School Details

Brigadoon Elementary School

3601 SW 336th St, Federal Way, WA 98023
(253) 945-2400
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 274 students 15 students/teacher (WA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

63%
60%
65%
59%
67%
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
  • Federal Way School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

89%
56%
63%
82%
67%
73%
64%
52%
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
  • Federal Way School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

69%
59%
63%
67%
67%
73%
67%
58%
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
  • Federal Way School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Brigadoon Elementary School is a public elementary school in Federal Way. The principal of Brigadoon Elementary School is Chris Odell. 274 students attend Brigadoon Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; and Hispanic. 53% of the 274 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Brigadoon Elementary School is 15:1. Olympic View Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Photography
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Cantonese
  • Italian
  • Latin
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Sports

  • Crew
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 40% 37%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 3% 4%
Hispanic 20% 23%
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% 1%
Multiracial 15% 11%
Asian 12% %
Black, non-Hispanic 11% 11%
Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 13%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 53% 56%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    The only thing I do not like about Brigadoon is that now I only have one kid there. I once had three enrolled here and was our home away from home. The teacher staff PTA and community involvement is outstanding and since it's a walk only school all my kids' friends live close. When all three are done I will truly miss the sense of family Brigadoon always gave us!!!!

  • (1 year ago)

    Love everyone in this school!!!! They are such good teachers!!!! Ms. Moenoa and Ms. Moderelli are working very hard - our heroes!!!!

  • (1 year ago)

    I am very happy with this school. For the most part the staff is friendly and inviting I am thrilled with the teachers of my students. The Principal I havent really got to know or to talk to but she was borderline rude the first conversation but my students seem to like her.

  • (1 year ago)

    Brigadoon has always been a great school my daughter is in 1st grade now and is learning chapter books! Yay

  • (3 years ago)

    Brigadoon is a very educated school for my child that is in fifth grade and she is in GATE. she learns something new everyday and she is good at passing her grades. No one bullies her there's adults who watch the recess grounds which makes me feel safe. well there's even GREAT teachers there that get on it. It make me feel confident that she has a good education in her life. Brigadoon is a very good school to attend to. but even though there isn't very much PTA i hope some people will join the PTA to have good yearbooks money for the monster-mash even money for more field trips. But i wish there will be more teachers to watch the students just in case for inappropriate behavior. )

  • (6 years ago)

    Based upon conversations with other educators and my experiences Brigadoon has wonderful teachers who are very passionate about education and as a result boast some of the top standardized test scores in the state. The PTA leadership puts tremendous effort into making education positive at Brigadoon. Brigadoon however suffers from a lack of parental involvement throughout the education process. Leadership fails to adhere to best practices recommended by both governmental and non-governmental agencies geared to increasing parental involvement. Parents must reach out to teachers and the principal for information. If it were not for district and state policies there would be little communication initiated by the school. There is no effort by the school to create a learning partnership with parents. With that said much of the problems at this school are due to leadership challenges at the district level.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have two children that attend Brigadoon. I have really been impressed with the quality of education my kids have recieved at the school. Both my kids were reading fluently as they left kindergarten. The teachers they have had have been kind and have inspired them to do there very best. The Librarian is amazing the music teacher is very competent and the kids in every grade level have their own concert every year. I wish the PTA was a little stronger. There are many quality caring people that work very hard for the children at this school. All in all Brigadoon has done a great job.

  • (7 years ago)

    My child has attended pre-school and is now in Kindergarten at Brigadoon. I have been impressed by the emphasis on phonics and reading and am amazed that my five year old is now an independent reader who reads newspapers and chapter books. The creative approach to writing has created an enjoyable atmosphere for my child and has made learning fun. I feel there is a well rounded program and I feel involved and up to date with what her class is doing.

  • (7 years ago)

    My child previously attended Brigadoon. My child was injured seriously at school twice and I was very disappointed in the way it was handled. While I realize that accidents do happen it was clear that the school was more concerned about whether we would sue (which we didn't) than my child's well being. As far as academics...At Brigadoon I thought there was too much emphasis on Accelerated Reader and they use the new funny math rather than teachiung traditional math skills. When I expressed my concern about my child not knowing her basic multiplication facts (after 4th grade) I was told that she could use a calculator...how does that help?

  • (11 years ago)

    I have two children that go to this school. One is in special Ed and gets lots of help and support from the LRC teacher and classroom teacher. My other child's teacher is supportive and sends home extra homework so she can stay busy and increase her skills.

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