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Madison Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 331 students

 

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Posted February 2, 2014

The principal is personable and engaging. She will take strolls through the school addressing the students with optimism. All the kids know her and love her. The teachers are amazing; nurturing and encouraging, true academic guides for success! But what stands out to me from many other public elementary's is their dedication to anti- bullying; on or off of school grounds! It gives peace of mind to many parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2012

This school has been EXCELLENT for my family! The principle and all of the staff are very approachable and friendly! I love Madison :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2009

Wow! maybe we should be positive and make the best with what we have. It's sad that you must think this way. I believe it is sad to read reviews like this. Madison is an awesome school with great teachers and people working together to provide education for our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2009

Madison has great teachers, 2 years ago they got a new pricipal and I truly feel it will be the downfall of the school. It seems Madison islosing the battle now. It isa sad to see.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

My Granddaughters love going to Madison school. The teachers and staff are the best.


Posted October 3, 2009

The granddaughter I am raising has attended Madison since kindergarten; she's now a fourth grader. The staff is wonderful! Madison has also been awarded the 'Blue-Ribbon' school distinction.


Posted June 10, 2008

My son just finished his kindergarten year at Madison. It is a wonderful place to learn. The teachers and staff are dedicated and know all the students by name. They just won recognition as a Blue Ribbon School from the Dept of Ed. Mr. Perdue is a great leader and will be missed as he is being transferred to another school next year so he can help them improve.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2007

Awesome school. Very friendly people. Made my kids feel welcome.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2006

We,grandmother&grandfather,saw a granddaughter through two years at Madison when Mike Cosgrove was principal and the child lived with us;we now have a grandson(for whom we provide childcare for almost daily) in 2nd grade, and a kindergartner granddaughter who also lived with us and now attends Madison when she visits.We know certain of the teachers quite well and ahve observed others. I'd have to say Madison's highest praise goes to its teaching staff and also to Raelene Coster and Linda Adams from the office staff. Teachers of special note are Ms.Denae Johns,Mrs.Eileen Mabee,Mrs.Ellen Rush,Mrs.Bambi Howe,Mrs.Walthers. We are impressed with both the interest of the teachers and the encouragement of parental involvement. These are educators who really care about our children.Madison scores high on WASL tests consistently.The students are encouraged to participate in school musicals and plays, and here I should mention music teacher Mrs.Nielsen,always enthusiastic about each new crop of pupils.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2004

My husband and I are grandparents raising two granddaughters; the elder is attending Madison for the second year. We are delighted with the staff of this school, as well as its academic rating. I am impressed by how willing the staff is to communicate and work with children's caretakers.


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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
74%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
56%
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

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
35%
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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
50%
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 Students77%
Female65%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income76%
Not low income80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education77%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female85%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Low income76%
Not low income90%
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

Math

All Students59%
Female50%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Low income48%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education63%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female75%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Low income76%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students46%
Female53%
Male39%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White44%
Low income38%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education48%
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 Students69%
Female72%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Low income67%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education77%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female78%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income70%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students56%
Female56%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Low income53%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education60%
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%
Female60%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Low income57%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education73%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female70%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Low income67%
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
White 85% 63%
Two or more races 6% 5%
Hispanic 5% 18%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 2%
Asian 1% 7%
Black 1% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 162%N/A40%
Transitional bilingual 21%N/A8%
Special education 228%N/A13%
Source: 1 NCES, 2010-2011
Source: 2 WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Student-teacher ratio

  This school District averageState average
Students per classroom teacher 14N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 16N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 90%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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  • Greg Baerlocher

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