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Peter S Ogden Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 483 students

 

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Posted February 3, 2012

i love pso my son has been attending for 4 years and has excelled and my daughter will start there next year had an opportunity last year to move back to tacoma and decided against partially due to the schools
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2012

This school is the worst school! Do your children a favor and take them somewhere else. My child was lost once and reported absent once while she was their. The panic of where my child was was crazy and their solution to the concern of her safety was telling me to go someplace else. The office staff are unfriendly. the principle excuse for everything is overpopulation and budget cuts. This is mainly a low income school and because of that you get a superior attitude from staff. As far as my experience with teachers one was awful and one was great although the good one was not available all year long.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2011

PSO is GREAT! I was hesitant as I grew up in Vancouver and am a die hard Evergreen schools fan. Out home when we moved here from out of state was on the border and in the Vancouver district. No boundary exception as evergreen was not taking any new students. We went to PSO. My son has a great teacher, MR. Gunn! He has done a wonderful job of making my sons transition a smooth one! Thank you! I have come to learn that new and shiny doesn't always mean better!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2009

PSO has been by far the best school that my children have attended. I love the all day Kindergarten, and my son advanced tremdendously, only with the help of his awesome teacher! He was reading by the middle of the school year, and improved his writing and coloring. I now have all of my children there, and love it! Everyone there is kind, and loving! =)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2007

Is the worse school experience my daughter has had in her short time in school. Lack of childs interest and we will not be returning for the follwing year. We came from another school around Thanksgiving time. The teacher was great but had to go on maternity leave. From there it went down hill. I found that the school staff must have to many children and have been in the system to long and are burned out. Remember it is about the children and not treating them with a lack of interest. I will not state names as I feel that is not fair, as I believe those who I am mentioning will know for themselves. Once again to the few that gave forth effort, thank you. For those who have grown tired, shame on you. This school does not offer the best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2007

I have had 5 children under Mr. Smith, principal from kindergarten through grade 5. I have watched him and interacted with him and he is the best principal I have ever had; the school and children have a piece of his heart. He has become extended family to his school community. He stands outside in the mornings until the bell rings and all children are safely in class. He stands outside in the afternoon until all children have been safely picked up. That means a lot to me as a parent because in this day and age of predators it is very dangerous. He is also at every extracurricular activity and I feel he has gone above and beyond the duties of a principal. He and his staff know students and families by name and they are greeted warmly. I would highly recommend this K-5 school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2007

I feel blessed that we found Ogden when we moved here from out of state. My children quickly settled in thanks to teachers and administration. I am so impressed with Ogden that I even chose to transport my children each day when we moved out of the boundaries. Teachers and staff are very supportive of ALL accomplishments, even of those outside their classrooms. My only wish is for more parent involvement so that more can see first hand the great environment that Ogden sparks.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2007

Our family has been very happy with this school. We have had 4 children go to PSO and been very happy. The kids have learned and grown tremendously. The staff is wonderful and very caring and supportive. Parents are encouraged to be involved and are kept well informed. Kids are treated fairly and with respect.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2003

My children attended this school and I finally had enough. The school was the POOREST example of quality public education. They could be the poster school for what NOT to be like. And I would advise anyone to look into alternative forms of educating their children. Any problems presented were dismissed and I was told I was a 'disruption' in my children's educational process. So much for parental involvement. They lost my kids twice, there was a major problem with illness and lice and fights, and everyone was very rude and non caring. I asked about getting a different classroom and was told no. I asked about a different school and was told no. My child became so worried about not upsetting the teacher and making her mad and having her scream at him that he would do things the teacher would prefer, undermining me, even at home. The list goes on. There is so much negative that I cannot have the time to convey it all here. It was a nightmare.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
55%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
69%
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
35%

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 Students51%
Female53%
Male49%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic38%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Low income47%
Not low income67%
Special education30%
Not special education54%
Limited English21%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students64%
Female65%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic56%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Low income60%
Not low income76%
Special education30%
Not special education68%
Limited English29%
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 Students29%
Female31%
Male27%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic30%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White30%
Low income28%
Not low income33%
Special education10%
Not special education32%
Limited English6%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students48%
Female63%
Male37%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic48%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Low income44%
Not low income67%
Special educationn/a
Not special education49%
Limited English19%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students34%
Female44%
Male27%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic33%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White27%
Low income36%
Not low income25%
Special educationn/a
Not special education38%
Limited English19%
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 Students56%
Female62%
Male51%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic57%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White54%
Low income55%
Not low income60%
Special educationn/a
Not special education54%
Limited English38%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students52%
Female56%
Male49%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic38%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Low income46%
Not low income90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education53%
Limited English10%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students42%
Female53%
Male33%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic32%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White54%
Low income38%
Not low income70%
Special educationn/a
Not special education41%
Limited English14%
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 44% 60%
Hispanic 35% 20%
Two or more races 6% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 7%
Black 5% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 4% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 129%N/A8%
Special education 19%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 279%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 8N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 54%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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School start time
  • 8:20 am
School end time
  • 2:50 pm
School Leader's name
  • April Whipple

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