Spiritridge is a great community full of bright kids and involved parents. The facilities are brand new after a 2010 remodel but they kept the fantastic playground full of trees. The principal is really on top of the school and knows her teachers and students well. My daughter has had great teachers that are well-supported and well-paid. However because this school houses the gifted program for southern Bellevue there has been a huge turn-over in students the past two years. Half of our students are new - that's 300 out of 600. Spiritridge is a very big elementary school and all-school functions suffer from it. Classes that should do things together like lunch and recess are broken up by gifted and general population because of the sheer number of kids in each of the upper grades. Lastly if your kid is high-performing but not gifted like ours they are a little lost in this population. Teachers have time to serve the middle 60%. Special ed covers the kids in the lower 20% but there is no longer any enrichment offered if your child has a less than 144 IQ. We still love the school but we are discouraged by our child's flagging interest in school because she's bored.
About This School
Spiritridge Elementary School is a public elementary school in Bellevue. The principal of Spiritridge Elementary School is Alexa Allman. 549 children attend Spiritridge Elementary School and identfiy primarily as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 15% of the 549 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Spiritridge Elementary School is 17:1. Phantom Lake Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.
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