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Wide Hollow Elementary School

Public | K-4 | 405 students

 

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Posted April 27, 2010

They have excellent teachers and staff. They strive to be the greatest with what resources they have.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

They are great working with the kids and the music program is awesome.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

Because they care so much for the students all around wellfare. Teachers are great at working with each student, my kids and now my grandchildren are going through the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

Teachers are great at communicating with us about our kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2008

This is our sixth year at Wide Hollow, and our family loves the school. The teachers are highly qualified and genuinely care about the students. My son has a brain disorder and has received all the support he could possibly need. My daughter is enrolled in the Program for Advanced Learning, which stimulates and challenges students who qualify. The atmosphere is warm and we feel blessed to be a part of this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2007

This school is home to the Program for Accelerated Learning (PAL). This is a wonderful program for highly capable students in our school district. If you have a child who would benefit from a faster academic pace and more in depth study, ask about getting your child tested. Any child in the West Valley School District grades 3-7 is eligible to test. If qualified, the child would attend Wide Hollow from 3-5th grade. My kids are all in the program and have benefitted immensely. They have thoroughly enjoyed the school, the teachers, the curriculum and pace of learning. They have also made wonderful friends in their classes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2007

I have had an excellent experience with Wide Hollow. My daughter has been going there for two years, kindergarten and 1st grade, and it has been awesome. She has gone from being a non-reader to a lover of books. Her teacher inspires her to do her best everyday. They have learned how to solve story problems and write poems and the field trips have been great too. But I will say you have to be involved to have an opinion about your school. It is really important to find out how you can help your children succeed and see where the other kids are at, and have a positive relationship with the school and the teachers. Your child's education is not all on the teacher/school. You are your child's 1st teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2006

I highly recommend wide Hollow school. I have a son with learning disabilities and have had a great experience working with the teachers, councilors, and principle. My son is now off a IEP and in advanced reading and math. We could not have moved forward as far as my son has with out all their help. I felt the did a great job working with me and outside therapy to give my son the best chance for success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2005

I have nothing good to say about this school. I have had to do nothing but supervise and monitor the competance of this school daily. My daughter needs special education resources, but they refused her up until lawyers got involved, now she is about 2+ years behind grade level. They have her on an IEP but consistantely work without us parents. The staff and administration is rude and hard to work with. I have had to get a parent advocate just to participate in my daughters education and had to work with OSPI just to be included in meetings. The staff and administration exludes me, avoids me, does not return my calls, does not answer my questions, or work with me in any way to better my daughter. I have to work against them instead of with them! I would rather have anywhere else!
—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

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
82%

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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
71%
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 Students74%
Female75%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic61%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income65%
Not low income86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education77%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female81%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic61%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income69%
Not low income89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
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 Students95%
Female94%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic92%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Low income90%
Not low income100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students93%
Female94%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic81%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Low income88%
Not low income98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students94%
Female94%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic88%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Low income90%
Not low income98%
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

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 63% 63%
Hispanic 29% 18%
Two or more races 4% 5%
Asian 2% 7%
Black 1% 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 140%N/A40%
Transitional bilingual 20%N/A8%
Special education 213%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 19N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 14N/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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  • Terry Faletto

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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