2018 - 2019 School Year Results

Our Community

Impact is Serving a Diverse Student Population with a Diverse Team of Educators

Through grassroots community outreach, Impact Public Schools met its mission to serve a diverse student population:
  • 71% of scholars at Impact are low-income;
  • 81% of scholars at Impact are students of color;
  • 39% of scholars at Impact are English Learners;
  • And, Impact families speak 11 different languages.

Languages Spoken

  • Amharic
  • Bosnian
  • Burmese
  • English
  • Oromo
  • Punjabi
  • Somali
  • Spanish
  • Tigrinya
  • Urdu
  • Vietnamese

Student Results

Impact had breakthrough student achievement results in Year 1

Academic Outcomes

Impact scholars made impressive gains in reading and math according to both the national norm-referenced NWEA MAP Assessment and the Fountas & Pinnell Leveled Literacy Assessment. In both reading and math, Impact scholars went from below the national norm at the beginning of the year to well above the national norm at the end of the year on the NWEA MAP Assessment.

NWEA MAP Assessment:
Reading Baseline to End of Year
NWEA MAP Assessment:
Math Baseline to End of Year

Impact scholars also met their NWEA MAP growth targets at exceptionally high levels. 77% of scholars met their reading growth targets and 87% of scholars met their math growth targets. Students of color and low-income students also met their growth targets at high rates, as shown below. Additionally, 81% of English Learners met their growth targets in reading and 91% of English Learners met their growth targets in math.

NWEA MAP Assessment: Reading
NWEA MAP Assessment: Math

The highest performing charter schools in the country expect kindergarten students to make 4 levels of growth on the Fountas & Pinnell Leveled Literacy Assessment. Impact scholars made 4.62. First graders are expected to make 6 levels of growth over the course of the year. Impact scholars made 6.76. Additionally, a number of 1st graders came to Impact as pre-readers, unable to recognize a letter sound. By the end of the year, all were reading. Students of color made comparable gains to white students in both kindergarten and first grade, and both groups exceeded expected levels of growth. Students who qualify for free and reduced price meals made comparable gains to students who do not qualify in first grade, and all students made significant gains in kindergarten. Both groups exceeded expected levels of growth.

In addition to these academic results, Impact developed and implemented a thoughtful and rigorous social emotional learning curriculum that is woven into the fabric of every school day.

Our Families

Impact’s families are engaged, deeply invested and ready to advocate for more high quality options across Washington.

Family Satisfaction

We see families as key partners at Impact and have meaningful opportunities throughout the year for families to engage with us and share feedback. On our most recent survey, completed by over 70% of families and offered in many languages, 98% of families shared that they would recommend Impact Public Schools to another family. Additionally:

  • 94% of families agree that IPS Faculty set high expectations for scholars.
  • 96% of families agree that their child feels safe at school.
  • 93% of families feel welcome at Impact | Puget Sound Elementary.
  • 98% of families think that communication with the school happens in a respectful manner.
  • 94% of families think their scholar’s academic performance has improved since attending Impact | Puget Sound Elementary.

Impact implemented a high-quality, decolonized project-based curriculum complemented by quarterly showcases that were extremely well-attended by families. In addition, several of our families serve as Community Outreach Ambassadors and are helping spread the word about Impact across the South Puget Sound region.

Growing to Serve More Students

Beyond serving a high needs population effectively, Impact set the stage for future growth.

In May 2019, our second school application was unanimously approved by the Washington State Charter Schools Commission. Please check back on our website and like us on Facebook for frequent updates about Impact | Salish Sea Elementary and future Impact schools across the state.


Annual School Performance Report

Please find our annual school performance report below.

Impact | Puget Sound Elementary - 2018-19