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Daffodil Valley Elementary School

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Posted December 25, 2013

From what I've heard, Daffodil Valley is a great school! My friend went there and she loved it. All of her teachers were great! Daffodil is a great place for Elementary school aged children to learn!


Posted January 8, 2011

DVE is an excellent school! I have had children attending for the last 8 years, and as our last year here, I will say that we will really miss DVE. The teachers are so energetic and friendly and the principle is a powerhouse - she gets so much done for the school and is a real cheerleader for the kids. I have always been so impressed with how welcome the staff make parents feel - they encourage participation in the classroom. I have also been impressed with how involved they are with PTA events - volunteering alongside the parents. The gifted program is excellent and the Self-Manager program is something that the children really work for. We have been blessed to have our children be a part of this wonderful school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2010

Daffodil has wonderful teachers and excellent test scores. But when it comes to discipline and consistency with bad behavior you might want to think twice. There is no discipline at this school. It seems that they feel sorry for our children instead of helping them learn positive but stern discipline. I want my child to learn that when you do wrong you have to suffer the consequence no matter what. That does not happen at this school. There is no follow through.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2010

Daffodil has great teachers and wonderful test scores. But when it comes to discipline there is none!! i feel as a parent there needs to be more discipline for those students who do not follow the rules. I have heard from others that because of the poverty at dve there tends to be no consequences for negative behavior. Instead it is rewarded because home is not a good place for some of these kids. Well what about our kids who have good homes. They still need to learn there is a consequence for every action. Children respect you more when you discipline and love all together. I think my child may need to go to maple lawn instead so they can learn what the real world has in-store for then. Dve discipline staff needs to get it together and start disciplining!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2010

Daffodil is an excellent school! There is great diversity in the student population, which makes for a positive, tolerant environment. The principal is dynamic and sets a high bar for the teachers. Teachers are young, energetic, and bursting with the latest in elementary educational method. They are friendly, open and available to parents. I also love that they are so supportive of all the school activities! You don't find many teachers that attend PTA functions regularly and will go out of their way to be a family's advocate. I am so happy to have my child in such a unique and well-run school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2009

Think twice about enrolling your child in this school, especially for part time kindergarten which is a joke. There are also no consquences for bullies.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2008

I got very fed up with this school. The Principal tries to be more of a friend than a disciplinary, thefore, there are many many problems. My child has been hit on several occasions by other students at recess. After telling the staff and principal that I want a phone call to let me know my child was hit, they never complied. I still had to hear this disturbing news by my child after he got home. There is not enough supervision on recess. Two duties is not enough for 3 different grade levels out on the playground at one time. They don't know what is going on. Whenever I tried to get something done about this, I was treated as a 'hostile parent'. The children are out of control due to the non exhistant dicipline being taken. I suggest if you have problems, take it to the Superintendant.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2008

Daffodil Valley is a very unorganized and badly run school. You should think twice about enrolling your children there. I am pulling my 2 children out of the school mid year because they can't seem to get things right. I had an office associate call me about my son and when arriving at the school found out it was actually someone elses son. They don't have the resources necessary for children with disabilities nor can they keep their other students straight. I would hate to be called because of a real emergency only to have it be someone elses child. I would be very upset to find out that they called someone else for my children. And that's the least of my trouble with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2007

Daffodil is a great school. They have wonderful academic programs for the kids. The teachers and staff are all so friendly. When you have a question they always answer it right away, there is no waiting for someone to get back to you. Teachers also take the time if you need a conference(almost always the same day you contact them). The self-manager program is a great incentive for the kids to do well. Another thing we have liked is for most grades the kids have the same teacher for two years. Parents are always encouraged to come to the classroom, wether it is to volunteer, sit in on a presentation, or just to say hi. We will really miss this school next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2006

I am very disappointed in the overall operation of Daffodil. It seems like a lot of the teachers are young and inexperienced. Based on Sumner school district's reputation, Daffodil does not, in my opinion, make the grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2005

The highlight of this school is their Self-Manager program where the kids can earn a badge that gives them special priveledges (early recess, extra library book, etc) by meeting a list of requirements (homework in on time, library books in, good attendance, good behavior, etc). They are each given an application form, and it is up to them to ask for signatures from various school staff as recommendations for the badge. This has been a great motivator to the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2005

Excellent staff, incredible Peaks program, and great science program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2004

Parents should tour and speak to other parents before enrolling your child at Daffodil Valley Elementary. The building is beautiful and new construction. The parking for parents is very limited. Please be aware that many teachers and the administration are on multliple teams with in the district that require time away from the campus. I was very disappointed with the number of substitute teachers used. I have experienced communication problems with the staff during the entire school year despite multiple attempts to bridge the gap between parent and teacher. Resources for special education students are too few. The organized events in the evenings for parents and students were unorganized and chaotic. My children will not be attending Daffodil Valley Elementary next fall. -D. Campbell
—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.

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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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
61%

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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
44%
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 Students74%
Female68%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic62%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Low income60%
Not low income92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
Limited English50%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female87%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic76%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Low income79%
Not low income97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English67%
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 Students79%
Female76%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic70%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income72%
Not low income88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English75%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female86%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic78%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Low income82%
Not low income93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited English50%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students65%
Female71%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic52%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Low income54%
Not low income79%
Special educationn/a
Not special education66%
Limited English42%
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 Students61%
Female68%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic30%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Low income44%
Not low income82%
Special educationn/a
Not special education63%
Limited English9%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female84%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic52%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Low income65%
Not low income91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
Limited English36%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students75%
Female81%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic48%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Low income68%
Not low income85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
Limited English27%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 62% 60%
Hispanic 25% 20%
Two or more races 8% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 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 113%N/A8%
Special education 115%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 261%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 21N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 9N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 64%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Title 1 Improvement Award (2008)
  • Apple Award (2007)
  • Title 1 Distinquished School (2006)

Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Spanish
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

School start time
  • 9:20
School end time
  • 3:45
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Marcie Belfield
Fax number
  • (253) 891-4622

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Gifted / high performing
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • Spanish
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Track
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
Parent involvement
  • We have a very strong pta. our pta provides high quality and well attended family nights. we also have many community partners that sponsor volunteers and food or prizes for our events. parents have their own pta room at daffodil. they also pop popcorn on fridays. parents are a valuable and welcome part of our learning partnership.
More from this school
  • Sumner Family Center is located on campus. This is a great place for our families to find the support they need. We also partner with Helping Hands/Front Door project to provide housing for our families in need.
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1509 Valley Ave
Sumner, WA 98390
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Phone: (253) 891-4600

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