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Evergreen Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 543 students

 

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Posted July 8, 2014

Love the Mead school district -- they challenge their students and push them achieve more. I would give Evergreen a five star rating if it weren't for the principal. I am not impressed with Mr. Iverson at all. He TALKS -- and does not LISTEN to concerns. When I went to him with an issue, he gave me the same canned speech he gave every other parent -- VERY frustrating. He's good with the kids -- not so much with parents (and it doesn't seem like he is with teachers, either).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2014

Poor leadership, lack of communication among staff. Lots of bullying. Staff does nothing to stop it. No follow up, false promises from staff. The only reason they didn't get a one star is because of the extra curriculum and some teachers are carrying (emphasis on the some).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2013

Love this school. My daughter went there since 1st grade and is now in the 8th grade at Northwood and now my son is going there and is in the 1st grade. The teachers are nice, the staff is friendly and the principal is always out greeting everyone. You can tell they are all there for the kids and families, not just work!!! Love everything they do for our community!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2013

Principal (Iverson) and teachers are great! Lots of volunteer opportunities and they are good about keeping parents informed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2013

Our son had a great experience at Evergreen, and so did we. I've heard grumbling among parents since the school was knocked off its top perch among Spokane-area elementaries when Prairie View opened a few years ago, taking Evergreen's very popular principal and some of the richer families, but this is still an outstanding school by any measure. Great music program. Huge playground. Nice neighborhood close to Whitworth University.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2013

Evergreen was perfect for my daughter. She had great experiences with teachers. There are some good teachers and there are some terrible once. My son was super bored in 1st grade. I tried several months of trying to ask teachers to give him extra work. I was told that he should not read on higher level. Mr. Iverson did not give me an appointment though I asked for it twice. I moved my son to private school where he finally got challenged.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2013

I currently have two children that attend here. It is a great school! The teachers and staff are very friendly and helpful. We did have one bullying issue this year with my daughter and it was handled quickly and I was told that if we had anymore problems to let them know right away and they would handle it immediately. Thankfully we didn't have any problems after that. This school has a good amount of parent helpers/volunteers. It also has a ton of after school activities for the kids to get involved in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2013

My child has just finished 5 years at Evergreen and while I was very happy with staff initially I have come to realize that there is a lot of special treatment towards students, bullying goes unpunished and the Principal Iverson is very politically motivated. I see a trend among the "old timers" that is not appealing. Ready for my child to move on.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2009

Evergreen's quality as a school has declined greatly since Principal Becky Cooke left and went to Prarie View. I wish she was still there, things went much more smoothly. My daughter only has one year left there thank goodness. There are however still some excellent teachers and staff there still.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2009

Evergreen is an amazing school. The staff is top notch. Everyone works hard to help all students to grow. The parent community is involved and supportive. There are many opportunites for parents to get involved. The school has great family events. My student loves it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2009

Evergreen did go through a huge change when half of its student and staff population transfered to Prairie View Elem when it was built and opened to solve Evergreens overcrowding. It's a good thing when a school and an area are that popular. Of couses not every person was happy with which teachers branched off and which ones stayed. Parents all have their different favorites for different reasons. Evergreen is exceptional for these reasons: very active volunteer base (families really support learning), tradions and fun events that give the school its own uniqueness, and caring professionals that really assess how student learning is being met.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2009

I love Evergreen Elementary. The staff and administration is amazing. My child left Evergreen's kindergarten reading! Learning is the focus and it is obvious the staff loves kids. Keep up the great work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2009

Was great for our kids until 2 years ago. Now we are trying to transfer all our kids elsewhere. The school is much more chaotic and disorganized, discipline is lax, the kids are no longer being challenged, the classes are too easy for them, they are given very little homework, what they are given is too easy for them and the advanced courses are no longer being offered.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2009

School has been in a terrible decline since the major changes of administration and teachers moving from Evergreen to Prairie View Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2006

Evergreen is an excellent school. The staff is wonderful to each child, and they do everything in their power to help them learn, grow, and build self confidence. I would like to see a change with extracurricular activities. It would be nice to have band, music, and after school sports (sports are a must!) available through the school before fourth grade. Also, the Spanish club has not been well thought out, because there is no private classroom where children can learn. Please offer this fantastic teacher a chance to share everything she has without constant distractions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2005

Evergreen is awesome. My child came from another district and has advanced extensively since the transfer. The level involvement for parents and staff is tremendous. My son loves the teachers and so do I.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2005

I love Evergreen. I have not had one bad experience while there. My son has attended Kindergarten and is now in first grade. He is reading at a 2nd grade level and is doing 3rd grade math. I see a lot of parents volunteering (myself included) on a regular basis. I am very happy with my tax dollars going to this school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2004

My son is entering his fourth year at Evergreen having started with Kindergarten. Each year I have been impressed by the kindness, interest and energy shown by the teachers for all of the students, regardless of their abilities. I am equally impressed by Principal Cooke and her desire to see that each student reaches his or her fullest educational potential. The Evergreen PTO is actively involved in providing financial support for technology, music, arts and sports when funding through the District is unavailable. I would not want my child to attend any other school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2004

Two of my children attend Evergreen. I wouldn't send them anywhere else! The staff is excellent and knows their students. Every time my husband or myself wanted to, we could walk in to the classrooms and just watch or participate. It's a joy to be a part of Evergreen. My kids look forward to school and can hardly wait for summer to be over so they can learn more. I also am very impressed with the amount of parent involvement at this school! I am also a former student of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2003

Teachers and students work together to make Evergreen Elementary an outstanding school. The range of learning going on within each grade level is very impressive. The degree of commitment from the teachers (and other staff) certainly pays off in the high level of student learning and success. We're happy that Evergreen is our kids' school. Suzanne and Mark Gustafson
—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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
33%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
70%
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 Students66%
Female72%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Low income43%
Not low income84%
Special educationn/a
Not special education71%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female76%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Low income53%
Not low income84%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
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 Students76%
Female66%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Low income68%
Not low income81%
Special education50%
Not special education80%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female81%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Low income65%
Not low income90%
Special education58%
Not special education83%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students84%
Female91%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Low income71%
Not low income94%
Special education58%
Not special education89%
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 Students67%
Female58%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Low income57%
Not low income79%
Special education25%
Not special education76%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female69%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic80%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Low income61%
Not low income88%
Special education31%
Not special education83%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students67%
Female65%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic60%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Low income54%
Not low income81%
Special education13%
Not special education79%
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 Students48%
Female46%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White49%
Low income36%
Not low income56%
Special educationn/a
Not special education54%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female77%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Low income73%
Not low income75%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
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 77% 60%
Two or more races 11% 6%
Hispanic 6% 20%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Black 1% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 12%N/A8%
Special education 113%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 245%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 17N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 69%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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