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Larchmont

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Posted November 14, 2013

I am not a fan of this school. I feel like they do not spend enough time working on actual learning. After comparing with parents who have kids in other schools, the difference is astounding when it comes to material, learning levels, parent communication, and expectations. After reviewing their MSP scores it's no wonder, in 3rd grade only 20% of the students are at reading grade level. They need to do something about their academics program. I am going to be taking my child out of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2005

Great school. Walk to Read, Exceptional music program, inclusive of parents
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2005

my experience for my two childrens first year at larchmont has been a positive one. i was an active volunteer and there are alot of great parents who put alot of work into the activities that are done and the pta president is just an outstanding woman. i have been very pleased with my childrens teachers and feel that they have made academic progress that shows and exuberates when they prove it.
—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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
18%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
56%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
54%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
62%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
29%
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 Students26%
Female28%
Male22%
Black25%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander17%
Hispanic33%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White28%
Low income26%
Not low income25%
Special educationn/a
Not special education26%
Limited English18%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students47%
Female50%
Male43%
Black42%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander58%
Hispanic33%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Low income44%
Not low income58%
Special educationn/a
Not special education50%
Limited English29%
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 Students65%
Female60%
Male73%
Black64%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander70%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Low income65%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education66%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female84%
Male73%
Black86%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander80%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Low income77%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students50%
Female56%
Male41%
Black64%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander50%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White39%
Low income50%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education54%
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 Students20%
Female19%
Male21%
Black7%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander27%
Hispanic25%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White29%
Low income15%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education23%
Limited English9%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students66%
Female65%
Male67%
Black72%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander64%
Hispanic58%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Low income64%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education69%
Limited English36%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students27%
Female23%
Male33%
Black14%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander27%
Hispanic25%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Low income23%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education29%
Limited English9%
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 29% 60%
Hispanic 25% 20%
Black 19% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 14% 7%
Two or more races 7% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 4% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 112%N/A8%
Special education 117%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 256%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 14N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 16N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 45%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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  • Cynthia Horner

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8601 East B St
Tacoma, WA 98445
Phone: (253) 571-6200

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