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Lowell

Public | K-5 | 439 students

 
 

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Posted November 12, 2012

My son started at Lowell in 5th grade. We moved from Queen Anne in Seattle, where he attended a very good school. Lowell is head and shoulders above the school my son used to attend. The teachers and staff at Lowell are involved, engaged, educated and I have never before experienced this level of parent and student support. Truly, I am grateful to have my son in Lowell. It is a fantastic school and the teachers and staff are wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2011

Lowell has a fantastic group of teachers and the principle is OUTSTANDING! The staff is very passionate about their jobs and it shows. The kids are happy and the overall vibe is very good there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

Lowell has excellent leadership and staff. The high level of parental involvement makes Lowell a very nurturing place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2009

Lowell is an outstanding school with a superior PTA. We have two children at Lowell after having been in other school districts in WA and out of state. Lowell is by far the most nurturing, supportive environment with an excellent curriculum and fantastic teachers. The PTA works diligently to provide programs and opportunities for the students/school that would otherwise not be in place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2008

Lowell is fantastic. This year the school added an afterschool program, which changes every six weeks. The first session included Geography, Ball Room Dancing, Math Club and Photography. This is a great addition to the already in scholl enrichment that our children receive. The staff is great and is very supportive. Our kids, we have two at the school, are getting a great education provided by fantastic teachers and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2007

Lowell is a great school with tremendous teacher and staff support. Our kids have been there for 8 years and we stll have four more years until our youngest graduates. We love the great support from teachers and staff. We love the involvement that parents provide. It is a great elementary school to have your children attend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2003

Lowell is a fantastic school and very supportive of both working and full time parents. My daughter has been there k thru 4th grade and will be in 5th grade next year. She could not have gotten better education at private school


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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 65% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
55%
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 Students82%
Female84%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Low incomen/a
Not low income85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female91%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Low incomen/a
Not low income85%
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

Math

All Students84%
Female84%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Low income69%
Not low income89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female95%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Low income69%
Not low income90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students81%
Female92%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Low income75%
Not low income83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
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 Students84%
Female76%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low incomen/a
Not low income88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female92%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Low incomen/a
Not low income92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students86%
Female87%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Low incomen/a
Not low income88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
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 73% 60%
Two or more races 11% 6%
Hispanic 7% 20%
Black 4% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 10%N/A8%
Special education 14%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 215%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 20N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 19N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 48%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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810 North 13th St
Tacoma, WA 98403
Phone: (253) 571-7200

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