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Twin City Elementary School

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Posted April 2, 2014

When disaster stuck 30 miles to our north the students of Twin City Elementary have chipped in to help. Our school consists of students in grades K - 5. One of our 4th graders Alex Shepler took it upon himself to start a non-perishable food drive to benefit the families impacted by the Oso Mudslide. The students have been bringing in bags and boxes of food all week. Not only do our students help others in times of need but they continue to grow in their learning. Test scores have improved and we have many students sharing their lifelong guidelines and lifeskills daily. This is what makes a great school!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 19, 2014

I really appreciate the parent involvement and the leadership at this school. My son has thrived here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2013

Twin City Elementary is a family-oriented, friendly school. With 2 classes per grade level, it's easy to get to know the student population and the other parents. I enjoy having the District's Hi-Cap and ESL population at our school, which gives us greater student diversity and opportunities to learn about other cultures. Our teachers are excellent and care about each child - our para staff truly wants to see every student succeed. We have great parent involvement and are working with the PTA on getting more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

I love Twin City Elementary. We are a true community where students and staff alike are lifelong learners! When you arrive at TCE you will find a welcoming and friendly atmosphere where we work each day to achieve our goals. We follow the following life skills caring, common sense, cooperation, courage, curiosity, effort, flexibility, friendship, initiative, integrity, organization, patience, perseverance, pride, problem solving, resourcefulness and responsibility, and sense of humor. We continue to work on improving our test scores (which we have) and this year will be implementing more student recognition. Be sure to come and check us out!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 9, 2010

You can't go wrong with K-3 at this school! All of the teachers are wonderful! I'm not sure about the 4th & 5th grade as our kids aren't at that school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

My girls love to attend this school. The teachers use their wn money to help out the kids with supplies.
—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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
61%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
59%
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%
Female65%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Low income58%
Not low income71%
Special educationn/a
Not special education72%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female81%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Low income79%
Not low income79%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
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 Students72%
Female64%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Low income65%
Not low income76%
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students75%
Female89%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic58%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income61%
Not low income84%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students75%
Female86%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic67%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Low income65%
Not low income81%
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 Students75%
Female78%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Low income67%
Not low income80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female91%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Low income76%
Not low income93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students80%
Female81%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Low income67%
Not low income88%
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

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 70% 60%
Hispanic 20% 20%
Two or more races 4% 6%
Black 3% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 17%N/A8%
Special education 114%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 244%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 13N/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 52%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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26211 72nd Ave NW
Stanwood, WA 98292
Phone: (360) 629-1270

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