Edwin R Opstad Elementary School

1345 Stillson Ave SE, North Bend, WA 98045
(425) 831-8300

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 550 students 20 students/teacher (WA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade


Washington Measurements of Student Progress (MSP)

In 2013-2014 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 2014
  • Snoqualmie Valley School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Edwin R Opstad Elementary School is a public elementary school in North Bend. The principal of Edwin R Opstad Elementary School is Amy Wright, who can be contacted at wrighta@svsd410.org. 550 students go to Edwin R Opstad Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 21% of the 550 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Edwin R Opstad Elementary School is 20:1. North Bend Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 87% 86%
Hispanic 6% 5%
Multiracial 4% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 1%
Asian 1% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.9% 4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.6% 0%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.2% 1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 21% 15%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    My child has been at Opstad since kindergarten and loves it. You really get a positive feel from this small town community school. The teachers and staff are quality members that are invested in the kids. The principal is new the last several years.

  • (2 years ago)

    The principal is terrible! Hard to get a hold of not responsive and has the wrong principles about what is right for the students. Forget about trying to provide input about child placement. That has no bearing to teacher selection. The teachers have to rate your child and based on that a special committee creates rosters not one teacher is in this committee. This is not about placing your child in a class where he/she can succeed. It is all about creating a class that would fit each teacher based on their weaknesses. I gave it two stars as they have a lot of great teachers and the secretaries are amazing. Management is about arranging and telling. Leadership is about nurturing and enhancing. Tom Peters

  • (2 years ago)

    Great School! My oldest daughter just finished kindergarten and we had a great experience at Opstad! Her teacher was awesome with emailing and talking to us throughout the year to let us know how she was doing and how we could help her be ready for 1st grade! Love the new principle too!!

  • (2 years ago)

    Curriculum feels rigorous compared to some other districts. Teachers are clearly committed to their students and aim to have students challenge themselves when applicable. Extracurricular offerings through PTA RISE program are EXCELLENT. Principal is new there this year and doesn't seem to interact with parents or students much...but teachers may feel completely differently...more important!

  • (4 years ago)

    Great staff great programs. All of our children love this school the classes and the activities.

  • (5 years ago)

    The PTA is super-agro ... You're either all in or all out. There is little standardization between same-grade classrooms. I have twins and one would come home each night with 5 - 10 correct and returns while the other would come home with nothing even though both were reported to be struggling in the same subjects. When I attempted to ask one of the teachers to use a couple tools we use in the home with one of my children she just blank stared at me .... zero response. Is that the type of teacher that is committed to her kids' academic success? This school is great if you're a super-adult-pleasing braniac kid. If you're not you're left behind. Even though I work full time I am seriously considering homeschooling my kids.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love it for the small class sizes and the fact that there is only 1 fundraiser each year with the Walk-A-Thon. It's nice not to have to sell something but instead promote a healthier alternative.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is excellent. Any time I had a concern the teachers would be emailing or calling me immediately to resolve it. Sometimes the principal even called me directly when I had a question or concern. Excellent teachers and a very high quality education.

  • (6 years ago)

    Terrible bully problem. Ineffectual principal. Crowded classrooms. Teachers oblivious to learning disabilities.

  • (7 years ago)

    This is my son's second year at Opstad. I loved his kindergarten teacher and he has done well in school. I think this school is great so far.

  • (9 years ago)

    Opstad Elementary is outstanding in parent involvement! Teachers have support from parents in both the classroom and with paperwork (that frees the teachers up to do more one- on-one with students. The PTA supplements the budget to such a great level that they contribute 50% of the non-salary budget. Students are offered several enrichment classes; art PE music computer skills and advanced placement. This is a great school community.

  • (11 years ago)

    My son went to Opstad K - 5. Expectations were laid out at the beginning of each year and we had clear lines of communication with teachers and administration. Staff regularly reviews all available metrics and assessments to evolve curriculum. Excellent school and environment.

  • (12 years ago)

    My child attended Opstad for two years. The school needs to revamp its reading program. The staff are somewhat involved. We transferred to North Bend Elementary and hope it will be better.

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