School Details

Newport Heights Elementary School

5525 119th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA 98006
(425) 456-5500
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 584 students 17 students/teacher (WA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

83%
81%
65%
83%
86%
73%

Washington Measurements of Student Progress (MSP)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Bellevue School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

78%
77%
63%
86%
83%
73%
89%
83%
62%

Washington Measurements of Student Progress (MSP)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Bellevue School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

80%
79%
63%
85%
88%
73%
84%
82%
67%

Washington Measurements of Student Progress (MSP)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Bellevue School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Newport Heights Elementary School is a public elementary school in Bellevue. The principal of Newport Heights Elementary School is AMY MACDONALD. 584 students go to Newport Heights Elementary School and are mostly Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 20% of the 584 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Newport Heights Elementary School is 17:1. St Madeleine Sophie Catholic School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Japanese
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 7% 10%
White, non-Hispanic 48% 48%
Asian/Pacific Islander 31% 30%
Asian 27% %
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 3%
Multiracial 10% 8%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.7% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 20% 21%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    With a new principal this year there is a marked decline in the leadership quality. This has affected the morale of the teachers and parents who have strived for years to build a strong community at the school.

  • (6 months ago)

    Concerns about leadership quality of the principal and the negative effect he may have on students teachers and community despite great overall teacher and family involvement.

  • (8 years ago)

    Newport Heights puts on a terrific musical play every other year that includes almost every student in the whole school from youngest to oldest and also boasts an incredible level of parent involvement in decorating sets working on dancing and singing and lines and selling refreshments at the show. This production is a big hit and everyone has a wonderful time.

  • (9 years ago)

    What a great school! The staff is very good and there are lots of activities for kids. I am very impressed with the principal and the pta is involved and positive. A great place for your kids!

  • (9 years ago)

    My son is a third grade student at Newport Heights Elementary school. I have found the principal staff and teachers at this school to be very helpful well qualified caring and supportive. They have always been willing to meet with me answer all my questions and suggest ways to further my son's education. There is a high level of parent involvement at this school. The PTA is very active and parents provide support in the classroom library office on the playground and with the after school programs. Some of the after school programs have included chess club art and Science Adventures. As a parent I feel very fortunate to have so many dedicated people at the school working for our children. My child has needed extra services for some mild developmental delays and I have found the help provided to him to be exceptional.

  • (10 years ago)

    I love this school and all the positive parent involvement. The staff has been there forever and the children are all known by name by the office staff. We are not big fans of the multi-age. Anyone who gets the chance to have their children part of the Newport Heights family is very lucky and we count our blessings daily as one of those families.

  • (10 years ago)

    I think the multi-age classes are great. My daughter loves being with children of different ages. The children are separated into grades for things like math in which it would be difficult to teach in a multi-age room. The staff is wonderful and there is not a high teacher turnover as another parent wrote. In 2003 they only had one new teacher and that was to fill a new teacher position due to high enrollment. The pricipal loves all the children and knows every child by name. The school in welcoming and I feel very comfortable with my daughter attending.

  • (10 years ago)

    This school promotes the multi-age scenario. K-1 together 2-3 together 4 standalone 5 standalone. The only elementary school in the district that still has multi-age. This is great for the lower grade kids if they need a challenge. My son was in NHE K-5. Each year as a 'younger' it was great as an 'older' he did the same work over again. In my opinion the teacher has to teach to too many levels when they have 2 grades in one class. The administration is very inflexible and difficult to work with. High teacher turnover lately. There is no written discipline policy.

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Overall score

(based on 12 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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