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Boston Harbor school

About Our School

Patrick Murphy, Superintendent

Jen Brotherton, Principal

Located on a peninsula eight miles north of Olympia, Boston Harbor Elementary School draws its student population from a rural community bordered by the waters of Puget Sound and Henderson Inlet.

The first school building in the Boston Harbor area, originally a summer destination for local residents and vacationers, was built in 1938 as a Work Progress Administration Project during the presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The current school facility, constructed in 1991, houses students in kindergarten through fifth grade.

The Boston Harbor school community takes pride in its traditions for high parental involvement, an experienced and caring instructional staff and commitment to student achievement. Our instructional efforts are focused on school-wide PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) and meeting student's individual academic needs with both intervention and extension opportunities.



2022-23 School Facts

Based on the October 2022 enrollment report, there were 178 students enrolled at Boston Harbor Elementary.


The OSPI Report Card captures data for all enrolled students as of October 1 of each year. This total number DOES NOT provide a complete count of students Full-Time Equivalency (FTE) which districts receive funding. For additional resources on enrollment reporting and FTE calculations visit Washington OSPI Enrollment ReportingOpening in a new window.



Hispanic/Latino of any race(s)   
Two or More Races


Student Demographics

Male students 51.1%
Female students 48.3%
Gender X 0.6%
Special Education 17.4%


 Teacher Information


  • Number of classroom teachers: TBD
  • Average years of teacher experience: 11.3
  • Teachers with at least a Master's Degree: 43.8%



2022-23 District Operating Budget





Building Administration
$10,620,504 6.42%
Maintenance & Operations   $10,667,395 6.44%
District Support
$5,113,296 3.09%
$4,832,295 2.92%
Technology $2,072,858 1.25%
Utilities & Insurance $5,034,198 3.04%
Food Service
$4,206,291 2.54%
Other $195,070 0.12%
Total Expenditures $165,535,574 100.00%




$31,547,262 19.42%
Federal   $13,996,756 8.62%
Other Sources                          
$511,105 0.31%
Total Revenue $162,433,780 100.00%

Washington Comprehensive Assessment Program

Washington students participate in state tests annually to assess their progress as well as the progress of our educational system as a whole.

Our state uses the Smarter Balanced assessment system, aligned to Washington’s K-12 Learning Standards. The scores below represent the percent of students meeting standard in three core subjects, ELA, Math, and for grades 5, 8, and 11, Science (Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science or WCAS).

2021-22 3rd Grade SBA


2022-23 3rd Grade SBA

Our School  
Our District 
WA State 
  Our School 
Our District 
WA State 
ELA 61.3% 47.2% 47.4%
59.5% 53.3% 47.7%
64.5% 51.3% 49.1%
56.8% 52.9% 50.3%

 2021-22 4th Grade SBA


2022-23 4th Grade SBA

Our School  
Our District 
WA State 
  Our School 
Our District 
WA State 
ELA 68.4% 54.4% 48.9%
46.7% 50.5% 49.0%
71.1% 50.1% 45.5%
60.0% 50.7% 48.2%


 2021-22 5th Grade SBA


2022-23 5th Grade SBA

Our School  
Our District 
WA State 
  Our School 
Our District 
WA State 
ELA 64.3% 55.2% 51.6%
66.7% 57.0% 52.5%
53.6% 40.5% 38.0%
44.4% 43.0% 40.9%
Science 67.9% 57.9% 50.0%   75.0% 57.5% 50.9%


Measures of Academic Progress (MAP)

MAP is a district assessment that measures a student's developing skills through a series of questions that adapt to the child’s level of learning. Research on MAP indicates the results are highly accurate. The results help teachers measure growth and determine whether a student may need more support or more challenge.


What is the Rasch UnIT (RIT) scale?

When students finish their MAP Growth test, they receive a number called an RIT score for each area they are tested in (reading, language usage, math, or science). This score represents a student’s achievement level at any given moment and helps measure their academic growth over time. The RIT scale is a stable scale, like feet and inches, that accurately measures student performance, regardless of age, grades, or grade level. Like marking height on a growth chart, and being able to see how tall your child is at various points in time, you can also see how much they have grown between tests.

The higher the RIT score, the more achievement the student has in the subject. The student's percentile ranking and conditional growth percentile can show how much the student has achieved in comparison with their peers. You can also refer to the Comparative Data to Inform Instructional Decisions to understand how students are performing relative to other students in the same grade level according to our national norms.


2021-22 Reading


2022-23 Reading 

Our School  
Our District 
National Norm 
  Our School 
Our District 
National Norm 
Kinder 158 155 152   155 156 153
Grade 1 174 172 171   174 173 171
Grade 2
185 186 185   202 190 186
Grade 3
201 200 197   203 201 197
Grade 4
213 209 205   207 208 205
Grade 5
218 214 218   213 216 211

2021-22 Math


2022-23 Math 

Our School  
Our District 
National Norm 
  Our School 
Our District 
National Norm 
Kinder 163 161 156   163 162 157
Grade 1 182 178 175   182 180 176
Grade 2 
191 193 189   205 194 189
Grade 3
203 202 200   203 201 201
Grade 4
215 211 210   212 210 211
Grade 5
222 219 218   219 219 219


Boston Harbor Elementary School Mission Statement

In partnership, our parents, staff, and community will challenge each student to reach full potential in a vibrant, caring environment.

Olympia School District Vision

We envision a supportive environment that promotes trust, growth, and achievement of the highest standards. We build our capacity for success through leading-edge programs and operations based on continuous improvement. We have a 100 percent commitment to quality and excellence in all things.


National Assessment of Educational Progress

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is a survey of grade student achievement in core subject areas. NAEP measures what students across the country know and can do in 10 subject areas, including mathematics, reading, writing, and science. Current state-level results may be viewed here.

To learn more about NAEP, visit this page.



For More Information

If you would like more details about student achievement and demographics, visit the OSPI website and select reports by district or school.

If you would like other information about Boston Harbor Elementary School, please call (360) 596-6200.