School Details

Greenwood Elementary School

144 NW 80 St, Seattle, WA 98117
(206) 252-1400
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 354 students 19 students/teacher (WA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

92%
74%
65%
93%
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

76%
70%
63%
72%
79%
73%
63%
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

68%
70%
63%
80%
78%
73%
57%
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

Greenwood Elementary School is a public elementary school in Seattle. The principal of Greenwood Elementary School is Walter Trotter. 354 students attend Greenwood Elementary School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and White, non-Hispanic. 32% of the 354 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Greenwood Elementary School is 19:1. St. John School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Cross country
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 8% 19%
Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 18%
White, non-Hispanic 58% 43%
Hispanic 13% 12%
Multiracial 12% 6%
Asian 12% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.8% 1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 32% 41%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    I love working at this school. The community's motto seems to be that everyone wins when we help each person succeed. The PTA funds a family support worker and helps buy holiday presents for kids at the school in need. Kids usually seem willing to try new things and work through difficult academic and social problems. The principal is supportive and helpful when I need him visits my classroom at least once a week and leaves me alone if I'm doing my job well. Most of the other teachers seem motivated and dedicated to trying new things and helping kids and adults learn.

  • (1 year ago)

    Love the community performances and events. Greenwood has a great facility talented staff and we love walking to school!

  • (2 years ago)

    What a wonderful kindergarten experience! My son thrived at Greenwood. He's in their enrichment program for advanced learners. All the teachers are amazing classroom teachers art teacher librarian PE teacher etc. We consider ourselves very lucky that it's our neighborhood school.

  • (5 years ago)

    An amazing neighborhood school with a very cohesive staff who work beautifully together and an extremely suppportive PTA who work tirelessly. A strong acamedic focus with additional strengths in P.E the arts (artist in residence) after school clubs such as drama and fun community activities. Celebrating 100 years Dec. 2009!

  • (5 years ago)

    Great community involvement and much much improvement over the years!

  • (6 years ago)

    A wonderful community of talented and caring teachers/staff involved parents and a dynamic principal. Our child is very happy here and we're pleased with his academic progress. Yes this school is changing (as do all public schools with each new year) the population is growing meaning class sizes are larger (but the same as surrounding schools); But Greenwood offers a truly diverse community special education opportunities after-school clubs visual and performing art classes involved principal and great teachers! if you're in this neighborhood take a look!

  • (6 years ago)

    Greenwood Elementary is one of best community experiences our family has had. Like many Seattle schools there are some real struggles with class sizes overcrowding and few funds but I am very impressed at th quality of the faculty and parent community. My daughter is having a wonderful time and is really learning the joy of learning.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is our 12th year at Greenwood our neighborhood school. This beautiful building has seen it's share of ups and downs but in 2008 we can safely say it is on an up swing. Many of the neighborhood families choose to send their children to other public schools because they do not see their children fitting into a school that has the diversity in ethnicity and socio-economics that Greenwood has. That completely defeats the purpose of neighborhood schools and the public school system. We can attest to the wonderful staff and community at Greenwood who inspire their students to rise above and succeed. Many of our students have hardships beyond any one's imagination. Nevertheless we love them and support them and they grow at Greenwood. If this is your neighborhood school feel blessed and enjoy.

  • (7 years ago)

    I couldn't be happier to have my Daughter anywhere else. The teachers the parent involvement is great. She loves it too!

  • (8 years ago)

    Greenwood Elementary has had the greatest challenges of any school within a 15 mile radius of my home. They have the highest number of homeless children the highest free school lunch program percentages and three huge low income apartment complexes in the area the lowest WASL scores and the worst reputation. Is this the teachers administrators or principal? No! It's called Demographics! I almost sent my child elsewhere simply due to the statistical data on Greenwood. However after further research I realized that you cannot fix demographics! The principal is very hands on and involved. The teachers are highly educated and very caring. The administration is very pro-active and acutely aware of each child as an individual. Greenwood will accept your less-advantaged child and challenge your highly capable child. Something for everyone. Get involved and you will see the results!

  • (8 years ago)

    What a terrible experience for my kindergartener! Horrible kindergarten! My child is still recovering after 2 mos! Dont send your child!

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