School Details

Westhill Elementary School

Test Scores by grade

82%
76%
65%
90%
85%
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
  • Northshore School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

83%
79%
63%
86%
85%
73%
80%
77%
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
  • Northshore School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

82%
77%
63%
85%
86%
73%
89%
81%
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
  • Northshore School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

70%
81%
59%
79%
85%
72%

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
  • Northshore School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Westhill Elementary School is a public middle school in Bothell. The principal of Westhill Elementary School is Anne Cullum. 443 students go to Westhill Elementary School and identify mostly as Asian/Pacific Islander; Multiracial; and White, non-Hispanic. 22% of the 443 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Westhill Elementary School is 18:1. St Brendan Parish School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Sports

  • Cross country
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 13%
Multiracial 9% 6%
White, non-Hispanic 62% 67%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 2%
Hispanic 14% 11%
Asian 11% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.9% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.5% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 22% 18%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    I wish I could say that my experience with this school has been a rewarding one but I'd be totally wrong! Last year was our first year here and I was impressed with my son's first grade teacher (Hyndman -- she can be quite tough but it is because she truly does care!) This year has been a disaster and has ultimately made us realize that we have to get our child out of this school as soon as possible. His second grade teacher has been extremely unprofessional -- my husband and I have met with her on three separate occasions where she spent the entire time telling us how "immature" our child is without backing her claims. And just exactly HOW mature is a 7 year old expected to be? He's a child for crying out loud!!! Overall this teacher has been a major disappointment and has hurt our son's feelings on multiple occasions. He now has a strong distaste for school because of her constant pestering. I just hope we are able to undo the damage that she has caused. No one deserves the kind of treatment we've received from this institution and we most certainly will NOT be back next year!!!

  • (3 years ago)

    Both my kids go to WestHill and have been really impressed with the teachers and the community around westhill. Kudos to Ms. Bonifaci (3rd grade) and Ms. Hydman.(1st grade) They have left remarkeable impressions on our kids

  • (5 years ago)

    Westhill has been great for both of my children. They have attended for going on four years and we truly appreciate the diversity available. There isn't much diversity on the Eastside of Lake Washington. The teachers have left lasting impressions on our children and their learning has exceeded our expectations as parents. I would encourage anyone to go meet the staff and learn about the West hill Mustangs.

  • (9 years ago)

    Westhill Elementary has been a school that has provided quality education and a great sense of community. It is being required to support a rapidly growing suburban population but is not buckling under the strain. Overall it has been a very good school in the quality Northshore School District.

  • (11 years ago)

    We transferred our son from a private school two yrs ago and feel that West Hill is comparable to private education in many ways. This is a small school with lots of individualized attention terrific programs and strong parent involvement. There are good systems in place to accomodate all students regardless of learning levels without removing them from their classrooms. There is high-tech wiring and computers in every classroom and the library. There are wonderful Art and Music programs for all ages. And West Hill strongly promotes good citizenship amongst its students. There is a great gymnasium playground and playfields for physical health as well. Parents are very involved at this school and there is a strong sense of community spirit in this neighborhood. I highly recommend this school and the Northshore School District!

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Overall score

(based on 6 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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