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View Ridge Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 591 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted June 3, 2013

We have been very happy at this school! The teachers are passionate and committed professionals and the parent community is very involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2013

I find that this school maintains a separate and unequal environment. There are spectrum and non-spectrum classrooms and all the love, resources and care goes to spectrum. By 5th grade, the message to non-spectrum kids is that they are "bad" kids who are not very good at school. Set a low expectation and get bad results. Parents are cliquish and it's just too big. Sorry that Seattle Public Schools won't step up and provide quality education for all children. That this school is a 10 is a joke. A big, overcrowded one.


Posted August 11, 2009

View Ridge Elementary School has been a very good experience for children. The Principal is very involved and maintains an excellent teaching staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2008

We have a first grader and soon to be kindergartner (next year). We are very happy with our decision to send our kids to public school and not private schools we looked at.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2006

This is a fantastic school with extremely dedicated team of educators. I went there as a child and now my own child will be attending. The teachers all deserve national recognition!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2006

A good neighborhood school. The education is acceptable to good depending on the teachers. There are many extracurricular activites but we went for private instructions for in-depth work. Parents are involved at school at different levels and always around. It's considered a overall good school in seattle.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2004

View Ridge is a wonderful school with a great staff and very involved principal. The academics are very strong and are supplemented by enrichment specialists in art, music, pe and library. They have wonderful chess, choir and instrument music programs and have a variety of after school programs. Parent involvement is extremely high and students make many friends within this school! The Principal is very involved and knows each child. Highly recommend this school!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
94%

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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%

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 Students94%
Female96%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Low incomen/a
Not low income94%
Special education64%
Not special education98%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students96%
Female98%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Low incomen/a
Not low income96%
Special education73%
Not special education99%
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 Students84%
Female89%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Low incomen/a
Not low income87%
Special education37%
Not special education94%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female95%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Low incomen/a
Not low income92%
Special education42%
Not special education100%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students86%
Female91%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian93%
Asian/Pacific Islander93%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Low incomen/a
Not low income88%
Special education47%
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 Students91%
Female100%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian92%
Asian/Pacific Islander92%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Low incomen/a
Not low income93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female100%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Low incomen/a
Not low income91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students91%
Female97%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Low incomen/a
Not low income95%
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

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 71% 60%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 12% 7%
Two or more races 10% 6%
Hispanic 5% 20%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Black 1% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 10%N/A8%
Special education 114%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 25%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 12N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 67%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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7047 50 Av NE
Seattle, WA 98115
Phone: (206) 252-5600

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