Kimball Elementary School

3200 23 Av South, Seattle, WA 98144
(206) 252-7280
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 471 students 17 students/teacher (WA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

70%
72%
63%
81%
77%
72%

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
  • Seattle Public Schools average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

64%
69%
61%
72%
75%
70%
67%
69%
62%

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
  • Seattle Public Schools average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

70%
70%
63%
70%
76%
72%
68%
75%
67%

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
  • Seattle Public Schools average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Kimball Elementary School is a public elementary school in Seattle. The principal of Kimball Elementary School is Anne Fitzpatrick. 471 students go to Kimball Elementary School and identify as Multiracial, Asian, and Asian/Pacific Islander. 63% of the 471 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Kimball Elementary School is 17:1. John Muir Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 6% 6%
Asian 49% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 43% 18%
Black, non-Hispanic 20% 19%
White, non-Hispanic 18% 43%
Hispanic 12% 12%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.6% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 63% 41%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    My daughter went to this school for Kindergarten and had the lovely experience of Mrs. D as a teacher!! A wonderful teacher my daughter loved her her class and enjoyed all of the spirit events and more. I had been nervous as we all are at our kids starting at a public school but I was very very happy with this school and the passion that I saw in the staff from the cafeteria lady to the principal and classroom teacher. My only gripe was based on budget cuts more than the school which was the lack of a nurse on location...more of a government issue than a school issue.

  • (4 years ago)

    The teachers at Kimball are horrible. Constantly my little sister would come home and tell me how their teachers would use her as example and publicly humilate her in front of their classmates. She's been having trouble with her schoolwork but is too afraid to ask for help because of THAT. And then we get a letter was sent home asking for money/food donations to throw a party for the teachers. I'm all about giving thanks when it's due but in this case thanks is the last thing I'd give!

  • (5 years ago)

    This is a wonderful cultural mix of students and teachers--all helping to teach and learn about a lot more than subjects. It needs help.

  • (5 years ago)

    Amazing teachers staff and the quality of education is wonderful. My daughter loves her school and enjoyed her first day as a first grader.

  • (6 years ago)

    Wonderful diversity and parent involvement. New emphasis this year on continuity and consistency. Creative conscientious and caring teachers result in kids who love to go to school!

  • (7 years ago)

    Great school good diversity and teachers that really love what they do. Parents are warm and friendly. I would have loved it to go to a school like this.

  • (9 years ago)

    Great school culturally diverse high parent involvement lots of music technology after-school clubs good test scores only down side is class size average=27 low staff turnover 'open concept' meaning no walls between classrooms all three classes of each grade are team-taught.

  • (9 years ago)

    Kimball is a warm loving friendly and fun environment. The PTSA is extremely involved which I think helps make this an absolutely fabulous school.

  • (10 years ago)

    Kimball is a terrific school with a strong supportive community experienced dedicated teachers and high parent involvement. It is an 'open concept' school which helps to nurture community and friendships. Kimball celebrates its racially and ethnically diverse school population and this diversity strengthens the learning atmosphere for all the students. Strong teachers a strong principal a strong parent-teacher association and sensible policies guarantee a safe and stimulating learning environment for students.

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Overall score

(based on 12 ratings & reviews)

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