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Hay Elementary School

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Posted April 29, 2010

John Hay has many excellent teachers and enjoys strong parent and neighborhood support.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

Dedicated teachers, involved parents, attention to detail and striving for excellence make this one of the best elementary schools in the state.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

John Hay is an incredible neighborhood school. Academic excellence, great teachers and staff and a caring and involved community. Who could ask for more?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

The teachers and staff are so personable and dedicated. They make both students and parents feel appreciated. Our kids are getting the very best education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

Great neighborhood school, with very involved community. Good teachers and constantly improving education system
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

Great teachers, excellent academic results, and a wonderful group of committed parents and community that supports our school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

Great teacing and administrative staff. There is very active parent participation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

I love John Hay because it includes community and global education, connecting our kids the world in a positive way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

I love John Hay Elementary because the teachers, administration, parents and kids all work together to make it a great place to learn. I am so happy that my children go to a school where everyone cares about them and they are a genuine part of the community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

We have been at John Hay for 2 years. The teachers, staff and parent involvement makes me proud to be a part of this community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

The teachers, administration, parents and community have established a great place to learn for our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

John Hay has great teachers and tons of parent involvement. The result of which is a great school that produces kids that are well grounded in the fundamentals.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

They really care about our kids and help them learn in so many ways!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

Great atmosphere for learning. Amazing parent involvement. Fun place to volunteer.


Posted April 29, 2010

I love the way the faculty and staff show their enthusiasm for all they do!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

I love John Hay for what it has done for my daughter. I love the fact that she loves to learn because of the teachers and her wonderful fellow classmates!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

Hay has great teachers, leadership and parent support. The school has an environment where all kids have an opportunity to be successful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

Great teachers, leaders and involved parents! My daughter loves it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

I have watched my children literally blossom at John Hay Elementary!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2010

Super caring and friendly staff, fantastic teachers and a VERY involved parent community make Hay an environmnet in which kids thrive socially and academically. We are so lucky to have this school in our neighborhood. Our son just loves going to Kindergarten there.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
60%
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 Students90%
Female88%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian86%
Asian/Pacific Islander86%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Low income62%
Not low income95%
Special education83%
Not special education91%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female92%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian86%
Asian/Pacific Islander86%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Low income62%
Not low income94%
Special education92%
Not special education89%
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 Students81%
Female81%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian86%
Asian/Pacific Islander86%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Low incomen/a
Not low income84%
Special education54%
Not special education85%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students94%
Female93%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian93%
Asian/Pacific Islander93%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Low incomen/a
Not low income95%
Special education92%
Not special education94%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students90%
Female93%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian86%
Asian/Pacific Islander86%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Low incomen/a
Not low income92%
Special education77%
Not special education92%
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 Students88%
Female92%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Low income73%
Not low income91%
Special education80%
Not special education89%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students93%
Female92%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Low income82%
Not low income95%
Special education90%
Not special education94%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students93%
Female95%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Low income82%
Not low income95%
Special education100%
Not special education92%
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 68% 60%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 7%
Hispanic 9% 20%
Two or more races 9% 6%
Black 3% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 10%N/A8%
Special education 111%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 212%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 14N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 55%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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