School Details

Graham Elementary School

10026 204th St East, Graham, WA 98338
(253) 683-8500
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 697 students 18 students/teacher (WA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

68%
60%
67%

Washington Measurements of Student Progress (MSP)

In 2013-2014 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 2014
  • Bethel School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Graham Elementary School is a public middle school in Graham. The principal of Graham Elementary School is Rob Haugen. 697 students go to Graham Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Asian. 37% of the 697 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Graham Elementary School is 18:1. Frontier Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 73% 62%
Multiracial 5% 4%
Asian 5% %
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 10%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 7%
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% 2%
Hispanic 12% 13%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.6% 2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 37% 47%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    My two daughters attended Graham last year and loved it! The staff was always extremely nice and seemed to genuinely care about the students. Office staff was always cordial teachers were always prompt in returning emails or phone calls. The kids are challanged and encouraged throughout the year. We are a military family and moving in the fall so I am sad that my kids won't be able to attend next year.

  • (4 years ago)

    We are a military family and our daughter has attended several schools through out the world. We are very pleased with Graham Elementary. In our opinion it has been the best school for our child thus far! Keep up the outstanding work!

  • (6 years ago)

    Graham Elementary is an excellent school. I had three children in the school. The curiculum challenges the children and the extracurricullar activites are great as well. The teachers and staff are always helpful and supportive. Mrs. Walker Mrs. Matheny and all the teachers always take the time and effort to work with the students. Great school!!

  • (9 years ago)

    Absolutely a great school. Has helped develop the verbal and quantitative skills my children need to succeed in future years.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school has been very good at helping my children adjust and has given individual attention to their learning styles and growth.

  • (9 years ago)

    A fantastic school with a great administrative team.

  • (10 years ago)

    I've been at this school for many years now (older ones have moved on while younger ones started) and wouldn't want my kids to go anywhere else. Mr. Boynton (the principal) has brought some incredible positive changes. I always feel comfortable asking him questions and talking to him-huge improvement over the last principal. Pam Paulson is the office clerk and an incredible person! She is extremely helpful and attentive when people walk into the office. The curriculum is incredible. The AR program is awesome. Afterschool programs have helped my kids immensely. I can't say enough about the teachers. Most are very nice and more than willing to help. Communication is big thing at the school. I hope people take advantage of this. Rather than listen to heresay/gossip go ask the principals/teachers themselves. They will tactfully tell you the truth not just what you want to hear.

  • (10 years ago)

    My son has attended Graham for Kindergarten 1st grade and is now finishing his second grade year. Graham is a phenomenal school that truly cares for it's students. The high level of staff and parent collaboration is very unique and beneficial to the climate of the school. There are many programs available that allow students to achieve success in academics as well as extracurricular activities such as student government school play band choir Grizzly Greeter Leadership program Accelerated Reader special library programs and seasonal recreation sports. My son is also a special needs student and has received the best of care and attention from the Graham staff. Teachers and specialists have designed a program that meets my son's individual academic and social goals which has allowed my son to gain confidence as he continues to succeed in this learning-rich environment. Graham Elementary is a top notch school!

  • (10 years ago)

    This is my son's first year at Graham Elementary. He is in fouth grade. What a great experience! His teacher is caring flexible and extra tolerant! My son has autistic tendencies and needed extra help which we couln't get in 4 years of private schooling. The combination of enthusiasm by teacher and staff expectations of excellency along with the commitment to leave no child behind has been a recipe for success. A big thank you from a grateful mom.

  • (11 years ago)

    This is a top notch school. The teachers are prepared caring and professional. I can ask my child 'What did you learn today?' and I an a run-down of the days lessons that shows me that my child is actively engaged in learning everyday. This school wouldn't be what it is today without the direction of Wally Platt. He built this school and its culture of learning. He listened to parents and supported our wishes. He has the respect of each teacher in the school. I feel blessed to have my children at Graham Elementary School.

  • (11 years ago)

    The teachers within this school all work together within the grade level as a team. They put the responsiblilty also on the parent to be part of the education process by having weekly progress sheets sent home and parents must sign this. The student is required to turn in these sheets so that the teachers know that the parents are aware of the progress of their child. Thanks to these great teachers! (and admin support!)

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