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Cascade View Elementary School

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Posted January 12, 2014

I have 2 children at CVE and our first year in 2011 was a little bumpy administratively and organization. Since 2012, the addition of a new principal and focus on current and competitive curriculum to challenge and foster students has made a huge difference. The majority of teachers are compassionate and supportive. With a small town, family feel CVE is on it's way to becoming a very desirable school in Snohomish.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2013

I love our school , office staff is amazing ....teachers willing to work with us to improve students ability ...my kids love it here :-]
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2011

I have two students that attend this school and this will be the last year my children attend. I have had so many problems with prinicpal since my eldest son started there. She seems to single out certain kids and once they are in her scope she will find any tiny thing and run with and make it bigger than it really is. My sons first year there I walked into the school find his teacher with her hands wrapped as tight as they could be around my sons wrist holding his arms behind his head walking him face first into a brick wall, when this was brought the the attenton of Meyers she did nothing about it. I cant wait to be out of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2011

We moved here from Oregon and my boys love this school. They made friends very quickly. The teachers have been fantastic and super responsive to mine and my childrens needs. I have no complaints at all. In fact my kids have done better at this school than they ever did at their old school which was rated a "10".
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2008

I was not surprised when I saw how many parents complained about CVE! Between my youngest and eldest I ve had a child at CVE for 9 consecutive years. When my eldest was there it was impossible to resolve issues, I had to get the superintendent involved. It s been so much better dealing with the junior high and high schools, the principle and staff have been so much better! Now I m having the same issues with my youngest at CVE, when he had issues that needed resolved. The principle and teachers act patronizing and your not respected as a parent. So I ve again had to go to the superintendent s office. This time we are switching schools. CVE has some of the lowest WASL scores in the district as well as the state. It seems to me they really need to look at making a change with the leadership at CVE!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2007

My child had a 'bumpy ride' in the 1st semester of last year, however Principal Lyla was incredible with how she managed the issue. I commend her for her leadership in a difficult situation. The following two semesters were great and my child excelled. The PTA begs people to assist in volunteering. These are unpaid volunteers and give what they can. Quite possibly they are just simply inexperienced.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2007

The PTA this last year was horrible...where were you? Where was all the fun activities that use to happen a few years back. When were the meetings, I did not hear of any. The kids miss it, the parents miss them. Let someone else run the show if you don't step up to the plate this year! The teachers are still great and some are retiring so young blood should come in slowly. Still over crowded.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2007

I'm so disappointed with the teacher moral at this school. The teachers are very grumpy and impatient. They are not looking out for the best interest of our kids and that makes me sad. Thank God we have so much parent envolvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2007

This school has a good parent base involvement. Teacher quality is questionable. The leadership is the worst I have ever experienced. I also see our best teachers leaving to work in other schools or districts. It is very disheartening.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2007

We have had 7 yrs(K-6) to use our eldest child as a 'test' to see if things would improve at this school. Shame on us. In my heart I would have loved to see Cascade View be a great school but it needs help and words fall on deaf ears. Best of luck on your decision.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2006

This is an amazing school, with excellent teachers and a great principal. I can't believe all they are able to accomplish, and I appreciate the individual attention children receive. The principal knows so many kids by name and is often there to personally greet and wave goodbye to them. I know it seems like a small thing, but it matters and I know it's not easy for her to block out the time in her day. It seems like there is a real sense of family at Cascade View, and the kids are thriving.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2006

I've been extremely patient with this school for the last 6 years. They have had challenges with teacher retention, curriculum and teacher/student qualification. Every school has these challenges, but it is how the situations are handled that counts. Not only does Cascade View not communicate on the issues directly affecting our children, but they deliberately hide this information and only let it out at the last minute. This unfortunately comes too late in being able to make intelligent decisions regarding our children's education and future. Three years running there have been major changes in our children's teachers/curriculum, that had we known, we would have made different decisions regarding their future. This problem is systemic and starts with the principal. Until that change is made, this school is doing a disservice to our children. We are done with Cascade after this year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2006

I am so surprised to read the negative comments on this school! Our children have been so happy there over the last 6 years, and we feel they have received an excellent foundation to their education. The teachers are excellent, the principal is fantastic and the environment has been unmatched from the standpoint of safety and discipline. I would (and have) highly recommend this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2006

I agree! and i want to add to the last persons comment...Just try to get any resolution at the superintendent office, it will not happen. This school and district are horrible! it is amazing that every parent in a certain class, can meet with the principal on the same issues and she will never acknowledges that there is even a problem. Same line to every parent. 'Oh you are the first to have ever complained about this' or 'i have never heard that before' even though you know many parents have gone to her about this exact issue!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2005

I have been at the school for 6 yrs. It kills me to say, we are leaving next year. We have 2 kids in the school and have hoped that it would get better with parent involvement. No changes. We are not going to have our next 2 kids go through what our eldest has. Yes, I know there are going to be challenges where ever we go, but I am hoping to find a school with good leadership that listens to concerns. Too many good teachers have left or are going to be leaving this coming year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2005

I pulled my kids out of CVE and put them in another school in the district. What a difference! Wow! The atmostphere is better, the teachers are wonderful and in tune with the kids and parents. The principal is fantastic. While there are some great teachers at CVE, most of the teachers dont' care and the principal heads up that sentiment. If you love your kids, don't send them to Cascade View Elementray.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2005

It is time that something is done! Get rid of the principal! Hire better teachers! Update our curriculum! Dr. Mester, nothing has got better since you came along. It is time the parents take control and demand changes right now!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2005

Great parent participation in PTA, but quality of education is less than average. There are both excellent and weak teachers, and if you aren't lucky enough to get the good teacher for the grade, your child will suffer the consequences. The principle seems great when you meet her, but if you don't follow up with her, then nothing will change. Consistency within grade levels varies greatly, and overall there is great lack of leadership in the school. I wouldn't recommend this school to anyone except special needs kids. There are excellent programs for this population.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2005

I completely, totally, 100 percent agree with the last comment! I must have had the same issues with the principal you did. She isn't there for the good of the school. She is there for herself alone! Bravo to you for speaking up!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2005

04/05 was our first year at Cascade View, and we were really pleased. The staff was always friendly, and the senior administration very open and approachable. I felt that all of my concerns were addressed quickly. I loved my kids teachers; Riefers, Briskee, and McPeak. The principal is a super women. I think that any school you attend where staff knows who you are and who your kids are, and not because your kids are in trouble, is great. It shows a real connection to the kids, parents, and community.
—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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
69%

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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
24%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
72%
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 Students80%
Female90%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Low income75%
Not low income82%
Special education77%
Not special education81%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female97%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Low income83%
Not low income86%
Special education69%
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

Math

All Students65%
Female65%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Low income63%
Not low income65%
Special education16%
Not special education79%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female75%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Low income69%
Not low income71%
Special education16%
Not special education87%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students51%
Female60%
Male43%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Low income37%
Not low income56%
Special education5%
Not special education65%
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%
Female63%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Low income27%
Not low income76%
Special educationn/a
Not special education70%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students70%
Female70%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Low income46%
Not low income76%
Special educationn/a
Not special education72%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students63%
Female63%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Low income46%
Not low income67%
Special educationn/a
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

Math

All Students65%
Female68%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Low income43%
Not low income75%
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female77%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Low income67%
Not low income85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
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 83% 60%
Hispanic 8% 20%
Two or more races 4% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 7%
Black 1% 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 12%N/A8%
Special education 117%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 8N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 52%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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