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Springbrook Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 487 students

 

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Posted September 26, 2013

I believe this is the worst school my son has attended. The academic percentage is completely low an there has been a lot of teachers not suffering consequences for their actions toward students, especially when it comes to the children's safety. My son was assaulted today by parent as well as another young boy, the school refused to let my son call me and there was lack of anything being done the parent was not arrested. so I have to take matters into my own hands being that the school is showing a lack of support or care for this issue. My child will be removed from this school asap! I will not recommend anyone to send their child to this school. It's not worth risking your child's education or safety.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2013

spring brook is a horrible school that neither has the resources nor desire to want to improve it's poor education. Springbrooke is a magnet school for behaviorally challenged students and the school is unable to control the student behaviors in a safe and effective way. This schools idea of academic education is to memorize old MSP tests and focus only on reading and math. science, writing, and social studies are all but ignored or become honorable mentions through out the academic year. The PTA is weak and so extra curricular activities are not available and students who are smart and need a challenge are left in the dust as teachers scramble to help the lowest achievers meet standard. If you care for your child's well-being and education you will not let them be placed in this school. my recommendation is that the district shut it down. and fire all of it's staff immediately. This review was brought to you by a current parent of spring brook.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2009

We are now on our 5th year and 2nd student in this school and I couldn't ask for a better place for my kids to go. We are foster parents and the children we get are usually not doing very well in school. I have appreciated how everyone from their teachers to the school counselor on up to the principal cares how my child is doing. Some of this maybe due to being pro-active. We have set up the communication lines with the staff both here and on into the middle school that have served us well. I really, really appreciate how ready the staff is to help us help our child or children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2008

We are in our 2nd year at this school and are about to request a transfer out. I am getting no co-operation for a student that is struggling. No progress reports, we receive failing grades without any time to make them up or any suggestions on how to help the student. I have a very bright but unmotivated student and the teacher does not seem to care enough to help him succeed. We have heard similar stories from other parents and have complained to the administration who just shake their heads and say it is not a new issue.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2005

Bad concept of open rooms, very messy and unorganized. Need to have the rooms closed off so students and teachers can pay attention to teaching. Only school in the district that still has open concept that does not work. Needs more male teachers for the boys especially out on the playground.
—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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
61%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
45%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
42%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
11%
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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
53%
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 Students64%
Female68%
Male59%
Black67%
Asian71%
Asian/Pacific Islander69%
Hispanic54%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Low income56%
Not low income88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education64%
Limited English54%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students65%
Female73%
Male56%
Black67%
Asian72%
Asian/Pacific Islander69%
Hispanic67%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Low income60%
Not low income82%
Special educationn/a
Not special education66%
Limited English54%
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 Students44%
Female52%
Male38%
Black47%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander60%
Hispanic24%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income33%
Not low income85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education45%
Limited English5%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students58%
Female74%
Male46%
Black60%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander80%
Hispanic44%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income53%
Not low income77%
Special educationn/a
Not special education57%
Limited English16%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students42%
Female59%
Male30%
Black40%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income33%
Not low income77%
Special educationn/a
Not special education45%
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 Students43%
Female43%
Male43%
Black29%
Asian60%
Asian/Pacific Islander57%
Hispanic36%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Low income41%
Not low income50%
Special educationn/a
Not special education46%
Limited English32%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students47%
Female50%
Male45%
Black50%
Asian47%
Asian/Pacific Islander55%
Hispanic45%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Low income43%
Not low income60%
Special educationn/a
Not special education49%
Limited English22%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students29%
Female22%
Male34%
Black29%
Asian21%
Asian/Pacific Islander23%
Hispanic18%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Low income23%
Not low income45%
Special educationn/a
Not special education29%
Limited English6%
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 Students57%
Female55%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asian79%
Asian/Pacific Islander75%
Hispanic43%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Low income50%
Not low income71%
Special education0%
Not special education71%
Limited English18%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students60%
Female58%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asian71%
Asian/Pacific Islander75%
Hispanic43%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Low income52%
Not low income76%
Special education0%
Not special education75%
Limited English9%
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
Hispanic 27% 20%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 20% 7%
Black 20% 5%
White 20% 60%
Two or more races 7% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 6% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 134%N/A8%
Special education 19%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 270%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 14N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 9N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 52%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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  • Gaynell Walker

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