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Ellsworth Elementary School

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Posted May 15, 2014

This is a great school and neighborhood and the negative comments here are clearly isolated incidents. Vancouver is home to some of the best schools in the state. Ellsworth Elementary has a great student to teacher ratio and good test scores; you can't judge the whole school based on one incident.


Posted April 17, 2014

I think Ellsworth is a caring and nurturing environment where children are making amazing strides academically. My son is a fifth grader this year with Mr Scott and loves him. Mrs Bunn was fantastic last year. I am so pleased my son has had such a good experience!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2013

This school makes me sick. Absolutely disgusted. Perhaps it's that my daughter and I were spoiled by Lake Oswego school district and because of them, I have expectations... But I can't think of one person, teacher, or school who would send a first grade girl (new to the area, let me add) on a bus for the first time, without the child knowing where to go because the office staff/teachers/anybody simply refused to wait an extra 10 minutes for the parent (who called the office ahead of time to warn them that there was an accident on the freeway). And, they are just fine with my daughtet getting in any car with anybody at the end of the day. In the first week, her grandpa picked her up one day and her sitter another day. nobody bothered to check an ID, see if they even had permission to take her from school, or even hesitate for goodness sake. can we say "child safety concern" here?! Additionally, my daughter's teacher has yet to even introduce herself to me... And here we are on the 2nd week of school. They have already managed to unmotivated my daughter and sincerely worry me about her safety. Heck, any child's safety for that matter.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2013

Both my kids went to this school last year and both my kids teachers would call me after school to communicate concerns and would come in early if my kids needed extra help! glad we are coming back again this 2013-14 school year hope this year will be as good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2010

This is not a good school.my child was hurt which he requierd x-rays due to posible fracture and no one even called me! they let him sit in his own blood all day terible school!!!!!! RUN
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2010

Ellsworth has been a blessing for our family. My son and daughter both have thrived under the schools academic programs as well as the caring attitude of the administration. A great choice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2010

Ellsworth is the best school around. The kids are great, the staff is phenomenal. My children love it there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2009

Ellsworth has proven to be the best school my children have been in. Moving three times in 4 years has been difficult but this school has the effective leadership and solid teaching staff we have been looking for.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2008

My daughter went to this school from 1st to 5th grade and they have shown nothing but excellence. They provided her with many opportunities and gave me so many chances to come see her at school and interact with her. The staff is amazing and my daughter loved everyone of her teachers. This is one of the best schools in the country by far.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2008

worst school, poor leadership, snooty teachers, questionable budgetary practices
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2008

Of my 6 children 4 of them have attended Ellsworth. My 10 year old is my last one to be there this year.(2008) Mr. Hauge was the principle there for 6 great years, and was replaced by Mr Evans who is also a great Chief. I am looking forward to 2009 when my 4 year old will start Kindergarten at Ellsworth. They have the greatest staff and are very supportive of special needs children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2007

Ellsworth has the potential to be a great school however the bond between staff, teachers and parents is a little lacking in the extra curricular activities. Parent involvement is on a small scale. Some parents volunteer in class rooms and then depending on the event there are a handful that always volunteer for other events. In order to create a family at the school they need to have common goal between staff, teachers, PTO and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2006

Ellsworth has professional and competent staff. They are friendly and care very much for the welfare of each student.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 17, 2005

My daughtor has special Learning needs and they were so supportive. I can't believe how far she has come in on school year. She is very excited about school and looks forward to going everyday. The level of teacher/student in her class along with parent volunteers is excellent. I am glad she was able to participate in this class. It has given her confidence in that she will join a regular first grade class next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2005

Principal Hauge is genuinly concerned about kids. He does what is right and good for THEM!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2005

Great school! The teachers are constantly finding new ways to challenge the kids! The principal Mr. Hauge knows all the kids by name and expends effort to help each child feel connected and important.
—Submitted by a staff


Posted December 8, 2004

Great teacher/staff support system. Excellent principal.
—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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
79%

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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
49%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
25%
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 Students61%
Female57%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic38%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Low income59%
Not low income63%
Special education40%
Not special education66%
Limited English31%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female76%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic52%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Low income66%
Not low income79%
Special education25%
Not special education84%
Limited English54%
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 Students58%
Female60%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic53%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Low income52%
Not low income67%
Special education20%
Not special education67%
Limited English33%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students59%
Female69%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic53%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Low income52%
Not low income70%
Special education40%
Not special education64%
Limited English17%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students55%
Female74%
Male37%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic29%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Low income46%
Not low income70%
Special education33%
Not special education60%
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 Students43%
Female42%
Male43%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic39%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White40%
Low income32%
Not low income80%
Special education31%
Not special education46%
Limited English29%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students53%
Female58%
Male49%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic48%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White51%
Low income51%
Not low income60%
Special education50%
Not special education54%
Limited English36%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students38%
Female48%
Male30%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic26%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White40%
Low income38%
Not low income40%
Special education25%
Not special education42%
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 62% 60%
Hispanic 21% 20%
Two or more races 6% 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 111%N/A8%
Special education 115%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 264%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 14N/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 79%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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  • Jerry Evans

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512 SE Ellsworth Ave
Vancouver, WA 98664
Phone: (360) 604-6950

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