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Wellington Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 566 students

 
 

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5 stars

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2012:
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2011:
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Posted August 7, 2013

My daughters love their school! I'm so impressed with the teachers that my daughters have had. The teachers are able to reach out and connect with the variety of students in their classes and keep the school day engaging and challenging. The PTA has done an amazing job of hosting a variety of after-school clubs at Wellington. All of the parents I speak with say nice things about their son's or daughter's teachers. The PTA and the PACE program have been able to step in where funding falls short and assist teachers in setting up their classrooms. All of the staff seem to take pride in their jobs and the school despite the lack of funding for so many things outside of the basics.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2012

PACE is an overrated program at Wellington. PACE kids come together in 1st grade and stay together through 6th grade. The classrooms turn into dysfunctional families. The kids study together and eat together away from the rest of the Wellington kids. There are no opportunities for teachers to separate kids from year to year that don't get along or those who get along too well and exclude others. Classroom atmospheres vary but the root problem of same kids, same class, every year is across the board.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2012

The principal is excellent as is the office staff. The teachers are very solid, especially in the PACE program where they exceed their peers. Parental involvement is intense and makes this school really special. High expectations by parents, teachers and staff make it all happen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2008

Excellent standards & dedicated teachers and parents make this an excellent school. I am particularly impressed by the amount of stydy in the three Rs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2008

Our kids find Wellington a great place to learn and make friends.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2007

i am parent of two students in wellington elementry; teachers are awsome, and their pace program is working very well with my kids. students work realy hard and they are learning alot, the standerds are high and achievable. there is strong parental involment.the staff in the office are excelent ,very helpful
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2007

Experienced and caring teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2007

My son is very happy at this school. There is strong parental involvement. The principal is also very active and involved and really cares about the kids. The curriculum is strong.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2006

Wellington has been nominated as a nationally recognized 'Blue Ribbon' school. Its Principal, Lew Dickert, is an accomplished professional. Teaching and administrative staff are all very approachable and excellent in virtually every aspect. School offers the very sought-after PACE (Parents Active in Cooperative Education) program, which utilizes active parent involvement to enrich the classroom experience for the children. Student transfer requests (limited) from other schools in the district are always maxed out, a testiment to the school's quality.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2005

This is a great school. Most of the teachers have been there for 20+ years which shows a lot about the administration and how well the staff are treated. Some of the teachers have even been there since it opened! Another nice thing is an organization started by a family of the school called 'Partners in Education' (PIE). They finance lots of extracurricular activities including the school broadcasting program. They also bought computers for every 6th grader to have on their desk and they organize activities as well! The teachers are great too. You can tell they really care about their students.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 27, 2003

Wellington relies heavily on parent involvement and support. They have a very active PTA organization and very experienced teachers who have been there for generations. They offer extra support in Reading via the LASER reading program and offer a full-day kindergarten program. If you have a child with advanced needs they offer a PACE program or a partnership with Bear Creek elementary for students who qualify academically.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
87%
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

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
60%
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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
91%
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 Students89%
Female97%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Low income75%
Not low income92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students92%
Female94%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Low income67%
Not low income96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
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 Students89%
Female89%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Low income70%
Not low income91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female92%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Low income80%
Not low income90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students88%
Female89%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Low income70%
Not low income90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
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 Students94%
Female89%
Male98%
Blackn/a
Asian90%
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Low income80%
Not low income97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students98%
Female95%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Low income87%
Not low income100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education99%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students96%
Female92%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian90%
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Low income93%
Not low income97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education99%
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%
Female89%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian85%
Asian/Pacific Islander85%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Low income57%
Not low income90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female96%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian92%
Asian/Pacific Islander92%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Low income50%
Not low income96%
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

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% 63%
Asian 11% 7%
Two or more races 9% 5%
Hispanic 6% 18%
Black 2% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 113%N/A40%
Transitional bilingual 24%N/A8%
Special education 210%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 17N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 17N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 61%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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16501 NE 195 St
Woodinville, WA 98072
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