School Details

Spruce Primary School

17405 42nd Ave West, Lynnwood, WA 98037
(425) 431-7720

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 439 students 14 students/teacher (WA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade


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
  • Edmonds School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Spruce Primary School is a public middle school in Picnic Point-North Lynnwood. The principal of Spruce Primary School is Margaret Mesaros. 439 children attend Spruce Primary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Hispanic. 58% of the 439 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Spruce Primary School is 14:1. Alderwood Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Orchestra


  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 37% 55%
Asian/Pacific Islander 19% 14%
Hispanic 19% 16%
Asian 16% %
Black, non-Hispanic 12% 6%
Multiracial 11% 9%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.9% 1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 58% 39%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I Have 2 boys who go here and I absolutely love it here. My oldest is in Ms. Warmouth's 2nd grade class and she is wonderful. My youngest is in full day kindergarten his teachers are always there to help him with his reading. Both boys always come home with great attitudes and more importantly grades! Plus the office staff is the best!!! They always have smiles on their faces and willing to help.

  • (5 years ago)

    Parents and Teachers go out of their way for the students who deserve extra special care

  • (8 years ago)

    I'm so glad I sent my children to Spruce Elementary to receive a good education through qualified teachers and staff members. How I know that is their learning desire has increased in various subjects over the year. Every time they discover new things they get excited and can't wait to share it with me each day. Sports and music and other extracurricular activities are done creatively that learning is fun for them. Lastly Spruce is open for parents to participate in many activities alongside of teachers and staff who work hard to touch each individual lives in building a strong lasting relationships.

  • (9 years ago)

    If you have a choice don't send your child to this school. The school itself is a mess and the staff are more interested in gossiping with one another than in the well-being of our children. Worst academic experience any of my children have ever had.

  • (10 years ago)

    My niece & nephew have only been going to Spruce for the 2005 school year but so far we really like it. Both their teachers are really involved in their education. There seems to be adequate parent involvement but there's always room for improvement.

  • (10 years ago)

    Spruce Elementary should be called Spruce Boot camp. In the morning you can see the teacher volunteer scream at the children because they are not walking in a straight line and the principal has a megaphone to yell to the kids that are less than 6 feet away. It's crazy. When I ask the teacher about homework she said that she doesn't sent homework for the 1st graders just a book a week. My son was attending a different school last year and he had homework when he was attending kindergarten; he even complained with me that the only thing he does is coloring. It's sad to know that is this way the Spruce is preparing the kids' education. Next week I'll go enroll my son in a private school since it'll be the only way to guarantee him a better future since I couldn't keep him at the public school he attended last year.

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(based on 9 ratings & reviews)

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