2020-21 Annual Report & Assessments
2020-21 Revenues & Expenditures
Revenues by Source
Levies – $214,889
Non-tax – $7,325
Funding (55.4%) – $746,116
Grants (14.3%) – $192,391
FEDERAL (12.1%) – $162,920
OTHER (1.7%) – $23,090
Expenditures by Activity
TEACHING (62.7%) – $794,999
Classroom and extracurricular activities, library, guidance and counseling, professional development, curriculum
OTHER (20.9%) – $264,758
Maintenance, custodial and grounds work, utilities, insurance, food services, transportation and public activities
ADMINISTRATION (16.4%) – $207,882
Principal/supt., office manager, supplies, materials, school board expenses, elections, audits, outside contracts, supervision of transportation/food services/maintenance
2020-21 EXPENDITURE PER STUDENT = $20,105
62 Students enrolled (as of March 2022)
- Hispanic/Latino 21.4% 21.4%
- Two or more races 4.3% 4.3%
- White 74.3% 74.3%
- Students who qualify for free or reduced-price meals 42% 42%
- Male 48% 48%
- Female 52% 52%
10 Support Staff
9 teachers/certificated staff
1 district administrator
STUDENT : TEACHER RATIOS
Fall 2021 State Assessments (ELA, Math, Science for 3rd-8th grade)
Like many districts around the country, Skamania School has seen a decline in scores due to the inability of providing in-person instruction during COVID restrictions. To address learning loss, we are providing remedial support, monitoring student progress more closely in order to intervene promptly, have purchased an updated reading curriculum, and are exploring a new math program.
*Due to COVID, Spring 2020 assessments were delayed 18 months until Fall 2021
Fall 2021 Assessment Data – Additional Information
Since these tests were taken in the fall of 2021, the results reflect the work from the teachers and staff from fall 2019 through fall 2021. This includes state required remote learning from March 2020 through June 2020 and limited in person instruction in fall 2020 due to the COVID pandemic. It was testing last year’s students from the 2020-21 school in October of the 2021-22 school year. This is one measurement from one point in time. In addition, it is worth noting that the state made the following disclaimer on the assessment portal regarding the validity of the 2021 data.
Due to the US Department of Education assessment waivers for spring 2020, assessment data are not available for that year. Fall 2021 data are not included in the trend because OSPI moved spring 2021 assessments to the fall. Because students were assessed at a different time of year and in a different school year than when they learned the content, fall 2021 trend is likely not meaningful.
Data directly from OSPI’s Report Card
Skamania vs. State Average
The testing data on the Washington State report card reports that in 2021, we had a lower percentage of students meeting standard than the state average: 44.4% of our students in ELA and 18.5% of students in math were meeting standards, compared to the state, which was 47.7% in ELA and 30.4% in math. For comparison, Carson Elementary in SCSD was 38.6 % in ELA and 31.5% in math.
Attendance Impacts from COVID
Our attendance at Skamania school during this same pandemic-influenced time period was reported at 65.6% and the state average was 80.1%.
Our small student participation/enrollment numbers greatly impacted percentages and often are not reported since the sample size (n) is less than 10. A lower than 10 ‘n’ means that the percentages may not be reliable or valid due to the low sample size that statistically skews results. In addition, scores are not shared to protect confidentiality of the students in schools with small numbers.
Our school, like many others across the region, state and nation, is seeing a pandemic impact on our student test scores. We are not satisfied with current student performance; therefore, we have taken significant measures to support our students’ learning by monitoring student progress more closely in order to intervene promptly, providing training for teachers, and undergoing a curriculum review. Like schools everywhere, Skamania is in pandemic recovery mode due to loss of learning during COVID.
We have been meeting students where they are so we can determine what additional support may be needed to keep them on track with their learning. Each student has different needs, which is where our personalized learning model and a variety of intervention options are especially key to our students’ success.
Some examples of ways that we are providing additional support include:
- Reviews and remedial lessons during class time
- After school homework club
- One-on-one tutoring
- Leveled and personalized support
- The purchase of a new comprehensive reading curriculum that provides additional levels of support (This curriculum is currently in place and being used)
- Exploration of new math curriculum options with pilots being implemented during the 2022-23 school year followed by a full implementation as soon as possible