Yesterday, Impact Puget Sound Elementary (Impact | PSE) received a two-year renewal of its charter from the State Charter School Commission. Impact | PSE serves students ranging from transitional kindergarten (TK) to 5th grade and has recently shown favorable data-based outcomes for its students as compared to their peers in traditional public schools and has a significant waitlist of students for its TK and K seats.
As a charter public school, Impact | PSE is held accountable on behalf of its students by a board of directors, multiple state agencies and its community. On February 9, more than thirty parents, students, staff and other stakeholders spoke in support of a renewal at the Commission hearing.
We have every expectation that Impact | PSE’s school’s leaders will meet any conditions and continue to thrive. Impact | PSE, like all Washington’s charter public schools, is a community-rooted school, they work hand in hand with students and families to understand the needs of its diverse community. Like all charter public schools in Washington, Impact is focused on continuous improvement and listening to all voices in its community.
Impact | PSE’s 2022 Smarter Balanced Assessment scores exceeded state averages. In 2021-22, for English Language Arts, 52.6% of Impact | PSE students met state standards compared to 45.8% statewide. For Math, 56.9% of Impact | PSE students met state standards compared to 38.5% statewide. In addition, the school performed well in relation to assigned comparison schools, both in terms of schoolwide and student subgroup proficiency. School-generated internal assessment data has shown a consistent combination of academic growth and proficiency for students.
Additional information regarding this charter public school’s performance outcomes and merits for renewal may be found on the Washington State Charter School Commission’s website.