School Details

Clark Elementary School

500 2nd Ave SE, Issaquah, WA 98027
(425) 837-6300
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 345 students 16 students/teacher (WA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

85%
83%
65%
88%
91%
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
  • Issaquah School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

68%
84%
63%
77%
87%
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
  • Issaquah School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

85%
83%
63%
87%
88%
73%
88%
87%
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
  • Issaquah School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Clark Elementary School is a public elementary school in Issaquah. The principal of Clark Elementary School is MAY PELTO. 345 students go to Clark Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 19% of the 345 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Clark Elementary School is 16:1. Issaquah Valley Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 67% 64%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 2%
Multiracial 3% 4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 14% 22%
Asian 14% %
Hispanic 11% 7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 19% 10%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I am from a family of teachers and administrators. When we move to the area to enroll my daughter it took some time waiting in the office to fill out paperwork. During those few minutes I was lucky to get to see the principal of Clark in action. He was dealing with an issue respectfully with the teachers as well as with the students. I believe schools are great from the top-down and this one has a great principal. My daughters teacher is young for a teacher. She is clearly trained and managed well. She is a good teacher learning to be a great teacher. When I am waiting in the pickup line I can often see a fourth or fifth grade teachers class let out at the front of the school it looks like all of the children want to say good-bye to him. The man looks tired but I noticed that he still takes the time to greet all of the parents individually. Even after the children have gotten in their cars they are eager to say goodbye again to this teacher. We also moved here from a prestigious private school overseas but my daughter is much more excited about learning at Clark. I recommend Clark highly.

  • (1 year ago)

    My son is in Clark Elementary First Grade. He loves the school and the way of teaching. It has been pleasure to be in that school.

  • (1 year ago)

    We were rezoned to Clark and I can not say enough good things about this school. The principal is outstanding. Very hands-on and involved in all classroom and student activities. The teachers are super friendly and professional. Very impressed with this school and the staff!

  • (1 year ago)

    My son started K this year and we are very pleased for now. They have small size classes very enthusiastic teachers and a professional and active principal.

  • (1 year ago)

    Clark Elementary school is like home for my son. One suggestion I have is to change the Maths syllabus ) . It would be good to include more activities in maths. I have refered Clark for many of my friends.

  • (3 years ago)

    Clark Elementary has surpassed all my expectations. My son moved to Clark from a prestigious private academy and I feel the education in the Clark Science Tech program is superior to the private program he was previously in. His teachers are enthusiastic and talented educators--I appreciate their communication regarding my son's progress. They keep me well informed on his accomplishments and opportunities along with educational tips I can use at home to supplement his learning. The administrative staff is warm and helpful and the Principal is a caring and inspiring woman. The deserve a standing applause in my opinion.

  • (4 years ago)

    We love the small class sizes and the fact that the school is small enough that the staff greets all the kids by their name.

  • (4 years ago)

    racism and discrimination. The parents want help but some people there don't want any one supervising waht is happening inside with details. The behaivor with not american parents is very discriminating in Clark Elementary specially administrative staff. I think they like show their against and power with some parents and they want make feel inferior. Some workers are amazing but not all.

  • (4 years ago)

    I love this school and my daughter is in K. the reading program in the full day K is great. She now reads 5th grd level and most of the kids are up there with her. Parents are great as well and give their best to all the kids. The PTA always make sure everybody is taken care of

  • (5 years ago)

    Math curriculum is from the district and school board - so complain to them - the school can't do anything about it - and as for not getting a bracelet for your child - the solution is easy -JOIN THE PTA! PTA funds a lot of educational programs in your school and by not being a member your child is benefitting with no cost to you. So kuddos to the PTA for showing pride in their members and giving them rewards for caring about their school and joining. You don't have to attend meetings to be an active member!

  • (5 years ago)

    The teachers are great. But the math program stinks and I do not like my daughter being used in an experimental math program. The parents I do know are all having to teach basic math at home so their children do not fall behind. And starting in 4th grade a select 1/3 of the students are allowed into a special science intensive class. This should be offered to any student who wants which is most of them. Science is fun. And I would love to attend PTA meetings but they occur Tuesday mornings which is unfair to parents who have to work. And I also disagree with their reward/punishment system for participating. They often make the kids feel bad by shoving in their faces that one student gets the reward and they do not. There is a lot of parental involvement and the PTA offers many great after school programs.

  • (5 years ago)

    My child attended Clark from grades K-2. The 1st and 2nd grade teachers were excellent but overall I felt the school district treats parents poorly. School is a half day on Wednesday with limited options for activities that afternoon; the PTA meets Tuesday mornings and uses abusive techniques for fundraising - my daughter was refused a glowing bracelet at an event because as she was told 'those are only for students whose parents join.' I told the offending PTA rep that I wouldn't join an organization if the meetings weren't held at a reasonable time and was told that there were 'general' meetings three times a year. School supply lists are distributed at the last minute. Transportation schedules change randomly without notice. I'm looking forward to having my child in a district where parents are considered part of the equation rather than a nuisance.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am very happy with the progress made my daughter in the 1st grade of this school in the year 2008-2009. I would like to make a special mention of her teacher who is so nice and helpful to all the kids. My daughter learnt a lot under her able guidance and care. In my opinion Clark Elementary school is the best school that I have ever come across. The environment in the school is very pleasant and students do a lot of activties other than their studies. Each student is given special attention in the class due to the presence of the teacher and the volunteers and senior 'buddies' in the class.

  • (6 years ago)

    We have been at this school for less than a year now. Everyone has been very friendly and helpful. It is a small school which definitely has its advantages. There is strong parental involvement volunteers make things happen here!

  • (8 years ago)

    My son has been in the school for the past 3 years now.We were very skeptical about the school when we compared its results with the other school but have been pleasantly surprised by our child's progress in the school. The teachers have lot of experience and that shows as they know each child's personality. The school being one of the smallest one in the district has its own merits. It feels like a community when almost all the people know your child's name in the school. It tells a lot about the principal too when she is able to remember all her students by their name and is there in all the functions.

  • (9 years ago)

    I am new to this school. So far I am pleased with the parent involvement at Clark Elementary. I am also pleased with the social concsiousness that is introduced to the students at this school. My biggest concern is the emphasis placed on testing and how much time is taken out of the learning time to test these children.

  • (9 years ago)

    My daughter attended Clark for kindergarten and first grade. I am totally impressed with the dedication and heart of the staff. Her teachers were easy to contact and very helpful. She really excelled in her studies and loved going to school every day.

  • (9 years ago)

    The principal is amazing and the school is great. They empower the students in every way teaching them not only academically but socially.

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