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Briarwood Elementary School

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Posted September 10, 2013

The teachers and principal of Briarwood are amazing! Extremely supportive learning environment. My daughter attended a private school until 3rd grade and we decided to put her back in the public school system. I would say the education she received for the past 2 years from Briarwood far exceeded my expectation. The school was total rebuilt in 2011, it is now a state of the art school building. I am extremely please with the school. Issaquah School District is one of the best school district in WA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2011

I grew up in the area and went to Briarwood and my two siblings as well. Now my son goes to Briarwood, I have always been very happy with the staff, programs and curriculum. I also love the principal he knows all the children on a first name basis!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2010

Last year my child was in Full Day Kindergarten, the academia was great. We are very involved in our son's schooling & when we are told that the teacher & school supports our involvement we expect that to be the case; which was not the case. While volunteering in the class the assistant teacher made a comment stating that "these kids are so needy it's irritating", not acceptable behavior by any teacher regardless the age or behavior of the child.Later in the year for snack our child received small doughnuts as a treat for being well behaved, to our astonishment the teacher chastised our child in front of the class stating that he needed to make better food choices. My son continues to ask whether or not what he is eating is healthy & going to make him fat. Lastly our withdrawal was handled poorly and complete uncouth.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2010

Amazing school with outstanding teachers! Briarwood will begin construction next year on a new school and our family is looking forward to the new facilities! Overall, we are very pleased to have sent out kids to an amazing school. Way to go!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2008

Both of my children attend this school and we have been very pleased with the teachers, overall academic curriculum, support the children receive. The small classroom size allows for a lot of one-on-one with the children. It is a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2008

I love this school. We have attended other districts and, by far, the Issaquah district has great standards that the schools must live up to. My children are well cared for at school and their teachers seem to truly care about each student. The classes sizes are respectable here, too. I applaud our bus driver too, for caring for her passangers as we would as parents!
—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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
46%
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%
Female65%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Low income41%
Not low income84%
Special educationn/a
Not special education77%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female79%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Low income71%
Not low income88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
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 Students77%
Female74%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian76%
Asian/Pacific Islander76%
Hispanic60%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Low income48%
Not low income87%
Special educationn/a
Not special education82%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female87%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian86%
Asian/Pacific Islander86%
Hispanic70%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Low income67%
Not low income90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students82%
Female89%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asian81%
Asian/Pacific Islander81%
Hispanic70%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Low income62%
Not low income88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
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 Students74%
Female73%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian88%
Asian/Pacific Islander88%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Low income50%
Not low income78%
Special education9%
Not special education84%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female78%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian75%
Asian/Pacific Islander75%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Low income30%
Not low income86%
Special education18%
Not special education88%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students85%
Female81%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian94%
Asian/Pacific Islander94%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Low income50%
Not low income90%
Special education46%
Not special education91%
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 66% 60%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 18% 7%
Hispanic 8% 20%
Two or more races 5% 6%
Black 3% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 19%N/A8%
Special education 19%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 10N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 54%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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  • DREW TERRY

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17020 SE 134th St
Renton, WA 98059
Phone: (425) 837-5000

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