School Details

Hazelwood Elementary School

11815 SE 304th St, Auburn, WA 98092
(253) 931-4740
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 571 students 18 students/teacher (WA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

77%
73%
65%
83%
81%
73%

Washington Measurements of Student Progress (MSP)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Auburn School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

75%
72%
63%
85%
81%
73%
59%
60%
62%

Washington Measurements of Student Progress (MSP)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Auburn School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

83%
74%
63%
89%
79%
73%
69%
65%
67%

Washington Measurements of Student Progress (MSP)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Auburn School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Hazelwood Elementary School is a public elementary school in Auburn. The principal of Hazelwood Elementary School is Sally Colburn and can be contacted at scolburn@auburn.wednet.edu. 571 students go to Hazelwood Elementary School and identify primarily as Asian; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 47% of the 571 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Hazelwood Elementary School is 18:1. Lea Hill Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Orchestra

Sports

  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 9% %
Black, non-Hispanic 8% 7%
Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 8%
White, non-Hispanic 59% 52%
Multiracial 4% 7%
Hispanic 20% 22%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 47% 52%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is great for my kids! I like the attentiveneness of the teachers. The open door policy that allows me and my wife to visit our kids for birthdays and allows us to help in the classrooms. My kids are learning curious and thriving.

  • (1 year ago)

    My school is a overall positive atmosphere with great role models leading our students. The teachers all strive to excellence and do not stop until all of their children have met their goals. The staff is friendly hard working and responsible individuals who would do anything for the children. What I like about our school is the diversity of the children that we teach and seeing them go out of their comfort zones to learn new things. I like that there are many ways to help that struggling student and push them to their very best. There are so many different programs that we use so that we meet each child's individual needs. There is not a lot of improving but if we had the funds to create more staff or curriculum for our students we could have smaller classes or small group settings so that we are able to meet with those kids up close and personally.

  • (1 year ago)

    My school is Hazelwood Elementary Auburn WA. Our school rates at the top for test scores student achievement and closing the gap. Also this school has some of the kindest and considerate staff I have ever had the priviledge to work with. With our free and reduced population growing daily this school sure could use the extra help for our children and their families.

  • (1 year ago)

    Hazelwood is an inviting supportive and standards based high achieving school. It a wonderful place to learn and work.

  • (1 year ago)

    I work at Hazelwood Elementary School in Auburn Wa. and can honestly say that this is a GREAT school! I've taught kindergarten for 28 years and in those years I have worked at 6 different schools. I've seen and had many principals. Hazelwood is the 1st school in all those years that has the total package and it all starts with the leadership. The principal Sally Colburn is inspires the entire staff to give our students the very best that we can. The reading specialist at our school is the best in the entire district and works wonders with the students at our school and a fountain of information to the teachers that aides in our teaching of the students in our classrooms. The teachers feel supported in our efforts to serve and appreciated---that is a rare feeling for teachers in any school. I feel blessed to be part of this staff! I work harder and strive to be better and more effective because I am appreciated and supported by my principal. It is an honor to work with the teachers at Hazelwood and I am always proud to tell my friends that I have had a peak into what a teaches heaven looks like. Pinch me! This is the best experience in teaching that I have ever had !

  • (1 year ago)

    My son attended full day Kindergarten at Hazelwood and while he struggled with his behavior his teacher the principal and the staff were absolutely wonderful while working through his difficulties. It was so great for me to be able to spend so much time in the classroom and be involved in various activities. Everyone was so supportive and patient with us while we tried to figure out what was going on they also helped modify some of the things that were done in the classroom to help my child succeed. So grateful for everyone at Hazelwood Elementary!!

  • (1 year ago)

    Hazelwood is a great school with caring staff members! My child loves being an orca and feels safe at school whether on the playground or in the classroom. This school does a great job working with students to meet their individual needs. If you are moving to this area you will be happy with Hazelwood. The office staff is wonderful and your child will feel welcome.

  • (1 year ago)

    Our family loves Hazelwood. The teachers principal support staff parents and students are exceptional. It feels like a family.

  • (1 year ago)

    Hazelwood Elementary is a Washington Choice Award winning school. Both of my sons have attended Hazelwood. The staff and teachers are warm and welcoming. They dedicate themselves to the success of all of their students. It's a grat place for learning g in a positive and fun environment.

  • (1 year ago)

    Hazelwood is an amazing school. Parents are made to feel very welcome at the school. Parents are encouraged to come to lunch with their child visit during recess and help with school programs. Students learn how to be successful students. Students know how they are doing on in all their classes and can tell you what they need to do to reach their goals. Caring counselor with lots of great ideas to create a kind environment for all. Teachers are here because they care about kids being successful.

  • (1 year ago)

    Hazelwood is a great place for kids to learn. My 2nd grader and 1st grader are so excited for school to start. All teachers in the building work together to reach the needs of every student.

  • (2 years ago)

    My daughter came here in 2nd grade from another school with a kindergarten reading and math level. With special programs and attention she moved from Kindergarten to 5th month 2nd grade in one year. Amazing school nuturing teachers and staff and individualized programs at each end of the spectrum.

  • (2 years ago)

    My son will be attending this school in october. He'll be in 4th grade. We are moving from california to washington. I'm a veteran of military service also my 1st duty station was in everett. Haven't been in washington since the 90's so i'm sure alot has changed. I've read good & not so good reviews about this school so i sincerely hope that when my son starts there in roughly 3 weeks that it is a positive experience. i noticed that there is 540 students ! wow ! is there school campus security with that many kids ???

  • (3 years ago)

    As a parent of a Hazelwood "Home Grown" Orca a student who spent their whole elementary career at Hazelwood I couldn't be happier. The staff is committed to helping all students learn in all subject areas. Hazelwood is a fantastic school and I am looking forward to my daughter starting Kindergarten there next year.

  • (3 years ago)

    My children attended Hazelwood. The staff there is highly committed to student academic success and goes the extra mile to make sure student needs are met. My kids thrived in their supportive caring environment.

  • (3 years ago)

    Both of my sons attended Hazelwood Elementary. The teachers are committed to providing a challenging education that meets the needs of all students. They care about their students and work to provide instruction and support for students of many needs. The office staff is always warm and welcoming. Hazelwood is a Washington Acheivement Award Winner for the last two years. They are committed to students and what is best for each and every one of them. Hazelwood is a terrific school.

  • (3 years ago)

    This is an amazing school. All the staff put children first. Check it out! Washington Achievement Award Winner two years in a row. Call the principal for a tour and conversation about what the school has to offer.

  • (3 years ago)

    Excellent school for academics in all grade levels and excellent and friendly staff. Staff is very helpful and friendly and my student has excelled.

  • (3 years ago)

    This school was really disappointing. I did everything I could to be involved and give back but it wasn't enough. Teachers and staff try to label students that can't focus in a big classroom. My son's first grade teacher insisted my son had Asperger's and ADHD despite what a top Pediatric Neurologist behavioral psychologist 3 Speech Therapists 2 Occupational Therapists and his pediatrician said. The math specialist throws out homework and refuses to grade and return it. The administrators promise that "It'll all work out" but it doesn't. They don't follow through on what they say. Parents aren't appreciated. I never once heard a thank you from the staff. The playground is significantly understaffed and bullying is a problem. We left after about 6 months and went to a great private school. My son is thriving and isn't dealing with any of the challenges he had at Hazlewood. There are so many language economic and cultural challenges at this school that distract from a positive learning environment. Having been at other schools in the Auburn school district I can say Hazelwood is the strongest... that's not saying much.

  • (4 years ago)

    I don't have a complaint. Teacher communication has been wonderful which is the key to a great teacher/parent/child relationship.

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