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Kimball Elementary School

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Posted February 2, 2012

My daughter went to this school for Kindergarten and had the lovely experience of Mrs. D as a teacher!! A wonderful teacher my daughter loved her, her class, and enjoyed all of the spirit events and more. I had been nervous as we all are at our kids starting at a public school but I was very very happy with this school and the passion that I saw in the staff, from the cafeteria lady, to the principal and classroom teacher. My only gripe was based on budget cuts more than the school which was the lack of a nurse on location...more of a government issue than a school issue.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2011

The teachers at Kimball are horrible. Constantly, my little sister would come home and tell me how their teachers would use her as example and publicly humilate her in front of their classmates. She's been having trouble with her schoolwork but is too afraid to ask for help because of THAT. And then we get a letter was sent home asking for money/food donations to throw a party for the teachers. I'm all about giving thanks when it's due, but in this case, thanks is the last thing I'd give!


Posted April 24, 2010

This is a wonderful cultural mix of students and teachers--all helping to teach and learn about a lot more than subjects. It needs help.


Posted September 16, 2009

Amazing teachers, staff and the quality of education is wonderful. My daughter loves her school and enjoyed her first day as a first grader.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2008

Wonderful diversity and parent involvement. New emphasis this year on continuity and consistency. Creative, conscientious and caring teachers result in kids who love to go to school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2008

Great school, good diversity and teachers that really love what they do. Parents are warm and friendly. I would have loved it to go to a school like this.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2006

Great school, culturally diverse,high parent involvement, lots of music, technology,after-school clubs, good test scores, only down side is class size average=27, low staff turnover, 'open concept' meaning no walls between classrooms, all three classes of each grade are team-taught.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2006

Kimball is a warm, loving, friendly and fun environment. The PTSA is extremely involved which I think helps make this an absolutely fabulous school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2005

Kimball is a terrific school with a strong, supportive community, experienced dedicated teachers and high parent involvement. It is an 'open concept' school, which helps to nurture community and friendships. Kimball celebrates its racially and ethnically diverse school population and this diversity strengthens the learning atmosphere for all the students. Strong teachers, a strong principal, a strong parent-teacher association and sensible policies guarantee a safe and stimulating learning environment for students.
—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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
53%

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

All Students76%
Female79%
Male74%
Black58%
Asian93%
Asian/Pacific Islander93%
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Low income67%
Not low income92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
Limited English60%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female100%
Male77%
Black58%
Asian97%
Asian/Pacific Islander97%
Hispanic80%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Low income80%
Not low income100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
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

Math

All Students71%
Female72%
Male69%
Black53%
Asian85%
Asian/Pacific Islander85%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income61%
Not low income88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education77%
Limited English38%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female85%
Male59%
Black45%
Asian88%
Asian/Pacific Islander88%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Low income62%
Not low income96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited English25%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students63%
Female70%
Male53%
Black26%
Asian81%
Asian/Pacific Islander81%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Low income50%
Not low income85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education67%
Limited English20%
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%
Female63%
Male82%
Black46%
Asian80%
Asian/Pacific Islander80%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Low income61%
Not low income90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
Limited English23%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female87%
Male85%
Black77%
Asian86%
Asian/Pacific Islander86%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Low income81%
Not low income93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited English46%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students74%
Female66%
Male82%
Black54%
Asian77%
Asian/Pacific Islander77%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Low income68%
Not low income83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English23%
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 43% 7%
Black 20% 5%
White 18% 60%
Hispanic 12% 20%
Two or more races 6% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 138%N/A8%
Special education 113%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 263%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 17N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 15N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 69%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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  • Anne Fitzpatrick

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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3200 23 Av South
Seattle, WA 98144
Phone: (206) 252-7280

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