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Mill Plain Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 478 students

 

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Posted August 22, 2013

I am a grand mother and I loved the security at the school. Everyone was really nice and they made sure you had id to pick your child up.


Posted April 3, 2011

The teachers are kind and caring as are the office staff and nurse. The principal there was wonderful last year. This year they have a new principal. I have had the unfortunate chance of talking with her on two or three occasions. I have found her to be demeaning to both my daughter and myself. I do not appreciate going to a conference with a principle and being talked down to as if I were a 2 year old (frankly, I wouldn't talk to my 2 year old that way even). There will be no more conferences with this principle and myself. Once again, the rest of the staff is wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2011

This school is great the staff is super friendly and they always looking out for the children. My daughter has gone to four of the evergreen elementary schools and Mill plain is her and my favorite. We actually only looked for houses to buy in Mill Plain school bountries so she could go back to Mill Plian without a bountry acception.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2010

I love Mill Plain because Mill Plain loves kids.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 6, 2010

I love Mill Plain Elementary it has excellent teachers and i had a great year in fifth grade with good friends, good grades and a very nice principal and nice teachers.


Posted September 11, 2009

What an amazing school. I love that it is one of the less populated schools. I feel that my child is attending a private institution. Not many principals work as hard as this school's.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2009

Our son has been attending Mill Plain for three years now. We transfered over from the Beaverton school district, and we are very impressed with the Evergreen school district. My son has received much better care for his learning disabilities. We decided to stay instead of move closer to my husbands work mainly because of the school and the district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2007

What an amazing school! I have had the privilege to be part of the school climate this year as I learn what it takes to be a great teacher. This school goes above and beyond for all children--always learning, problem-solving, and creating innovative opportunities to include all students regardless of ability. A+ to Mill Plain!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 24, 2007

Newsletters are your only way of judging your child's progress. Communication as working parent takes days to weeks. If you have money to go private you should. Students that struggle are overlooked do to large numbers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2005

This school doesn't look like much from the outside -- it isn't one of the newest schools, but it is the best I have come across as far as elementary schools go. Great principal, great teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2004

The staff is outstanding. They are kind, helpful and committed to ALL students. There is a joyful spirit that fills every classroom. Mill Plain is The Little School that could and did!They made huge academic gains over the last 5 years. The kids love being there. It is a very special place!
—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

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
56%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
23%
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 Students40%
Female39%
Male41%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic39%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White43%
Low income33%
Not low income50%
Special education33%
Not special education41%
Limited English33%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students70%
Female71%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic72%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Low income62%
Not low income82%
Special education42%
Not special education76%
Limited English75%
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 Students59%
Female54%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic42%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Low income52%
Not low income70%
Special educationn/a
Not special education64%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female76%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic58%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income62%
Not low income85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students74%
Female95%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic74%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income64%
Not low income89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
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 Students79%
Female87%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic91%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Low income63%
Not low income93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students66%
Female68%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic64%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Low income46%
Not low income83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education73%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students65%
Female66%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic55%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Low income37%
Not low income88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education67%
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 63% 63%
Hispanic 18% 18%
Two or more races 10% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 4% 1%
Asian 3% 7%
Black 2% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 162%N/A40%
Transitional bilingual 29%N/A8%
Special education 218%N/A13%
Source: 1 NCES, 2010-2011
Source: 2 WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Student-teacher ratio

  This school District averageState average
Students per classroom teacher 15N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 13N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 70%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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  • Karen Fox

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