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Walnut Grove Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 1 student

 

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Posted September 26, 2013

My son have been going to school for 3 year's and he loves it, very happy and wouldn't never want to go anywhere else if you ask him.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2012

My son went to kindergarten, he really enjoyed, his teacher was Nicky he really liked her. Also he is going back to this school again he will be in 4th grade, he is looking forward to it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 23, 2010

I attended Walnut Grove, kindergarten through third grade. Now I'm a freshman in college and I can truthfully say that Walnut Grove had a momentous positive influence on my life and some of the best times of my childhood were spent in that school. The teachers and administrative staff were nothing less than wonderful. They pushed us to be leaders in our community and successful students.They made absolutely sure that my family was involved in my academic life and the academic programs were superb (including the after-school programs). By the time I left Washington in the fourth grade I could speak two languages besides English and I was reading on an above-college level, my physical health were exceedingly above par (they kept us active inside and outside of the classroom) and I forged friendships that still, to this day, have not been severed... If that doesn't explain how life-changing this school is, then I don't know what will...


Posted November 9, 2010

My son has ms. Botz for third grade. SHe is awesome and enthusiastic. I am so happy to have her teaching my child. The principal and assistant Principal are very good listeners and care about the kids!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2010

I am so pleased with the teaching and auxilliary staff at Walnut Grove. They teach the children self control and how to treat each other and themselves with respect and care. They are very vigilant about good behavior and reward the children with Eagle Eye certificates. These are great positie motivators. They do not tolerate any bully behavior and adress and work with the child/children involved. Awesome Principal Mrs. Geenty. Positive PTA support and involvement. I am very proud to have my granddaughter at Walnut Grove.


Posted November 3, 2009

My son's teacher is really nice. She really cares about the students & goes the extra to help.The school altogether is great. Everyone is so helpful if you have a question or a concern.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2009

The teachers and staff are superb!


Posted August 24, 2006

Walnut Grove is a very safe, kind, wonderful school. The staff is excellent. They're very careful with the children and take great care to be sure each of them are getting on the correct busses after school. For the children being picked up after school, there are PTA members and staff walking the kids to their parents cars. My daughter just got out of first grade. Toward the end of first grade, she was reading chapter books. She reads every, single day and most kids throw fits when they have to stop watching TV, mine gets upset when she has to stop reading. Walnut Grove gave her the tools to learn to read and she absolutely loves it. She loves school I was going to transfer to a school nearer to my work in Portland, but I couldn't bring myself to do it. It's too wonderful of a school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2005

We moved to the Walnut Grove area 3 years ago. Between my 2 children we have experienced 1st to 5th grades there. The teachers have all been devoted to my children's success! Communication between school and home is good and the family participation activities really make us feel part of the community. Wonderful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2005

I have two children at Walnut Grove. The staff has been outstanding. Both my children are adopted, have physical special needs and English is their second language. The level of one on one help my children have received has helped them so much. They love to go to school and the staff has helped them achieve so much.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2004

My son is going into the second grade now and I absolutly love this school! The teachers are wonderful and helpful and my son really enjoys his time there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

This school has been a blessing to have in my child's life, teachers and staff are always willing to help in any situation!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2003

My son is now in 3rd grade here at Walnut Grove, and we love this school! The quality of the teachers is amazing! Every single teacher and staff member always has a smile and a kind word for each and every student and parent. The teachers have definitely made learning fun, and my son loves each and every day. He complains about vacations! This school deserves a definite A+!
—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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
65%

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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
20%
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 Students62%
Female61%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic55%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Low income53%
Not low income80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education64%
Limited English41%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students69%
Female73%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic68%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Low income63%
Not low income80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education70%
Limited English46%
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 Students48%
Female49%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic26%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Low income46%
Not low income52%
Special education17%
Not special education52%
Limited English24%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students64%
Female69%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic42%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Low income61%
Not low income70%
Special education50%
Not special education66%
Limited English18%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students51%
Female67%
Male36%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic47%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White52%
Low income52%
Not low income48%
Special education17%
Not special education54%
Limited English18%
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 Students63%
Female60%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic63%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Low income57%
Not low income77%
Special educationn/a
Not special education63%
Limited English31%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students65%
Female70%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic56%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Low income54%
Not low income90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education66%
Limited English31%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students53%
Female53%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic56%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White53%
Low income44%
Not low income73%
Special educationn/a
Not special education52%
Limited English8%
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

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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 15% 20%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 7%
Two or more races 4% 6%
Black 3% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 118%N/A8%
Special education 111%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 262%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 20N/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 75%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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  • Roberta Geenty

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6103 NE 72nd Ave
Vancouver, WA 98661
Phone: (360) 313-3000

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