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Bryn Mawr Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 505 students

 

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Posted October 6, 2011

Our daughter started this school as a kindergartener 2 years ago and from the very first day we were impressed. We found all of the teachers to be well qualified including a tireless principle who strives to keep parent involvement at its peak. However, there does seem to be a history of non-parent involvement. It is no coincidence that the parents we see during school functions and after school activities seem to belong to the children who are succeeding. Might I suggest to the low star reviewers to also play an active role your child s education, e.g. homework, school participation, etc., and not rely solely on the teacher. Think of it as a partnership with the school. If you do your part well, the teachers can do theirs better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2011

i love the students and the teachers . they are very kind and helpful to one another .


Posted March 25, 2011

This is a terrible school. The teachers don't challenge the students that need to be challenged and they blame the parents. I have a student that excels in reading and is very smart for his grade. The teacher said that she can't give him harder work because she has too many students to keep track of. Maybe she shouldn't be a teacher then. The councilor and the teacher have both made it clear that they discriminate against young parents and that the parents aren't doing their job. They try to "help", but their help is one sided-their side. I didn't want to send my child here in the first place because of their bad reviews. Now I know why they have the bad reviews. I am looking into a different school for my child in hopes that they will challenge my son to his full potential.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2007

This school has a new principal for 2007. Based on observations so far, under her leadership, this school will not continue on the previous upward trajectory that we've seen. The 2007 enrollment process was terrible. The school fails to adequately keep parents informed of important issues. While my daughters kindergarten teacher was amazing, her first grade teacher is very inexperienced and was unfamiliar with the curriculum for the year during the first parent-teacher night. There are not enough resources to address the varying skill levels in the classrooms or to provide language skills support to the high ESL population. Overall, this school seems to be going down-hill. On the positive, the reading program has been very successful, but that seems to be the only area of success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2005

My daughter is a 2nd grader, and we have been very pleased with the school so far. She is now reading at 4th grade level, and her teacher makes an extra effort to keep her challenged in math. Considering the lack of parent involvement and high number of low-income and ELL students, the teachers do a wonderful job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2004

Both my son and daughter went to Bryn Mawr Elementary. For our family it was a very positive experience. I felt that the implementation of the SFA reading program was a wonderful addition to the curriculum. Both my children benefited from SFA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2003

I think Bryn Mawr is ok but they need to understand people from different ethnic backgrounds a little better.


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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
68%
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

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
53%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
50%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
14%
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 Students68%
Female63%
Male71%
Black52%
Asian72%
Asian/Pacific Islander75%
Hispanic75%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income64%
Not low income78%
Special educationn/a
Not special education71%
Limited English60%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female80%
Male77%
Black70%
Asian83%
Asian/Pacific Islander85%
Hispanic75%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income79%
Not low income78%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited English53%
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 Students53%
Female52%
Male56%
Black44%
Asian56%
Asian/Pacific Islander61%
Hispanic46%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income51%
Not low income57%
Special education18%
Not special education61%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students64%
Female67%
Male59%
Black53%
Asian69%
Asian/Pacific Islander67%
Hispanic46%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income55%
Not low income81%
Special education36%
Not special education69%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students61%
Female69%
Male52%
Black69%
Asian63%
Asian/Pacific Islander67%
Hispanic46%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income61%
Not low income62%
Special education18%
Not special education71%
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 Students53%
Female49%
Male58%
Black48%
Asian54%
Asian/Pacific Islander55%
Hispanic44%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income47%
Not low income68%
Special educationn/a
Not special education57%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students66%
Female66%
Male65%
Black62%
Asian61%
Asian/Pacific Islander62%
Hispanic63%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Low income61%
Not low income76%
Special educationn/a
Not special education69%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students44%
Female45%
Male43%
Black33%
Asian43%
Asian/Pacific Islander45%
Hispanic38%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Low income39%
Not low income56%
Special educationn/a
Not special education48%
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
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 33% 7%
Black 27% 5%
Hispanic 17% 20%
White 12% 60%
Two or more races 10% 6%
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 116%N/A8%
Special education 112%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 260%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 15N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 12N/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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  • Tammy Watanabe

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8212 South 118th St
Seattle, WA 98178
Phone: (425) 204-4158

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