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Benjamin Rush Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 471 students

 
 

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Posted September 9, 2013

Ben Rush is an excellent school. When we moved here we thought Bellevue schools were the schools to try to get in to, but have discovered that Lake Washington School District has very high quality education standards. Coming from a top-in-the-nation school district in Texas, Ben Rush Elementary has been a great choice for my kids. The teachers are top-notch, care for their students, allow for individual learning needs (my son has a 504 for dysgraphia), and are able to teach creatively outside the "standardized test box". Mr. Brad Stolz is a phenomenal principal who takes time to get to know parents, builds relationships with students by stopping in the classrooms and teaching impromptu lessons (usually on some fun math trivia) and empowers his teachers. Ben Rush also has a successful anti-bullying program and is known as the "Peace Builders" school. I overheard a middle school teacher say that kids coming from Rush are the most behaved and respectful to others over any other elementary school. As a former educator myself and current substitute teacher that works in both districts, I would choose this school again in a heartbeat over any school in Bellevue.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2012

Rush is a great school with many caring parents. The teachers are great espcially Mrs. Oh, Mrs. Fouhy ahd Mrs. Andrete. My girls enjoys being in the school, they like the passport check program and learnt a lot from there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2009

Ben Rush is a wonderful school with excellent, caring staff members under the direction of a very hardworking and devoted principal, Mr. Spray. My daughter attended this school for three years before our move out of the country and we do miss the school, the friends and the teachers. Excellent PTA activities/involvement. Technology and facilities are always upto par to other schools. School will be receiving a facelift in the 2010 time. Criticism: Although test scores are high but as a whole, i wished there were more programs for children that are academically advanced. Quest Gifted program across the whole district has very few spaces per school thus Ben Rush cannot do much on that aspect. However, perhaps a more challenging curriculum would be a start.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2008

Best school, very high parent involvement, all teachers are great
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2007

Ben Rush is an excellent school. My daughter went to KG here and Ms.Cook is a wonderful teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2007

The reading program is excellent here. My daughter learn and loves to read very well. Mr. Spray is a great principal too. Artheria Brown
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 24, 2005

Very good school for kids. Parent involvement is good too
—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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
84%

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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
79%

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

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
88%

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

All Students74%
Female77%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asian83%
Asian/Pacific Islander83%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Low income46%
Not low income80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female85%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian96%
Asian/Pacific Islander96%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Low income73%
Not low income91%
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 Students83%
Female82%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Low incomen/a
Not low income84%
Special education30%
Not special education92%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students91%
Female94%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Low incomen/a
Not low income94%
Special education50%
Not special education98%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students73%
Female88%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asian93%
Asian/Pacific Islander93%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Low incomen/a
Not low income74%
Special education20%
Not special education82%
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 Students90%
Female88%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Low incomen/a
Not low income91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female88%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Low incomen/a
Not low income91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students97%
Female94%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Low incomen/a
Not low income98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
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 Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
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Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
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Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
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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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 58% 63%
Asian 27% 7%
Hispanic 9% 18%
Two or more races 3% 5%
Black 2% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 18%N/A40%
Transitional bilingual 212%N/A8%
Special education 211%N/A13%
Source: 1 NCES, 2010-2011
Source: 2 WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Student-teacher ratio

  This school District averageState average
Students per classroom teacher 15N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 18N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 50%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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