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Test scores updated 9/2004. All other information updated 2002.

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Wedgwood Elementary
2720 N.E. 85th St.
Seattle
(206) 252-5670
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School highlights | School statistics

Grades K-5 : 371 students
White African American Asian American Hispanic Native American
60% 7% 28% 5% 1%
Special education ESL Highly capable
3% No program 32
Separate program (full day) N/A Separate program (full day)  

Teacher experience
1-5 years 6-12 years 13-19 years 20+ years Master's/Ph.D.
41% 18% 5% 36% 32%

Academic highlights: School has received awards for student academics, attendance rates and minority-student test-score improvements. Challenging curriculum designed for regular, special-education and advanced-learner classes. Parent participation in PTA, fund-raising and committee work, and thousands of volunteer hours for the school and students. Varied student activities include student council, safety patrol, conflict managers, art show, science fair, talent show, spirit days and assemblies.

Improving student achievement: Teachers collaborate for planning in grade-level and cross-grade-level teams. Individual plans created for students performing below grade level. Special training for staff to meet needs of students within the regular classroom. Junior Great Books, Odyssey of the Mind, Math Championship offered to all students.

Special programs: Self-contained advanced-learner and special-education programs.

Resources include: Gymnasium, library, playfield, music room. Specialists teach art, music, PE, library and information skills.

Technology used for: Word processing in classrooms during writer's workshop. Researching and writing reports in intermediate grades. PowerPoint presentations. Classroom newspapers, travel brochures, Accelerated Reader program.

Parent/community support: PTA annual pledge drive funds assemblies, field trips, all-school and grade-level themed activities, technology support and arts and science curriculum support. PTA presents parent programs and family activities. Parents are members of building leadership team helping with school policy, budget, teacher training and curriculum support.

Before/after school: Seattle Parks Department provides child care and an extended-day kindergarten program. PTA sponsors Spanish, French classes and chess club. Music teacher provides after-school choir, piano lessons and tae kwon do.

Basics

Class size
21 Average number of students in 4th-grade class
Classes < 25 60% Percentage of classes with fewer than 25 students
Multiage 24% Percentage of classes in which students of different grade levels or age groups are in the same class
Free lunch 13% Percentage of students on subsidized lunch program in October 2002
Read for fun 84% Percentage of third-graders who said they often read books for fun
Kindergarten Full-day Types of kindergarten offered
Compare among schools: Elementary

Test Scores
4th-grade WASL (Washington Assessment of Student Learning)
5th-grade WASL science scores
Percentage of students who met state standards. Percentage-point change: Shows how scores have changed over time, based on the first year administering the WASL (usually '98). School's WASL score history
All subjects Math Reading Writing Science  
78% 94% 98% 78% 68% met standards
0 +3 0 -7 N/A % pt. change
Compare among schools: Elementary



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