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North Bend Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 533 students

 

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Posted September 25, 2013

I love North Bend. The teachers and administration have been very caring and open. They have a special early literacy program for struggling readers, which is fantastic. They are not intense about homework, for kindergarten and even first grade, mostly it focuses on reading. They provide access to the IXL program for extra at home math work. I am a big fan.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2012

This is school is top notch, just like the other reviewers have said... except for *one* thing. The amount of homework given is too much and too soon. Kindergarteners have homework totaling 30 minutes, ditto for 1st graders. The 2nd graders have homework of almost an hour by the time you add up the typical times for the different things they are supposed to do (for reference, these are all times the *teacher* told me it was supposed to take, it can and does take longer sometimes if the child is struggling with the concepts.) I once saw a 4th grader sobbing out loud with no concern for who might see or hear him. I was told by another kid that was due to the amount of homework he had, although the kid talking to me couldn't say how much it was. I was really taken aback and worried. Now, I did have homework in 2nd grade myself (never in K or 1st). I had 15-20 minutes worth of a spelling worksheet. That was it, and honestly it was more than enough. After being at school all day my brain was usually fried and although I sat their dutifully and worked as hard as I could, I was almost always exhausted by the end. Take away the high amounts of homework and this is a solid 5/5
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2007

I attended NBE and my teenager did as well I have plenty of background and experience with the school. I would have to agree that the school is superior to others I have gone to or put my children in. I am home and that is what NBE feels like HOME :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2007

I am highly impressed with the school overall, but especially their special education dept. Sally Combs and her aides do an exceptional job for our kids and the rest of the school has gone out of their way to not only accomodate but make our kids feel welcome! Kudos NBE!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2005

There is a huge amount of parent involvement and a very strong PTA group.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2005

I have been in the Snoqualmie Valley all of my life. I have also driven school bus for this district. I love North Bend Elementary for my daughter. When there is extra help needed they are there. Last summer she attended the summer school program and her teacher, Mrs. Davis and Mr. Gieger helped my daughter reach that gole and she loved summer school. I want to note that both staff and volunteers make the school enviroment a joy and makes it so the children really enjoy going to school at North Bend Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2004

I went to school here in the 70's and this school has continued to grow with tons of involvement from the community. They have several over the top educators working here such as Mr. Tepper who devotes so much of his personal time and energy to these kids it is almost overwhelming. The Principal is terrific and can always be seen walking with the kids. They love and respect him.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2003

You could not ask for a better Principal than Dick Geiger. Great teachers! My daughter learned how to read in first grade and really loves it! This summer she read through the entire Junie B. Jones series and through part of the Magic Treehouse series. My daughter is also well on the way to learning to write. She has made great strides at learning addition, subtraction and using the computer. She also gained huge amounts of self-confidence in her gym class: She got her rock climbing license. This would not be possible if it were not for the help of great teachers. The PTA is very active in this school. North Bend's PTA has a RISE program which exposes kids to all sorts of extra-curricular activities like Arts & Crafts, Sign Language, Cardio Kickboxing, Drama, Foreign Languages, Dance, Science, Math, Chess... Some kids are learning to ride unicycles at NBE. Parents are very involved here - PTA and volunteering their time in classes. It would not work without them. North Bend Elementary is a really fun school for your kids! Kids really look forward to going back to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2003

North Bend Elementary, led by Principal Dick Geiger provides a safe and caring environment for kids to grow up in. The teachers are exceptional in that they care about the kids here. The classes are based on no-nonsense basics - Reading Writing Arithmetic. Althouh NBE has computer equipment, it's not the focus of this school. Kids are not shoved behind computers in order to pass the WASL tests. NBE has some really unusual extra-curricular activities like unicycling, jump roping and rock climbing. The PTA is very active here; plan to participate. Many parents volunteer in the school. Safety is as you would expect - number one. Discipline problems are handled with appropriate measures - not too harsh, not too lenient. On the downside, we have some challenges with funding and have not yet been perpetually endowed by some high tech millionaire. Overall, I am very happy to see my kids go to NBE. If you are looking for a small town away from the big city where the community is very involved, and the kids can grow up without fear of crime, this is the town and school you. Many of the parents such as myself commute back into Bellevue and Seattle.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2003

This is a wonderful school with teachers that are incredible and a principal that is outstanding. They work as a united team to ensure that the children recieve the best education possible. It is a warm and nurturing environment. I am proud to say that my children attend NBE and confident their education is exceptional.


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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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
86%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
56%
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 Students86%
Female80%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Low income100%
Not low income84%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students92%
Female96%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Low income93%
Not low income92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
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 Students79%
Female83%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Low income47%
Not low income86%
Special education18%
Not special education87%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female91%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Low income53%
Not low income95%
Special education64%
Not special education90%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students76%
Female81%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income47%
Not low income83%
Special education64%
Not special education78%
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 Students73%
Female78%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Low income50%
Not low income76%
Special educationn/a
Not special education77%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students91%
Female92%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Low income83%
Not low income92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students93%
Female97%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Low income83%
Not low income94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
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 84% 60%
Hispanic 8% 20%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 7%
Two or more races 2% 6%
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 111%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 218%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 17N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 17N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 65%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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400 East Third St
North Bend, WA 98045
Phone: (425) 831-8400

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