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University Elementary School

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Posted October 22, 2013

My son went to University Elementary is 4th grade year and it was a horrific experience for both of us and a total waste of the school year. I agree with the parent that stated the staff is more concerned with medicating the students than teaching them, I feel the staff should have been medicated. The Principal should have any and all licenses she may hold, revoked. She practices intimation, bullying and racism. The comments she expressed to me concerning my single parent status were both insulting and unprofessional. If you have any other option then this school including home schooling, take them, your child and you will be better off. If I could assign it a negative star value I would.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2013

My kids have been going to this school before this pricipal. That was the good old days. I now have more kids and they are attending this school. The staff there are good for the most part but the pricipal didn't even know that my kids were mine until this year and is more worried about politics of the school then the students well beings. She doesn't listen to what needs of the students are and what needs to be done. NOT GOOD I'm thinking of home schooling or choiceing to a different school. Somethings got to be done!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2009

University has a top notch staff. The teachers and support people do a great job of educating children. My gripe has to do with the principal. She has destroyed the atmosphere of the school. Mychild is a fifth grader. Our other children will not attend this school until the principal has moved on!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2006

I am a student here at University and if I could, I would choose to do Ms. Greiner's class over again because she was amazing!!! I think that AR and PTA are great ideas and Math Is Cool is wonderful!!! This school is amazing and I would give it four stars if I were an inspector!!! I would love to see this school continue throughout the years!!! I wish you guys also did Junior High and High school to because I learned a lot throughout the school years!!! In my opinion, University is the best elementary school in the world!!!
—Submitted by a student


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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
76%

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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
61%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
52%
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 Students65%
Female74%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Low income62%
Not low income70%
Special education21%
Not special education83%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female84%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Low income66%
Not low income80%
Special education36%
Not special education86%
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 Students64%
Female65%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Low income62%
Not low income67%
Special education23%
Not special education78%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students68%
Female77%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Low income63%
Not low income74%
Special education23%
Not special education84%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students61%
Female69%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Low income48%
Not low income75%
Special education0%
Not special education82%
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 Students60%
Female61%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Low income66%
Not low income52%
Special educationn/a
Not special education70%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female87%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Low income76%
Not low income70%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students87%
Female87%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Low income86%
Not low income87%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
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 87% 60%
Two or more races 6% 6%
Hispanic 4% 20%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 7%
Black 1% 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 11%N/A8%
Special education 118%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 257%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 14N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 74%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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  • Sue Lennick

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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1613 South University Rd
Spokane, WA 99206
Phone: (509) 228-4650

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