School Details

Briarwood Elementary School

17020 SE 134th St, Renton, WA 98059
(425) 837-5000
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 431 students 17 students/teacher (WA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

74%
83%
65%
84%
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

77%
84%
63%
84%
87%
73%
82%
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

74%
83%
63%
79%
88%
73%
85%
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

Briarwood Elementary School is a public elementary school in Renton. The principal of Briarwood Elementary School is DREW TERRY. 431 children attend Briarwood Elementary School and identify mostly as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 15% of the 431 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Briarwood Elementary School is 17:1. Cedar River Montessori School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Theater drama

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Soccer
  • Softball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 8% 6%
White, non-Hispanic 68% 68%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 3%
Multiracial 3% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 18% 23%
Asian 16% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.9% 0.6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.7% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 15% 9%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    The teachers and principal of Briarwood are amazing! Extremely supportive learning environment. My daughter attended a private school until 3rd grade and we decided to put her back in the public school system. I would say the education she received for the past 2 years from Briarwood far exceeded my expectation. The school was total rebuilt in 2011 it is now a state of the art school building. I am extremely please with the school. Issaquah School District is one of the best school district in WA.

  • (4 years ago)

    I grew up in the area and went to Briarwood and my two siblings as well. Now my son goes to Briarwood I have always been very happy with the staff programs and curriculum. I also love the principal he knows all the children on a first name basis!

  • (4 years ago)

    Last year my child was in Full Day Kindergarten the academia was great. We are very involved in our son's schooling & when we are told that the teacher & school supports our involvement we expect that to be the case; which was not the case. While volunteering in the class the assistant teacher made a comment stating that "these kids are so needy it's irritating" not acceptable behavior by any teacher regardless the age or behavior of the child.Later in the year for snack our child received small doughnuts as a treat for being well behaved to our astonishment the teacher chastised our child in front of the class stating that he needed to make better food choices. My son continues to ask whether or not what he is eating is healthy & going to make him fat. Lastly our withdrawal was handled poorly and complete uncouth.

  • (4 years ago)

    Amazing school with outstanding teachers! Briarwood will begin construction next year on a new school and our family is looking forward to the new facilities! Overall we are very pleased to have sent out kids to an amazing school. Way to go!

  • (6 years ago)

    Both of my children attend this school and we have been very pleased with the teachers overall academic curriculum support the children receive. The small classroom size allows for a lot of one-on-one with the children. It is a great school!

  • (6 years ago)

    I love this school. We have attended other districts and by far the Issaquah district has great standards that the schools must live up to. My children are well cared for at school and their teachers seem to truly care about each student. The classes sizes are respectable here too. I applaud our bus driver too for caring for her passangers as we would as parents!

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Overall score

(based on 6 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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