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Pasadena Park Elementary School

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4 stars

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Posted July 3, 2014

I'm surprised to hear that this school has so many good reviews when my son and daughter attended this school back in 2008 it was a total nightmare they were rude to my children and treated them differently . At least the teachers they had did . The staff was amazing ,but I feel that my kids didnt get a good enough education here. They are smart kids with nothing but straight A's and good manors . so I'm surprised on how they were treated I really hope this school has changed
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2013

Amazing teachers! Very caring staff and administration. Family oriented, glad we moved to the Spokane Valley! Great choice!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2012

My son attends PP this is his first year. He has a wonderful 3rd grade teacher. He truly likes being in his class. He locks the kids into learning in fun and engaging ways. The principal is so sweet and helpful. You can get a hold of her at anytime if she's unavailable she calls back asap. The rest of the staff have also been very welcoming and helpful! The parent involvement here is out of this world. Even grandparents are a big part of the school! We love PP our daughter will start kindergarten here this fall!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2010

I have 3 children that have attended PP and feel this is a good school. I have been impressed with the way incidents have been handled and most of the teachers are great. I was also a parent volunteer for 3 years. The only issue I have with the school system (probably a budgeting issue) is with dealing with special needs kids. I have an ADD child and he fell through the cracks when I tried to have him evaluated through the school when he was in the 1st grade. A year later, I decided to get a second opinion and go through private health insurance where I was able to to get him diagnosed and then take that infomation to the school and establish an IEP.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2010

I have been very impressed with this school. My daughter has attended pasadena park for two years now. The staff is very attentive, and the atmosphere of this school is positive. i
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2008

Many positive changes have been made this past year and continue to be made with the supervision of a new principal. New classrooms and a new gymnasium have been constructed to support the growing community. We have hopes the changes will continue to improve the quality of teaching and participation of parents in the PTO.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2006

I had 2 children go to Pasadena Park, one was familiar with school one was just starting. The Principal was wonderful- very involved and genuine. But I felt that the school had a problem with organization and informing parents of different things, especially parents new with having kids in school. I would have liked to see more information sent out regularly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2005

I have two boys one who is at PP and one who has moved on to the middle school. The school environment is very relaxed and in my opinion a nice place to be a kid growing up. I think that my boys had good academic exposure and the parent teacher interactions are at an appropriate level. I also have a younger daughter and will be happy when she goes to this school. The YMCA has before and after school care at the school in the Gym which is very convenient and nice for the kids. We have used it in the past and were happy with it, but now my 3rd grader rides the bus. Overall a good experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2005

Phenomenal school. Teachers are great. My child loves the school and her teachers. I couldn't ask for a better school. Thank you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2003

Coming from a family background of education specialists, I rate this school as 'the best'. The parent involvement surpasses anything I have ever seen & the staff is outstanding and caring. When you walk into the school, the first impressing people tend to get is comfort. All of the teachers get to know & love each student.
—Submitted by a parent


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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

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
89%

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

All Students77%
Female72%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Low income54%
Not low income88%
Special education60%
Not special education80%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female67%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Low income54%
Not low income79%
Special education50%
Not special education74%
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 Students77%
Female76%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income76%
Not low income78%
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female84%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Low income81%
Not low income84%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students74%
Female81%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Low income62%
Not low income80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
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 Students80%
Female81%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Low income73%
Not low income84%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female90%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Low income86%
Not low income91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students86%
Female81%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Low income82%
Not low income89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
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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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 82% 60%
Two or more races 7% 6%
Hispanic 5% 20%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 7%
Black 2% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 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 237%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 15N/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 68%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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Spokane, WA 99212
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