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Bonney Lake Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 443 students

 

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Posted September 18, 2012

This school is wonderful. The office staff is friendly, and makes an effort to get to know parents. Mrs. Miller, the principal really goes out of her way to get to know the kids and parents. They really see the kids as individuals. My two children are advanced in their classes, and they have been proactive in giving them harder work instead of waiting for their classmates to catch up. I have also heard from parents of kids who struggle that they are truly caring and make every effort to help those children too. The school went through a major remodel last year, and the facilities are modern and beautiful. My kids love going here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2008

I have 4 kids. 2 of them now go to Middle School, and one is still at BLE. I have found this school to be great for all 3 of my kids that have been there. The teachers are GREAT. We have had 2 of the kids in Speech and they worked with with them so well. Two of my kids were WAY behind in reading and the WAlk TO Read program can't be beat. I love this Elementary schoool. readinand with
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2006

Bonney lake Elementary is a wonderful school all around my son is in 2nd grade. Last year my son had trouble reading. At the beginning of the year he was at about a level three and by the end of the year with much help and support from our teachers he graduated 1st grade with honors at a level eighteen and he was reading above standard. He even received an award!!! He was so proud!!They have a wonderful Walk to read program set up to help their student learn to read,write and spell. My son really enjoyed his time in class. The teachers were also very good at communicating his needs and what we could do to help him at home. The staff at Bonney Lake elementary really care about their kids and giving them the best education possible:)We love this school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2006

Both of my children are attending Bonney Lake Elementary. My daughter is in 5th grade and my son is in 3rd. They have been in BLE since Kindergarten. I have nothing but respect from all of the staff there from the Principal on down. They support and encourage every child there. If any of the kids have problems (and both of mine have), they will work with you to find solutions. The academic levels are the highest I've ever seen in a public school. Reading for fun or homework is always encouraged. For those kids who are like my son and have difficulty in reading, they have special classes that help to bring them up to speed. I would recommend this school to any parent looking for a place to send their child for an excellent education with caring people.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2004

I went to Bonney Lake Elementary First, Second, Third and Fourth grade. I did not like that school at all. I hated going to that school everyday I only enjoyed the kids there. I advice the parents to put your kid elsewhere. I also never learned to tell time, because they have automatic clocks instead of the ones children need to learn. My mom was very disapointed in the school and contstanly had to come in and ask why the teacher woulnt help me, or why she is treating me unfairly.
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Posted March 11, 2004

My son has been attending Bonney Lake Elementary since 2001 and my daughter started attending in 2003. So far, we are very pleased with the school. Their teachers are very nice, communicate well and I like that the school has a wonderful speech therapy program. We've had the opprutunity to work with the school's psycologist and we are very impressed with her. Our daughter was tested for learnign disabilities upon my request. I felt they did a throughough job evaluating her in addition to listening to my concerns and doing what they could to help me help her. I think it is important to remember that school's change, so it is always a good thing to talk to other parents of students who are currently attending a school you are considering sending your child to. Sometimes a school that struggled years back, is not struggling any longer. I've talked to other parents who are very happy with the education their children are receiving at Bonney Lake Elementary. I also think it is important for a parent to be involved in their child's school and education. If you have questions, ask! I e-mail or call my children's teachers when I have questions. They are always more then willing to help me!
—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.

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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
58%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
49%
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 Students69%
Female56%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Low income65%
Not low income73%
Special education55%
Not special education72%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female80%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income71%
Not low income84%
Special education55%
Not special education83%
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 Students62%
Female61%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Low income56%
Not low income65%
Special education36%
Not special education66%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female77%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Low income59%
Not low income84%
Special education73%
Not special education74%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students65%
Female68%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Low income41%
Not low income82%
Special education82%
Not special education63%
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 Students80%
Female80%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Low income78%
Not low income82%
Special educationn/a
Not special education82%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female83%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Low income88%
Not low income82%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students82%
Female80%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Low income72%
Not low income90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 82% 60%
Two or more races 9% 6%
Hispanic 8% 20%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Black 0% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 11%N/A8%
Special education 112%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 242%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 11N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 68%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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School Leader's name
  • Sandra Miller

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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18715 80th St East
Bonney Lake, WA 98390
Phone: (253) 891-4500

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