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Vaughn Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 417 students

 

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Posted January 29, 2014

Vaughn has been wonderful for all three of my kids. I can't say enough great things about the teachers, they truly care about their students and the community. There are lots of opportunities for students who need additional help, but it is left up to the individual teacher to give advanced students the push they need. Some pull it off well, while others don't know how to handle a child that is potentially bored. I do however wish there was more parent involvement beyond conferences and after school plays, but that seems to be a community wide issue. Overall the school makes my children feel safe and loved while getting a solid education, which is most important to me.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2008

Vaughn is an amazing school!They have a welcoming atmosphere, an exceptional principal, and caring teachers who are incredibly knowledgeable and effective. We have a great PTA who does marvelous things for the school. It is a happy place, where lots of great learning happens.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2004

This is a great school. This is the best school that my children have gone to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2004

Facilities are neat and clean.They try hard to be on top of security.Wow, what a great play yard they have.It's my opinion, through personal experience, that the school councilor is not on top of the job.She takes a very long time to get back to messages(4 wks)and she has a hard time locating test papers.My child's teacher is excellent.There are wonderful programs for delayed students and disabled students.However, the young highly capable students may not get the academics they are ready for.The PTA is a clique, good luck getting involved.A few are doing the job of many because they don't know how to delegate and share with the willing others.Watch out for end of day dismissal at this school.In a very small lobby too many parents gather while three halls of children empty into this area.The councilor tries to monitor it all.Get involved in your child's education.Read with your child daily.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2003

Vaughn Elementary is a great school, coming from a parent of an 8 year old..School quality is something I looked for before moving to Gig Harbor. My son previously went to a montessori program school in Tacoma, WA and I was afraid that he would have a difficult time adjusting to a public school system. He had trouble in reading and math at his prior school. His teachers at Vaughn have really worked with him and he has improved tremondously! My son has taught me things I had forgotten and improved on his computer skills as well. Kudo's to Vaughn and it's staff! I'm one proud parent of my child going to Vaughn Elementary! Lisa Sanchez


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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
62%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
54%

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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
37%
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%
Female78%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Low income64%
Not low income76%
Special educationn/a
Not special education69%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students64%
Female74%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Low income56%
Not low income70%
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

Math

All Students60%
Female64%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Low income47%
Not low income74%
Special education25%
Not special education69%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students62%
Female73%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Low income50%
Not low income74%
Special education67%
Not special education61%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students46%
Female58%
Male33%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White46%
Low income34%
Not low income58%
Special education42%
Not special education47%
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 Students88%
Female87%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Low income84%
Not low income91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female90%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Low income80%
Not low income97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students81%
Female80%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Low income72%
Not low income88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
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 85% 60%
Two or more races 7% 6%
Hispanic 5% 20%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 7%
Black 1% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 10%N/A8%
Special education 128%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 237%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 14N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 80%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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  • Mike Benoit

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17521 Hall Rd Kpn
Vaughn, WA 98394
Phone: (253) 884-5700

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