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Kokanee Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 586 students

 
 

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Posted July 24, 2013

Kokanee is a great school with a very dedicated staff. The principal and teacher work hard to support students every day and do little things to make my child feel special. I have been pleased with the school and the leadership thus far.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2013

Unfortunately the school has gone downhill and district officials ,including the principal, act like Kokanee needs to be "fixed." The excellent teachers go far to make up for it and the PTA is top-notch. The school is overcrowded and while the district is planning to build a new high school in several years to help with general overcrowding, the short term plan is only to add portable after portable and that is still not enough to accommodate those living in the Kokanee service area. Some incoming kindergartners have to be bused to other schools starting next year, with a vague promise to bring them back to Kokanee for first grade. The sense of community we have enjoyed for years has sadly diminished.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2011

The school had a warm welcome atmosphere from the office, principal to the custodian. My child was new to this school, so this is very helpful and I was impressed with this school performance. It was diverse and cultural respected. The teachers were enthusiastic and adapted great teaching models.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2011

We have had a great experience with Kokanee and with first grade; I have helped in the room in that class two years in a row and I see a teacher keeping rowdy kids in line. (I have two boys, so I know all about rowdy.) Both my kids came out of first grade strong readers and with a respect for their teachers. The principal is great and would definitely take action if necessary. Every teacher we have encountered at Kokanee (whether classroom or specialist) is great. I went to 12 years of private school so I was really nervous about sending my kids to public school. Boy was I surprised! Kokanee is definitely more capable than the private school option we were looking at. The staff seems to genuinely care and goes the extra mile. Class sizes have been good so far.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2011

Multiple parents throughout the years have said their first grade student was regularly yelled at by one particular first grade teacher. The principal has refused to do anything about this abusive teacher for years, it is only a matter of time before a parent takes further action as this is a pervasive and ongoing problem with this teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2011

So-so. This school is just OK compared to other public schools. They don't offer the variety of services such as nearby elementary schools. It seems they want to streamline everyone here, whether gifted or failing into one lump sum. Some of the teachers are above average, while 3/4 are average, meaning they may lack ability to engage their students in a way other than lecture mode teaching. There doesn't seem to be a whole lot of emphasis on ensuring multi-modal teaching which is unfortunate. My kid has complained about seeing/witnessing bullying as well on the lower field/playground area. This is so unfortunate as this could be a potentially great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2008

We have a new principal this year. We are new to this school since Feb last year, but we've been pleased with what we see so far. Teachers are willing to meet with you and discuss any concerns a parent might have etc. They are dedicated to the sucess of each student. I know this because I have a 2nd grader and 5th grader. My boys like the school and are challenged to think not just process facts. The new principal seems very accessible and the office staff are great. If you need anything they are there helping you out. You just have to ask. The students are taught to help each other as well in the classroom etc. I like the feel of the school as it is very inter racial representing the world as it really is so our kids learn about different cultures in our own community
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2008

School staff average in ability and willingness to work with parents concerning children with special needs or learning difficulties. Have found them deliberately postponing meetings, etc. in order to avoid dealing with problems in school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2008

Coming from the Edmonds School district my daughter has had a very hard time with adjusting to NSD standards. My daughter basically missed one whole year of core teaching and skill building. I have been spending 1.5 hours nightly with my daughter to build her skills; and quite frankly it would be nice if the school helped me out a little bit. Unfortunaltey, my daughter is on the boreline of being able to receive help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2006

An excellent public elementary school with hight parent involvement. This is a great choice for families with special-needs children, who will receive personalized and compassionate attention. It's also a good school for the average student. For the brighter child, however, Kokanee may not meet families' needs, as the expectation is that parents will provide the extra enrichment that children need, and the focus remains on those performing at or below grade level.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2005

Kokanee Elementary has provided a great start for my kindergarten daughter. She learned the basic academic skills a kindergartner should learn. She was treated with great respect and thoughtfulness by her teacher and other staff members. She participated in music, PE, library, and computer lab experiences. As a family, we attending several evening events and enjoyed them.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
83%

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

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
57%

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

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
70%
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%
Female70%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asian76%
Asian/Pacific Islander74%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Low income52%
Not low income78%
Special education17%
Not special education80%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female95%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian86%
Asian/Pacific Islander87%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Low income71%
Not low income93%
Special education58%
Not special education92%
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 Students84%
Female87%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian97%
Asian/Pacific Islander97%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income77%
Not low income85%
Special education59%
Not special education89%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female90%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asian84%
Asian/Pacific Islander84%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Low income77%
Not low income81%
Special education59%
Not special education85%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students83%
Female90%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian84%
Asian/Pacific Islander84%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Low income71%
Not low income85%
Special education59%
Not special education88%
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 Students71%
Female68%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asian93%
Asian/Pacific Islander93%
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Low income43%
Not low income76%
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female86%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian93%
Asian/Pacific Islander93%
Hispanic70%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Low income93%
Not low income84%
Special education50%
Not special education89%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students79%
Female76%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian83%
Asian/Pacific Islander83%
Hispanic60%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Low income79%
Not low income79%
Special education30%
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 Students80%
Female85%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian90%
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Low income42%
Not low income86%
Special education31%
Not special education91%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female93%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Low income67%
Not low income90%
Special education38%
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

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 56% 60%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 29% 7%
Two or more races 6% 6%
Hispanic 5% 20%
Black 2% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 17%N/A8%
Special education 114%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 213%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 11N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 66%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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