School Details

White Center Heights Elementary

11427 3rd Ave South, Seattle, WA 98168
(206) 433-2437
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-6 612 students 15 students/teacher (WA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

57%
55%
65%
53%
58%
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
  • Highline School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

66%
58%
63%
58%
58%
73%
49%
49%
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
  • Highline School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

51%
58%
63%
53%
62%
73%
53%
53%
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
  • Highline School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

56%
62%
59%
53%
62%
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
  • Highline School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

White Center Heights Elementary is a public middle school. The principal of White Center Heights Elementary is David Darling. 612 students go to White Center Heights Elementary and are mostly Multiracial, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and Asian/Pacific Islander. 88% of the 612 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at White Center Heights Elementary is 15:1. Cascade Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Computer arts
  • Dance

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Martial arts self defense

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 4% 8%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 4% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 32% 15%
Hispanic 30% 35%
Asian 23% %
Black, non-Hispanic 19% 11%
White, non-Hispanic 10% 25%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 88% 69%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    Be very careful if your child or a family member attends this school! My granddaughter unfortunately attends school here. She is special needs and has reported being touched by a boy at school - teacher & principal have told her that she is lying! She has NEVER disliked a school before this! Worst experience in her young 7 year life.

  • (5 years ago)

    Our school is suffering from the lack of leadership. Principal is more interested in being involved with the community than he is in being a strong leader of the school. District needs to stop enabling poor behavior/performance.

  • (5 years ago)

    Terrible! Has gone downhill in the last two years.

  • (5 years ago)

    Suffering leadership the previous principal was very involved in all activities and classrooms. Not so anymore. Nice teachers but not teaching to my sons capabilities.

  • (7 years ago)

    I was quite surprised to find how friendly and helpful the staff at White Center Heights. My son is doing quite well in school and his teacher is absolutely nice. The diversity is great too and I couldn't be happier. They have a Playground Monitor to make sure your kids are safe and vigilant to any strangers.

  • (7 years ago)

    I absolutely love WCH. My son has had a wonderful time going to this school as I have also. The new facility is great and the teachers are very active in engaging with parents. White Center Heights is truly a gem. It's cultural diversity is something that is hard to find. All differences are valued with this staff which is also multi ethnic. I love WCH and even though I have now moved to Everett a 35 minute to 1 hour drive depending on traffic I still take my son to school there everyday. The principle is wonderful and he makes himself very involved and easy to access. However he will be changing schools next school year. I only wish that we could have another one as great as him.

  • (8 years ago)

    My children both are attending White Center Heights first is in 2nd grade and the second is in 3rd grade. They love their school and they also have jointed the Boys and Girls Club after school just on the north side of the school. I was at first worried a lot about their learning at the school because of the high percent of mixed races children there. Now I could see the kids are making a lot of improvment but the test scores compared to other school are low. I would to see more teaching or help in reading and math for all of children to be sucessful during test time.

  • (11 years ago)

    I currently have 2 children at White Center Heights. Both are involved in extracurricular activities and are excited to tell me about their day. Having watched my kids grow in self confidence and self esteem is such a joy and I know the teachers at this school have a big hand in this. I am very happy with my children attending this school.

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