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Daniel Bagley Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 393 students

 

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Posted June 24, 2013

Daniel Bagley is wonderful! We've had kids here since 2006 and just love everything about this place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2013

Bagley is a great school. My son is in kindergarten and loves going to school. His teacher, the PTA, and the school culture are all exceptional.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2010

My two grandchildren have blossomed in their Montessori classes at Bagley. It especially pleases me to see them becoming avid readers!


Posted September 17, 2009

It challenges their minds and is gentle with their souls.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2009

We love this school. I have a 4th grader and 1st grader there and cant wait for my 2 year-old to attend there in a few years. Fabulous principal, with extremely dedicated teachers and parents. I cant imagine sending my children anywhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2009

Daniel Bagley has been a wonderful for my daughter, who is in 2nd grade this year. It is a smaller school with a warm old-world charm inside with teachers and staff that care so much about the kids. The Montessori program is unique to our school district and my independent daughter thrives using the small group learning methods. It is also easy for kids to advance at their own levels, making it more challenging and interesting for the kids. The health and fitness program is extremely motivating for the kids, and the art and library programs are also excellent, with committed professionals we are grateful to have. The parents are involved, happy to help and volunteer, and it is a close-knit community that I would recommend to nearly everyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 2, 2009

Caring teachers, fantastic leadership and significant parent involvement make for a wonderful learning environment. Our daughter loves being a Bagley Bee! She is in the contemporary kindergarten program, and we've had nothing but a positive experience. Her teacher has been attentive to her needs as an advanced learner, and the K/1 split classrooms have been a positive. The proximity to Aurora Ave. was an initial concern, but there has never been a problem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2008

This school is fabulous! It has an active parent body and is just a delightful community. In response to the comment below: the class sizes are sometimes large, but there are usually a teacher and an aide, so the ratios are quite good. Also, the class rooms are physically big. My son tested into Lowell, but we are keeping him here because we love it and feel like he is appropriately challenged. Teachers are committed, responsive, and very caring. Our new principal is simply excellent. The building itself doesn't look like much from the outside, but is charming inside -- tall ceilings, old fashioned woodwork and chalkboards, and a huge playground. Also, as mentioned, we have such a great health and fitness (PE) teacher who is adored by the students (as a parent of an active boy, I appreciate the PE program -- nothing like when I was a kid)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2008

too many students in a class very slow progress in knowlege growth poor maintenance of the building
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

Daniel Bagley offers both Montessori & Contemporary classrooms yet still feels like one family. It is not uncommon for one family to have children in both programs, and it is so wonderful to be able to select the style of learning that works best for your children, in one building. The teachers are dedicated educators who truly care about kids, and always go the extra measure. We have an amazing art teacher, music teacher, librarian, and an especially amazing health and fitness teacher who together round out the superlative education these children receive. The PTA has near 100% membership, and through effective fund-raising, provides the music program as well as extensive after school programs. These include Spanish, yoga, art, science, kickball, basketball, sewing and many more. Not very many years ago, this school was on the way out, today enrollment is at maximum capacity with a waiting list! What progress!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2006

This will be the end of my daughters 1st year as a Bagley Bee. She and I have both loved it. The teachers, the administration and the grounds are wonderful. They have new equipment on the playground and excellent school gatherings for the students and parents. The school has old world charm, yet has been updated in the places that matter. (ie. fire sprinklers).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2005

Daniel Bagley is a blended model school, offering high quality education in both contemporary and Montessori curricula. Teachers in both programs work together to learn from one another, and to offer the best of both approaches for students. If one considers only the teacher turnover statistics, they might look worrisome, but the teachers who are there are some of the very best in the District. The school has undergone a major revival in the past five years, and improves every year. There is an active parent community, and PTA operated after school programs that are engaging and varied, from Spanish to sewing to kickball. As a parent of a child with serious food allergies and learning differences, I have had very good experiences in having his needs met. Teachers and staffhave been creative, cooperative and committed in finding ways to meet his learning needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2005

I love this school and am sad to have to leave. The teachers are very inspiring as are the parents. It seems that the whole community is part of the school process. My son is in Kindergarten, in the montessori program. I am very pleased at what I see, with the activity level, attention to individuals, and love of learning. We will miss you bagley bees.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2005

Unique dual program school with a public montessori track or contemporary education track. Absolutely top-notch teaching staff who are dedicated, skilled and passionate about their student's success. Wonderful community of parents and neighborhood support. lots of interesting after school programs provided by the PTA. Equity for all children is a high priority. Excellent school dearly loved by it's community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2005

This is a great school with outstanding teachers and students. It provides a superb Montessori option in a public school setting and feels like a small close-knit community. The principal Mrs. McShane is as dedicated as they come. Our family loves this school and we will be sending all 4 of our children there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2005

High quality school with small classrooms. Focus on art and health and fitness. Wonderfully committed teachers and VERY active PTA. GREAT neighborhood school in a beautiful 99 year old classic Green Lake building.
—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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
93%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
75%

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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
61%
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 Students84%
Female90%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Low income43%
Not low income92%
Special education46%
Not special education90%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students93%
Female98%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic70%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Low income79%
Not low income96%
Special education69%
Not special education97%
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 Students78%
Female72%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Low incomen/a
Not low income80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female96%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Low incomen/a
Not low income89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students84%
Female92%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Low incomen/a
Not low income84%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
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 Students75%
Female77%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Low income60%
Not low income78%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students95%
Female95%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Low income90%
Not low income96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students97%
Female95%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Low income100%
Not low income96%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 71% 60%
Two or more races 9% 6%
Hispanic 8% 20%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 7%
Black 5% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 10%N/A8%
Special education 111%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 215%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 18N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 9N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 48%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Nurse(s)
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Anitra Pinchback-Jones

Programs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Football

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
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