School Details

Scenic Hill Elementary School

26025 Woodland Way South, Kent, WA 98030
(253) 373-7479
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 594 students 17 students/teacher (WA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

61%
66%
65%
63%
70%
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
  • Kent School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

53%
65%
63%
65%
71%
73%
36%
63%
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
  • Kent School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

40%
59%
63%
47%
68%
73%
43%
56%
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
  • Kent School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

60%
64%
59%
73%
73%
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
  • Kent School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Scenic Hill Elementary School is a public middle school in Kent. The principal of Scenic Hill Elementary School is Danielle Pfeiffer. 594 children attend Scenic Hill Elementary School and identify primarily as Asian/Pacific Islander, Multiracial, and Asian. 74% of the 594 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Scenic Hill Elementary School is 17:1. Mill Creek Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 17%
Multiracial 8% 8%
Asian 8% %
Hispanic 37% 19%
White, non-Hispanic 25% 41%
Black, non-Hispanic 19% 12%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 74% 48%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    Haha yea dude same story for me...moved to cali in 01 back when i was in 3rd grade and i was way ahead...i credit this school for providing the foundation necessary for striving ahead of the liberals here in cali...remeber playing "ghostbusters" in pe with mr. Smith fun as heck! Would def send my kids to this school...oh yea and ms anspa from esl was cool and carter decker hagen carrol and the library had those cool model airplane magazines

  • (4 years ago)

    This year the school is better in trying to get more parent involvement still working on it as it working hard in getting more communication with hispanic parents.

  • (4 years ago)

    Most of the teachers are competent. Nobody stands out as being exceptional. Just avoid Epperson if possible. She seems nice at first but she's cold callous and scary. Seems to think she's smarter than parents. Once you've been around her though you'll see that she's somewhat dim. The change in principalship could make or break this school next year.

  • (5 years ago)

    Everyone works together as a team to support student learning!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    My grandkids attended here. Daymon from K -3rd and Amaya from K-1st. They are now in CA with us again thank God! and far ahead of their peers academically. I credit the foundation that this school laid for them and their wonderful teachers for the gains they have made and the level that they are performing at. Though we missed them terribly I'm grateful that their formative years were at scenic hill. Loved visiting them there and volunteering art classes with their teachers including Mrs Holman!

  • (8 years ago)

    I LOVE SH! I grew up as an army brat and of all the schools i have ever gone to Scenic Hill is by far the most amazing. The teachers are spectacular and they really care about you and work with you 1-1 alot. I participated in the track volleyball steel drums and choir and had a wonderful time. The leaders of the activites knew what they were doing and they were safe and fun. The level of parent involvement is greater than i have ever seen at any school. The parents love to help out and do so alot. Our PTA is supportive and helpful. I have felt very educationally fufilled at this school. The programs are very down to earth and i believe that we can and will use them in our lives. GO EAGLES!!

  • (8 years ago)

    This is a wonderful school. The teachers are amazing and the curriculum is useful and down-to earth. I believe my children are a getting a full education. I would not want my children going anywhere. All 5 of my children have excelled even the ones who have dyslexia ADHD and ADD. If you don't like this school I have many things i wold like to say to you but for now... GO EAGLES!

  • (9 years ago)

    Our grandson as well as our other older children have all bennefitted from the fine teaching of SH. The Specical Resources are the best in working with deaf and handicaped children. Each of the teachers in this program work as close to one on one as possible to give the child the added structer he/she needs. I highly recommend this program.

  • (10 years ago)

    This school has a horrid curriculum in my opinion. They teach un-realistic concepts such as partial products and lattice. I feel my child is being educated methods of different subjects that will never be used later in life. In writing my child told me that he had to use the old fashion type of writing instead of Block. I am very displeased.

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