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Posted September 21, 2010

I was a student at DeLong from k-5th grade (1996-2001) I looooved my school and still do now. I am 19 and going to college at the University of Washington to become a teacher. I truly believe DeLong helped me become the person I am today and I am so grateful for all of my teachers. Go Dragons!!!!


Posted November 24, 2009

Delong is a excellent school to send your children to. I have a kindergartener and a fifth grader attending this school. They love it. My son will be leaving delong this year but I am happy that this will be my daughters school again next year. There are very good teachers here but every now and again you get one that makes your head hurt. I am very pleased with this school and I look forward to the rest of the year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

DeLong has a diverse population; All children are treated with great respect. Values such as citizenship are taught and practiced. The staff truly walks their talk!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 23, 2005

I was a homeschooler and my 8 year old was falling behind academically, so I chose to enroll him in DeLong. His instructor, Mrs. Wilson takes the time and effort to work one-on-one with him and has boosted his confidence immensely. The principal and office staff took the time to make me feel welcome and comfortable, and I am very happy with my decision. DeLong seems to be a very good choice for my son's education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2005

DeLOng has steadily improved its scores and has many dedicated staff.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 23, 2005

DeLong is a wonderful school, which encourages parent involvement and has a very strong PTA. Our teachers are enthusiastic and giving, with a strong desire to help all children learn. My son loves to go to school every day. We have excellent specialists for music, art, sports, and many LRC and special ed help. DeLong won 'Washington State Reading School of the Month' last year, as well as an award from the U of Washington for excellence in teaching. Any child would be lucky to attend this school!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
69%

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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
16%
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 Students57%
Female61%
Male54%
Black46%
Asian92%
Asian/Pacific Islander93%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Low income50%
Not low income74%
Special education46%
Not special education59%
Limited English50%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female83%
Male73%
Black75%
Asian92%
Asian/Pacific Islander93%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Low income74%
Not low income87%
Special education46%
Not special education84%
Limited English75%
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 Students63%
Female55%
Male69%
Black42%
Asian67%
Asian/Pacific Islander67%
Hispanic80%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Low income61%
Not low income67%
Special education60%
Not special education63%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female71%
Male85%
Black71%
Asian75%
Asian/Pacific Islander75%
Hispanic80%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Low income78%
Not low income83%
Special education90%
Not special education78%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students72%
Female71%
Male73%
Black54%
Asian83%
Asian/Pacific Islander83%
Hispanic80%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Low income76%
Not low income63%
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
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%
Female68%
Male62%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic70%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Low income58%
Not low income76%
Special education10%
Not special education73%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students69%
Female77%
Male62%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic90%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Low income62%
Not low income80%
Special education50%
Not special education72%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students52%
Female58%
Male46%
Black25%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic70%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Low income47%
Not low income60%
Special education40%
Not special education53%
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 46% 60%
Black 27% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 7%
Hispanic 10% 20%
Two or more races 5% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 115%N/A8%
Special education 19%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 254%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 16N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 18N/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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