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About This School

Birchview Elementary School is a public elementary school in Plymouth. The principal of Birchview Elementary School is Thomas Koch, who can be contacted at tom.koch@wayzata.k12.mn.us. 671 children attend Birchview Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 22% of the 671 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Birchview Elementary School is 17:1. Gleason Lake Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Drawing painting
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Badminton
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Field hockey
    • Football
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 70% 80%
Hispanic 3% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 13% 8%
Asian 12% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 10%
Multiracial 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 22% 13%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    Birchview Elementary School is a great school. The techers do not pretent to their students. The students are taught the right lessons. They are a very good role model for our children and the next generation in our school disrtict. we want to keep teachers like them in all of our school system in the entire U.S school system. many thanks to all of you at Birchview. Esther Kamara (Loshiaka's mother)

  • (2 years ago)

    I have been nothing but pleased with our Birchview expereince. My son has thoroughly enjoyed his first grade and now second grade teachers. The staff is very welcoming and involved. I highly reccomend Birchview. The pod classrooms are not ideal but our a reality of the financial state of MN. They do an excellent job with the space they have.

  • (3 years ago)

    Since this is greatschools.org it's important to point out that Birchview isn't exactly a great school but rather merely "good" school in a great district. Not every school is equal across the school district that's why it is really important be involved in your child s academic experience. Albeit Birchview is blessed with a strong principal (who is credited for making much headway) who is retiring. In addition they have some very nice teachers. Be warned though as they teach in pods. That s a nice way of thinking of an open room with four separate classrooms in one room divided by book shelves. Not only is it loud but it is very cluttered due to space limitations. Things were hanging from the ceiling and there wasn t an inch of wall space noticeable. The classroom and building is also dark. Not really an environment conducive to learning. There were only two slivers for windows in the classrooms. It s really not where we let alone our children would like to be 8 hours a day.

  • (3 years ago)

    Birchview has excellent teachers and an outstanding principle - in turn they have wonderful students achieving academic excellence. I wish more schools in our nation could do all the great things that Birchview is doing!

  • (3 years ago)

    My son attended this school only to have the kindergarten teacher constantly questioning my son of my parenting then getting other parties involved especially outside sources. I understand the concerns the teacher may have had but my son was traumatized by their actions.

  • (4 years ago)

    When relocating to MN I personally interviewed 13 different schools 7 principals and narrowed it down to 2 - then instructing my realtor to find a house by one of them ending with a purchase a few blocks from Birchview. I am so happy with the staff the curriculum the pod setting the WPS resources and the location. This is a community that values education!

  • (4 years ago)

    My grandson attends this school. I have visited his classroom and think they have wonderful teachers.

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