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B F Day Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 330 students

 
 

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Posted June 30, 2012

one of the best. when I got surprised when I saw this low rate it not true at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2011

My daughter transferred to B.F. Day from a French immersion private school and we were concerned as to how she would adjust to not only a public school system but also one set up completely differently than the French system she was coming out of. Our concerns completely faded as we got to know her teacher and saw how her English reading skills blossomed. She was involved in an after school tutoring program provided by the school to help with her English reading and we have seen an amazing improvement. She loves the public school family environment we have found at B.F. Day. I would also like to point out that although class size is general is about 17 or 18 in comparison to some of the other public schools in the area it has less students and there is always a huge participation by parents/interns in the class room. I would recommend this school to any family and encourage them to talk with the principal who is very engaging and helpful in addressing any questions and concerns. It was the right fit for our daughter and we are thrilled to have her as a student at B.F. Day Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2010

The old brick facade and large front doors open to a hallway of stairs and give the school iteself rich character. The principal stands outside to greet kids, keeping a watchful eye out as the buses arrive every morning and depart every afternoon. She knows both me and my husband's names by first name, half way through my daughter's first year. The hallways are open, the classrooms have natural sunlight. Our teacher is highly reguarded by parents and colleagues. Acedemics are balanced. (She's in K and now reading at 2nd grade level). Provided school lunches are healthy and natural. The play yard comes with all the regular play space and equipment, but also small climbing trees, and dirt patches. They visit the beach at the beginning and end of each year, letting the children roam (with adequate supervision) free to discover and connect with the Earth. Great, home-like school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2009

We have two children at B.F. Day (1st and 3rd grades) and have only the best things to say about this school. The principal is excellent; the staff is dedicated, talented and caring; and the community is warm and interesting. The student body is very diverse which is unique for the north end and the various programs and special projects that the children take part in make their experience here very rich. My kids really feel excited to go to school everyday and very nurtured at this special place. B.F. Day is truly a hidden gem in Seattle's hyped-up northwest cluster.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2008

Two kids here, one started in 2nd grade while the other started K. So many great teachers and families. Have seen the retiring and subsequent replacement of a few teachers, new teachers are well chosen. After school program on-site is also 5 stars.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2007

We've had nothing but good experiences at BF Day. When my Kindergardener started this year and was having separation anxiety, the principal helped us for weeks every morning until my son got into the swing of things. So far my kids have had two excellent teachers and one that is good but not great. The teachers and principal have been very interested and responsive when I've voiced concerns over my kids development and learning. Of course class sizes are too large, as in most Washington schools. But that's a state funding issue, not the fault of the school. I think the fact that it's a pretty small school makes a difference.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2005

B F Day is the most family-oriented school my children have attended. There's always an open invitation for me to attend classes, fieldtrips, family dinners... there are always many volunteers around. It's a close and caring environment. It's also the most diverse school we've attended -- in both student & staff population, and subject matter students are exposed to. In addition to the core math, writing & reading subjects, teachers make it their mission to broaden the scope of their students' learning. In addition to textbooks, my 4th grader reads The Seattle Times regularly, and my 3rd grader reads novels about families & endangered wildlife in China, anItalian mouse, American immigrant children... He's seeing the world through the books he reads in class and learning to empathize w/ other cultures. My 4th grader built an electric motor and even told me how it works. It's a creative, enriching place for kids to grow.
—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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
69%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
37%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
36%
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 Students59%
Female59%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Low income39%
Not low income71%
Special education62%
Not special education58%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students57%
Female59%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Low income30%
Not low income74%
Special education54%
Not special education58%
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 Students63%
Female58%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Low income50%
Not low income73%
Special education25%
Not special education73%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students60%
Female62%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Low income52%
Not low income67%
Special education33%
Not special education68%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students55%
Female69%
Male41%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Low income48%
Not low income60%
Special education25%
Not special education63%
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 Students63%
Female58%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Low income29%
Not low income89%
Special educationn/a
Not special education65%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students61%
Female68%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Low income29%
Not low income86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education63%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students63%
Female53%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Low income38%
Not low income82%
Special educationn/a
Not special education63%
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 54% 63%
Black 21% 5%
Asian 13% 7%
Hispanic 9% 18%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 5%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 142%N/A40%
Transitional bilingual 218%N/A8%
Special education 213%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 17N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 55%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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