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Felida Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 629 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted May 16, 2014

I am so blessed to have my daughter go to Felida! Mrs. Hiebert is so patient and wonderful! I love all the teachers and staff. Thank you so much for taking such great care for my daughter! If you want your child to excel in life have them go to Felida!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2014

Felida is an outstanding school with loving, exceptional teachers and staff! I have been involved with the school for the past 3 months as a student teacher and I have felt completely included in this wonderful family.


Posted May 15, 2013

Felida elementary is a great school! The level of parental involvement is unprecidented. My children transferred in from Riverview this school year and I am impressed with the level of compassion and respect both Mrs. Williams and Mrs. Desormeaux have shown to my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2012

Felida Elementary is a wonderful school. The parent community has one of the highest participation. Most of the teachers are top notch. There is at least one teacher (Pat Desormeaux) who should not be teaching. She treats her students with disrespect and you wonder why she is a tenured teacher. The Principal (Kris Janati) is at the par as the bad apple teacher. It is scary to know the kids have to deal with lack of quality. Even with the rotten teacher and principal I would still give this school top ratings. The parent involvement, quality of the other staff and teachers are so good they can outshine the bad. Our family feels luck to be in the school boundary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2012

If you want your child to be told how to think, watch TV during school hours and be in a military-like environment, send them to Felida Elementary. How can you teach a child the importance of good eating habits when you only allow them 5-10 minutes to eat their lunch while listening to a teacher who yells in a microphone to "entertain" them! The principal is way too rigid and she showed me very little respect when I tried to address a few recurring problems I had with a teacher. I could go on with everything that I hated about that school but what really brought me to withdraw my children from Felida (after only 3 weeks of attendance!), was a security issue: my 1st grade daughter was missing one day when I went to pick her up at the curb as usual! It took 15 minutes to find her! The scariest part of it was that her teacher hadn't even noticed her absence until I went to ask her where my daughter was! Same thing happened with my 2nd grade daughter who ended up left alone waiting for me to pick her up at the curb after I had promptly left notices to both her teacher and the office to specify that she was going to an after-school activities that day. Enough said...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2011

Last year I would have given this school 5 stars. This year they have a new principal that I feel is not their for ALL the kids. In my opinion she helps some, but just doesnt want to deal with others. I have a child with an issue this year, and instead of being on his team and get through the situation, she just cast him out to another school, for them to "deal" with him. Apparently if your child has a learning disability, do not attend Felida with this Principal. Other than that, most of the teachers are pretty good - some better than others.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2010

I am a single parent. Luckily my ex and I communicate all of our childs activities to each other. I don't want him to miss out on anything. That said, I have found that the website is exceptional for keeping tabs on what is going on at the school. At least at this school they have someone web savvy enough to do so. The last school my child attended only updated their website yearly. You can also request to see your childs grade progress by asking for a login. Like one of the responses said, "it isn't the schools fault my daughter's parents couldn't live together anymore". Snobby? Possibly a little. And there is no room for that kind of attitude in a school. As far as I am concerned, as a taxpayer, they work for me and my child and their attitudes should be nothing more than helpful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2009

As I single parent, I have to sharply dispute the two 2008 reviews here. I'm sorry to hear of their experiences, but they do not at all agree with mine. Both I and my ex receive invitations to all events. The only hitch we run into is that many notifications come as part of a 'parent pack' on Fridays. Unfortunately, this can mean that whichever parent got her that Friday is the one that got the notice. The only way around this would be limiting notification to email (but not everyone has email) or USPS (and that gets very expensive). It is not the school's fault that my daughter's parents couldn't live together anymore, and, while I expect them to make *reasonable* accommodations, they only have just so much budget or time. I have not found any of my single parent or dual home hassles to be due to school attitude.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2008

Thank you last parent for speaking out! I too, found this school to be non-compliant with a 2 house-hold family. I felt so left out as a father! It was sad when I saw my son, that I did not know of what was going on for his school did not supply 2 copies of the agenda. I would agree the staff is selective with whom they will speak with and why they would acknowledge them. I would research the schools in your area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2008

Felida is a very snobby school that the staff and teachers decide if they would like to relay info to you or not! My experience is very low of parent/teacher/principle interaction. Single parents beware of being accepted and recognized!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2006

One of the nicest schools in Vancouver. Very active PTA and parents that really get involved!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2005

Felida is a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2005

I'm a little confused by the one star rating for student/teacher ratio, my daughter is in the first grade and there are only 20 children in the class, that is a wonderful class size, so I'm not sure that this site has up to date and correct info, Felida is a wonderful school, with a lot of parental involvement, and a terrific principal. ''
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2003

I love Felida Elementary, the teachers teach the students so well. And they have fun as they teach. Even the students have fun learning because the teachers actually care about each and every student, even the ones that aren't in thier class.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 2, 2003

I've had kids at Felida for the past three years - I have never experienced a higher level of parent involvement and teachers who were genuinely interested in the success of the individual student. I could not be more emphatic about what a terrific school and staff there is in Felida Elementary!


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.

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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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
84%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
24%
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 Students92%
Female90%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Low income71%
Not low income95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female90%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Low income64%
Not low income93%
Special educationn/a
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 Students80%
Female69%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Low income52%
Not low income86%
Special education58%
Not special education82%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students91%
Female93%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Low income76%
Not low income93%
Special education75%
Not special education92%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students79%
Female86%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Low income71%
Not low income81%
Special education75%
Not special education80%
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 Students70%
Female73%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Low income55%
Not low income76%
Special education35%
Not special education78%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female73%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Low income69%
Not low income80%
Special education50%
Not special education83%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students69%
Female69%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic60%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Low income52%
Not low income76%
Special education40%
Not special education76%
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%
Two or more races 7% 6%
Hispanic 6% 20%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 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 12%N/A8%
Special education 17%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 218%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 92%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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2700 NW 119th St
Vancouver, WA 98685
Phone: (360) 313-1750

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