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Twin Ridge Elementary School

Public | PK-6

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted May 25, 2014

My children had such a great experience at Two Ridge. The staff was wonderful, caring and took extra time to help my children. Wish we could keep them forever.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2014

Accomodating to IEP children in order to reintegrate children into mainstream learning. Older reviews here express out of date methods and styles of teaching. Kindergarten does more than coloring, however, that is what you might see come home. One parent is upset about child not falling into IEP program under Rule 21. The school does have multiple children on IEP and will help those children by pulling a peer (up to 4 others) in order to help teach children social skills necessary for higher grade levels. The only thing I would change is clear directions for parents picking up/dropping off students since it is a free for all if you chose to drive the kids to school. The hill to the parking lot is unpassable by sedans and light weight cars without AWD/4WD if there is more than 2 inches of snow.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2008

This is the best school that my son has gone to. He's been in three other schools in the district due to his special needs and not only has he drastically improved his grades, but, this is also the only school he has never been teased at.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2007

well, no school is perfect... however, if you read the reviews (getting past the grammar, of course!) of the parents who rated twin ridge with '1 star', I think that ANYONE will see that they simply have an axe to grind. honestly, my son came to twin ridge from another bellevue school and the transition was seamless. all bellevue schools work on the same curriculum and the same set of essential objectives. as for teachers that won't work with kids? I highly doubt that. my son received a terrific education at twin ridge. of course, he actually had to WORK for it. just like at any other school in the bellevue district. in my opinion, those other two are looking for someone to blame for their children's shortcomings. nothing else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2006

I know many students there who transfered from other schools because of student/teacher issues. My kids have no complaints and i for one am impressed that my daughter was loaned a instument from the school and is learning it. At this age that is great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2006

Twin Ridge isn't a place for children whom learn at a lower speed. Nor is it a good school that is workable with parents wishes. This school is below average in helping children succeed. I do not recommend this school, for it wasn't good for my son, the schools resource teacher, wouldn't work 'with' my son! This is sad, because these are the children whom need the most, and get left behind the most!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2006

Twin Ridge: Even though Twin Ridge is in a good neiborhood,the school lacks proper teaching instructions. What purpose does Kindergarten serve if your child does nothing but coloring. Then First Grade comes along, and all they do is tell the parent to listen to their child read, but little is done in the classroom. It is not an appropriate teaching method to teach Reading Recovery,this is a program that was implemented for children at risk of failing Reading. Why then does lots of children go to Reading Resource? This tells you, the teachers aren't teaching,anymore! If your child picks up easy, this school way work for your child. If your child needs proper teaching method,such as phonic,phonimic awareness,good luck with this school. My child is on an IEP which is Individual Education Program. This program isn't followed by the teachers whom teach him.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2004

A Very Good school. Take it from a former student. The teachers are really nice.
—Submitted by a former student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nebraska used the Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 4, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The NeSA assessments are standards-based tests, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nebraska. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Nebraska Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 69% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nebraska used the Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 4, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The NeSA assessments are standards-based tests, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nebraska. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Nebraska Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nebraska used the Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 4, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The NeSA assessments are standards-based tests, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nebraska. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Nebraska Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nebraska used the Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 4, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The NeSA assessments are standards-based tests, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nebraska. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Nebraska Department of Education

Math

All Students61%
Female56%
Male64%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic55%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch55%
Special education studentsn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students63%
Female67%
Male60%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic62%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch55%
Special education studentsn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nebraska used the Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 4, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The NeSA assessments are standards-based tests, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nebraska. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups were identified by the Nebraska Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Nebraska Department of Education

Math

All Students73%
Femalen/a
Male76%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic84%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch50%
Special education studentsn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Femalen/a
Male65%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic75%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch50%
Special education studentsn/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students49%
Femalen/a
Male41%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic45%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch33%
Special education studentsn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nebraska used the Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 4, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The NeSA assessments are standards-based tests, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nebraska. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups were identified by the Nebraska Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Nebraska Department of Education

Math

All Students72%
Female71%
Male72%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic79%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch80%
Special education studentsn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Femalen/a
Male84%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic85%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch80%
Special education studentsn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students47%
Female41%
Male52%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic51%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch44%
Special education students54%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nebraska used the Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 4, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The NeSA assessments are standards-based tests, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nebraska. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups were identified by the Nebraska Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Nebraska Department of Education

Math

All Students70%
Female65%
Male75%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic72%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch62%
Special education studentsn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female95%
Male75%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White, not Hispanic81%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch81%
Special education studentsn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nebraska used the Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 4, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The NeSA assessments are standards-based tests, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nebraska. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups were identified by the Nebraska Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Nebraska Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 75% 70%
Black 12% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 7% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Hispanic 2% 16%
Two or more races 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 47%N/A44%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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