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Southern Heights Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 56 students

 

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Posted April 28, 2014

I have both my girls at this school and my oldest daughter has been in the iep programs and the after school programs it's helped her a lot in her reading and math. My youngest is in kindergarten and she's doing well in school because the teachers are there to support them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2005

Academic programs are very goood. Last year they had an after school program for kids in kindergarter who needed learn to read more, my daugther was one of them and she learned a lot. the teacher was great with the children. It woulb be better if they had a sport program for the kindergarten class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2004

I had my four children in Southern Heights from 1968 until 1985. I have had a daycare at this address for the past 34 years and most my daycare children have gone to this school and now the first of my five grandchilden is in the third grade. Except for a few years in the early 70's I have had nothing but the highest regard for the school. The principals have been great and the teaching staff excellent. I consider it one of the best schools in the Highline district and consider it a privilege to be close to it and to have spent numerous years involved in the school when my children were small. I think smaller schools are the best for a more family involved community. Keep up the good work Southern Heights.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
25%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
45%
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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
52%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
44%
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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
10%
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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
41%
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 Students41%
Female33%
Male44%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander67%
Hispanic25%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income38%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education47%
Limited English15%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students49%
Female67%
Male40%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander50%
Hispanic35%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income47%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education60%
Limited English23%
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 Students56%
Female62%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander82%
Hispanic26%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income47%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education67%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students54%
Female57%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander64%
Hispanic37%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income50%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education64%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students28%
Female43%
Male11%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander46%
Hispanic11%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income25%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education33%
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%
Female67%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander64%
Hispanic73%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income67%
Not low incomen/a
Special education10%
Not special education82%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female73%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander64%
Hispanic68%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income69%
Not low incomen/a
Special education40%
Not special education82%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students58%
Female53%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander46%
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income53%
Not low incomen/a
Special education40%
Not special education64%
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 Students68%
Female88%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic56%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income65%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students65%
Female81%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income61%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
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
Hispanic 42% 20%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 19% 7%
Two or more races 10% 6%
White 10% 60%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 9% 1%
Black 8% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 129%N/A8%
Special education 113%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 279%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 9N/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

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  • Deborah Holcomb

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11249 14th Ave South
Seattle, WA 98168
Phone: (206) 631-5000

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