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Burnt Bridge Creek Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 529 students

 

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Posted June 22, 2014

The principal - Darcy Mitchelson - is absolutely AMAZING! Any school would be lucky to have her! I've also been impressed with the Speech Therapist, the Occupational Therapist and the school psychologist. Top rate, caring people.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2014

I absolutely LOVE this school! The teachers are so nice and truly care about their students. The principal goes above and beyond for her students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2013

Teachers are great and keep in great communication. School has great programs and the newer principal has nothing but the kids in mind. This school has turned around a great deal. My kindergartener has made huge leaps in knowledge and he was doing really well before he enrolled.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2013

My kids are in 2nd and 4th grade and have attended BBC since kindergarten. Both of my kids for the most part have had great teachers that have went above and beyond to help my child succeed. My youngest child's teacher has even attended a few baseball and football games outside of school time to see him play! The last 2 years we have had a new principal that has been great so far!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2010

My children started going to BBC in October of 2009. This school has been a positive change for them as they love the teachers and really enjoy going everyday. They are doing an excellent job and their grades have improved dramatically. I highly recommend this school to all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2008

My child is in 4th grade and has gone to this school since Kindergarten. He is gifted and is shipped off to another school for the Excel program once a week. However, a neighbor of mine has a child who needed desperate help with reading and she was put in a special program at BBC and within a year was right up there with all her peers. Amazing improvement! She also needed help with math and they put her in some kind of a program that worked on her large motor skills and hand-eye coordination, which I guess helps work a similar portion of the brain (I think that was the reasoning?). Anyway, my point is, whether gifted or needing support, I have seen it taken care of at BBC. I am very comfortable having my child attend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2007

My experience has been similar. Children who test well or test below average get the attention they need to be successful. The average child who may be struggling, but needs a little more help can easily get lost in the crowd.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2007

My daughter has attended this school for a couple of months now. She is bright, but has a hard time staying on task and paying attention. Rather then working with me to help address this issue, the teacher is too busy trying to direct a packed classroom, and she falls through the cracks. The average child and children that test really well do great here. Children who have a harder time keeping an interest aren't met half way; rather they're told to hurry up. BBC really needs to address this issue.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2004

This is just a great school! The school teaches kids basic life school - show respect, do your personal best, follow direction, cooperate. They involve the families and have a good volunteer base. While working in the classroom I see an unbelievable amount of education happening. I would recommend this school to anyone. I believe it is just as good as any private school.
—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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
52%
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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
54%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
20%
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%
Female70%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Low income45%
Not low income69%
Special educationn/a
Not special education68%
Limited English42%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students59%
Female73%
Male45%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Low income42%
Not low income71%
Special educationn/a
Not special education66%
Limited English33%
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 Students32%
Female33%
Male31%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic32%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White34%
Low income25%
Not low income41%
Special educationn/a
Not special education35%
Limited English8%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students56%
Female70%
Male42%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic69%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Low income45%
Not low income69%
Special educationn/a
Not special education62%
Limited English25%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students57%
Female65%
Male49%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic58%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Low income49%
Not low income67%
Special educationn/a
Not special education63%
Limited English17%
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%
Female46%
Male51%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic31%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White52%
Low income40%
Not low income56%
Special education22%
Not special education54%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students56%
Female64%
Male49%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic31%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Low income38%
Not low income72%
Special education17%
Not special education65%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students59%
Female64%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic39%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Low income43%
Not low income74%
Special education44%
Not special education62%
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%
Hispanic 13% 20%
Two or more races 6% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 7%
Black 2% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 19%N/A8%
Special education 113%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 247%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 14N/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 74%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

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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

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Jan Davey

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
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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Vancouver, WA 98682
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