School Details

Finch Elementary School

3717 North Milton St, Spokane, WA 99205
(360) 354-2600
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-6 583 students 18 students/teacher (WA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

64%
65%
65%
74%
71%
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
  • Spokane School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

72%
67%
63%
77%
72%
73%
55%
57%
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
  • Spokane School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

60%
62%
63%
72%
69%
73%
62%
65%
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
  • Spokane School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

83%
64%
59%
76%
70%
72%

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
  • Spokane School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Finch Elementary School is a public elementary school in Spokane. The principal of Finch Elementary School is Kim Harmon. 583 students go to Finch Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 50% of the 583 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Finch Elementary School is 18:1. Browne Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 86% 76%
Multiracial 6% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 3% 4%
Hispanic 3% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Asian 0.7% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.5% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 50% 48%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    We recently moved here from Portland and my daughter started 1st Grade at Finch Elementary. The teachers and staff are wonderful and the principal is great! Even through the difficult time of changing locations while the school undergoes a major renovation Finch has held it together and gets an A+ in my view. Can't wait till they start next year in the completely renovated school!

  • (2 years ago)

    Both my children have attended Fich since they were 1st graders My daughter graduated 6th grade last year and my son graduates this year Honestly i wish they could attend Finch for middle school as well as High school.They have the most amazing and Dedicated Teachers staff and Mrs.Harmon is wonderful.As a parent I am very involved Thanks to Everyone at fich.My kids love going to school )Thankyou to all The Finch Staff you truly are AMAZING )

  • (6 years ago)

    Absolutely the most dedicated teachers and staff you could hope to find. We have had teachers(on their own time) show up at our kids' activities to support them even when some of the events had nothing to do with Finch! We have seen teachers VOLUNTEER to coach/organize activities (again on their own time) when budget cuts ended some after-school sports/activities. We were involved in a 3 year fund-raising drive(the entire Finch community) that raised over 20 thousand dollars for a new playground big toy. Opportunities for involvment are endless. Teachers and staff encourage and assist parental involvement. If you aren't involved at Finch its because you don't WANT to be. We have had 3 children attend Finch from K -6th grade. All 3 are excelling scholastically(one in college now) and in being involved in their school community. All 3 have wonderful memories of the educational start they got at Finch.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am extremely disappointed in the school system in general. Moving here from another state proved to be a disadvatange to my children. The Reading and Math taught at Finch is sub-standard to say the least. The lower level teachers I have been involved with the last year up to now have not encouraged parent involvement at all. The one I am currently trying to deal with doesn't want parents in her room at all. I don't understand why that would be?! I am not Happy!

  • (7 years ago)

    My son has attended Finch since Kindergarten and is graduating from 6th grade this year. All of the teachers and staff are for the kids. The current principal is awesome she is very involved in daily events and extra curricular events that have to do with the children. The Express before/after school program is excellent also. The P.E. teacher Mr Farley is great. The 6th grade end of year camp is a great experience for all parents and kids involved (principal too) My son has enjoyed every year he has been there and is almost straight A student thanks to staff and teachers and a child with a desire to succeed.We're hoping to find a middle school as good as Finch Elementary.

  • (8 years ago)

    i went to finch it is the best grade school in spokane in my view the best teachers are there the prinsable was my 6th gread teacher

  • (9 years ago)

    Overall a decent grade school.

  • (9 years ago)

    My daughter has attended Finch for 6 years(K - 5th). Every year has been a positve expierence. Each teacher has been very dedicated to their work and supportive to me as a parent. My daughter has been able to expierence a variety of music art sports and technical activities. I am very thankful for the Finch staff and community for providing such a positive safe atmosphere for my daughter to grow and learn in.

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