School Details

Elizabeth Blackwell Elementary School

3225 205th Placene, Sammamish, WA 98074
(425) 702-3454
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 520 students 17 students/teacher (WA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

86%
83%
65%
97%
89%
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
  • Lake Washington School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

81%
82%
63%
88%
87%
73%
91%
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
  • Lake Washington School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

89%
82%
63%
93%
89%
73%
89%
88%
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
  • Lake Washington School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Elizabeth Blackwell Elementary School is a public elementary school in Sammamish. The principal of Elizabeth Blackwell Elementary School is Michael Anderson. 520 students go to Elizabeth Blackwell Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 2% of the 520 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Elizabeth Blackwell Elementary School is 17:1. Sunset Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 75% 69%
Hispanic 5% 7%
Multiracial 3% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 16% 17%
Asian 15% %
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 2% 14%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    When we moved to this area I thought it was one of the best schools around (that's why we moved here)...WRONG! As long as you go with the flow don't make waves and do as the PTSA demands that you do I guess you'll be happy. I challenged some "old ways" and was promptly "corrected". They do not like to be even slightly told about a new idea. And if your child is perfect in every subject you'll do well. If they need extra help you are looked down on because you are bringing the entire schools test scores down...that is the most important thing to the school and to most of the parents. They do not say this of course but the other parents constantly bug you about your child's scores while telling you their child is "helping" the greater good of the school by their awesome scores. The teachers aren't quite as rude about it but it comes out it other less subtle ways. We are switching to private school starting next year-I have had enough.

  • (1 year ago)

    I would like to bring up a safety problem in Elizabeth Blackwell Elementary and describe an incident that happened to my child at this school. Recently when picking up my son from Elizabeth Blackwell Elementary I saw that the corner of his eye was red and swollen and he was in tears. When I asked him what happened he told me that another pre-schooler kicked him in the eye. This is not the first time my son complains about being beaten in pre-school 2-3 occurrences happened before.I brought up this incident immediately to the teacher s attention. To my great surprise this teacher told me that my child was kicked in the eye probably because other child didn t understand what my child said and she will not do anything about it unless the my child complains to the teacher. The thing is my child does not speak English and cannot explain what happened to him. This sounds like a complete nonsense and mendacity to me; I ve never seen this happening in the US. My child told me he tried to get the teacher s attention but the teacher said Come on! and did nothing Let me mention again this is not the first time he complained about violence from a class-mate so there s a pattern.

  • (4 years ago)

    Elizabeth Blackwell is a school with dedicated teachers enthusiastic and conscientious students and supportive parents. This school has consistently risen to the challenge of providing quality education to students and the teachers are always refining their practices to best meet the needs of the students. The new principal is dedicated to education and has brought a real spark to school morale and is actively engaged and interested in the betterment of the school

  • (4 years ago)

    Parent creativity in volunteering is well-accepted at Blackwell by the staff PTSA and parent volunteers. A parent wanting to participate but who has time or interest/skill constraints can easily find a comfortable level of participation which is why the school has an outstanding number of parent volunteers.

  • (8 years ago)

    Blackwell is a great school. There are a lot of parent volunteers so they have several programs that are parent run - accelerated reading accelerated math art start etc. The PTSA raises enough money so the teachers can do additional training and they have plenty of supplies. Blackwell is truly a community school.

  • (8 years ago)

    It is the best elementary school in Lake Washington District.

  • (8 years ago)

    I have two children in Blackwell. Both of them like the school. In general I feel it is a great school. It will be nice if there are advance program available inside Blackwell. We hesitate in participating QWEST because it requires to go to other schools.

  • (9 years ago)

    Overall it's a great school. I wish it encouraged more high achievement especially in the math area.

  • (9 years ago)

    This is as close to private school as it gets. The PTA participation is close to 97% and it shows in the calibur of students who attend. The teachers are first rate and we love the rapid and open lines of communication. What more do I need to say?

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