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Laura Ingalls Wilder Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 58 students

 
 

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5 stars

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2013:
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Posted March 24, 2014

We have been really pleased with the teachers, staff and students at Wilder. We have been going there for four years and have two kids currently enrolled, with another coming for all day kinder next year. There are TONS of extracurricular activities, plays and events that provide a true sense of community. With very few exceptions, the teachers really go above and beyond to work with kids who need extra attention - regardless if it's if they are ahead or behind of curriculum. Kind behavior of expected of the students and the principal does a great job. Tons of parent involvement for reading, math, art, etc during the day in classrooms.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2013

My kids were transferred to Wilder this year due to redistricting (so not by our choice). So far it has been a very welcoming environment and my kids seem quite happy. I am expecting a great year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2013

Many fantastic teachers with good leadership, caring staff, and healthy positive parent involvement. The community is warm and welcoming.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2013

Wilder is a wonderful elementary school with a strong PTSA, solid teaching staff and caring principal. My children have had a wonderful elementary experience that I know has given them a strong foundation as that continue on to middle school. As for the previous comment about a thirst for academics, the school's test scores speak for themselves. I think Wilder teachers and parents like to make learning fun but that doesn't mean the kids aren't learning. Wilder won a Washington State award for 2012 for overall excellence.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2013

Wilder is a fantastic learning community. My kids have thrived here socially and academically. Teachers are exceptional at balancing district expectations with instilling a love of learning in their students. I have had two children come through Wilder and they both miss it and speak fondly of their time there. Wilder is gifted at creating a warm, safe, and caring school environment that excels at keeping students engaged in their education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2013

Wilder Elementary is a top school in the area (Washington State 2012 Award for Overall Excellence), with experienced teachers, involved parents, excellent test scores and a strong sense of community. The students are consistently engaged and challenged. My son, who graduated from Wilder last year, always talks about the good times he had at Wilder. Most importantly, Wilder prepared him for Middle School and he is thriving academically and socially. My daughter attends Wilder right now and is also becoming a life-long learner. We consider ourselves very lucky to have children who are/were able to attend such a wonderful school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2013

LWSD is highly rated, it is lost on me currently as to why. This school has been incredibly underwhelming. While the parents are involved, there doesn't appear to be a real thirst for an academic experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2007

My kids went to this school for two years and it was wonderful. The teachers are number one. They care about the kids well-being and academically. The overall staff is also great and caring. The PTSA is also very keen to detail especially for volunteers, they make sure that they don't forget anyone. We are very sad that another elementary opened which forced us to have to go there because of our address. We miss Wilder.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2005

Wilder is one of the most incredible schools i have ever seen. It truly connects parents, students and teachers to form a flawless educational system. The school is located near a watershed, where students are able to apply their scientific study to a living, breathing environment. This really is the best school for your children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2005

My family has been involved at Wilder for the last six years. We have had a wonderful experience there and both my son's love the school. The majority of the teachers are wonderful. The extra activities organized by the PTSA are awesome and do much to enrich the school. My only complaint is the fourth grade curriculum which focuses on the WASL. My son was so bored! Test scores are high, but it seems like a waste of a school year. We were happy with every other year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2004

This is a wonderful school with very high test scores, excellent teachers, and kind students.
—Submitted by a former student


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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
50%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
89%
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 Students80%
Female80%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Low incomen/a
Not low income85%
Special education64%
Not special education84%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female87%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Low incomen/a
Not low income89%
Special education46%
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 Students90%
Female97%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Low incomen/a
Not low income91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students95%
Female100%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Low incomen/a
Not low income96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students95%
Female94%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Low incomen/a
Not low income95%
Special educationn/a
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 Students93%
Female93%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Low incomen/a
Not low income93%
Special education83%
Not special education94%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students95%
Female98%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian83%
Asian/Pacific Islander83%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Low incomen/a
Not low income95%
Special education83%
Not special education97%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students95%
Female95%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian92%
Asian/Pacific Islander92%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Low incomen/a
Not low income95%
Special education83%
Not special education97%
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

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Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
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Low incomen/a
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Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a
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Reading

All Studentsn/a
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Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
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Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
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 75% 60%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 13% 7%
Two or more races 7% 6%
Hispanic 4% 20%
Black 1% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 11%N/A8%
Special education 110%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 25%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 17N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 43%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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Woodinville, WA 98077
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