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Fruit Valley Elementary School

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Posted September 17, 2013

My daughter attends this school. Right now she is in a class that is a blend of 1st and 2nd graders. I had no idea until she brought home a newsletter from her teacher in her backpack the 2nd week of school. Not a fan. I'm sure her teacher must be great to be able to divide time between teaching the 2nd graders and 1st graders different curriculum, but it shouldn't HAVE to be divided. My daughter has had a hard time concentrating in class due to this issue. The school itself is very disorganized. The bus basically comes whenever it wants to rather than on time, or kids end up not even getting put on the bus after school. no reminder calls regarding early release, they boasted about how something like 80% of her class was at state reading level.I was surprised that they were excited by that percentage. also they were behind her previous school in reading assignments so for two months in kindergarten she did homework she had already done. I like the small school size, but I'm seriously considering moving her to a school where she will be more challenged academically, and one that is more organized.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2013

I have been a part of Fruit Valley Elementary for only a short time, around 6 years, but my wife's grandmother was an aid there for over twenty years so it feels as if I have been a part of the FVES family for years. This family environment is the main strength of the school and Debbie Elliot (principle) is one of the main reasons. With a diverse group of families to blend ideas and strengths I see FVES continuing to improve!


Posted July 28, 2009

Excellent school. The principal and teachers are all very involved with the students. They go the extra step to ensure each child is given every possible opportunity to succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2008

The principal is a wonderful person that listens to the child as well as the adult. All the kids enjoy going to school. The new school is clean and well taken care of. They have a daycare in the same building which is very nice. They are always giving the stundents free books to keep them reading. Over all a great school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2007

I would like to see more activities for all children not just for the older children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2007

My children are reading in kender garden and education is not only what they do, they give kids love and the kids know that they are there to learn and they are confident on there education. Every child is one in the school teachers,Students,Parents are all happy smiling, you walk the halls and every one is saying hi. If you need help they have a resorce room there, so they are always there to help. I love this school and when I move from the nabor hood it only means that i will be driving my kids to school. My children will go there in tell they are put in middle school. if a student is having trouble they make the time to teach one on one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2004

Best principal ever! My child loved this school. The staff was great, only concern they didnt have a safe play ground at that time, 2003. Would reccomend it, alot better then Hough Elementary.
—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.

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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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
62%
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.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
24%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
42%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
25%

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

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
13%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
10%
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 Students58%
Female71%
Male40%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic67%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Low income57%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education59%
Limited English33%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students61%
Female76%
Male40%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic67%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Low income60%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education63%
Limited English33%
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 Students47%
Female41%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic42%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White54%
Low income43%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education50%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students63%
Female77%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic58%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White54%
Low income60%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education64%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students29%
Female35%
Male21%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic33%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White25%
Low income28%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education30%
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 Students36%
Female31%
Male41%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White38%
Low income32%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education43%
Limited English40%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students55%
Female63%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic47%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Low income52%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education57%
Limited English20%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students39%
Female31%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic27%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Low income36%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education43%
Limited English10%
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 54% 60%
Hispanic 32% 20%
Two or more races 6% 6%
Black 3% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 7%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 122%N/A8%
Special education 119%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 288%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 12N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 80%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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3301 Fruit Valley Rd
Vancouver, WA 98680
Phone: (360) 313-1900

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