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Yacolt Primary School

Public | K-4 | 811 students

 

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Posted September 22, 2013

I am a parent with three children who have attended Yacolt Primary. While the teaching staff have been informative and professional, the principal seems disinterested in children with educational challenges. He may listen to concerns but does little or nothing to improve the situation. I have heard similar remarks from other parents with special needs children. I do not believe this individual should be in the position of school administrator for primary aged children. If not for the assistance of the school psychologist, my child would not have received the help they needed and were entitled to by law. I hope other parents will step forward and share their opinions. If you are the parent of a child with any special needs at Yacolt, I recommend you stay vigilant and protect their rights.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2013

I am discusted with the principal leadership and the lack of care for the students there have been times where they have refused to let young students use the bathroom even when they are about to pee thier pants..and I have witnessed employees bieng repremanded for allowing the students to use the restroom.


Posted February 23, 2004

Years ago, we had a problem with one of my oldest son's teachers. This time around we have had a wonderful experience. I have two kids in this school and we have had wonderful teachers! Both of my kids are doing wonderful and advancing quickly in reading and math. I was concerned when we moved back into the district, given our experience before. I think it was just one teacher and her inexperience last time. I have one of my kids starting school next year, and have no concerns. As far as religeous influence, I haven't noticed anymore than what we had at other schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

My child went to this school for all 4 years. You walk by the principal and smile and she turns her back on you. This happened often. The teachers were great for the most part. My child's specific teachers were responsive to our needs. My child struggles ith reading and is still at a 3.5 reading level. This wasn't the school's focus in 4th grade. They teach to the WASL and according to the scores, not very well. Also, there is a tremendous amount of religious influence. Not just because there are a lot of religious families, but that the school caters to it.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
52%
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 Students79%
Female74%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Low income75%
Not low income84%
Special education67%
Not special education81%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female77%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Low income78%
Not low income80%
Special education50%
Not special education82%
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 Students72%
Female74%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Low income70%
Not low income73%
Special education31%
Not special education81%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female84%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Low income74%
Not low income74%
Special education69%
Not special education75%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students62%
Female76%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Low income61%
Not low income63%
Special education17%
Not special education72%
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 94% 60%
Hispanic 3% 20%
Two or more races 2% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 7%
Black 0% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 11%N/A8%
Special education 116%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 247%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 20N/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 64%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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  • Ken Evans

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406 West Yacolt Rd
Yacolt, WA 98675
Phone: (360) 885-6000

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