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Hearthwood Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 466 students

 

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Posted August 31, 2011

The teachers and the staff are the best. My son is doing very well there. The school has a very active PTA and the after school activites are fun for the kids and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2010

It helps my daughter just love the school, great teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2009

Love the staff here! The school also has a great community feel with an active PTA & community Volunteers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2009

Our daughter loves school and is flourishing at Hearthwood. I can't say enough about the school, particularly Mrs. Kastine's Kindergarten class. KIDS program is fantastic!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2008

The staff at Hearthwood works hard to make sure that there is something for every child. They have high academic standards and put kids first when it comes to instruction and learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2005

I was very impressed with the strict and quick responses to anti bullying issues. If there was a problem it was nippeded in the butt immediately..kudos to the principal for keeping everyone happy. Her smile was contagous and set the atmoshere of the day for everyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2005

Hearthwood is a wonderful school. The teachers are very patient and caring. The principal cares about the kids and is willing to listen to the parents suggestions and concerns. The class room sizes are not too big either so the kids get the one on one attention they need. I would recommend this school to many.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2005

The big strength of Hearthwood is the community involvement, there a lot of parents that volunteer and make the school experience better for the kids. My son has been there for 4 years and had 2 great teachers and 2 not-so-great teachers. Both of the principals that have been there have been very good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2003

I had 2 kids attending Hearthwood until we moved away in 2001. In general I think the school is a good school and I also enjoy the parent involvement; I think parent involvement is important at any school their child attends. I love the BBQ days where parents can come and have lunch with their child anytime. I always loved seeing the smile on our kids's face when they saw us coming in. The teachers were mostly friendly, however I feel some of the school work was hard and overwhelming. My son was in kindergarten and was doing some hard work that even I never did at that age. He was more than ready for kindergarten, as he went to Headstart for 2 yrs, but he often struggled and even cried at times because he didn't want to go back to school the next day. My 3rd grade daughter was bringing packets of homework home each week and didn't understand somethings to. I just think this school is too hard on these kids and it makes alot of kids struggle because of it. But besides the school work and strict teachers, I loved the activities and parent involvement this school had to offer.
—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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
55%

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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
70%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
59%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
69%
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 Students72%
Female72%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Low income59%
Not low income85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female81%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Low income67%
Not low income85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
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 Students61%
Female69%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic42%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Low income55%
Not low income69%
Special education30%
Not special education65%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female87%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic58%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Low income69%
Not low income91%
Special education20%
Not special education85%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students68%
Female86%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic58%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Low income61%
Not low income78%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
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 Students36%
Female33%
Male38%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic33%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White39%
Low income28%
Not low income46%
Special education7%
Not special education43%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students61%
Female67%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic53%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Low income45%
Not low income80%
Special education13%
Not special education72%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students62%
Female67%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic60%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Low income49%
Not low income77%
Special education13%
Not special education73%
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 71% 63%
Hispanic 13% 18%
Two or more races 8% 5%
Asian 3% 7%
Black 3% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 153%N/A40%
Transitional bilingual 211%N/A8%
Special education 213%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 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 71%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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  • Scott Munro

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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801 NE Hearthwood Blvd
Vancouver, WA 98684
Phone: (360) 604-6875

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