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Tumwater Hill Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 433 students

 

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Posted August 19, 2013

I love how my school shows such great school spirit!! The school atmosphere is full of positive and warm energy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2009

Love this school!I was in 6th grade the first year the school was open. I see several of the same teachersstaff &that I did almost 18 years ago. I have a neice&nephew that attended for several years& I decided to send my children there as well. Iv gone through a lot to make sure they could attend even though we have never been in the tumwater school district. I apply for inter-district transfers every year&drive across town 40 miles everyday because it is worth it!when I walk into the school I can talk to any teacher in the shool&they all know who my children are. They have done a great job encouraging&feeding my sons thirst for knowlege& they have been helpfull&supportive with my daughters behavior issues. Ive been to other schools& I would be horrified if my kids had to go anywhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2009

I am a lawyer and quite concerned about education. My child started THE in 2005 and has had excellent education every year. I am very happy with the school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2008

I have had all of my children at Tumwater Hill since 2004-05 school year. There are some exceptional teachers and they make the experience plesant for many people. It is very difficult to conduct a IEP request, so if your child has special needs this school may not be for you. They score low on the WASL compared to other Washington schools but they strive to teach the children responsibility and organization wich can help them reach further in the future. Communication with parents, seems to be the weakest link for this school as well as the district, but they seem to compensate in other areas. My over all opinion of this school is that they need some more parent involvement and staff willingness,then the children would soar. ~Involved parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2004

This could possibly be the best school around! I am now a senior in high school, graduating from Black hills High School, and I don't know where I would be without the strong back bone that Tumwater Hill provided me. This school has the best teachers around. The environment is safe and warm, and there is always someone there is you need to talk. This school is simply the best. Because of the Impact they've made on me, I will going into the Elementary Education Major in the Fall! Way to go THE!
—Submitted by a former student


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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
85%

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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
74%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
38%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
81%

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 Students71%
Female84%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income66%
Not low income76%
Special education18%
Not special education80%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female92%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic70%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Low income74%
Not low income89%
Special education36%
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 Students72%
Female73%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Low income41%
Not low income84%
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female90%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic60%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Low income77%
Not low income91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students75%
Female90%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Low income76%
Not low income74%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
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 Students55%
Female45%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Low income43%
Not low income64%
Special education9%
Not special education68%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female73%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Low income65%
Not low income86%
Special education36%
Not special education88%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students74%
Female62%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Low income74%
Not low income74%
Special education36%
Not special education85%
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 Students67%
Female65%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Low income55%
Not low income74%
Special educationn/a
Not special education69%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female89%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Low income73%
Not low income90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
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 68% 60%
Hispanic 13% 20%
Two or more races 11% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 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 240%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 15N/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 34%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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  • Brian Duke

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3120 Ridgeview St SW
Tumwater, WA 98512
Phone: (360) 709-7300

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