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Sunset Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 568 students

 

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Posted September 29, 2009

The principal, teachers and support staff at Sunset really care about the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

When i was a kid i too went to this school and man was i so cool to be a sunset shark,as i know have kids they to are sharks .This school has helped my son he is a kid that has add,and they work with him .Last year he went to another school and didnt seem to get the help hes getting know.Thank you sunset for helping my child...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2009

Sunset Elementary was recently awarded for positive behavior growth by the national program: Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (P.B.I.S.). In addition, our school is recognized for our Student Achievement Wall and our collaborative work as a staff. Fifth grade students have the good fortune to benefit from Center for Civic Education grant that supports high school mentoring in the We the People program. Students at Sunset present a Mock Congressional Hearing for distinguished judges who donate their time to our school. In this manner, students leave Sunset with a deep understanding of our United States Government, and how to carry out the duties of citizenship. Sunset Elementary School teachers benefit from a professional community collaboratively working toward student achievement. Students receive their educations from highly qualified teachers, who work tirelessly to teach each child to the best of that child''s ability.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 9, 2005

In my opinion, Sunset has some serious discipline problems. Thankfully, Sunset is experiencing many positive changes due to administrative changes (a new principal and staff changes). The level of parent involvement has been low in the past, may have to due with the fact that there are many working parents in the school. Sunset has at least a 48% reduced/free lunch rate.
—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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
67%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
55%
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

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
48%
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 Students73%
Female81%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Low income59%
Not low income86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
Limited English46%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female81%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic57%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Low income62%
Not low income84%
Special educationn/a
Not special education77%
Limited English44%
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 Students71%
Female67%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic62%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Low income60%
Not low income86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education72%
Limited English43%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female82%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic54%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Low income64%
Not low income86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education74%
Limited English29%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students74%
Female85%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic77%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Low income70%
Not low income80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
Limited English50%
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 Students66%
Female61%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic62%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Low income60%
Not low income75%
Special educationn/a
Not special education67%
Limited English29%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students64%
Female65%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic62%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Low income60%
Not low income70%
Special educationn/a
Not special education68%
Limited English29%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students76%
Female72%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic62%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Low income76%
Not low income75%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited English59%
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 72% 60%
Hispanic 13% 20%
Two or more races 5% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 2%
Black 2% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 121%N/A8%
Special education 19%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 260%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 16N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 11N/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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School Leader's name
  • Michael Martin

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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9001 NE 95th St
Vancouver, WA 98662
Phone: (360) 604-6900

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