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Sanislo Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 302 students

 

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Posted October 8, 2010

I love Sanislo the teachers are awesome I never want to leave Sanislo!Mr.Simmons and the other teachers are great they believe in us!They trust and they make a bond with us like we are family and I always feel like I'm family!And they feel like they're family to me too!


Posted September 24, 2008

Our family has been extremely happy with his Sanislo experience. Extremely diverse student body. Experienced and motivated teachers. A location among the trees and wetlands. Our principal, Ms. Nelson is in her second year and is working hard leading by example and setting high expectations. The art teacher is EXCEPTIONAL!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2008

Sanislo is a small school but it's a grate school my daughter loves sanislo. She seas it's the best school in seattle.And she enjoys unicicling after school. The teachers are grate teachers.For kinderegarten it's the beast schooling there could ever be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2008

Still a great school, but when we lost Eric Nelson, an amazing principal & Mrs. T, a HUGE loss for Sanislo's PE & SCATTS program...well it just doesn't feel the same. We still have a fabulous Art teacher! My daughter loves the after school CDSA program, they are wonderful at helping her with homework!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2007

Amazing staff. Terrific teachers. Great parent support. Afterschool fun includes jump-rope club, tumbling, chess and much more. Highly recommend no matter where you live - worth the drive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2006

I actually just graduated from Sanislo myself and I have to say Sanislo is the best school ever! The principal Eric Nelson is absolutly fabulous. My teachers Sherry Wicklund and Dennis Purcell have taught me great things and both have a passion for teaching. Best of all there is Ms. T (the P.E. teacher) She has been teaching for over 35 years now and her husband Mr. T and herself have started a program called SCATS which was established over 30 years ago. SCATS which I am in includes juggling, unicycling, tumbling, jumrope, double dutch and much more. We perform for schools and other groups and have a great time! I LOOOOOVE Sanislo so much and I hope anyone who reads this will find out more about this totally cool school and love it as much as I did!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 8, 2006

sanislo is by far one of the most hidden elementary school in west seattle. very structured, highly motivated staff under great leadership makes the school environment an outstanding place for children to learn and grow.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2005

I highly recommend Sanislo to other parents looking for a great elementary school. They have a variety of programs available to students - both to those who struggle academically as well as those who need more challenge and are able to excel beyond their peer level. Additionally, Sanislo provides a multitude of extra-curricular programs to challenge and develop awareness of the student including sports, music, art and things like environmental awareness. This is an ethnically diverse school and Eric Nelson, the principal, is amazing in the way he works to meet the needs of families in this community. Within the first few weeks of school Eric and the entire staff know the name of every student at Sanislo. If you're looking for a creative, warm, welcoming scool, with a commitment to academic exellence, Sanislo is the school for you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2004

Sanislo is great! Caring teachers and staff members go over and above to get to know students and families. The environment is warm, friendly, and creative. The school provides many ways for students to shine. The ratios are a bit high, especially given the open-concept of the school. I was concerned about that at first, but I think the positive aspect of allowing the teachers and instructional assistants to truly team-teach and model cooperative behavior outweighs the downside. The principal at the school is a big-picture guy, who demonstrates respect towards faculty and staff and delegates easily. He maintains an excellent rapport with families and students. The disciplinary style at the school is to maintain high expectations for student behavior and to deal with problems with empathy and respect, rather than punitive measures, for the most part. Focus on whole child through extras like SCATS, music, art, community garden.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
66%
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

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
59%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
54%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
28%
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 Students38%
Female41%
Male33%
Black0%
Asian46%
Asian/Pacific Islander46%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income21%
Not low income69%
Special educationn/a
Not special education45%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students38%
Female41%
Male33%
Black0%
Asian27%
Asian/Pacific Islander27%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income17%
Not low income77%
Special educationn/a
Not special education42%
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 Students34%
Female32%
Male36%
Blackn/a
Asian41%
Asian/Pacific Islander39%
Hispanic20%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Low income24%
Not low income53%
Special education0%
Not special education43%
Limited English14%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students52%
Female61%
Male41%
Blackn/a
Asian65%
Asian/Pacific Islander61%
Hispanic20%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Low income36%
Not low income82%
Special education20%
Not special education60%
Limited English14%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students44%
Female50%
Male36%
Blackn/a
Asian59%
Asian/Pacific Islander56%
Hispanic20%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Low income30%
Not low income71%
Special educationn/a
Not special education55%
Limited English21%
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 Students51%
Female54%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asian62%
Asian/Pacific Islander62%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Low income41%
Not low income67%
Special educationn/a
Not special education54%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students68%
Female69%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asian58%
Asian/Pacific Islander58%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Low income58%
Not low income83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education70%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students69%
Female70%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asian62%
Asian/Pacific Islander62%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Low income59%
Not low income83%
Special educationn/a
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

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 27% 60%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 25% 7%
Black 21% 5%
Hispanic 14% 20%
Two or more races 11% 6%
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 123%N/A8%
Special education 113%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 256%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 18N/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 56%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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  • Ernest Seevers

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1812 SW Myrtle St
Seattle, WA 98106
Phone: (206) 252-8380

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