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Spiritridge Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 581 students

 

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Posted December 19, 2013

This school presents a warm, caring, and challenging environment for the kids in our neighborhood. Unlike the side bar, my experience is that Principal Allman is very involved and active in the school. We frequently see her around welcoming kids and meeting with parents and the school continues to improve relative to others in the state. I wish the school were more challenging for 130< IQ<155 (smart but not gifted) kids, because I think there is a lot of room between learning to add dots, and doing multi-digit multiplication and calculating the area of a triangle in the first and second grades. But that's the district curriculum, unfortunately.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2013

Great School with a warm atmosphere and wonderful staff . Every staff member is kind and helpful. The Principal Mrs Allman is an exceptionally talented personality who knows each child bey their name . Remarkable parent involvement (volunteering) in each and every activity of the school .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2013

Great school with Great Teachers. My son enjoys going to Spiritridge elementary. All of the staff is very friendly and caring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

Both of my kids are in Spiritridge Elementary.Wonderful school with a excellent principal and amazing teachers. The school also strives to encourage polite and considerate social behavior, which reinforces values we try to teach our children. The school also has a great community feeling - parents are involved and friendly. I feel very comfortable entrusting my children to the school each day.I am very glad that we have Spiritridge as our home school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

A strong community-oriented school. Fabulous teachers and administration, balancing rigorous academics with caring and engaging special projects and events. The one negative is that it has become a larger school with the addition of a gifted program, but seems to be handling it well enough.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2012

Spiritridge is a great community, full of bright kids and involved parents. The facilities are brand new after a 2010 remodel, but they kept the fantastic playground full of trees. The principal is really on top of the school, and knows her teachers and students well. My daughter has had great teachers that are well-supported and well-paid. However, because this school houses the gifted program for southern Bellevue, there has been a huge turn-over in students the past two years. Half of our students are new - that's 300 out of 600. Spiritridge is a very big elementary school, and all-school functions suffer from it. Classes that should do things together, like lunch and recess, are broken up by gifted and general population because of the sheer number of kids in each of the upper grades. Lastly, if your kid is high-performing but not gifted, like ours, they are a little lost in this population. Teachers have time to serve the middle 60%. Special ed covers the kids in the lower 20%, but there is no longer any enrichment offered if your child has a less than 144 IQ. We still love the school, but we are discouraged by our child's flagging interest in school because she's bored.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2008

This school is wonderful and I can't wait for the updates to come!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2007

My daughter has been going to Spiritridge since kindergarten. From the first day we walked in the school, we could tell what a great school we were going to be attending. The Principal knows each and every child by name and goes out after school to run the parent drop off lane. The teachers are all willing to go the extra mile to help a child become the best they can be. There are no 'smart or dumb' children, they really try to make every child special. If any child needs a little extra help they are right there helping them. The curriculum is one of the best around and the amount of parent involvement is unsurpassed.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 65% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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89%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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90%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
84%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
70%
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 Students89%
Female86%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian94%
Asian/Pacific Islander94%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income70%
Not low income91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female88%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian95%
Asian/Pacific Islander95%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Low income60%
Not low income93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
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 Students83%
Female75%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian92%
Asian/Pacific Islander92%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Low income36%
Not low income87%
Special education40%
Not special education89%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female86%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian94%
Asian/Pacific Islander94%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income46%
Not low income90%
Special education53%
Not special education91%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students89%
Female88%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian94%
Asian/Pacific Islander94%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Low income64%
Not low income92%
Special education73%
Not special education92%
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 Students90%
Female88%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian99%
Asian/Pacific Islander99%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Low income83%
Not low income91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students96%
Female97%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Low income92%
Not low income96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students95%
Female95%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian99%
Asian/Pacific Islander99%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Low income83%
Not low income96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
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 46% 60%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 42% 7%
Two or more races 7% 6%
Hispanic 3% 20%
Black 2% 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 112%N/A8%
Special education 19%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 213%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 17N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 8N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 35%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Arts & music

Music
  • Band

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Alexa Allman

Programs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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16401 SE 24th St
Bellevue, WA 98008
Phone: (425) 456-5900

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