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Adams Elementary School

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Posted October 12, 2010

Great caring staff. My child loves going to school there. The staff goes out of their way to make sure children are given every opportunity they have available to them, this would help them a great deal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 3, 2009

Adams has improved a great deal since the new administration took over. They have great discipline in place, but the problem is often that there are too many kids pushing boundaries. The teachers are excellent at this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2004

I have two sons attending Adams. The only thing I am happy with is the Speech Classes. Thank you Ms. McGee. I've been told there isn't any more special ed classes after 3rd grade, which my son needs because of his speech impediment. He is behind on his reading and math. I will be tranferring my sons for the next school year. Lack of supervision before and after school. I have seen fights going on and no teachers or administration around. Lack of disipline. Parking and drop off and pick up of students is a joke. They park anywhere. Double park. Block the crosswalk. Where is the supervision? I see the crossing guards messing around, not doing what they are suppose to be doing. Someone is going to get hurt one day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2004

Adams special education programs did a wonderful job with my son who had a communication disorder. I would recommend this school very highly with children that have reading difficulties.
—Submitted by a parent


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.

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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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
25%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
34%
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.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
11%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
33%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
30%
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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
24%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
3%
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 Students58%
Female57%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic59%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income57%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education61%
Limited English55%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students65%
Female74%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic65%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income64%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education68%
Limited English60%
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 Students59%
Female66%
Male51%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic59%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income57%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education62%
Limited English46%
Migrant53%

Reading

All Students60%
Female77%
Male43%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic59%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income59%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education62%
Limited English45%
Migrant60%

Writing

All Students53%
Female64%
Male41%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic53%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income52%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education55%
Limited English42%
Migrant47%
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 Students60%
Female57%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic60%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income60%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education62%
Limited English37%
Migrant58%

Reading

All Students44%
Female43%
Male45%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic45%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income43%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education47%
Limited English11%
Migrant36%

Science

All Students30%
Female29%
Male31%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic30%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income30%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education31%
Limited English9%
Migrant27%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 94% 20%
White 3% 60%
Black 1% 5%
Two or more races 1% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 7%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 162%N/A8%
Special education 115%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 294%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 9N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 59%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students School social worker/counselors(s)
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Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Dave Chaplin

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Gymnastics
Girls sports
  • Gymnastics

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Dance
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723 South 8th St
Yakima, WA 98901
Phone: (509) 573-5101

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