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Greenwood Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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5 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted September 1, 2014

I love working at this school. The community's motto seems to be that everyone wins when we help each person succeed. The PTA funds a family support worker and helps buy holiday presents for kids at the school in need. Kids usually seem willing to try new things and work through difficult academic and social problems. The principal is supportive and helpful when I need him, visits my classroom at least once a week, and leaves me alone if I'm doing my job well. Most of the other teachers seem motivated and dedicated to trying new things and helping kids and adults learn.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 4, 2013

Love the community, performances and events. Greenwood has a great facility, talented staff and we love walking to school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2013

What a wonderful kindergarten experience! My son thrived at Greenwood. He's in their enrichment program for advanced learners. All the teachers are amazing: classroom teachers, art teacher, librarian, PE teacher, etc. We consider ourselves very lucky that it's our neighborhood school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

An amazing neighborhood school with a very cohesive staff who work beautifully together, and an extremely suppportive PTA who work tirelessly. A strong acamedic focus with additional strengths in P.E, the arts (artist in residence), after school clubs such as drama, and fun community activities. Celebrating 100 years Dec. 2009!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Great community involvement and much, much improvement over the years!


Posted February 16, 2009

A wonderful community of talented and caring teachers/staff, involved parents and a dynamic principal. Our child is very happy here, and we're pleased with his academic progress. Yes, this school is changing (as do all public schools with each new year), the population is growing meaning class sizes are larger (but the same as surrounding schools); But Greenwood offers a truly diverse community, special education opportunities, after-school clubs, visual and performing art classes, involved principal and great teachers! if you're in this neighborhood, take a look!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 23, 2008

Greenwood Elementary is one of best community experiences our family has had. Like many Seattle schools, there are some real struggles with class sizes, overcrowding and few funds, but I am very impressed at th quality of the faculty and parent community. My daughter is having a wonderful time and is really learning the joy of learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2008

This is our 12th year at Greenwood, our neighborhood school. This beautiful building has seen it's share of ups and downs, but in 2008 we can safely say, it is on an up swing. Many of the neighborhood families choose to send their children to other public schools because they do not see their children fitting into a school that has the diversity in ethnicity and socio-economics that Greenwood has. That completely defeats the purpose of neighborhood schools and the public school system. We can attest to the wonderful staff and community at Greenwood, who inspire their students to rise above and succeed. Many of our students have hardships beyond any one's imagination. Nevertheless, we love them and support them and they grow at Greenwood. If this is your neighborhood school, feel blessed and enjoy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 25, 2007

I couldn't be happier to have my Daughter anywhere else. The teachers, the parent involvement is great. She loves it too!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2007

Greenwood Elementary has had the greatest challenges of any school within a 15 mile radius of my home. They have the highest number of homeless children, the highest free school lunch program percentages, and three huge low income apartment complexes in the area, the lowest WASL scores and the worst reputation. Is this the teachers, administrators or principal? No! It's called Demographics! I almost sent my child elsewhere simply due to the statistical data on Greenwood. However, after further research I realized that you cannot fix demographics! The principal is very hands on and involved. The teachers are highly educated and very caring. The administration is very pro-active and acutely aware of each child as an individual. Greenwood will accept your less-advantaged child and challenge your highly capable child. Something for everyone. Get involved and you will see the results!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 26, 2006

What a terrible experience for my kindergartener! Horrible kindergarten! My child is still recovering after 2 mos! Dont send your child!
—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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
80%

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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
56%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
84%

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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
44%
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 Students92%
Female92%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Low income74%
Not low income98%
Special education58%
Not special education98%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students93%
Female100%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Low income84%
Not low income96%
Special education75%
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 Students76%
Female80%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic57%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Low income52%
Not low income91%
Special education43%
Not special education88%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female73%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic57%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Low income57%
Not low income82%
Special education50%
Not special education80%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students63%
Female63%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic36%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Low income38%
Not low income79%
Special education36%
Not special education73%
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 Students68%
Female67%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Low income47%
Not low income81%
Special education29%
Not special education83%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female88%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Low income63%
Not low income90%
Special education71%
Not special education83%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students57%
Female63%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Low income33%
Not low income71%
Special education14%
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 58% 60%
Hispanic 13% 20%
Two or more races 12% 6%
Black 8% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 11%N/A8%
Special education 125%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 232%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 19N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 13N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 60%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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144 NW 80 St
Seattle, WA 98117
Phone: (206) 252-1400

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