School Details

Peter S Ogden Elementary School

Test Scores by grade

51%
68%
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64%
73%
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
  • Vancouver School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

29%
56%
63%
48%
66%
73%
34%
52%
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
  • Vancouver School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

56%
58%
63%
52%
67%
73%
42%
56%
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
  • Vancouver School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Peter S Ogden Elementary School is a public elementary school in Vancouver. The principal of Peter S Ogden Elementary School is April Whipple. 483 students go to Peter S Ogden Elementary School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. 72% of the 483 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Peter S Ogden Elementary School is 19:1. Faith Lutheran School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Swimming

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 5%
Asian 6% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 5% %
White, non-Hispanic 48% 71%
Multiracial 4% %
Hispanic 30% 14%
Asian/Pacific Islander 13% 6%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 72% 49%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    i love pso my son has been attending for 4 years and has excelled and my daughter will start there next year had an opportunity last year to move back to tacoma and decided against partially due to the schools

  • (2 years ago)

    This school is the worst school! Do your children a favor and take them somewhere else. My child was lost once and reported absent once while she was their. The panic of where my child was was crazy and their solution to the concern of her safety was telling me to go someplace else. The office staff are unfriendly. the principle excuse for everything is overpopulation and budget cuts. This is mainly a low income school and because of that you get a superior attitude from staff. As far as my experience with teachers one was awful and one was great although the good one was not available all year long.

  • (3 years ago)

    PSO is GREAT! I was hesitant as I grew up in Vancouver and am a die hard Evergreen schools fan. Out home when we moved here from out of state was on the border and in the Vancouver district. No boundary exception as evergreen was not taking any new students. We went to PSO. My son has a great teacher MR. Gunn! He has done a wonderful job of making my sons transition a smooth one! Thank you! I have come to learn that new and shiny doesn't always mean better!

  • (5 years ago)

    PSO has been by far the best school that my children have attended. I love the all day Kindergarten and my son advanced tremdendously only with the help of his awesome teacher! He was reading by the middle of the school year and improved his writing and coloring. I now have all of my children there and love it! Everyone there is kind and loving! =)

  • (7 years ago)

    Is the worse school experience my daughter has had in her short time in school. Lack of childs interest and we will not be returning for the follwing year. We came from another school around Thanksgiving time. The teacher was great but had to go on maternity leave. From there it went down hill. I found that the school staff must have to many children and have been in the system to long and are burned out. Remember it is about the children and not treating them with a lack of interest. I will not state names as I feel that is not fair as I believe those who I am mentioning will know for themselves. Once again to the few that gave forth effort thank you. For those who have grown tired shame on you. This school does not offer the best.

  • (7 years ago)

    I have had 5 children under Mr. Smith principal from kindergarten through grade 5. I have watched him and interacted with him and he is the best principal I have ever had; the school and children have a piece of his heart. He has become extended family to his school community. He stands outside in the mornings until the bell rings and all children are safely in class. He stands outside in the afternoon until all children have been safely picked up. That means a lot to me as a parent because in this day and age of predators it is very dangerous. He is also at every extracurricular activity and I feel he has gone above and beyond the duties of a principal. He and his staff know students and families by name and they are greeted warmly. I would highly recommend this K-5 school to anyone.

  • (7 years ago)

    I feel blessed that we found Ogden when we moved here from out of state. My children quickly settled in thanks to teachers and administration. I am so impressed with Ogden that I even chose to transport my children each day when we moved out of the boundaries. Teachers and staff are very supportive of ALL accomplishments even of those outside their classrooms. My only wish is for more parent involvement so that more can see first hand the great environment that Ogden sparks.

  • (7 years ago)

    Our family has been very happy with this school. We have had 4 children go to PSO and been very happy. The kids have learned and grown tremendously. The staff is wonderful and very caring and supportive. Parents are encouraged to be involved and are kept well informed. Kids are treated fairly and with respect.

  • (11 years ago)

    My children attended this school and I finally had enough. The school was the POOREST example of quality public education. They could be the poster school for what NOT to be like. And I would advise anyone to look into alternative forms of educating their children. Any problems presented were dismissed and I was told I was a 'disruption' in my children's educational process. So much for parental involvement. They lost my kids twice there was a major problem with illness and lice and fights and everyone was very rude and non caring. I asked about getting a different classroom and was told no. I asked about a different school and was told no. My child became so worried about not upsetting the teacher and making her mad and having her scream at him that he would do things the teacher would prefer undermining me even at home. The list goes on. There is so much negative that I cannot have the time to convey it all here. It was a nightmare.

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