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Montlake Elementary School

Public | K-5

 
 

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Posted February 27, 2013

I'm a grandmother of 3 girls who have/are attending Montlake. I have volunteered once every 2 weeks for now my fourth year -- and I love the school. I enjoy the teachers, principal, office and cafeteria -- and especially the kids! The oldest has moved on to the APP school, Thurgood Marshall, after choosing not to go last year. Our youngest, a Kindergartener, was so excited to finally go to Montlake, that I didn't think she could survive until that first day came. Volunteering there is the best day I have in two weeks!


Posted February 26, 2013

Old school values combined with rigorous curriculum and a concentration on the arts and environmental science make Montlake a terrific neighborhood school. Winner of Overall Academic Achievement awards the last two years as well as Achievement in Science in 2011. Engaged teachers, dedicated staff and an active parent community make for a nurturing and welcoming place for learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2010

Outstanding school. As good if not better than just about all the elementary schools in Seattle including the private schools. Rigorous academics. Outstanding reading, writing and math programs. Before and after school foreign languages, Math challenge, chess club, music. A very high proportion of children testing well enough to join APP programs remain at Mtlke, because level of instruction is equal. The children are well prepared for middle school. It's also a true neighborhood school well supported throughout a very highly educated community. A gem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2009

This is an avarage school on many levels: academics could be better. My child forgets to turn in homework that sits in the backpack and comes home again and the teachers never request it. Disappointing mathmatic program. Like the goals of the school, teach nice moral values and people skills. Principal is kind. Kids and parents are very involved. Aftercare programs is outstanding!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2007

This is an outstanding elementary school due to its hands-on leadership, active parent involvement, and excellent experienced teaching staff. The physical plant of the school is old and insufficiently refurbished. However, the people who bring this school to life are the key to its magic. The PTSA underwrites an art teacher, a greenhouse program, and much more. Parents of kindergarteners pay to bring the schoolday up to full-day from the state-funded (and inadequate) half-day model. The community is supportive. It would benefit from a bit more racial diversity and an active music program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2007

My kids loved walking to thier neighborhood school, having classmates live nearby. There's strong parent involvement, but very little enrichment or higher vision. The teachers very nice and do a fine job-curriculum and teaching methods very straightforward and standard, if caring - art is the most inspired, though you get it once a week and it shares a classroom with a core. No language, little PE, same old field trips. They really seem to be teaching to the test, and the homework was ridiculous - always the similar 4 sheets of problems, many written in 1984!. My daughter refused to read in first grade - too boring! And no one caught that she doesn't respond to phonics and is a sight reader, now excelling. We actually left for an alternative school, despite the trade-offs. If you are looking for anything beyond the 'best of the basics', you might want more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2006

This is truly a neighborhood school. Kids walk to school, mom's chat on the playground. Terrible facilities - but we don't care. Great teachers with lots of added educational experiences.
—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.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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79%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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82%

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93%
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.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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83%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
73%
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

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Reading

All Students96%
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Male93%
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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 Students90%
Female87%
Male93%
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White90%
Low incomen/a
Not low income89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female87%
Male80%
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Native Americann/a
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White79%
Low incomen/a
Not low income85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited Englishn/a
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Writing

All Students69%
Female86%
Male53%
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White56%
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Not low income74%
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Not special education86%
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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 Students97%
Female100%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Low incomen/a
Not low income97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students94%
Female95%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Low incomen/a
Not low income94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students89%
Female95%
Male82%
Blackn/a
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Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Low incomen/a
Not low income88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
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 67% 60%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 13% 7%
Black 8% 5%
Hispanic 5% 20%
Two or more races 5% 6%
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 113%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 210%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 15N/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 81%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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2409 22 Av East
Seattle, WA 98112
Phone: (206) 252-3300

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