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Columbia Valley Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 511 students

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted June 15, 2014

I absolutely LOVE this school. Both my children have had amazing teachers. All of the staff truly cares- from the principal down to the bus drivers. Having been in several other states and schooling systems, Evergreen school district, and more specifically, Columbia Valley, is by far the best! I could not be happier with the education and life skills my children are learning. Thank you to all the staff that puts in the long hours and hard work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2013

Columbia Valley Elementary is a good school. It has a good music program with a very caring music teacher who enjoys teaching music and sharing her love of music. It has onsite childcare. Columbia Valley cares about kids. I think the school works hard at educating the whole child placing importance on academics, music, and health. The school counselor has rotating lunches with all the kids. There is an annual all school read.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2013

This school has a great staff! The principal is very involved with the kids making school fun!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2010

My daughter love the school and i think the staff are nice and polite
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 26, 2009

I have twins that are in Kindergarten. They loved this school as did I. The PTO and staff work together great. Both Mrs Long and Mrs Watts are excellent teachers. Unfortunately we had to relocate. My children and I are very sad to leave this school. Both Mr Fernandez and Mr Hill are excellent leaders of the school. This will be a hard act to follow!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2008

This is an awesome school. Teachers/staff are courteous and the school is new, clean, and taken care of. The studenst are happy, the parents are happier.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2008

My daughter is a 4th grader (2008) and has been attending since kindergarten. The principal and staff show a tremendous amount of caring for all children at the school. They always go above and beyond the call not only in education, but in role models for the kids. I am very proud my child has attended this school. She will lok back fondly on her elementary years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2007

think the staff is caring and truly interested in each child. They attend sports activities of their students on weekends and seem invested in their lives in and out of school. Educationally I think they satisfy the low to average achieving student; however, those who are meeting the standards as outlined by the state their needs are not addressed and/or they are not challenged. Their is an Excel program in place for gifted students but to qualify is very difficult (especially for a 1st grader) and unfortunately, once you have met the standard for the grade level you are 'checked off' and your child is left to lanquish which breeds a disinterest in 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.

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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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
70%

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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
27%
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 Students71%
Female63%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian80%
Asian/Pacific Islander82%
Hispanic43%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income55%
Not low income80%
Special education60%
Not special education73%
Limited English46%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female83%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian90%
Asian/Pacific Islander91%
Hispanic57%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Low income62%
Not low income90%
Special education47%
Not special education87%
Limited English69%
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 Students64%
Female68%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asian82%
Asian/Pacific Islander83%
Hispanic53%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Low income51%
Not low income75%
Special education28%
Not special education72%
Limited English50%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female82%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asian64%
Asian/Pacific Islander67%
Hispanic53%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Low income65%
Not low income80%
Special education45%
Not special education80%
Limited English38%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students76%
Female86%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asian64%
Asian/Pacific Islander67%
Hispanic65%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income68%
Not low income82%
Special education45%
Not special education83%
Limited English56%
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 Students65%
Female71%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asian80%
Asian/Pacific Islander82%
Hispanic39%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Low income64%
Not low income65%
Special education33%
Not special education73%
Limited English36%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female78%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asian90%
Asian/Pacific Islander82%
Hispanic56%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Low income76%
Not low income72%
Special education52%
Not special education80%
Limited English50%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students76%
Female75%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian80%
Asian/Pacific Islander82%
Hispanic67%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Low income76%
Not low income76%
Special education38%
Not special education86%
Limited English43%
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 63% 60%
Hispanic 14% 20%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 12% 7%
Two or more races 6% 6%
Black 4% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 114%N/A8%
Special education 116%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 239%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 8N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 60%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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Vancouver, WA 98683
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