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Dieringer Heights Elementary School

Public | PK-1, 4-5 | 575 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
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2013:
Based on 2 ratings
2012:
Based on 1 rating
2011:
Based on 2 ratings

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11 reviews of this school


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Posted February 11, 2014

Undiagnosed struggles with Math. 4th grade Math teacher hasn't contacted us regarding our daughter's failing grades. We had to find out on our own.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2013

I am so glad that we moved to this district! There are quite a few things that stand out to me with this school in particular. We moved here in the middle of last year and the transition for my 4th grader was seamless. The principle and both Joyce and Chris in the office were a huge help in getting him in the school and feeling totally comfortable. His teacher was Mrs.Gray and within two weeks of the move she had him so well adjusted that you would have thought he had been there the whole time. She also encouraged him with his strengths in math and also with his least favorite subject reading. The school challenge for reading helped him read 17 books just in the last half of the year. (15 more than his previous semester at the highly capable program in our previous district). The principle makes time to be around at each and every event, encourages parents to join in and most of all loves the kids. The after school activities are great. My son did both skiing and running club and loved both and plans on doing them again this year. It is no surprise to me that everyone in the are raves about these schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2013

Very surprised by the previous reviewer's 1-star rating. Our daughter started school at DHES last year and she does have some special needs that require extra attention. We have been nothing but pleased with the staff and principal this far. Looking forward to next year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2012

Horrible experience for my child. This school is great if you have a child who is of the norm. If your child has special needs or does not fit the mold, they will fail here. They will not get the support they need, even though the teachers and the counselors talk a good talk. No follow through happens and there is gross lack of communication. We mistakenly thought they had our child's best interest at heart, however, we were proven wrong.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2011

I absolutely love this district. The community is marvelous! Family support is great, teachers and staff are wonderful! I feel like we got very a very personalized education from pre K to 5th grade!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2011

I am very disappointed in the principal's respond to my concerns about my child. The teacher are fine, as long as you do not have any concerns. Felt like nobody cared about my child, at this very tender age. Very, very disappointed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2010

I went to this school years ago. I can't remember much of it. I loved my teacher, the school food was actually pretty good, the music class was fun, gym was bearable (for once), and the education offered was great. Good school.


Posted August 4, 2009

Wonderful school , staff, teachers, principals! All makes an outstanding district. My daughter rose to the occation by getting on the honor roll. She worked hard all year and finished off strong. She came from a larger district and was starting to fall behind. As soon as we started her in this school she quickly got caught up to speed and wanted to be on the same level as her peers. Very positive and well run school. LOVE MR. ANDERSON, Principal!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2006

Wonderful teachers! Great facilities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2005

great school district with various offerings throughout the year for language arts programs and children's theatre (additional costs). Art, music and talent show.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2004

I feel this school provides a private school education in a public school format. The Principals, Teachers and Board members are very receptive to the needs of the children and parents and I love this district!
—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 63% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
86%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
39%
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 Students86%
Female87%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic70%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Low income75%
Not low income87%
Special education47%
Not special education91%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female93%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic90%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Low income73%
Not low income92%
Special education88%
Not special education91%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students81%
Female86%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic80%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income81%
Not low income81%
Special education65%
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 Students76%
Female75%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic70%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Low income47%
Not low income81%
Special education21%
Not special education82%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students99%
Female97%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic100%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Low income100%
Not low income98%
Special education86%
Not special education100%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students90%
Female85%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic90%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Low income84%
Not low income90%
Special education64%
Not special education92%
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 81% 63%
Hispanic 7% 18%
Two or more races 6% 5%
Asian 4% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Black 1% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 18%N/A40%
Transitional bilingual 22%N/A8%
Special education 214%N/A13%
Source: 1 NCES, 2010-2011
Source: 2 WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Student-teacher ratio

  This school District averageState average
Students per classroom teacher 20N/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 68%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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21727 34th St East
Sumner, WA 98390
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