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Glenwood Heights Primary School

Public | K-4

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted December 10, 2013

I have had 3 daughters went to this school and 3 more at school now. The teachers and staff are nice very welcome. Parent involvement works great. Even though school is old but I like that is a lot of large families are there. Just think, if the school is overcrowded it tells me more about that this school is good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2013

Although the building is very old, the teachers and staff make it a wonderful community. My kids have thrived in this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2011

My Daughters are the third generation to attend Glenwood in my family. My three sisters and I all completed school in the district, went on to get college educations and are all pursuing successful careers/families. It is accurate to say that this school lacks funding, updates and general support from the community. However, like others have said, the staff and parents make all the difference here. The curriculum was then and still is great, I don t believe that fancy computers and innovative programs can compete with a child who feels cared for, supported and confident with help from teacher AND parent. I feel my daughters have every advantage here as any other school and am confident in their success and growth thanks to the amazing team at Glenwood who genuinely love their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2010

I have had two children go through this school & I cannot say enough about the teachers & staff! The resources are very limited but everybody works so hard to make it a safe & educational environment. My children have both had fantastic teachers who advocate for their success! They have felt cared for & I have felt good about them being in the hands of this school!! If you want a school where the teachers are connected with the children & devoted, this is a great place...for bells & whistles, computer labs & fancy libraries, Glenwood is not - BUT if you want your child cared for as an individual & supported, this IS the place!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2010

The staff are all very nice people and are doing the best they can with what they have. I know because I used to volunteer several days a week in the classrooms there. There is a significant issue with overcrowding, twice as many children in this building than the Vancouver School District's elementary buildings. The staff lacks simple supplies such as copy paper and books. I do not find the reading program 'Story Town' nearly as good as the impact the 'Read Well' has young readers. There are serious infrasture issues as well. You can count the stains on the floors from the roof leaks. The library is tiny, very few computers for children to access, no engaging extracurricluar activites (unless you have $$ for the outside sponsored Mad Science and Art classes) Very disappointed in the lack of community support.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2008

This school's facility is need of more improvements. It is very overcrowded way to high of a student to teacher ratio. The special ed, IEP program needs major overhaul. The teachers try to do the best that they can with what they have.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2008

I am very impressed with the wonderful teaching staff and activities at this school. It definately has a small school feeling with very friendly and caring staff and respectful students. I have two children that have attended since K and have blossomed in this environment. In speaking with many parents from other schools, I would not want my children to go anywhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2007

This school has serious issues that need to be resolved. It is overcrowed and the staff is overwhelmed. Because of a lack of leadership and funding the safety of the student body is compromised along with their ability to learn. The level of parent involvement was minimal as was the staff involvement in any extracurricular activities. Attending this school has had a profoundly negative affect on my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2005

This is an awesome school with caring teachers. It has an old fashioned feel with the setting in the middle of farmlands. I feel that although the facilities need to be updated that will happen with the passing of the bond. The kids will get plenty of opprotunity to use computers at the upper grade levels.They are learning the basics of reading & Writing and math and will do well in the future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2005

The quality of the programs offered is okay but not great. This school is extremely over crowded and out dated. There is no computer lab and not all teachers have computers that children have access to.
—Submitted by a parent


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.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
61%
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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
53%
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 Students56%
Female57%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic63%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White53%
Low income44%
Not low income67%
Special education41%
Not special education59%
Limited English27%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students63%
Female67%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic53%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Low income56%
Not low income70%
Special education27%
Not special education71%
Limited English42%
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 Students51%
Female56%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic30%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White49%
Low income38%
Not low income60%
Special education15%
Not special education58%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students64%
Female73%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Low income55%
Not low income69%
Special education25%
Not special education71%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students67%
Female77%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Low income57%
Not low income73%
Special education40%
Not special education72%
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 79% 60%
Hispanic 9% 20%
Two or more races 6% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 7%
Black 1% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 118%N/A8%
Special education 113%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 239%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 11N/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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9716 NE 134th St
Vancouver, WA 98662
Phone: (360) 885-5250

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