standardized testing, and I have not yet figured out how my gifted child will be served to the extent desired. The classroom sizes this year are too large in my opinion, especially since many children speak English as a second language and come from economically and educationally challenged situations. Considering the challenges this school faces, it should be commended.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2008

this school is very nice and contacts the parents immediatly.they always give notices.
—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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
61%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
22%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
39%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
28%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
16%
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 Students51%
Female48%
Male53%
Black39%
Asian72%
Asian/Pacific Islander72%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income52%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education53%
Limited English53%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students63%
Female66%
Male61%
Black50%
Asian84%
Asian/Pacific Islander84%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income64%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education66%
Limited English47%
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 Students65%
Female58%
Male72%
Black47%
Asian90%
Asian/Pacific Islander86%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income59%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education68%
Limited English50%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students60%
Female56%
Male64%
Black47%
Asian82%
Asian/Pacific Islander78%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income56%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education63%
Limited English30%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students37%
Female42%
Male32%
Black24%
Asian43%
Asian/Pacific Islander46%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income41%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education40%
Limited English0%
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%
Female77%
Male72%
Black47%
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income73%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited English64%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students56%
Female55%
Male56%
Black32%
Asian77%
Asian/Pacific Islander77%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income53%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education60%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students72%
Female77%
Male67%
Black58%
Asian94%
Asian/Pacific Islander94%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income67%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited English50%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 42% 7%
Black 33% 5%
Hispanic 16% 20%
Two or more races 3% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 2%
White 2% 60%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 135%N/A8%
Special education 111%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 284%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 12N/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

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Nurse(s)
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Angela Bogan

Programs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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Seattle, WA 98108
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