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Camas Prairie Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 96 students

 

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Posted January 28, 2013

My son is a first grader here this year. His teacher is amazing, his SE staff is amazing. He has grown so much this semester, and I am very excited about it. They have a team work ethic, and as a parent it is very helpful with multiple teachers. I am involved every step of the way and the communication is outstanding. If your a parent that is not involved in your childs education then you may have a problem with this school, and every other public school for that matter. This school takes the students scores from their "standarized testing" very seriously and works to make sure the children understand the "common core standards". *Bonus* The YMCA has before & after care here, and the staff is super!!! They are caring, and actively involved with the kids. They help with homework and always have different daily activities. They also provide a ton of feedback and have wonderful communication.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2009

Camas Prairie is a very good school, the teachers are involved and care about student learning. I have had two children that have attended. My daughter has since graduated and is now at Cedar Crest with a 3.8 GPA. My son is now attending Camas Prairie and he loves the learning environment; in addition they have a program for gifted students that enables them to travel and learn in another environment once per week. He is also involved in Orchestra twice a week, there are not many schools that offer such a well-rounded learning environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2005

Not for the intelligent child--most students here are not tolerant of above-average children. They are unkind and hurtful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2005

I have found Camas Prairie to be a very good school for our family. I say family to include the parents. The staff is there for your family no matter the situation. We hav been here for 2 years now and have seen our school in action for numerous situations. Mr. Mckenzie is always available and takes your family needs seriously. Will do his best to make it a positive outcome. If your child needs extra help in a subject. They are there to help you with a wealth of resouces. I can go on and on. we are a big school, but I have never felt insignicant. We also have a citecounsel made up of parents, Staff and students(when needed) I am involved in this and love to see the results of my school in action to make Camas Prairie a place where EVERYONE is welcomed!
—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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
59%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
59%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
53%

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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
16%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
68%
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%
Female77%
Male84%
Black81%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic83%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Low income77%
Not low income85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female80%
Male67%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic67%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Low income61%
Not low income87%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
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 Students64%
Female66%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander54%
Hispanic69%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Low income59%
Not low income74%
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students70%
Female73%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander62%
Hispanic85%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Low income64%
Not low income81%
Special education9%
Not special education81%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students39%
Female46%
Male32%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander62%
Hispanic46%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White36%
Low income31%
Not low income54%
Special educationn/a
Not special education45%
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%
Female66%
Male67%
Black69%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Low income66%
Not low income67%
Special education18%
Not special education74%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students60%
Female66%
Male55%
Black62%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Low income66%
Not low income53%
Special education9%
Not special education68%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students65%
Female61%
Male69%
Black46%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Low income69%
Not low income61%
Special education9%
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 Students61%
Female36%
Male82%
Black40%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic62%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Low income56%
Not low income69%
Special educationn/a
Not special education64%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students68%
Female54%
Male79%
Black60%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic69%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Low income67%
Not low income69%
Special educationn/a
Not special education70%
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 49% 60%
Black 18% 5%
Hispanic 17% 20%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 7%
Two or more races 5% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
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 258%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 10N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 65%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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  • Sean McKenzie

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Spanaway, WA 98387
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