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Willard Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 69 students

 

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Posted February 3, 2013

I am completely taken back by this school if someone chooses to call it that and am desperately looking for a better one for my children to go to whether I must drive them miles to it everyday or not. My childs education is important to me and to top it off his special needs make it difficult for him in school so finding people that know how to work with him has been trying. We moved here from North Dakota/ Minnesota area and I truly miss the school district back there. :(
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2010

I am not at all pleased with Willard. My son has attended since K and is now in the 5th grade. Each year has been a struggle with getting concerns addressed. My son's writting skills are still very poor and require a lot of at home work. The school has continued to not meet standards for the WASL. My son, despite this, scores above standard. Futhermore, many issues are not addressed professionally. Issues have been discussed with my son that were soley parent to school and did not need him to be involved. I have been very displeased with the proffesionalizm of the staff. I will not go into details since my son is still attending this school. I know that in giving details it will be clear who the student is and I do not trust the staff to treat him well if they read this review.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2006

Academic programs are good. LAP program for grades 1-4. Music teacher is wonderful. Art, sports and extracurricular activities are adequate. Problem with getting parents to attend PTG meetings though. Our daughter has had the BEST teachers and we have been able to pick them all even though it is not promised that we get who we ask for. Problem with staff member saying unappropriate comments (not to children-with oter staff members and this person is NOT a teacher) and hopefully it is being dealt with at a higher level. I will be very unhappy if this person is back next year. But other than that, this has been an excellent school for our daughter to excell in reading, math, science.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2006

I attended this school for kindergarden and first grade. I still remember both my teachers!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 25, 2005

This school has a great deal of parent involvement, and a principal who works very hard to keep the school up to date on technology.
—Submitted by a staff


Posted February 25, 2005

The teachers are very involved with the students. Even with the classroom sizes children still get the one on one that is harder to find in public schools.
—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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
79%

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

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
53%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
27%
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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
70%

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 Students83%
Female81%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Low income81%
Not low income91%
Special education67%
Not special education86%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female76%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Low income69%
Not low income82%
Special education67%
Not special education72%
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%
Female52%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic67%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Low income61%
Not low income91%
Special education33%
Not special education71%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female73%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic92%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Low income74%
Not low income91%
Special education67%
Not special education79%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students61%
Female67%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic67%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Low income58%
Not low income82%
Special education58%
Not special education62%
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 Students53%
Female53%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Low income46%
Not low income70%
Special education15%
Not special education60%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students66%
Female64%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Low income61%
Not low income80%
Special education54%
Not special education68%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students63%
Female58%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Low income59%
Not low income75%
Special education54%
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 Students54%
Female51%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Low income51%
Not low income67%
Special education7%
Not special education63%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students59%
Female64%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Low income54%
Not low income78%
Special education7%
Not special education69%
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 71% 60%
Two or more races 11% 6%
Hispanic 9% 20%
Black 3% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 7%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 15%N/A8%
Special education 112%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 276%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 13N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 72%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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