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Breidablik Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 326 students

 
 

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Posted February 19, 2013

Breidablik goes far beyond my expectations. The staff work collaboratively with eachother and the students and there is a real sense that you know everyone in the school. I have noticed that on any given day there are several parent and community volunteers available to assist students. The counselor is also very involved with each class teaching positive ways to deal with various social situations, etc. The school has a very strong PTSA that offers many extra activities/assemblys to the students. My two children absolutely love going to school at Breidablik!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2012

I LOVE this school and all of the staff. I am so excited to have both of my kids going to a school where all of the teachers seem so committed to excellence, and care about their students!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2011

My children absolutely love their school. This world seems to be losing the "take care of the children" attitudes and Breidablik is still remembering that. The library is our kids' favorite place to snuggle with a book. They even give up recess!! The teachers are so good and loving to each child it really makes drop off in the morning much easier. We are truly blessed to live near this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

This library is incredible and the librarian is outstanding. Every school should be so lucky to have such an inviting place.


Posted July 18, 2008

I love this school. The teachers are welcoming, the office staff helpful and freindly. The principal is kind and the kids really love her. the counselor and everyone else really go above and beyond to help me as a parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2007

I went to Breidablik last year and I cried when I had to leave. I am going into 7th and have been going to Breidablik since kindergarden. I think this school has the best teachers ever! Leslie Maule and Sue Mace were the best and the librarian Mary Fox has been my favorite adult and I kind of saw her as a role model. Mr.Webb was the funniest guy I have ever met and could always make me smile. I had also been in a program with Mrs.Gilman for three years straight called Ku-umba. she was the best at teaching and was very understanding and kind. I was also in band this year and honor band playing the trumpet. I am looking into buying one now. it has been one of the best experiences of my life at Breidablik and I wish I could've never ever left. R.F.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 23, 2006

My husband and I are very pleased with Breidablik. My daughter will have had the same teacher for 3 consecutive years and my son had the same teacher 2 consecutive years. We are very happy with the before-and-after school activities that are offered. Teachers do seem to care about the children and have great raport with them. There are several working dogs in the school as well, that provide great opportunities for children. We highly recommend Breidablik with no reservations.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2006

Very helful and friendly teachers. More emphasis should be made on spelling and penmanship. Overall, an excellent school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2005

Excellent staff commitment. Same teacher 2 years in row. Parent involvement welcome. Multi-grade class avail. NO complaints! Music. Older kids 'buddy' with younger ones to keep it real & reduce bullying. Acrobats. Low turnover. My 3 sons LOVE it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2005

Before attending, I heard this school was a great school (by several sources). We have not been disappointed. I have been welcomed in as a parent -volunteer opportunities galore! The principal genuinely cares about the students and helping them to become decent citizens. She believes in children to change and it reflects in the way she handles discipline and takes input/concerns from parents seriously. The library is very inviting and encourages a love for learning...a very fun place! My child's classroom has helped him feel right at home with the 'library' section of the classroom (fully equipped with a couch to relax in). The teacher teaches the kids great 'coping strategies' when the students feel stressed. I wish all schools, teachers, and principals were like this!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
86%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
69%

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

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
78%

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

All Students69%
Female65%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Low income43%
Not low income81%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female69%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Low income50%
Not low income84%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
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 Students59%
Female60%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Low income50%
Not low income62%
Special education18%
Not special education69%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female74%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Low income75%
Not low income77%
Special education46%
Not special education83%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students74%
Female86%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Low income50%
Not low income80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education77%
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%
Female75%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Low income70%
Not low income83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female82%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Low income70%
Not low income90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students75%
Female72%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Low income50%
Not low income83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education77%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 78% 60%
Hispanic 10% 20%
Two or more races 8% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 7%
Black 1% 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 124%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 233%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 19N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 15N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 78%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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