Seattle Public Schools recently released a district wide report on state test scores and yearly improvement rates. Eighty-two schools were involved and rated from 1-5, one being low passage rates and little improvement and a 5, the contrary. Some schools received high grades, while others scores were not so impressive. Twelve schools in the district got a perfect score, but almost just as many received a 1. The Elementary Schools in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle include West Woodland, B.F. Day, Adams, Loyal Heights, Whittier, Greenwood, North Beach, Viewlands, Broadview Thompson K-8 and Salmon Bay K-8 @ Monroe. According to score reports on seattleschools.org, West Woodland received a 4, North Beach a 5, B.F. Day a 2, Adams a 3, Loyal Heights a 5, Whittier a 4, Greenwood a 2, Broadview Thompson K-8 a 2 and Salmon Bay K-8 @ Monroe a 3. Scores among the middle schools and high schools for the Ballard area included: Ballard High School-3, and Whitman Middle School-4. The Ballard had extremely varied scores among elementary schools, and showed a mid-range average for their middle and high schools. In the areas who scored lower, district leaders have conferred and said that if these rankings don’t improve (in schools scored in the lower range) in the next couple of years, replacing the staff or closing schools may both be possible consequences. Schools will be provided funds to carry out improvement plans, and those with the lowest scores will get the largest dollar amounts. Among other communities whose primary schools received lower grades, residents have expressed concern over how this reflects on the education and curriculum in the community, and school representatives plan on providing them information as well as a meeting to discuss the reports. Because the data is fairly extensive, some school staffers are organizing meetings for residents to attend. Hopefully, these resulting scores will increase the emphasis put on the importance of education in our communities. More detailed reports can be seen at www.seattleschools.org.
The Ballard neighborhood of Blue Ridge combines tradition with stunning views of the Puget Sound and the Olympics. This home, sold in 2007, features spacious and graceful rooms and hardwood floors throughout. The five bedrooms plus the additional Mother-in-law apartment in the basement (with formal living spaces) makes for a comfortably large home. This pristine, vintage home is move-in ready and a perfect template for your personal updates. Don’t miss this fabulous opportunity for luxury views, wonderful neighborhood, and an easy price tag.
This impeccably maintained & substantially built 1996 residence in estate setting was sold in 2007. This Broadview home has a gated entry, concrete tile roof, and beautiful gardens. The home’s grand scale includes high ceilings, marble floors, and a columned entry. The interior features incredible mill work and expensive finishes. The living areas include a kitchen-family room, home theater, luxurious master suite, and a Honduras mahogany Library. A temperature controlled wine cellar and indoor sport court also grace the home.
This home for sale is available for the first time in Llandover by the Sound. It rests on 3.3 acres and has incredible westerly views Of Puget Sound, Olympic Mountains, Islands, and Sunsets. It is a mid-century modern home built of solid concrete with wrap around view terraces and huge walls of glass. Outside there is a lovely pond, stream, and woods on magical property. There is also an incredible 40x 60 foot concrete building that could easily house10 cars, with crane and 22ft ceilings. There is a trail leading to the beach and the adjacent. 1.5 acre lot is also currently listed for sale.