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West View Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 357 students

 

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Posted October 8, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted May 10, 2010

The dual-language program is awesome!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 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


Posted May 6, 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


Posted May 5, 2010

A tremendous caring attitude for their strudents. A commitment to provide a good education despite many barriers. The students are terrific!


Posted May 5, 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


Posted May 5, 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


Posted May 3, 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


Posted May 3, 2010

Great school with really great teachers!! Love that school .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

Five star school & love the bilingual program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

A wonderful community of staff, students, and parents fill up our school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 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


Posted April 30, 2010

I like West View because the teachers and staff make it a great place!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted April 30, 2010

it is a very good school and the only dual lenguage in Burlington District.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted April 29, 2010

I love west view because it`s a good school and builingual school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2010

It is the only dual-language school in our city & the teachers are fabulous!
—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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
39%
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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
16%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
35%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
62%
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.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
5%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
11%

2010

 
 
13%
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 59% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
28%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
40%
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 Students67%
Female64%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic59%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income61%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education67%
Limited English50%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students69%
Female73%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic62%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income66%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education74%
Limited English53%
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 Students43%
Female41%
Male44%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic41%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Low income38%
Not low income60%
Special educationn/a
Not special education42%
Limited English21%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students52%
Female59%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic45%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Low income47%
Not low income70%
Special educationn/a
Not special education56%
Limited English21%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students56%
Female63%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic46%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Low income52%
Not low income70%
Special educationn/a
Not special education58%
Limited English28%
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 Students60%
Female64%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic57%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income60%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education52%
Limited English36%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students67%
Female79%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic61%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income64%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education67%
Limited English43%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students40%
Female43%
Male38%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic35%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income32%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education48%
Limited English21%
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 Students31%
Female35%
Male26%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic24%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income27%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education39%
Limited English11%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students62%
Female70%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic56%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income56%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education65%
Limited English53%
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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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
Hispanic 73% 20%
White 22% 60%
Two or more races 4% 6%
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 12%N/A8%
Special education 113%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 279%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 16N/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 46%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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515 West Victoria Ave
Burlington, WA 98233
Phone: (360) 757-3391

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