School Details

Lacamas Heights Elementary School

4600 NE Garfield St, Camas, WA 98607
(360) 817-4429
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 431 students 19 students/teacher (WA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

75%
80%
65%
79%
84%
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
  • Camas School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

58%
71%
63%
77%
84%
73%
69%
80%
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
  • Camas School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

67%
69%
63%
88%
89%
73%
89%
89%
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
  • Camas School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Lacamas Heights Elementary School is a public elementary school in Camas. The principal of Lacamas Heights Elementary School is Jan Strohmaier. 431 students go to Lacamas Heights Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 18% of the 431 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Lacamas Heights Elementary School is 19:1. Bright Futures Christian School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 87% 84%
Hispanic 6% 3%
Multiracial 5% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 7%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.7% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.5% %
Asian 0.2% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 18% 22%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    My high expectations have been exceeded with the staff and teachers. I have two children who attend. My child's teacher attends students' sports games just because she enjoys it! Where have you ever heard of that??? I love the emphasis on rewarding the children for and encouraging safe respectful and responsible behavior. Excellent excellent school. Whole grain low-fat school menu as well!

  • (3 years ago)

    We moved here from out of state and have loved the school. The principal and staff are very friendly and professional. The teachers are great and the school itself is set in the most beautiful piece of land. The playground is surrounded with trees. It is the cutest school and constantly striving fro excellence

  • (6 years ago)

    These teachers take education seriously. Our experience has been such a positive one. School is teaching a good anti-bullying program that seems to be very effective. Also has a great afterschool volunteer group that teach chess club healthy eating/cooking classes etc for free. Very organized about getting information out to parents. Both of the kid's teachers are exceptional. They have a sincere devotion to seeing the kids excel.

  • (8 years ago)

    Lacamas is a good school but a couple of the teachers I think have come down hard on my son for the ways in which he is a typical boy (e.g. messy handwriting) even though he is a great reader and student. Overall this school is still one of the best around.

  • (8 years ago)

    Lacamas is a terrific school! We have a son in second grade there his third year at the school and also a kindergartener. Both of them love the school and they are learning SO MUCH. Extracurricular activities are great too. Teachers are enthusiastic and caring. The principal is also warm and very competent too. We love Lacamas!

  • (9 years ago)

    The school as a whole is very good. Safety measures are good. Encouragement is grand! Most of the teachers are kind witty and understanding. Be prepared----The school has many many fund raisers which places A LOT of pressure on the parents! Other than those two negative things....I'd have to say that LaCamas Heights is a really good school!

  • (10 years ago)

    We love the school and are thrilled with PALS. This school is not afraid to let talented children excell!. There is a need to have some sort of band or orchestra. There are so many talented kids who know how to play instruments with no where to play.

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