School Details

Westbrook Elementary School

5110 Allan Ter, Bethesda, MD 20816
(301) 320-6506
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 403 students 15 student/teacher

Test Scores by grade

92%
78%
82%
96%
85%
83%

Maryland School Assessment (MSA)

In 2011-2012 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Montgomery County Public Schools average
  • Maryland state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

96%
91%
89%
99%
91%
88%

Maryland School Assessment (MSA)

In 2011-2012 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Montgomery County Public Schools average
  • Maryland state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

96%
85%
81%
97%
93%
88%
87%
72%
67%

Maryland School Assessment (MSA)

In 2011-2012 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Montgomery County Public Schools average
  • Maryland state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Westbrook Elementary School is a public elementary school in Bethesda. 403 children attend Westbrook Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Hispanic. 9% of the Westbrook Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 2% of the 403 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Westbrook Elementary School is 15:1. Somerset Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Field hockey
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 82% 39%
Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 15%
Hispanic 7% 22%
Multiracial 6% %
Asian 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 23%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 2% 27%
Limited English proficiency 9% 12%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    I have studied in Westbrook back in 1965. I am Brazilian and was very well accepted by teachers and friends although did not speak good English. I have very good memories of those 4 years.

  • (4 years ago)

    Westbrook is a great school. I've found the staff to be skilled dedicated sincere and nobody seems to have an ego problem or similar rough edge.

  • (6 years ago)

    A community school with involved parents. Interesting student-focused afterschool programs. Everyone walks to school - or so it seems.

  • (8 years ago)

    I've had children at Westbrook for four years. Westbrook is a (comparitively) small public school which allow for the 300 or so students to form a tight-knit community. Parent volunteers add much to the school as they are involved in the classrooms with PTA programs and fundraising. Parent volunteering is highly encouraged because it vaults the school from the ho-hum to one that offeres a wide variety of extracirriculars. Children are high achievers but those who need extra support find it through their teachers or para-educators. And those who want the extra challenge can find it easily. I think the teachers are adept at adjusting the cirriculum to fit the child. The school is growing in average class size with increased enrollement in the lower grades. The principal is in his first year at the school and is very encouraging of communication from all fronts.

  • (10 years ago)

    Fabulous neighborhood school. Very involved parent community. Supportive caring staff. The most kind gentle caring principal I have ever met (and I used to be a teacher before I had kids!) The only down side is that it is a very high achieving group of kids so that students who are performing at an 'average' level may feel 'behind'compared to many of their classmates. I've heard the special education services are good but you need to be vocal about what you want for your child (I understand this is true throughout Montgomery County Schools...its the way their system works I think) I think this school compares favorably with the area private schools academically.

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Overall score

(based on 8 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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