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Cottage Lake Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 37 students

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted May 17, 2014

My son has been at Cottage Lake for two years: Pre-K (which has since moved over to Hollywood Hills from what I understand), and Kindergarden. We are going to be moving a few miles away this summer which will take us out of their immediate area, but we plan on requesting a waiver to keep us with them...the teachers are awesome, the parents are super involved, and they have a lot more sports and extra curricular activities than some of the other nearby schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2014

The school is awesome. The size makes it feel like a larger private academy. 325 kids k-6? If you drill into the data, Cottage Creek is head and shoulders above other closer schools with "better" reputations. The parent involvement is spectacular and the principal is very present in positive ways with the kids - ie.,by the end of the year, every child shall have had lunch with her. The front office staff don't have that "not my job" attitude and are accommodating in every way. The biggest thing is that the kids and teachers seems happy and respectful. Beautiful facility. Too bad Avondale is so close without the proper traffic control during drop-off/pick-up - it's an accident waiting to happen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2011

I was interim principal for a year at Cottage Lake. I was so impressed with the CL in several areas that I feel are critical to effective schools. First the PTA and community is great. They work hard to promote the arts and academics, but also really understand the importance of supporting the whole child - including ethical, inclusive values. The CLC classrooms offer an amazing opportunity for regular ed kids to learn about others who have challenges, build personal empathy, and learn skills in helping these students be successful. The CLC staff is outstanding and are focused on all kids growing at CL. The staff is an emotionally healthy group of people who sincerely care about their students. That combined with their work ethic and curricular knowledge make them a great team. They want to continually grow. They have the best motives as educators. I truly admire them and like them.


Posted March 7, 2011

My daughter is in 1st grade in Mrs. Stookey's classroom. We didn't know anything about Stookey's policies or habits until we started hearing and seeing amazing things coming from our six year old. I can't recommend Mrs. Stookey, or Cottage Lake Elementary enough. Our daughter just took the EAP cognitive ability test and got 98%. A lot of the credit for that comes from Mrs. Stookey and Mrs. Jackson (her kindergarten teacher) at Cottage Lake. If there were six stars, I'd award that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2008

My daughter is so successful in Junior HIgh now that I know she got a great foundation at Cottage Lake El. There are wonderful, dedicated teachers there and the PTA staff is the best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2008

Both my son and daughter attended this school and had a great experience. My daughter went on take all of the honors courses in Junior High and was well prepared. My son transferred because he was accepted into the Elementary Advanced Program. The building is beautiful - brand new. The parent involvement and family nights are great. Lots of after school activities are available. The staff was great - the new principal this year should be really good based upon her background.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2005

Small town atmosphere. Limited access to technologies such as up to date computers. Good parent involvement. Well maintained classrooms and lunchroom. Average school lunch program.
—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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
85%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
33%
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 59% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
84%
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 Students86%
Female84%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Low income50%
Not low income97%
Special education54%
Not special education97%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female79%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Low income58%
Not low income95%
Special education62%
Not special education94%
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 Students81%
Female73%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Low incomen/a
Not low income82%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female91%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Low incomen/a
Not low income92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students79%
Female73%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Low incomen/a
Not low income79%
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 Students80%
Female75%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Low incomen/a
Not low income83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students95%
Female95%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Low incomen/a
Not low income97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students74%
Female75%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Low incomen/a
Not low income80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
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 Students85%
Female81%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Low income75%
Not low income89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female88%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Low income83%
Not low income92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
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

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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 74% 60%
Hispanic 12% 20%
Two or more races 6% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 7%
Black 3% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 15%N/A8%
Special education 124%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 214%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 15N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 12N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 73%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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Woodinville, WA 98077
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