School Details

Seahurst Elementary School

14603 14th Ave SW, Burien, WA 98166
(206) 433-2531
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 559 students 16 students/teacher (WA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

65%
55%
65%
70%
58%
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
  • Highline School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

44%
58%
63%
50%
58%
73%
51%
49%
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
  • Highline School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

63%
58%
63%
63%
62%
73%
46%
53%
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
  • Highline School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

48%
62%
59%
44%
62%
72%

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
  • Highline School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Seahurst Elementary School is a public middle school in Burien. The principal of Seahurst Elementary School is Chris Larsen. 559 students go to Seahurst Elementary School and are mostly Multiracial; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 85% of the 559 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Seahurst Elementary School is 16:1. Erac Special Education is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 9% 8%
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 11%
Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 15%
Hispanic 57% 35%
Asian 4% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 18% 25%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.9% 1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 85% 69%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    Our third grandchild is attending this school this year. It is great to see some of the previous teachers still helping the students grow.

  • (8 years ago)

    My daughter enjoys this school very much. The academic program is good and gives her the opportunity to excel.

  • (9 years ago)

    Seahurst is a great school. The staff and PTA really want the kids to have a good learning experience.

  • (9 years ago)

    Love this school. Parent involvement is high as well as child oriented activities. Seem to care about the children instead of being cold like so many these days

  • (9 years ago)

    My son really enjoyed his time at Seahurst. When he was having a few problems they stepped in and handled things very well. The teachers are kind and patient. They make learning fun and enjoyable for the children.

  • (9 years ago)

    Seahurst is a wonderful school with a great staff. The principal is wonderful. My only complaint is parent involvement (re PTA volunteering ect.)is very low. Our reading program is wonderful music and pe program is good.

  • (9 years ago)

    Staff and teachers are great and really working hard but they have a lot of challenges in the classroom. I've been volunteering one hour a week in my child's classroom for 6 months 2004/05. There are a lot of children in the class with special needs; little english distractability and/or other behavioral issues. In fact a great amount of the teacher's time seems to be spent addressing behavior to the detriment of teaching time and quality. The classroom is also quite large; close to 30 children. While I'm not trying to knock the value of diversity I'm concerned that there are too many complexities introduced not only by the cultural (mainly difficulty communicating) element but also the apparent behavioral problems and too few teachers/aides to shore all this up. I'm looking at private schools for next school year.

  • (11 years ago)

    Cascade Middle School is a very fun learning environment it has alot of great Qualitys.

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Overall score

(based on 11 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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