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Harry S Truman Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 553 students

 

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Posted October 22, 2013

I was nervous about sending my daughter here initially. The school (building) hasn't been updated since it's conception and the rating isn't great. I was completely misjudging it. The teachers are so involved. I had a concern about class sizes and the PRINCIPAL called me to talk about it. Every staff member is involved with the kids' education. They make every special accommodation in their power to make sure each student gets an education based on their needs. The challenge program is amazing. And the "self-management" philosophy produces children that are happy, respectful and eager to learn. My daughter is not always excited to try new things and she tells how much she loves school everyday. There are many opportunities for parent involvement, but I don't feel like they are breathing down your neck or constantly putting their hands out for more funds. Many people I know, who are now adults, practically squeal (including the men) when they find out that my daughter is going there. Score of 3 or not, the consensus is Truman is the BEST!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2011

I am in the 10th grade and i went to Harry S Truman k-5 and I absolutely loved it. To this day I still use things I learned in Ms. Bates 4th grade class. We always had the most amazing assemblies, I still remember the song "I am a T". If I had the choice of going back in time and choosing a different school, I wouldn't. Sometimes I even wish i could go back in time and go to the Christmas open house. Over all Truman is an AMAZING school.


Posted April 2, 2011

i DON NOT like truman because there are too many bullies. also, my daughter is in the drama program but she got a part with no lines and she says it is boring and that others think so too.


Posted November 19, 2010

I have two children who started school there this year (2010-2011) and we were absolutely BLOWN AWAY by how different it is. The teachers are so involved and care very much about each student. The open classroom style is wonderful and has helped my 3rd and 4th graders to excel in each subject. The principle is warm and knowledgeable and the office staff are welcoming and very helpful. The FASTT math program in each class, dance, music, and art block, and their Self Management style of teaching separates this school from any other in the state. I can't recommend this school enough and I consider my family blessed to be a part of it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2005

This is a great school. They offer additional help for your children if their having problems in a subject they will go the extra mile to help your child.
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Posted December 5, 2004

This school is perfect for our child. It's team teaching approach is best I have ever seen or heard about. They team teaching not only in reading but also in math. Your child has not one but multiple teachers and your child needs are met in every subject. Our son is encouraged and enjoy going to school every day.
—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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
69%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
31%
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 Students77%
Female78%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic69%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Low income65%
Not low income95%
Special education27%
Not special education83%
Limited English33%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female80%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic75%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income62%
Not low income93%
Special education18%
Not special education81%
Limited English25%
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 Students44%
Female51%
Male37%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic22%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White49%
Low income27%
Not low income74%
Special educationn/a
Not special education47%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students56%
Female70%
Male43%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic56%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Low income44%
Not low income79%
Special educationn/a
Not special education61%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students43%
Female64%
Male24%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic45%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White46%
Low income27%
Not low income74%
Special educationn/a
Not special education47%
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 Students51%
Female53%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic29%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Low income34%
Not low income73%
Special educationn/a
Not special education53%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students55%
Female53%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic36%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Low income38%
Not low income80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education59%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students54%
Female53%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic29%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Low income39%
Not low income76%
Special educationn/a
Not special education55%
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 66% 60%
Hispanic 17% 20%
Two or more races 7% 6%
Black 5% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 18%N/A8%
Special education 110%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 257%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 14N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 64%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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  • Theresa Turner-David

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