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Sacajawea Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 405 students

 

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Posted July 17, 2013

I'm so happy with the teachers and the staff at Sacajawea. I have two kids at this school and I'm also very involved with the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2013

Sacajawea is an AMAZING school. Everyone from the staff to the parents, the teachers to the students does their part to create a positive, empowering environment. The school has changed my life for the better and I will continue to volunteer there long after my daughter graduates high school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2013

Mix of teachers some outstanding and others average. My daughter went to school there for a couple of years and is a stellar student. One teacher was awesome the next just used her mainly as an assistant while helping the others catchup. The year my daughter graduated not one student made it into VSAA, a desirable school that is difficult to get into. Compare this to Felida had 9 students and Chinook had 8 and even Rosevelt elementary had 7 students accepted into VSAA. This info based on 2010 provided by VSAA. The only other elementary with no representation was Fruit Valley Elementary out of 21 elementary schools in the Vancouver School district. I hope this helps your search for the best elementary. I wish I had this info.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2011

The Headstart program aids are pretty bad. The class doesn't even work on the alphabet. If you enroll your child in this Headstart program they will get really proficient at coloring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2010

Great staff. They show me that they do care about my children education and future. I like how they care about bullying and that there is great communication between staff and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2010

Sacajawea Elementary Principal, Teachers, and Staff truly care about the kids and really support their volunteers & PTA. Communication and collaboration are the key to Skyhawks success!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2010

My daughter has been at Sacajawea for five years. The teachers are exceptional, everyone of them, Mrs. Janati is an outstanding principal, and Molly is the best. We are going to miss Sacajawea next year. My daughter is leaving for Junior High. Each member of this staff has made these most memorable years, some of the best times of our life. Thank you. Wayne and Brenda Higdon
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2010

The staff provides a positive atmosphere for learning and strives for excellence in all areas.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2010

My own kids go to Salmon Creek. But, The sacajawea president. Angie is awesome and deserve's this for the school. Here's to parents emproving the school for the next generation!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

The principal,teachers and office staff help children thrive at Sacajawea Elementary! They adapt the daily lessons to their students learning needs. They do an awesome job making learning fun for kids and invite families to participate in their children's education and in special school events. They also teach the children self-manager tasks: how to give best efforts with schoolwork, how to respect others, demonstrate how to work with partners and groups, reward the children for improvements and achievements.


Posted May 2, 2010

I have three grandchildren attending and have been to a few functions and was impressed with the order of things as well as a great staff.


Posted April 30, 2010

Sacajawea is absolutely the best school. I can't say enough about the staff, they are just the greatest set of people you will ever meet. They are all there not only to educate our children academically, but also to help our children become socially aware. They are taught to accept and respect everyone including themselves. There is not one person I can think of from the principle to the teachers, front desk ladies to the librarian to the PTA; they are all committed to making the kids a well rounded student. I wish I could list each person I have had the pleasure to come in contact with at this school that I think deserve special recognition, but there are just too many to list!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

We love Sacajawea because it is a safe, fun place for my child to learn and grow. Sacajawea feels like a family and not a school, they make my child want to come to school everyday and learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

Great teachers, staff & principal! Small and caring school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

The principle is fantastic and the small school feels like a second home to the kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

Sacajawea is a great school with amazing staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

There is so much offered. Great Teachers and staff, great afterschool activities offered and great parents with great kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

Sacajawea has encouraging teachers that are full of patience. The teachers and staff seem to love their job which is reflected in their performance. They portray that joy when they work with the kids. My children are energized and encouraged by simply being apart of this positive environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

The wonderful staff at Sacajawea have always taken good care of my kids. My kids enjoy school and learn a lot. The staff works together to do the best job possible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

Because its a good school. And my kids have plenty of friends. And loves the school.
—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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
65%
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

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
52%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
36%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
15%
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 Students55%
Female62%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic46%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Low income50%
Not low income62%
Special educationn/a
Not special education61%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female77%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic73%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Low income73%
Not low income71%
Special educationn/a
Not special education74%
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 Students53%
Female54%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic46%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Low income43%
Not low income63%
Special education18%
Not special education64%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students69%
Female83%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic64%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Low income62%
Not low income76%
Special education24%
Not special education83%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students64%
Female77%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic91%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Low income64%
Not low income63%
Special education31%
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

Math

All Students52%
Female62%
Male43%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Low income36%
Not low income72%
Special education20%
Not special education63%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students48%
Female65%
Male33%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic42%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Low income29%
Not low income72%
Special education20%
Not special education59%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students45%
Female50%
Male40%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic33%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Low income29%
Not low income64%
Special education7%
Not special education59%
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 70% 60%
Hispanic 18% 20%
Two or more races 8% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 7%
Black 2% 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 15%N/A8%
Special education 116%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 252%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 17N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 15N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 79%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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  • Kris Janati

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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700 NE 1123th St
Vancouver, WA 98685
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