School Details

Cougar Ridge Elementary School

4630 167th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA 98006
(425) 837-7300
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 564 students 16 students/teacher (WA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

78%
83%
65%
94%
91%
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
  • Issaquah School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

93%
84%
63%
89%
87%
73%
87%
80%
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
  • Issaquah School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

91%
83%
63%
91%
88%
73%
93%
87%
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
  • Issaquah School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Cougar Ridge Elementary School is a public elementary school in Issaquah. The principal of Cougar Ridge Elementary School is Jacklyn Tanner. 564 students attend Cougar Ridge Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 2% of the 564 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Cougar Ridge Elementary School is 16:1. Hillside Student Community is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Latin
  • Mandarin

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes
  • Tennis

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 58% 68%
Asian/Pacific Islander 36% 23%
Asian 34% %
Multiracial 3% %
Hispanic 3% 6%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.6%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 2% 9%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    A wonderful school with an emphasis on excellence community and involvement. It has the feeling of a small school where everyone knows each other including staff and teachers. The principal Mrs. Tanner is welcoming engaging and simply amazing. There are so many activities for kids and families including parent education art classes community dinners and other extracurriculars.

  • (3 years ago)

    A fabulous school. Great teachers and staff. Everyone is 100% committed to the kids and making sure they have a positive learning environment. Teachers spend a lot of extra time to make sure the kids are learning at their highest possible level. Children also attend weekly classes in PE Music Library Computer Science & Art (Art & Library are every other week). PTSA is very involved and funds lots of extras at the school.

  • (4 years ago)

    Cougar Ridge benefits from outstanding teachers involved families and a supportive district. Defines excellence.

  • (5 years ago)

    excellent school in excellent neighborhood where parents are highly educated and very supportive. Smart and motivated kids. 5 stars for PTSA. 5th grade team are very competitive.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is the best school in all of washington. My daughter has made friends with both boys and girls. They teach kids how to really connect and not to leave anyone out. This school os so inviting and loving we really are one big bobcat family.

  • (7 years ago)

    Cougar Ridge knows how to challenge academically bright children of which there are many. My son's first grade experience was wonderful. His teacher really pushed the class and he came out an 'expert' in many topics. Some of his peers in other classes didn't fare as well as there's one teacher who seems to rather be anywhere else but at school.

  • (8 years ago)

    I have been pleased with the experience my child has had at Cougar Ridge. I feel the teachers communicate well and are geniunely interested in both the emotional and educational welfare of my child. The building itself is bright and cheerful. The PTSA is involved and sponsors a lot of great programs. We've been happy with the school.

  • (8 years ago)

    My daughter has attended this school for 3 and a half years. This is a wonderful school and has exceptional parent involvement

  • (8 years ago)

    A wonderful school with many great programs! Parent involvement is extremely high and allows for curriculum enrichment and programs. Recently the PTSA raised enough money at their auction to buy document cameras (to replace overhead projectors) for all classroom teachers. Great students great parents great teachers great school!

  • (9 years ago)

    We enrolled our child at Cougar Ridge after two years of private school. We were shocked by the level of non-chalantness concerning our child's education and well being in class. We were also involved in the volunteering at this school. We were amazed for a school of the enrollment size of Cougar Ridge how few parents are actively involved despite the school touting the '100% PTA involvement'- this simply means everyone paid their PTA dues. Our experience at this school taught us that you either accept the 'cookie cutter' education without questions or you go elsewhere. We chose to go elsewhere and have not regretted it.

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Overall score

(based on 13 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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