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Chambers Elementary School

Public | K-4

 
 

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Posted August 5, 2014

The teachers at this school are very knowledgeable and caring. I believe the children excel because they are taught in an engaging, safe environment. The front office staff could use a refresher course in customer service. Please, when somebody comes in and you are talking about your weekend with another, acknowledge my presence within the first five minutes. They jabbered for three minutes (I timed her) and never once gave me the time of day. This happens quit a bit with the front staff. Not the most pleasant based on my and my husband dozen experiences with them. Parking is not the best and the school itself is outdated, but the teachers make up for the physical appearance of the school. But, in all, a great school for learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2012

My son has attended 3 years of school at Chambers. We love this school. His teachers are amazing- they are loving, dedicated, have high expectations, and are very flexible with learning styles. The principal is very approachable, always visible, and makes time to meet with parents and students. The front office staff is very welcoming. The library and librarian are awesome. The playground is gorgeous and very large. We are so lucky.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2011

My kids absolutely love Chambers. The staff is caring and they really get to know the children. The curriculum is clearly outlined and followed throughout the year. The PTA is a bit disorganized, but being a part of it really makes a difference!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2010

My daughter has learned more then she ever has from any other school she has attended. I would have to say that Chambers Creek School has the best school for by daughter.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2009

i love the school and the family atmosphere overall. great education programs my only complaint is the principle she seems to not know how to care for children with mild behavior issues and adhd. Some of the teacher have the same issues however they all seem to develop the children above what i have seen in other elementary schools. Overall I love this school and would only recommend that the staff be trained in handling children with attention and behavioral issues.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2008

I absolutely love this school and it's staff. They take the time to get to know your child, and teach them what they need to know. They love what they do!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2008

After one year of Kindergarten, my daughter went from not knowing letter sounds to reading at the second grade level. The participation of parents and staff in the success of the kids shows. We benefitted from having free access to the school nurse, counselor, and evaluation from an Occupational Therapist this past year. They are actively increasing diversity, too, by bringing in new neighborhoods next year. University Place School District is proving to be better than private school for our family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2007

Wonderful school! The biggest plus is the caring staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2006

Absolutely fabulous school and district! University Place is extremely high end when it comes to schools, especially when compared with surrounding districts.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2005

chambers is the best elementary school i have ever visted or send my child to and i have moved alot in the years of my life. the university place district schools are like private schools.
—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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
85%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
86%
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 Students86%
Female86%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic68%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Low income76%
Not low income94%
Special education36%
Not special education93%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female90%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic74%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Low income78%
Not low income95%
Special education55%
Not special education92%
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 Students85%
Female86%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic57%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Low income81%
Not low income87%
Special education36%
Not special education92%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students99%
Female100%
Male98%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic100%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Low income100%
Not low income99%
Special education100%
Not special education99%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students89%
Female94%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic79%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Low income87%
Not low income90%
Special education64%
Not special education93%
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 52% 60%
Hispanic 14% 20%
Two or more races 14% 6%
Black 10% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 7%
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 14%N/A8%
Special education 114%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 237%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 16N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 15N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 62%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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University Pla, WA 98467
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