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K-6
Public
Burlington, WA
Students enrolled: 357

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515 West Victoria Ave
Burlington, WA 98233

(360) 757-3391
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October 08, 2012
Patience is a virtue. I have two daughters who are English experts enrolled in this school. For the first Primary years of school (K-3) it is expected that the English will not be the primary focus (thus the Dual Language program). Students who's 1st language is English need to gain a firm grasp on the new language they are learning (in order to learn fluency). Yes, tests done in English may show the grade scores as lower, BUT the English speaking students will develop much quicker in the Upper grades as they progress rapidly in their 1st language, English. It is an 8 year commitment to bringing your child to complete Spanish/English fluency. I believe that Dual language schools should not be tested in a State Standard way. Immersion schools should develop a different type of Universal Bi-lingual Test in order to demonstrate that the program is not failing.... It is in fact progressing, beyond one language. I recommend this school if you want your child to gain knowledge beyond one language. The commitment involves the parent being supportive to the school, teachers, students, other parents, and most importantly to their own child's new embarkment of dual language proficiency.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2011
This is one of the three poorest performing schools in the state of Washington, based on testing data. The school's enrollment has been in steady decline for the past several years. The district has been propping up enrollment at this school by allowing out-of-district students in its "dual language" program. There has been slight improvement lately in test data, as a percentage. But this is largely because of a very low baseline.

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2010
My experience with Westview started in 1996 when I was researching schools in town for my son. Westview was recommended hands down because of its great teachers. Both of my children attended Westview from Kindergarten to 8th grade. The changes in the school from 1996 to today are monumental and not in a good way. I don't even recognize the school that my son started in 1996. The Dual Language program is the only emphasis at the school and heaven forbid you should have any questions about it. The principal will suggest you transfer to a different school in the district. There are still really good teachers at Westview but the best keep transfering to other schools and now retiring. I am sad to see what the school has become. I would not recommend it to another parent.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 10, 2010
The dual-language program is awesome!

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2010
My Child has been at west view since kindergarten and they are now in 5th grade. I feel that this school is doing a commendable thing for the Hispanic community. However the primarily English speaking children at the school are loosing a vital part of their education. I am going to be pulling my child at the end of this year due to continued low test scores, and the inability for my child to learn the subjects that are taught in Spanish. I understand this program was started due to a need for the Spanish students to learn English. However I do not think My child will be ready for high school since they have not learned what they need to be ready for high school. I feel that the idea of the school is great, and that it could be a very positive thing. However at this time, its not.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 06, 2010
West View Elementary houses some of our poorest children in our community. It is major need of a new playground that is safe and clean for our children to be able to play and be active. Also, West View provides an envioronment for all children and families. They have an excellent dual-language program for children to grow and learn two large cultures in our community. This opens doors for many students in their futures.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
A tremendous caring attitude for their strudents. A commitment to provide a good education despite many barriers. The students are terrific!

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 05, 2010
West View connects with the children, parents, and community in a deep and vital way. I am with the ESL and GED program at the local Community College so I work with the parents of children at the school. Many of these parents don't yet speak English but they already have a comfort and trust of what West View is doing for their children and the community

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 05, 2010
West View provides a great learning environment to students with many barriers to achievement. They deserve the support of the commnity for the tremendous job they are doing in providing a nurturing and caring place where students know they are valued.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2010
West View has great teaching & the teachers always have time to help a student out. They do all they can so their student can have a good education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
Great school with really great teachers!! Love that school .

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2010
Five star school & love the bilingual program.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
A wonderful community of staff, students, and parents fill up our school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 02, 2010
I love West View, because we celebrate and honor diversity of all types daily. Parents, students, staff, community members.....we all are a team!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 30, 2010
I like West View because the teachers and staff make it a great place!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 30, 2010
The teachers and support staff are caring and open. It's easy to tell the student's are number one.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 30, 2010
it is a very good school and the only dual lenguage in Burlington District.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 29, 2010
It is a great school where children can learn and feel they are at home. Children can express their values and traditions without being afraid of what people will say.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 29, 2010
I love west view because it`s a good school and builingual school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 28, 2010
It is the only dual-language school in our city & the teachers are fabulous!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 28, 2010
I love west View because the studetns are amazing and smart!

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2010
Because the staff is always willing to help, the secretaries always greet you with a smile, the teachers are amazing at teaching our students in english a the dual language program.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 28, 2010
I love the dual-language program and the dedicated staff! Diversity is valued and that is very important to our family.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2010
I have the privledge of being able to work part-time at West View Elementary. There is such a feeling of support among the staff and students that I look forward to going there each day.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 28, 2010
West View has a great staff and greets you every morning! The dual-language program is excellent and it is going to build professionals for the global future!

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2010
West view elementary is a great school it as a teriffic staff.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2010
This is an amazing school that values diversity and inspires pride in it's students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
The staff is amazing, Mady Whol inspires the children like no other.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
The staff is dedicated to the kids and they have a fantastic dual- language program. The kids deserve to have a nicer and safer playground.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 27, 2010
West View teachers really care about their students.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 27, 2010
It tries so hard with such limited resources! It is the most underfunded school in the district.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
I love West View School because it is a happy, friendly, and energetic place to work and learn.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
What a turnaround this school has made with the dual language program.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
West View is a dymamic and caring school. The teachers are committed to their students' well-being and growth - as a learner and as a human being.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2010
Supportive and involved teachers and staff, the dual education program

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 26, 2010
Children blossom when they are exposed to two languages, higher order thinking skills, advanced content areas, and a diverse community. Skagit County is very lucky to have this amazing program - and I'm grateful my own children can attend.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
The staff is a very hard working group of people. The students are in one of the oldest schools in the district and they are right by the freeway with a lot of noise.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
This school is built on hard working parents, teachers, and kids. They deserve the best!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
Dual language program is a wonderful approach to team learning.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
Because the students love their teachers and the connections can be seen in every classroom.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
There is no competition at West View among the adults. We all have the same objective---The Children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
As a parent, I am proud that my child is learning in an environment that is so warm and caring, culturally and lingually diverse, and focused on academic excellence.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
West View is the oldest school in the district with the most dedicated and caring teachers ever! They do so much with very little and deserve this to give the students and teachers a boost!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
I love West View School because it has awsome teachers!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
We are a school community short on resources and rich in culture, understanding, compassion, commitment, and joy.

- submitted by a teacher
April 26, 2010
I love the passion behind some of our students - their willingness to work hard, stay after school, and desire to make a difference in the world!

- submitted by a community member
April 26, 2010
West View School is a bi-lingual educational experience. It is a school where learning is the focus and every child counts! The spirit at West View is evident in the hallways and in the classsrooms! It is a community of learners in partnership with local businesses and universities. West View has student teachers, volunteers from AmeriCorps, volunteer tutors, teachers getting higher degrees, and a staff that works over-time and with a smile! Vote for West View!

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 26, 2010
West View has amazing students, supportive parents, a dedicated staff and a visionary principal!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
West View has an excellent, caring staff. It is a great school for non-native and English speakers alike.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
West View helps students learn to help themselves. It speaks their language, the language of their hopes and dreams.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
West View has a long tradition in the community and is in desperate need of repairs. It has an amazing staff and student population.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
West View is a great school taught in a bilingual setting. The children appreciate the participation and enthusiasm of their teachers and the administrators. The parents are active and it makes for a great place for kids to grow and learn.

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2010
The dual language program, the pricicpal, the teachers, the students!

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 25, 2010
Every child needs a safe place to learn and grow. Playgrounds are no exception. Alot of learning happens on the playground too.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 25, 2010
The amount of dedication the staff and families have to make their school a safe and educational place for all students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 25, 2010
The dual language program is phenomenal!!! My daughter is in kindergarten and we couldn't ask for two better teachers. They make it hands down the best school:)

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 25, 2010
Westview Elementary in Burlington, WA, is in the category of 'doing more with less resources than anyone would have thought possible.' The teachers are outstanding and the kids really learn. Even the administrative staff makes going to school a quality experience. The way the school embraces multiculturalism, makes every student a winner, engaged with learning and doing their best. Yet this school, the 'foundation of the community' as Mr. Henderson remarked, is seriously underfunded. Children and staff alike would benefit from the pride and honor of a great playground!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 25, 2010
They involve the community and local high school students and provide an excellent cross cultural education to a diverse group of students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 25, 2010
West View's Dual Language program benefits all students in learning Spanish and English.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 25, 2010
Amazing dual language school that is a community of diverse learners.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 25, 2010
West View is a great school. The Dual Language program is a leader in our community. We are all better because of the West View School.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 25, 2010
West View is a wonderful school! The dual language program is amazing and the teachers and staff are among the most dedicated I have encountered.

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2010
Of course the dual-language model but also how the teachers and staff have focused on a rich, respectfully diverse school, which has contributed to other schools, nationally as well as internationally, wishing to emulate West View. Great Staff, Great Kids, Great School!!

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2010
the Dual Language program opens doors for all children, and will continue to do so throught their lives. great teachers, wonderful parents, and an opportunity to learn Spanish that i couldn't otherwise have provided -- thank you, West View!

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2010
The teachers really take the time to talk to the parents and are completely dedicated to helping the children succeed.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 24, 2010
The teachers are top-notched, the staff really cares about my son and I LOVE that he is learning Spanish.

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2010
I have witnessed the transformation in West View over the 4 years my son has attended. My daughter is now in Kindergarten and I am impressed by the increase in the level of parent involvement in the last 4 years, as well as by the energy and devotion of the staff. Many staff now send their children to West View, as do staff from other schools. This is a testament not only to the importance of a Dual Language program in our district, but to the academic improvements that have been made in this school in the past 6 years.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 24, 2010
I love West View Elementary because the school is diverse. I love that my child is receiving a cultural learning experience. The atmosphere at WV school is amazing. You hear children speaking and singing in Spanish, dancing Mexican folkloric dances, eating Mexican food, you see an English & Spanish expert working together. These students are acquiring the knowledge of two languages for their future. The West View Principal and Staff believe in what they teach and you can see and feel their passion for the Dual Language Program.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 24, 2010
The teachers are the best and manage to do the most with the least

- submitted by a parent
October 10, 2008
Schools are about a lot more than test scores! Engaged students, like those at West View, who are becoming bilingual, biliterate, and ready to lead the world are what we need more of!

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2008
W bring our son to this school out of district. The demographics of the area present extra challenges to the school, and they do a great job meeting those challenges. The test scores represent the diveristy of the school ethnically and finacially. They do not represent what type of education our children are actually getting.

- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2008
My children really like going to West View. We even apply for an out of district waiver every year so they can attend the dual language program there. In the dl program, students learn curriculum in English & Spanish. Traditionally, only private schools offered a second language to students beginning in kinder. Finally, a public school that does too. It's amazing to see my children learning to read and write (and play) in not just one, but two languages. Also, West View's staff & parents go above and beyond to try to provide outstanding educational & extracurricular opportunities. This is a super caring environment. Try not to be put off by the current test scores, the scores are improving as the dl program grows and improves too. However, parents and staff must make sure that the district stays committed to this program and to improving & updating the building/facilities.

- submitted by a parent
March 02, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
February 28, 2008
West View is an excellent school that is only going to become better with time. Everyone from the Principal, the janitors, the cooks, the office staff and especially the teachers are extremely dedicated and easy to work with. I look forward to watching my son continue his education at WV and how that education will benefit him in the future...

- submitted by a parent
February 28, 2008
My daughter is a student at Westview and she is learning alot in the dual language kindergarten. I am just getting us to the school. I have an older son who goes to bayview and I like bayview, but i am growing to like westview. I like the fact that they call with a recorded messege about any late starts or snow days. I love the dual language program, which they don't offer at bayview. Thank you to the staff and teacher's at westview.

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2007
The staff is talented, amazing, and extremely dedicated to the kids' success. I wouldn't have my child go to school anywhere else!

- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
April 11, 2006
I have had a child at West View Elementary for 7 years. Like most schools, there is room for improvement. The teaching staff, for the most part are wonderful. I am highly concerned in regards to the continuation of low WASL testing scores.

- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2006
We were at school only a month and we were ready to be out of the school. To many kids in classes and not enough contact with parents and school.

- submitted by a parent
June 20, 2005
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West View Elementary School
515 West Victoria Ave, Burlington, WA  98233
(360) 757-3391
Last modified West View Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
West View Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 80 reviews. Top