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Burton Elementary School

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Posted October 22, 2013

I feel like Burton teachers cant really care less about each individual student. I am very disappointed in the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2013

I loved everything,my son had a lot of improvement,we just moved from the islands and t was so much they have helped my son in everything by learning the language,reading,counting and more,thank you to all his teachers,principal and every faculties,may you all be blessed and God give you more knowledge and strength by teaching all the children from here and there,thank you again and may you all be blessed
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2013

Hi I have two kids that go to this school. I am not happy at all with the school well with the teachers. I have volunteerd for two years and I see that the kids are on their own most of the time. The teacher's just don't care. They say your kid is not doing good at a subject but will not spend the one on one time. This is a bad school the teacher in my sons second grade class said she dosent even check his homework. Amy from the office is the only person I can say anything good about she is helpful and nice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2010

My grandson started Kendergarten this year and we seem to be pleased with the school and his teacher and staff. The teacher seems to be really organized and I greatly appriciate that it's very helpfull for me to stay on top of things with my grandsons homework ect. Pleased Grandma:*)


Posted May 27, 2010

I find it disturbing that my not-so-great review of Burton elementary, dated May 11th, was removed despite adhering to the terms of service of this web site. I won't go into long drawn-out detail of my problems with this school again since it appears they have enlisted the help of members of this community to squash any negative opinions of Burton elementary. I'll just give my star ratings and leave it at that. **Be wary of the artificially high scores on the reviews for this school, negative reviews get removed.**
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2010

I have one child at this school and we love it. Teachers, staff and Principal all are great! They care about the kids and love teaching. Responding to the post on May 11, the Principal is very connected and is always available, try making an appoitment, I'm sure she would love to sit down and talk to you and Uh Oh's are a form of communicatoin not a punshiment, they are for you, so you know what is going on at school. It is apart of the PBS behavior system they use, the students also receive dragon scales when they do good things and then the school has an all school celebration when they reach their goal. I'm not sure what school you are talking about but my daughter loves Burton and so do I! If you are that unhappy maybe you should try a private school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2008

Burton elementary is a wonderful school. All the teachers are genuine, committed, and dedicated. Thanks for all the effort!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2008

Burton elemetary school is one of the best schools my children love it there. my child who is goign to 6th grade now is very sad to be leaving burton! but overall the teachers here give it there all to help their students. and they are very wonderfull teachers
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 14, 2008

This is a great school. Also, the schoold district has done a great job on hooking parents online with them for direct communication. I love the fact I can see what my child is doing from my office or at home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2007

Burton has the best teachers! I would'nt want my child to go to any other school!! We are a tight knit family and the staff try thier best to make sure everyone loves going to school. Our school has a awesome pto they do thier best to raise money for good old fashioned family fun. Don't worry I'am not bi-est I'am not even a pto member... So do your research and come join our family!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2007

Great school. Glad to have my kids going here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2007

My kids adore the school and teachers, and so far all the teachers have been excellant and very involved going the extra mile for my kids
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2007

I've volunteered here with friends. Mostly good, caring teachers, good principal now. Lots of kids with tough backgrounds. Could use more parent involvement.


Posted May 8, 2006

Great School Great Teachers.Good management and lots of extra curricular activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2006

Great staff. Amazing vision. Very student-centered staff who works hard for each and every student. Need more parent support.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 12, 2005

Terrible administration. Terrible teachers. Poor intruction. No organization.
—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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
67%

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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
29%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
58%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
53%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
24%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
19%
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 Students47%
Female37%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic45%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Low income48%
Not low income45%
Special education8%
Not special education55%
Limited English40%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students53%
Female48%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Low income52%
Not low income55%
Special education17%
Not special education60%
Limited English30%
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 Students48%
Female59%
Male38%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic25%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Low income37%
Not low income67%
Special education13%
Not special education63%
Limited English20%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students55%
Female63%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic25%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Low income46%
Not low income71%
Special education13%
Not special education73%
Limited English30%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students41%
Female48%
Male34%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic13%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Low income31%
Not low income57%
Special education13%
Not special education53%
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 Students55%
Female41%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White52%
Low income51%
Not low income61%
Special education27%
Not special education63%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students56%
Female63%
Male51%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White52%
Low income54%
Not low income61%
Special education27%
Not special education65%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students54%
Female56%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White51%
Low income48%
Not low income65%
Special education20%
Not special education64%
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 64% 60%
Hispanic 18% 20%
Two or more races 8% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 7%
Black 3% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 114%N/A8%
Special education 115%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 270%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 14N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 61%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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  • Bonnie Webberley

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14015 NE 28th St
Vancouver, WA 98682
Phone: (360) 604-4975

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