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Bellingham, WA
Students enrolled: 428

3 stars
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Silver Beach Elementary School 1

Posted October 27, 2014
- a parent
I have had a child at this school for 10+ years. In the last few years, the quality of this school has gone down. I think a lot of that has to do with the leadership of the school. Since the current principal took over, the mood around school has always been a little negative. You see it in the staff, you see it in the morning help, you see it on the playground. The volunteers are rude to parents and students alike, as well as the front office staff is rude and very curt when it comes to parent interaction.
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Silver Beach Elementary School 5

Posted August 10, 2014
- a parent
Great teachers and a wonderful principal. She has made a lot of changes for the good. I have had a child in the school from K to now 3rd grade. Wouldn't be at any other school.

Silver Beach Elementary School 1

Posted July 22, 2014
- a parent
The principal of this school is out of her league. I will agree the first year was good, but its been downhill ever since. I am soooooo glad my kids do not attend this poorly run and dilapidated old school anymore.
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Silver Beach Elementary School 5

Posted February 14, 2014
- a parent
I agree the new principal is great. The teachers seem to really appreciate the support she provides. Reading and writing skills are very well taught - excellent. Math skills instruction is very good but is an area that could use some improvement. This does not mean math is bad here just weaker than other areas and not quite as focused. I have two kids who go here. Best view of the lake from the playground! Highest recommend.

Silver Beach Elementary School 5

Posted May 28, 2013
- a parent
This school is outstanding. The new principal has made all the difference. The teachers were already amazing but with her support and leadership this has become an exceptional school.

Silver Beach Elementary School 5

Posted March 17, 2011
- a parent
We moved from CA specifically so our children could attend this school. Our oldest attended all 6 years and we have a 4th grader now. I love the sense of community the school offers, the personal support systems and the AMAZING teachers! Both of my children read far above grade level and have been greatly encouraged by staff and a wonderful librarian. I would highly recommend this elementary above all others in Whatcom County.

Silver Beach Elementary School 0
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Posted February 03, 2010
- a parent
Great teachers, however it is a well known fact the Principal lacks leadership and decision making skills. The school is great because of the teaching staff and parents. With better direction, it could be sooooo much better!

Silver Beach Elementary School 1

Posted October 12, 2009
- a parent
Lots of internal problems that affect school atmosphere - new leadership needed.
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Silver Beach Elementary School 4

Posted February 14, 2009
- a parent
I am a parent of a special needs child. The schools staff and principal have bent over backwards to do everything they can to help my child. Since coming to Silver Beach this year my son has flourished. The parents are extremely active. There is always a volunteer in class. The children are giving and accepting. I cannot express how happy I am with Silver Beach. I hope to have all of my children go to this school.

Silver Beach Elementary School 2

Posted September 18, 2008
- a parent
The principal likes to look as though he is doing all he can for the school but in reality he has a large ego and he has a reputation among parents as unfriendly and unhelpful. The teachers my children had at Silver Beach were nice and caring. I have heard of some other teachers there that are not as great. The environment is not that stimulating.

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Silver Beach Elementary School
4101 Academy St, Bellingham, WA  98226
(360) 676-6443
Last modified Silver Beach Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Silver Beach Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 14 reviews. Top