School Details

Loyal Heights Elementary School

2511 NW 80 St, Seattle, WA 98117
(206) 252-1500
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 395 students 19 students/teacher (WA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

92%
74%
65%
87%
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

97%
70%
63%
97%
79%
73%
95%
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

88%
70%
63%
86%
78%
73%
89%
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

Loyal Heights Elementary School is a public elementary school in Seattle. The principal of Loyal Heights Elementary School is Wayne Floyd. 395 students go to Loyal Heights Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Hispanic. 5% of the 395 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Loyal Heights Elementary School is 19:1. North Beach Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 89% 44%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 22%
Hispanic 5% 12%
Asian 5% %
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 21%
Multiracial 0.5% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 5% 42%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    Very strong parent involvement & great teachers. My child is so excited to go to school each day and she is learning so much. She scored very high on the new district MAP test. She is definitely learning alot.

  • (4 years ago)

    Don't sent your child here if they are an advanced learner. You will be very frustrated. I don't believe they acknowledge these kids or have programs to support them. Their ALO program is a joke.

  • (5 years ago)

    You couldn't ask for a better group of teachers. I believe all over Seattle Teachers who are looking for a new home are all trying to land at Loyal Heights. And thats due to the awesome kids and terrific parent support. Inew when my wife and I walked thru the school for the very first time my gut feeling told me this is the school. It's vibe that just carrys thru the hallways. Try it you will feel it to!

  • (5 years ago)

    This school has great parental involvement

  • (5 years ago)

    Fantastic parent and PTA involvement wonderful teachers very organized and neat school. This school has a very good anti-bully policy and has excellent after-school programs (music drama etc.) and Spanish and PE. Great school!

  • (5 years ago)

    It perpelexes me how a school that has such successful fundraising has no art teacher. No art teacher just parent volunteers who come in only once per month. No art room the kids do art at their desks which is restrictive. This school is way too focused on one size fits all academics & needs to be much more holistic in its enrichment programs. In comparison other schools in the area have art music drama spanish etc. and great WASL scores.

  • (6 years ago)

    Strong school. Don't let the older building fool you! Great auction that funds non-core (e.g. music) instruction. Very good WASL scores.

  • (6 years ago)

    Fantastic very very strong school. My child tests as an advanced learner yet we chose to stay at this school. The teachers do a great job of challenging advanced learners within the classroom in the ALO program.

  • (6 years ago)

    Fantastic very very strong school. My child tests as an advanced learner yet we chose to stay at this school. The teachers do a great job of challenging advanced learners within the classroom in the ALO program.

  • (7 years ago)

    Parent involvement and community feel are beyond compare at this warm neighborhood school. Be wary however of the school's mantra that they challenge every child with differentiated learning techniques. While our experience has been that the desire is pure challenge has not been reality for our children. The fact that the school is philosophically opposed to any sort of 'pull out' program for advanced learners limits the ability to challenge some kids. The teachers are wonderful but there is only so much that can be done with 28 kids in class normal behavior and learning challenges mixed in etc. However for a child who needs a school that will provide exceptional tutoring and nurturing to 'reach' grade level we can't imagine a better spot. Plus events such as jogathon auction and artists in residence really set this wonderful community apart from other elementary schools. Just ask questions re advanced learning.

  • (8 years ago)

    A small elementary school with stellar parent involvement strong leadership by a young principal lots of after school programs and enrichment activities including Artist in Residence Art Docents and Young Author Day. We've been very happy with our experiences here.

  • (9 years ago)

    L.H.E has high parental involvement and a lot of extracurricular activities easily accessible after school. My daughter loves it here. It offers Spanish Music and great art programs.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school has a small-town feel there are always parents around campus and there are many grownups around who will know your child's name. Very strong parent involvement in the school - parents have made all sorts of improvements happen such as the installation of a climbing wall with mural beautiful new playground space and a mural on the asphalt in the playground. Lots of after-school clubs theater in the spring writing math homework science fitness. The clubs are well-organized. Art is incorporated into may activities - there's a well-run artist-in-residence program and a very popular Art Docent program with an artwalk at the end of the year. Academics are generally good although I wish certain great ideas were used across the faculty.

  • (9 years ago)

    Loyal Heights is a fantastic school. Not too big not too small. Excellent teachers strong parent presence. Happy kids! My son has been there since Kindergarten and is in 5th grade now. I wish it went to 8th grade. We hate to have to leave.

  • (9 years ago)

    This is our reference school. We looked at others but decided to come here. We have 2 kids (K and 2nd) here. Overall we love the school. There are 3 very strong K classes each with a slightly different feel and emphasis. Best we've seen. An interesting mix of class strategies (single grade multi-grade looping) creates potential for matching a range of student needs. Tremendous parent involvement. Principal teachers and staff work very hard and seem to work well together. They clearly care about the kids. Lively school lots of art on the walls. We know several families with kids (including one of ours) who tested into Spectrum who have chosen to stay at LH. Advice to 'first-timers' no school is perfect (though this one comes close!) Select a school that looks good for your kid but especially for one you can get involved in and plan on doing that!

  • (9 years ago)

    There's room for everyone at Loyal Heights. The quality of education is excellent. And there's lots of flexibility for learning styles. A wonderful parent community with very active and involved parents. Incredible fund raising contributes significantly to the academic program adding those extras that the school district budget cuts. A+

  • (9 years ago)

    My child began kindergarten at Loyal Heights this year. The school is very community oriented and I describe it to friends as a happy place to learn. The teachers and staff are warm and seem to know the kids personally. However beyond the warm and fuzzies I believe the school is also academically challenging.

  • (9 years ago)

    I have a fifth grader at Loyal Heights and my daughter attended K-5 there she is now a high school freshman. My many year involvement at Loyal Heights has given me a deep appreciation for the both the staff and the parent body. They are bright and hard working and consistently put the students first. They are always looking for ways to improve the teaching style and content. Both my children have flourished there.

  • (9 years ago)

    We have been at this school for 8 years now and the evolution has been amazing. The teachers staff and principal have to be the best in the city-bar none. If you are looking for a school with a strong community (family) feel and strong academics look no further than Loyal Heights! The relationship between the PTA and the school is seamless -we are working together towards the same goal-to provide a quality educational experience for ALL kids. And it's working. We love Loyal Heights and being part of the Loyal Heights family!

  • (9 years ago)

    This is a very nice friendly neighborhood school. Great involvement from the parents which is regrettably greatly needed in these days of low funding. Very active PTA which runs lots of during- and after-school programs. My kids love it!

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