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John Rogers Elementary School

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Posted September 18, 2013

John Rogers school in a little gem in Seattles NE neighborhood. The school environment is warm and caring with excellent teachers who deeply care about their student learning!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2013

John Rogers is a great little school - full of diversity (hard to find in NE Seattle). It provides a small town feeling of community for families - supportive and inclusive. The teachers work together under the direction of an amazing principal. Teachers work hard to challenge kids who need it and meet others at their learning level. The school includes a swim program at Meadowbrook Pool. Parents are encouraged to be involved and welcomed to participate in any way they are able. As with all public schools, funding is always an issue. The principal and the PTA work together to try to fill in the gaps left by the District.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2013

This sweet school in the Northeast part of Seattle is what we call "our hidden gem." This school has great Teachers and parents who really care. We love that everyone Is so friendly and it truly feels like family. My kids love going to school and that says it all!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2010

Rogers is dedicated to the success of ALL children, regardless of skills or background. My child entered Rogers two years ago reading and writing over two years below grade level. After countless hours of assistance from the dedicated staff and administration, my child is now reading a full year ABOVE grade level, and is more proud, confident, and engaging than ever.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

Hidden gem in NE Seattle. This school is in an affluent area in Seattle and is one of the few in the cluster that, in addition to the upscale areas of Wedgwood, Matthews Beach, and Meadowbrook, also draws from comparatively lower income sections closer to Lake City Way. Because of this, the school has somewhat lower test scores and higher % of students in the free lunch program compared with other schools in the cluster. However, the economic and ethnic diversity is a quite positive influence and there is a very strong parent community. The school has a great community feel and the teachers are excellent. The school is the only one in the cluster with a music focus and all kids leave the school able to read music and play an instrument. Students also do swimming as part of PE at the nearby Meadowbrook pool. Truly a best kept secret!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2009

Wonderfully small school with a lot of spirit and family-feel about it. Wouldn't dream of going anywhere else! My child is only in 1st grade but he and I know so many kids in all grades through involvement in clubs, reading buddy program, volunteer positions, etc. We bought our how because it was near AN elementary school - we didn't know anything about it. SO glad we picked THIS elementary school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2008

I have a child who attended John Rogers from Kindergarten through 5th grade, as well as one still at the school. I appreciate the opportunity for kids to work at their own pace in some areas (such as the Accelerated Reader and Accelerated Math programs). My child was always above grade level in both reading and math, but never was bored or held back by the rest of the class. All of the teachers my kids have had have been first rate. Parents are very involved and are encouraged to help out in whatever way they feel comfortable. There are many fun events, and after school programs. The music program is fantastic and includes an after school music club which involves african/brazillian drum ensemble, recorders, and singing. 4th and 5th graders have the opportunity to go to camp. All kids have swimming lessons at nearby Meadowbrook pool twice a month.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2008

We were all set for a bad experience in the Seattle School District. We decided to go the Rogers due to the close proximity to our house. We went on tours and were impressed with the diversity, both socioeconomicly and racially. We were also impressed with the principal the the teachers. We liked the smallness and the comfortable atmosphere. We were told that every child that attends Rogers will have one thing other schools don't have, they will all know how the read music. So we decided to give it a whirl. My daughter has learned to read in kindergarten. She loves math and walks around singing the school song. Above and beyond reading, writing and arithmatic, our daughter is embracing music, art and gym. We are absolutely thrilled. We would not have received thus level of education and liberal arts from any private school. Rogers Rocks!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2007

This is one of the smaller schools in the NE cluster, and we had a great K experience. So far, 1st grade has been fine, too. I like knowing the other kids and parents. The Science Club is especially popular, run by 2 scientist-moms there. This year more than 100 kids are signed up for it. I like that parents can be as involved as they want. This is a diverse school, with a higher percentage of free/reduced lunch kids, meaning more a diverse socioeconomic picture than you see at most other NE schools. For us, this is a plus, as it reflects the real world more. I've been quite pleased with our experience there, but can only speak to K and 1st grade. Our child wanted to go to John Rogers because of the strong music program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2006

John Rogers is a school in which the teachers take a lot effort in focusing on core academics. This is a place in which parents have the flexibility to select traditional and/or alternative teaching styles. After school activities are well attended by students (i.e., science, math, music and chess clubs). Parent involvements are encouraged (assist in classroom activities, field trips, etc) and welcome. There is a low turnover rate in staffing position and the principal always has her door open and available to parents, students and visitors.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2006

The school here seems to want to fit all students in the same mold. I have a Talented and Gifted child who's already been accepted to the APP program and I've tried to get the principal and teachers to be more progressive but to no avail.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 24, 2005

My daughter attends this school in the 5th grade. She came in from a private school. The principle is very accessable and open to solving problems. My daughter thinks most of the kids are really nice, which is opposite from our experience at a Bellevue public school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2005

My child just finished kindergarten at John Rogers and we have been extremely impressed with the quality of teaching and the values imparted here. Parents are very, very involved at this school. It is small, even intimate--the principal knows every child's name. The library is excellent and much attention is paid to teaching pupils to use it effectively. (It will be getting a PTA-sponsored makeover this year, also.) Children understand and respect rules and expectations here. We could send our child to private school, but we feel Rogers is actually better than many of those options!
—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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
55%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
68%
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 Students62%
Female63%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Low income47%
Not low income68%
Special education46%
Not special education67%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female81%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Low income65%
Not low income81%
Special education69%
Not special education78%
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 Students59%
Female59%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White53%
Low income53%
Not low income63%
Special education10%
Not special education74%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female78%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Low income71%
Not low income92%
Special education70%
Not special education87%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students81%
Female85%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Low income82%
Not low income79%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
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 Students71%
Female69%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Low income50%
Not low income81%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female69%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Low income64%
Not low income85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students80%
Female75%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Low income71%
Not low income85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 57% 60%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 13% 7%
Hispanic 13% 20%
Two or more races 10% 6%
Black 6% 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 118%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 234%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 10N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 74%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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4030 NE 109 St
Seattle, WA 98125
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