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The New School At South Shore

Public | PK-8 | 77 students

 

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Posted October 11, 2013

My son has only been attending South Shore for 2 weeks, and already we both love this school! His teacher called me to set up an in-person get to know you interview about 2 hours after he was presented to her classroom as a new student, and we've heard nothing but good things every since. As a parent I am also feeling supported with active involvement by the principal, teachers, and PTSA to support the school with various programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2012

This school really changed my life. I have attended South Shore since Pre-K, and now I am going to start 8th grade. The best thing about the school is it's small grade size. The average is probably 80 to 90 students in a grade. The teachers take time to connect with the students and really try to help them reach their fullest potential. South Shore is one of the best schools in the state with the high test scores and the best thing about it right now is the new building!


Posted October 19, 2010

Great teachers. Amazing parental involvement. Beautiful new building. The New School Foundation helps with so many things - pre-school, low teacher/student ratio, art, music etc. . . Crossing my fingers that we have a good principal. This is her firs year with us.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2009

I love being a new school parent! My kids have been attending for over 4 years now! They have excellent values and we as parents partipcate on every level at the school! It is a place for kids and families with great test scores to boot!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2008

I wouldn't dream of sending my kids anywhere else!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2008

The New School is a caring community of parents, kids, and staff. It's wonderfully diverse in every sense. Kids who are just learning English get lots of extra attention, and within a year or two are reading and writing as well as their native English-speaking peers. It's really remarkable. And everyone is encouraged above all to be safe, kind, and respectful. That is the foundation of the school community, and it's embraced by all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2004

The New School at South Shore maintains a very low student to teacher ratio, with funding from the New School Foundation helping to add quality programs. A multi-cultural, ethnically diverse atmosphere celebrates the mind, body, and spirit of every child. Principal Gary Tubbs supports his staff in continuing education and works with the parent group to focus energy on educating the whole child.
—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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
69%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
51%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
50%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
11%
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 59% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
63%

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 64% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
82%
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 53% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
n/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.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students81%
Female72%
Male93%
Black70%
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Low income66%
Not low income97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited English64%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female81%
Male86%
Black83%
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income75%
Not low income91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited English82%
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 Students60%
Female61%
Male59%
Black34%
Asian82%
Asian/Pacific Islander82%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income49%
Not low income78%
Special education25%
Not special education67%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students56%
Female61%
Male51%
Black37%
Asian65%
Asian/Pacific Islander65%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income42%
Not low income78%
Special education42%
Not special education58%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students45%
Female55%
Male36%
Black20%
Asian65%
Asian/Pacific Islander65%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income36%
Not low income59%
Special education58%
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 Students66%
Female71%
Male59%
Black48%
Asian88%
Asian/Pacific Islander85%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income62%
Not low income72%
Special education30%
Not special education72%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students68%
Female72%
Male63%
Black48%
Asian92%
Asian/Pacific Islander92%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income62%
Not low income76%
Special education50%
Not special education70%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students70%
Female74%
Male66%
Black52%
Asian88%
Asian/Pacific Islander85%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income64%
Not low income79%
Special education10%
Not special education80%
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 Students65%
Female68%
Male62%
Black50%
Asian88%
Asian/Pacific Islander88%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income59%
Not low income81%
Special education36%
Not special education72%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students70%
Female69%
Male70%
Black61%
Asian76%
Asian/Pacific Islander76%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income62%
Not low income91%
Special education50%
Not special education75%
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 Students53%
Female55%
Male51%
Black32%
Asian84%
Asian/Pacific Islander84%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income41%
Not low income80%
Special education21%
Not special education63%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female67%
Male76%
Black65%
Asian79%
Asian/Pacific Islander79%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income63%
Not low income88%
Special education53%
Not special education77%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students78%
Female81%
Male76%
Black76%
Asian90%
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income72%
Not low income92%
Special education58%
Not special education85%
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 Students66%
Female59%
Male74%
Black45%
Asian89%
Asian/Pacific Islander86%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income65%
Not low income70%
Special education25%
Not special education74%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female72%
Male76%
Black61%
Asian85%
Asian/Pacific Islander86%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income70%
Not low income85%
Special education33%
Not special education82%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students56%
Female49%
Male63%
Black33%
Asian77%
Asian/Pacific Islander75%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income49%
Not low income75%
Special education0%
Not special education66%
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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 94% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 99% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 97% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 100% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure 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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 82% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 97% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 99% in 2013.

10 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 97% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 99% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure 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

Algebra I

All Students64%
Female53%
Male74%
Black41%
Asian86%
Asian/Pacific Islander83%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income65%
Not low income62%
Special educationn/a
Not special education72%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a

Geometry

All Students100%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Not special education100%

Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a

Integrated Math II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Not low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure 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
Black 42% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 30% 7%
White 11% 60%
Hispanic 8% 20%
Two or more races 8% 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 111%N/A8%
Special education 112%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 260%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 6N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 70%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students ELL/ESL Coordinator
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Keisha Scarlett

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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Seattle, WA 98118
Phone: (206) 252-7600

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