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Enatai Elementary School

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Posted June 13, 2012

My daughter has special needs, (ADD and Anxiety and learning difficulties with writing) but is very well behaved. This year has been incredibly difficult for her and the school has been incredibly unsupportive. They have given us the runaround in getting support for her. I would not recommend this school for any child with anxiety. They are completely unsympathetic.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2011

After realizing the local parochial school was not the right fit for our family, we looked at our neighborhood elementary and were blown away by Enatai. In four years our daughter has experienced teachers who despite classroom size and resource challenges, prioritize individuated learning, addressing student needs at lower and higher ends of the learning spectrum and setting standards high for all students. (Response to Intervention program was started by two outstanding Enatai teachers and is now moving district-wide.) We notice parents volunteer time and resources as a matter of course, making possible programs such as Student Council service group and Community Garden. Enatai teachers, admin, parents, & kids actively try to create an inclusive atmosphere and encourage new community members to jump in and offer their time and talent toward the tons of events and activities at the school. Enatai community also supports folks being responsible for changes they want to see (committed complaining) and genuinely values treating others how you wish to be treated. Our family is continually impressed with the academic and social experience at Enatai Elementary school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2011

Fantastic teachers and teacher commitment to excellence. Diverse student body and great community / school relationship.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2011

Enatai is a wonderful diverse, community school that brings involved parents and teachers together to create a rich learning environment for all children. This is ideal - excellent education through the public system so no need to ship kids out to attend private school. This creates a strong community and a lot of parent involvement. Teachers at Enatai are stellar - extremely committed, we have a robust RTI program and numerous extracurricular activities and enrichment. Our two children have been here for the last couple of years and LOVE it! They are learning and enjoying it every step of the way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2011

The city of Bellevue has so many excellent public schools in its west side area, and Enatai is definitely one of them. I have 2 kids atttend this school, K1 and 3rd. Teachers are great and caring, Princepal Townsend is an excellent leader, and parents are very supportive in many ways. Well diversified culturally, and most families in this area are relatively wealthier side and are 'good quality'. No need for me to look for private schools, which was great. The only concern is, that, there are a few kids (only one or two kids at most) whose behaviors are terrible and taking up most of the teacher's precious time and energy in the classroom. If we could stragetically solve such issue, the teacher could spend more time on each studend with more evenly. I hope Principal Townsend could solve that issue. Other than that, I'm totally happy with this school and highly recommend to others.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2009

(cont). What I have seen is that some parents who take the issues way more serious blow it out of proportion, which creates an even bigger problem. I think this needs to be managed better by the school staff. It creates issues when parents begin bullying the children....and as much as we would like to think parents are better.....sometimes they are not. Academically, Enatai is wonderful, however culturally they need work to do. Too many children talk about money, and this is sad. Such a pity at such a young age. For those parents who encourage children to look past materialistic things....good for you! It all starts one person at a time :) Principal is great - Ms. Blust is a joy and makes a positive impact on Enatai.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2008

I just got my two daughters transffered here from another elementary school in Bellevue and we love it. Big difference and this is the right school for my babies.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2008

It's been a long time since anyone reviewed Enatai and a lot has changed there. The new principal seems effective and friendly and does not seem to interfere much with the teachers. This is a good thing. The teachers are excellent whether experienced or new. They are beloved by their students and this sets a very warm and caring atmosphere the permeates the whole school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2006

Both of my children have special needs and I have to say that Enatai has the best elementary special education program in the Bellevue School district. I am extremely impressed with Amy Stay and Districts Special Education Coordinator and Debbie Bendix the School Special Education Coordinator. The school is situationed in a very quiet community and has beautiful grounds and facility. They have a great PTA group and lots of extracurricular activities for traditionally educated children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2006

So far we are very pleased with the results of Enatai and our kindergartener. The class size is great 19 students, the teacher has great experience and calm demeanor with class. I am an active volunteer and uite impressed with Ms. nash the principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2004

My son attended the first grade at Enatai Elementary. His teacher was absolutely outstanding and I would highly recommend her to any parent I knew. The principal and office staff were always open and informative. There are numerous extracurricular activities (my son took karate) and on-site before and afterschool child care (very helpful for a working mom).
—Submitted by a parent


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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 65% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
92%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
56%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students74%
Female72%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian85%
Asian/Pacific Islander85%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Low income38%
Not low income83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education77%
Limited English36%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female81%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian90%
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Low income56%
Not low income87%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English40%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students88%
Female88%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian96%
Asian/Pacific Islander96%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Low incomen/a
Not low income92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female88%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian91%
Asian/Pacific Islander91%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Low incomen/a
Not low income90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students91%
Female93%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian96%
Asian/Pacific Islander96%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Low incomen/a
Not low income92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students88%
Female93%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian95%
Asian/Pacific Islander95%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Low income63%
Not low income96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students92%
Female98%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian89%
Asian/Pacific Islander89%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Low income79%
Not low income96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students86%
Female88%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian84%
Asian/Pacific Islander84%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Low income79%
Not low income88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 59% 60%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 19% 7%
Two or more races 10% 6%
Hispanic 8% 20%
Black 4% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 111%N/A8%
Special education 14%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 215%N/A44%
Source: 1 WA OSPI, 2009-2010
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student-teacher ratio

  This school District averageState average
Students per classroom teacher 20N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 6N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 83%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
School psychologist
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • AUDREY TOWNSEND

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Playground
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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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10615 SE 23rd St
Bellevue, WA 98004
Phone: (425) 456-5200

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