White Bluffs Elementary School

11 reviews
1250 Kensington Way
Richland, WA 99352
(509) 967-6575

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White Bluffs Elementary School
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Below average. Just doing the minimum. Are they all burnt out?
Posted by a parent on 1/27/2020
I have had 3 of my children in this school, back when it first opened, and now again in 2018-19. I have had the same exceptional experience for each of my children. The staff and teachers have always been very engaging, attentive, and accommodating with my children’s needs. I have seen nothing but professionalism from my experience and the programs available to the children are fun and exciting for them. I’ve had my children in several different elementary schools throughout Richland and other states, and by far White Bluffs has been my favorite, as well as theirs. My daughter says that out of all the schools she’s been to it is the least drama and bullying that she’s experienced too. It is her favorite for that reason, because she says she feels less stress there and able to just be a kid and focus more on her learning. She has the most creative, supportive teacher and she now wakes up before the alarm every morning excited to go to school. This school is also in an area where there are less renters compared to home owners, so parents are very involved with the school, and children have the opportunity to develop long-term childhood friendships as a result of families moving away less often. Overall, this school has a very good vibe. In fact, White Bluffs is among 3 elementary schools in Richland, WA that was just recognized by state education officials as one of the top schools for closing achievement gaps and helping students grow and be ready for their futures. They are being awarded for student performance on the states smarter balanced assessments for math and language arts from the 2017-18 school year. This school not only consistently performs above the state average, but it has succeeded in helping previously struggling students catch up and reach their true potential. In my daughter’s class alone, the teacher influences the other children to mentor and help any other student that may be struggling with a concept or assignment, and tells the class how important it is for them to take notice of other students needs and as a group to not leave them behind.
Posted by a parent on 5/23/2019
Can't say enough good things about the school and the teachers. We moved into the area right before the school year started and finding a good school was at the top of our list for the community we chose to locate to. We made the right choice!
Posted by a parent on 2/15/2016
Complacency. It is pervasive in a majority of parents and some teachers. When I read assertions of greatness, all pros and no cons, in these ratings at this site, I think complacency. Public schools do not get enough of the funds to the classroom. It all starts and ends with us taxpayers - if we don't force the Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), www.k12.wa.us to greatly up its game, the public schools will continue damaging for life its students, our children. The classroom teaching materials stemming from OSPI are lousy and contain material created solely such that only public school students would know the secrete code, forcing the teachers to teach to the standardized tests, making outsiders test poorly as if Washington students are superior. They are not. Akin to a police officer incapable of writing citations, I found Ms. Stredwick a teacher unwilling or unable to grade children's work, and worse. Ms. Stredwick as not unique. We are not adequately represented when the politicians sit down at the bargaining table with the most powerful unions in the US - the teachers unions. Let's start talking up to our students rather than down.
Posted by a parent on 8/15/2014
White Bluff is an amazing school and expierience to endure. Although other schools in the district have fair quality, WBE is by far the best.
Posted by a parent on 4/20/2012

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Richland schools - White Bluffs Elementary School is located at 1250 Kensington Way, Richland WA 99352. White Bluffs Elementary School is in the Richland School District. White Bluffs Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels PK-5.

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