School Details

Coe Elementary School

2424 7 Av West, Seattle, WA 98119
(206) 252-2000
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 422 students 15 students/teacher (WA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

87%
74%
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95%
79%
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
  • Seattle Public Schools average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

83%
70%
63%
94%
79%
73%
90%
69%
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
  • Seattle Public Schools average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

82%
70%
63%
82%
78%
73%
90%
75%
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
  • Seattle Public Schools average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Coe Elementary School is a public elementary school in Seattle. The principal of Coe Elementary School is Tate Loftin. 422 students attend Coe Elementary School and identify mostly as Asian/Pacific Islander; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 17% of the 422 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Coe Elementary School is 15:1. Hay Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 18%
White, non-Hispanic 71% 43%
Multiracial 4% 6%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 19%
Hispanic 12% 12%
Asian 11% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.5% 1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 17% 41%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    We have been very happy so far with Coe. My child first attended here after moving to Seattle from out of state. He had quite a difficult time adjusting and the staff jumped through hoops to make him comfortable. The amount of compassion from the staff was amazing. The academics are solid. Lots of writing in 4th grade and several options for math if you have an advanced student. The ALO gifted program is a pull out for LA and Math. There seems to be a lot of support for learning differences as well. The PTA is extremely active and raises money for additional programs and teachers. All in all it was a good choice for us.

  • (3 years ago)

    I cannot believe the review below. The only thing I can say to this parent is that there was a weak principal in place for just under a year (the district corrected the issue quickly) and they must have suffered from this situation directly. The parent community is very involved and is always begging for more parents to join the effort. A great building...a great staff with many many enrichment opportunities not found in most public schools. The PTA raised money every year then gives it to the principal to hire additional staff. My second child is mid-way through Coe and cannot think of a better place for him.

  • (4 years ago)

    Coe is a terrific school in every regard. It has private school quality (with public school pricing!). We feel very fortunate to live in this neighborhood and be able to send our child to this school.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love Coe because both my special needs and general ed kids are getting a great education.

  • (5 years ago)

    Coe is the tent pole of our comunity. The spirit that is motivated there unites us all and brings us together in the spirit of comunity. Our children are happy and look forward to going to school each day for the educational cultural diversity artistic and citizenry experience they get at Coe Elementary School.

  • (5 years ago)

    Coe is a school about the kids! The support of the parents teachers and community make this school a gem. Our kids are truly fortunate to get such a safe and positive learning experience.

  • (5 years ago)

    Coe is a school of dedicated caring and smart administrators and teachers and its got a fanastic PTA.

  • (5 years ago)

    Good teachers. Good PTA. Great carnival to raise funds with great parents and neighborhood

  • (7 years ago)

    My grandson has attended Coe since kindergarten and had outstanding teachers in reading math language skills and the arts (music visual cross-cultural studies). His recent comment on his second grade teacher 'I would recommend her to all first graders Mom.' Also impressive at Coe is their stress on sharing with others being non-judgmental and learning how to handle confrontation (physical and mental).

  • (9 years ago)

    Coe has an extremely high level of parental involvement/commitment. As a result the extra-curricular activities are diverse ample and unique. From knitting to being able to star in an opera Coe kids will be exposed to some rare things. The principal is exceptional the community welcoming.

  • (9 years ago)

    Coe is a wonderful community school. The parents are warm and welcoming with a true commitment to every child. Our daughter had a remarkable sense of belonging in this beautiful facility and I feel grateful for her 2 years there. We are only leaving because our child is entering a program for academically gifted children (for 5th grade). She advanced to this point in one year at this amazing school. I don't think you could go wrong with this choice.

  • (9 years ago)

    Coe seems to be a solid school. The new building is fantastic. I think that they could focus on core disciplines a bit more as evidenced by their relatively low ranking on the WASL.

  • (9 years ago)

    We were involved with this school through two children and 11 years. It was the center of our community life and our closest friends are still ones we met through Coe. The leadership is the best in the district. There is one teacher who should retire but the overall quality is top-notch and they work well together. I have never seen another school that had such a committed talented roll up your sleeves kind of parent involvement. the kids benefitted enormously from that especially in the arts arena. Math is a relative weakness in the curriculum but that's true of many elementary schools in this district.

  • (9 years ago)

    Coe is a great school with a lot of focus on relationships between staff and students. Academics are good and there are programs for foreign language available after school. Paarent involvement is a little above average and the PTA is great.

  • (10 years ago)

    Both of my children attended Coe until we moved out of the area. They both had a good experience there with attentive and motivated teachers. The parent community was also very active and postively involved in the school.

  • (10 years ago)

    A superior mix of dedicated teachers an inspired principal and a large number of involved parents make this the best public elementary school I've ever experienced.

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