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Alderwood Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 371 students

 

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Posted March 21, 2014

Alderwood has not been a great school for my son this year. Different teachers for half of the year has thrown him and his behavior off. Too much inconsistencies and I will be moving him to a different school next year. The teachers/staff tell you what they think you want to hear but there is never any follow thru. This is not a good school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2012

This is truly an example of a turn around school. The teachers here have worked so hard to come together under the vision of their principal to create a school with care for all their students. They just won the Overall Excellent Achievement Award for Washington State and they deserve it!


Posted October 12, 2010

Alderwood Elementary is a great example of education, dedication and inspiration.


Posted August 31, 2010

Two of my kids attend Alderwood, and we have been very happy with their educational progress. The teachers are all very good at what they do, the kids are motivated to go to school and are excited to tell me what they have learned each day. I have never felt let down by the staff at all. Great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2008

Mr. Paige and Ms. Mueller are gone. We have a great new Principal this year who is open to new ideas and full of energy to make this school this best school around. We are losing three teachers this year so the school is in transition. In 2009/2010 school year the school will have less students with the opening of a new Elementary School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2007

Alderwood is a wonderful, small, warm, and fuzzy elementary school! Mr Paige and Ms Mueller are excellent teachers;both socially and academically. Secretary is kind & happy towards all and even knew our toddlers names, etc. The type of elementary experience I experienced 25-30 years ago! Kudos, Alderwood!
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Posted May 21, 2004

I have a daughter in the fifth grade at Alderwood Elementary School. Her teacher Ms. Mueller is by far the best teacher our family has ever experienced. She has a wonderful way of communicating with her class. This is a good school with a caring staff.
—Submitted by a parent


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.

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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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
26%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
35%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
50%
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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
26%
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 Students39%
Female35%
Male44%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic23%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White47%
Low income38%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education45%
Limited English29%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students49%
Female50%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic45%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White35%
Low income48%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education60%
Limited English57%
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 Students69%
Female78%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic59%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Low income68%
Not low income73%
Special educationn/a
Not special education72%
Limited English31%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students75%
Female91%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic65%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Low income68%
Not low income100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited English46%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students70%
Female87%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic53%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Low income70%
Not low income73%
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
Limited English46%
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 Students75%
Female71%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic67%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Low income76%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students75%
Female93%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic73%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Low income73%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students82%
Female86%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic73%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Low income78%
Not low incomen/a
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 47% 63%
Hispanic 39% 18%
Asian 9% 7%
Black 4% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 5%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 156%N/A40%
Transitional bilingual 228%N/A8%
Special education 218%N/A13%
Source: 1 NCES, 2010-2011
Source: 2 WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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 10N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 59%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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  • Stephanie Korn

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Bellingham, WA 98225
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