Michael T Simmons Elementary School

1205 2nd Avenue Sw
Olympia, WA 98512
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Michael T Simmons Elementary School serves 699 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Michael T Simmons Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Washington for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 68% (which is higher than the Washington state average of 50%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 70% (which is higher than the Washington state average of 61%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Washington state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Washington state average of 46% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Michael T Simmons Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Washington for:

School Overview

Michael T Simmons Elementary School's student population of 699 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 36 teachers has declined by 12% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students699 students
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Total Classroom Teachers36 teachers
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School Rankings

Michael T Simmons Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% of all 2,052 schools in Washington (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Michael T Simmons Elementary School is 0.48, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (WA)
Overall Testing Rank
#393 out of 2052 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
68%
50%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
70%
61%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:117:1
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American Indian
n/a
2%
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Asian
3%
8%
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Hispanic
13%
23%
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Black
3%
4%
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White
70%
54%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
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Two or more races
11%
8%
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Diversity Score
0.480.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
29%
36%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameTumwater School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, WA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Michael T Simmons Elementary School is Gravity High School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Tumwater Middle School (1.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Tumwater Hill Elementary School (1.0 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Olympia Gravity High School Alternative School
    Magnet School
    Grades: 11-13 | 391 students
    0.8 miles
    6005 Tyee Dr. Sw
    Olympia, WA 98512
    (360) 426-1200
    0.8 11-13 391
  • Olympia Tumwater Hill Elementary School Math: 58% | Reading: 65%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 422 students
    1.0 miles
    3120 Ridgeview St Sw
    Olympia, WA 98512
    (360) 709-7300
    1 K-5 422
  • Olympia Peter G Schmidt Elementary School Math: 53% | Reading: 62%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 596 students
    1.1 miles
    237 Dennis Street Se
    Olympia, WA 98501
    (360) 709-7200
    1.1 K-5 596
  • Olympia Tumwater Middle School Math: 57% | Reading: 67%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: 6-8 | 711 students
    1.2 miles
    6335 Littlerock Road Sw
    Olympia, WA 98512
    (360) 709-7500
    1.2 6-8 711
  • Olympia Tumwater High School Math: 53% | Reading: 82%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,257 student
    1.4 miles
    700 Israel Road
    Olympia, WA 98501
    (360) 709-7600
    1.4 9-12 1,257

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