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Washington-Hoyt

Public | K-5 | 421 students

 
 

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Posted May 9, 2014

I cannot rave enough about the two teachers that my children were lucky enough to get this year. With that said, there are a few teachers that should not be teaching Sadly there aren't many extra curriculars offered. They do 2 school plays a year and many kids who want to participate get left out. There's a fight to get in your permission slip for the few activities offered and many kids don't get to participate. There is NO art specialist and art relies on parent-volunteers; they do their best but it isn't often enough-- maybe once a month or every other and unless a class parent offers to lead it certain classes don't get any! The music specialist is a joke and he relies on recorded electronic music for his kids choir performances which are boring. The worse part is Principal Knight is nothing more than a "hall monitor", as I've heard him referred to. His only concern is safety at drop-offs and pick-ups and he never shows any leadership; he seems dazed and confused most of the time. His answer to everything brought up in PTA meetings is "let a parent take charge of that". He has ZERO innovation! If it wasn't for strong parent involvement I'd move my kids to another school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2013

As others have said, this school has an amazing sense of community about it. The teachers and principal have really treated our kids as family and we are proud to be a part of it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2010

The sense of community at Washington-Hoyt is amazing. My son has been attending since kindergarten and I cannot imagine sending him off to any other school. The teachers keep the children engaged and excited about learning, and the level of parental involvement is amazing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

The school is a huge collaborative community--parents, teachers, staff and students give their all to make the environment as welcoming and enriching for the students as possible
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2007

My son loves his school and his teacher, despite being in the warm basement of Washington as a Kindergartner. He has the newest teacher, Mrs. Hansen, who is supportive and challenging. My son LOVES to try to read--his teacher makes sure he finds it fun, so reading and writing are never chores. The school worked hard to find a good match for its second extended KG. The parent involvement at this school is practically intimidating. The PTA is so involved--and check out our crossing guard. The interest gives you the sense that parents pay big bucks to send their kids here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2006

This is a great school. It is fun and great. I love the great teachers They are all fun and hard workers that send responsibilities to every indivisual! They are kind! Every one is kind and smart. This school is kinda Old but it is very good to be there! I have been there 5 years
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 9, 2006

We have one child in the kindergarten extended day class. We have been very happy with the teacher as well as the academics. The level of parent involvement is very high. There are 9 boys and 15 girls in his class. While he is not fond of music (or the teacher) he loves all the art projects they do and being able to check out a library book on Wednesdays. We would be disappointed if they closed this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2006

Outstanding school in a historic setting. Cant say enough about the quality of the staff and the education my child has been receiving while at Washington-Hoyt. The school is in the heart of the Proctor neighborhood, a quite walkable commercial and residential neighborhood. We studied our options in the south sound and found the quality of education and setting unmatched.
—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 65% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
70%

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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
35%
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 Students91%
Female89%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Low income71%
Not low income95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female92%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Low income64%
Not low income94%
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 Students69%
Female68%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Low income50%
Not low income75%
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female84%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Low income75%
Not low income84%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students81%
Female87%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Low income75%
Not low income82%
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

Math

All Students74%
Female76%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Low income38%
Not low income84%
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female92%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Low income63%
Not low income91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students82%
Female89%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income50%
Not low income91%
Special educationn/a
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

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 82% 60%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 7%
Black 5% 5%
Hispanic 4% 20%
Two or more races 2% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
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 19N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 12N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 71%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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