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Peter G Schmidt Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 81 students

 

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Posted February 9, 2014

I think the parents and teachers work well together, and the principal works hard to ensure every student is treated fairly. I love the activities day they have for special needs children as well since I have a child with autism.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2013

Worst experience ever, school is not capable or knowledgeable of assisting children in special education (e.g. has limited programs and staff with minimal if any experience).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2011

I had one student attend k-6th and did pretty well academically. Was bullied from time to time and was really left to parents to deal with. We had a second child make it to 2nd grade and litterally had to pull her out of school and relocate our entire family because of bullying. The schools counsoler, principal and staff were all USELESS, in dealing with the problem child. Avoid this school if your concerened for your childs safety at all, because they will only pretend they're dealing with the issues and pat themselves on the back all while doing nothing. The teachers cant seem to keep a handle on problem students or do anything passed rearanging desks.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2009

Peter G is the best. I have two boys at PGS and they really have done great. The staff is incredible. The principal takes the time to join in on all school activities. The office staff is always there to help with big smiles on their faces. Last school year my son was trying to think of a way to repeat 4th grade so he could stay with the same teacher. He absolutely loved Mr. Colgan's 4th grade class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2009

My childern loved every thing about this school, every day it was this was great that was great, they loved this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2009

My son is in the fourth grade and has been going since kindergarten, He is doing wonderful, he needs extra help and math and he has to go to another class where they give more one on one with a specialist. He has done so much better. I really like Peter G, Elem. and all the staff I have met so far. My son loves loves loves his viola teacher too! I don't think he wouldv'e kept with it if it weren't for the viola teacher. Music is so wonderful for the kids. Thanks for reading! Proud Mom of a 4th grader at PGS
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2009

I am in love with school but what I am not in love with is the current principal. A have a daughter in 6th grade and she feels that the pricipal does not listen to what the students have to say and when the students act up he threatens to take away certain things that he really has no control over such as 6th grade Cispus trip. Also from my understanding, a student asked him if we could have a food fight on the last day of school and he said no, which can be respected. What really caught my attention was when he said if there was to be a food fight then he would carry over a suspension for the next year for the 6th graders. He can't do that because they are not his students and they are no longer a part of his school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2008

I am so very impressed with Peter G Schmidt Elementary School. The teachers as well as the principal really go out of their way to give my kids the best academic experience possible. I just cannot thank them enough! Sincerely, Jennifer Mooney (Extremely proud parent!)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2008

The teachers really care about my children. they do the best to assist any children in class. I only describe the teacher at PGS with one word 'Incredible'.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2008

I think this school just like almost all American schools needs a lot of work. The staff at Peter G have their hearts in the right place but the curriculum is not nearly challenging enough. My daughter has learned almost nothing in the past few years (she's a straight A student) and when my son needed extra help, it was almost impossible to get. This school, like most others, only caters to the 'average' student, and if you're not quite the same as everyone else, good luck. In closure, it's a 'decent' school with a nice staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2003

Peter G. is the best school I've ever gone to and now I'm in high school and I still look back and think of how great Mr. Clark was and especially Mrs. Anderson (Connolly now though) I hope that this school gets all 5's in the future.


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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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
55%

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

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
21%
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 59% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
82%
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 Students77%
Female86%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Low income74%
Not low income80%
Special education58%
Not special education80%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female82%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income69%
Not low income84%
Special education42%
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 Students53%
Female50%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic46%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White53%
Low income39%
Not low income64%
Special educationn/a
Not special education58%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students75%
Female81%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic82%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Low income55%
Not low income90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students56%
Female66%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic64%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Low income37%
Not low income71%
Special educationn/a
Not special education62%
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 Students58%
Female64%
Male51%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Low income41%
Not low income70%
Special education17%
Not special education64%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female82%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income69%
Not low income87%
Special education25%
Not special education88%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students69%
Female64%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Low income62%
Not low income74%
Special education17%
Not special education77%
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%
Female77%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic75%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Low income67%
Not low income80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female77%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic92%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Low income73%
Not low income82%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
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 72% 60%
Hispanic 12% 20%
Two or more races 10% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Black 1% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 11%N/A8%
Special education 112%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 243%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 12N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 70%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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