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Adams Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 453 students

 

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Posted March 27, 2014

Enjoy volunteer when my daughter attend. Many opportunities to get involved. Teacher really care about the success of their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2012

I love this school. My daughter struggled at a different elementary school her entire kindergarten year. We came to Adams for her 1st grade year and I cant even begin to describe how amazing it has been. They immediately recognized that she needed extra help with reading. We are a christian family and my daughter is very open about her faith. Her teacher proudly displays her work even when it is full of bible verses and references about God. They also host a ton of events and my daughter has been able to make friends easily. I love what she is learning and always feel like I am included in the day to day happenings at her school. Her teacher is always calling to "check up" on her and see if i have any questions. Would highly recommend this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2008

We love this school. Great teachers and caring staff. Principal is wonderful as well. We have been with Adams for 2 years now and are enjoying our experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2007

We love this school! If I had known about this website, I would have submitted a review sooner! We have 3 children in school at Adams and originally came from a private Christian school. We loved it from the start. The key is to get involved as a parent and have first-hand knowledge and experience in your child's education. The staff and volunteers at Adams are the best and their PTSA is wonderful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

We are fairly new at Adams, since our daughter is just starting Kindergarten, but we have been familiar with the school through friends for years & have always been impressed. It seems like a very well-run school with a high level of teacher/parent involvement and we are very happy with it so far!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2004

We switched both our children from private Christian school to Adams this year. We are very pleased with our experience so far. The PTSA is really committed to providing family friendly programs, cultural arts programs and anything else that presents itself as a need. The staff is friendly, caring and responsive to my children's needs and our concerns. It is not a Christian school but it is a school that teaches character education. I have been open about our family's beliefs and we have been met with very supportive/understanding staff. My children have not been made to feel anything negative about their faith from the students or staff. Overall, we're very happy with the school, the new facilities, the teachers and the staff. Our children love going to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2004

Great school! The principal is a true leader. Teachers are dedicated and involved. Parents are very involved with programs and activities. Everyone truly cares about teaching children.
—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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
75%
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

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
69%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
41%
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%
Female72%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income60%
Not low income91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female77%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Low income56%
Not low income94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
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 Students65%
Female68%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Low income59%
Not low income78%
Special education15%
Not special education75%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students65%
Female74%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Low income61%
Not low income74%
Special education31%
Not special education72%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students48%
Female58%
Male38%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White46%
Low income43%
Not low income56%
Special education15%
Not special education54%
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 Students43%
Female43%
Male42%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White44%
Low income38%
Not low income50%
Special education0%
Not special education49%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students54%
Female49%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Low income46%
Not low income67%
Special education27%
Not special education58%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students64%
Female60%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Low income62%
Not low income67%
Special education36%
Not special education68%
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 82% 60%
Hispanic 9% 20%
Two or more races 5% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Black 0% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 16%N/A8%
Special education 116%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 254%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 18N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 15N/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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