On September 14, 2016, Puesta Del Sol parents requested class size information from across Bellevue School District, via the Washington State Public Records Act, in response to parent concerns related to large fifth grade class sizes at Puesta Del Sol elementary school.
Click here to download/view a document containing both the projected school enrollments size and comparable budget information for Puesta Del Sol and the actual enrollment sizes for the 2016-2017 school year for all schools in Bellevue School District.
In this document, you will notice that:
- In March 2016, the school district project class size projections. 27.0 is the MAXIMUM class size for BSD, but Puesta Del Sol was budgeted at28.67 (or 29, not 28 as we were told). So as early as March 2016, BSD and Puesta Del Sol were planinng on eliminating a teacher & classroom and did not inform parents.
- As of September 14, 2016, Puesta Del Sol has the HIGHEST fifth grade student teacher ratio in ALL OF BELLEVUE at 29.67, while the average for the BSD fifth grade is 24.
- If you compare Puesta Del Sol class sizes to the District average for every grade, our class sizes are larger than the average in the rest of the District.
- Yes, Woodridge and Clyde Hill have large fifth grade class sizes at 29 and 28 respectively. Ardmore, Enatai, Medina, Phantom Lake, Sherwood Forest, Somerset, and Spirtridge fifth grade classes are at 18.67, 22.75, 23, 22, 20, 21.57, and 22.67 respectively.
Please take a look and the data and come prepared for the Wednesday 9/21meeting at 6pm at Puesta Del Sol in the gym.