I have three kids at this school and there are many great and unique things about it--a thriving Farm to Cafeteria program with a large school garden that the kids love caring teachers and involved parents and it is the hub of the community for Orcas Island. The not so great things are the high student to teacher ratio and the inability of the teachers (due to the system and "teaching to the test") to pull out gifted students for directed teaching. This means that smart kids do not get the opportunity to be challenged without private tutors. Overall it is a pretty good option for such a small community and parents and teachers do care. But it is academically limited.
Orcas Island Elementary School is a public middle school in Eastsound. The principal of Orcas Island Elementary School is Kyle Freeman. 202 students go to Orcas Island Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Multiracial. 51% of the 202 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Orcas Island Elementary School is 9:1. Orcas Island Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||1.0%||0%|
|Native American or Native Alaskan||0.5%||0%|
|Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program||51%||30%|
This school actually educates kindergarten through 12th grade! The teachers and staff are superb and the kids respond by consistently ranking in the highest percentage in the state! The economic crisis has depleted funds for school threatening education for our children!
Small classroom sizes all-day kindergarten huge community and parent involvement and a caring dedicated staff support the high achievement scores received by our Orcas Island Elementary School. You would be hard pressed to find a better public elementary school in the US.