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Hutton Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 497 students

 

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Posted May 27, 2014

We have two children at Hutton - 3rd Grade and Kindergarten. Their teachers have all been excellent, hard-working, caring, creative and intelligent. The Principal really does know every child's name and is extremely visible and involved. The PTG is very active and welcoming. Through the PTG, the school is able to offer after-school programs in World Languages, Fine Arts, and Science. They have arranged author visits, and organize fun school-wide events. They also help fund technology needs for the school and do so much more. We moved here from a rural Washington school district and are so happy to be here. Looking forward to the re-model!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2013

Great school, great parents, great community, great staff (especially the p.e. teacher, music teacher, and librarian) ... looking foreward to the "new school"
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2012

This is one of the very top schools in the city. There is a strong culture of parent involvement. The principal works tirelessly to support teachers, parents, and kids. The school works hard to create as level a playing field for all kids regardless of socioeconomic background. We feel lucky to have our kids at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2011

I have had a great experience with Hutton. My child, who has had difficulty with learning, has received one-on-one help from qualified, caring teachers and has blossomed at Hutton. I have had countless opportunities to get involved (solicited via email by teachers and PTA alike), but I work outside the home full time, so it has been difficult to do so. Yes, the building is old, but it is slated for a remodel in the next few years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2011

This is not a good school for gifted children, high academic performers, children with conditions like asthma or parents who want to be involved. Teachers teach to the median and below, and they use their top performers as helpers but do not offer any enrichment for these children. The school building is charming but very old with a history of serious mold and use of toxic artificial air fresheners by teachers, which are prohibited. The principal only pursues changes that fit into his personal agenda and otherwise avoids any and all disputes/issues. Ex.: the safety patrol is not supervised by an adult but has to work dangerous 3+ way intersections that do not have signs. The principal made an agreement with the district to have an adult supervise, but there is no such adult. When I voiced my concern, I was told that it gets better in warmer months when the snow is gone. The principal has a "nothing bad has happened so far" attitude. An avg of 6 people attend the PTA meetings, and the same work horse parents are used year after year. Parents have no voice. Teachers have no voice but are protected by the principal enabling inappropriate behavior in favor of perpetuating complacency.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2010

Hutton is the #1 school in the district. They work hard for all the students. My children are starting 3rd/5th grade. The PTA is fantastic, they pay for books for the library, computers for the students and after school art and language classes in Spanish, French, German, Japanese and Sign Language. With the standardized testing for the state constantly changing the teachers step up each year to give their best to their students. Parents are encouraged to volunteer in the classrooms and every other school activity and many do. The principal is very visible in the school. He knows all the kids names and is not only a disciplinarian but very encouraging to the students. In every PTA/school meeting I have attended they are always very open to suggestions and ideas that can make things better for the students at Hutton.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2009

My daughter is in 2nd grade at Hutton at her teachers and other school staff have been wonderful! Wouldn't go anywhere else!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2009

I have 4 kids at Hutton. I moved to Spokane from Northern California (Menlo Park). I think this school is as good and in ways better than our previous schools. Hutton has a great sense of community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2008

Hutton is one of the best schools you could ask for in Spokane. The faculty is friendly and helpful as well as the students. We have chosen hutton for 14 years and it has not let us down. Hutton will put your kids on the right educational path for many years down the road and build morals and structure for your child to grow on.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2008

Hutton is a wonderful school. We have been involved with it for over 10 years as our children have progressed through their academic years. The teachers give 110% to each student and they are willing to do whatever it takes (staying late, meeting with parents, phone calls, etc.) to assure each student reaches their full potential!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2007

Hutton is a place where not all students are friendly.They need adult supervision while the students do safety patrol.The students aren't all welcoming.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2006

We've been at Hutton since K (3rd grade now) and although there are some short-comings, the waiting list to teach here is a mile long and that says something. The variety of before and after-school choices is my favorite part, but after many different experiences at many other schools (with my first) - this is the best, hands down. I do wish more parents were involved in the larger groups, but easily, this is our best experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2006

Although the school performs well on standardized tests, there are other things to consider. Most notably, is that the principle is not willing to accept even the slightest bit of criticism. Also, since many parents went to the school themselves, they overlook many of the school's shortcomings. This school definitely has a 'But, we've always done it this way attitude.' Too bad.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2004

Great school! Active parents, nice learning environment, challenging teachers, wonderful location. I would rather have my children go here than private school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2004

I went to Hutton for 1st, 3rd, and 4th grades. It is a great school. Extracurricular activites, active PTA, safe area, clean hallways, excellent teachers. I love it!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 19, 2003

I am a former Hutton student, It has great teachers, almost all parents are involved and is in a very safe neighborhood.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 22, 2003

This school needs more parent involvement and more safety and discipline also. The teachers though need to be gentle yet stern and serious about their job as a teacher.


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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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88%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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85%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
94%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
81%
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

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
91%
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 Students88%
Female82%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Low income67%
Not low income93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female82%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Low income42%
Not low income95%
Special educationn/a
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 Students96%
Female100%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Low income90%
Not low income98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female97%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Low income79%
Not low income93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students87%
Female100%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Low income68%
Not low income93%
Special educationn/a
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 Students82%
Female84%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Low income69%
Not low income85%
Special education50%
Not special education87%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female84%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Low income77%
Not low income85%
Special education40%
Not special education90%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students85%
Female89%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Low income54%
Not low income92%
Special education50%
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 Students74%
Female77%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Low income39%
Not low income92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female100%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Low income72%
Not low income97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 85% 60%
Hispanic 6% 20%
Two or more races 6% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 7%
Black 1% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 11%N/A8%
Special education 18%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 220%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 20N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 15N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 83%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band

Gifted & talented

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Chuck Demarest

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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Sports

Girls sports
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
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908 East 24th Ave
Spokane, WA 99203
Phone: (509) 354-3030

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