Monthly Archives: November 2010

Queen Anne Schools Score Reports

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 Queen Anne neighborhood of Seattle include John Hay, Lawton, Coe and Catherine Blaine K-8.   According to score reports on, John Hay received a 5, Lawton a 4, Coe a 5, Catherine Blaine K-8 a 5 as well.  Scores among the middle schools and high schools for the Queen Anne area included: Ballard High School-3, The Center School-3, and McClure Middle School-3.  The Queen Anne area schools had a higher average among elementary schools, but showed lower scores in 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

Stunning Queen Anne Townhome

Queen Anne Home

Queen Anne Home

This beautiful Queen Anne townhome is new on the market and features excellent views of Downtown, the Space Needle and the water. This home, built in 2004, has fine craftsmanship and nice finishes.  The upper level includes an entertaining space and above the second level is the master suite with a walk-in closet, jetted tub, shower, double sinks and more. There are decks on both the main floor and top master suite. The exquisit finishes include a Viking range, Viking fridge, & Bosch dishwasher. It is set on a quiet street upon the beautiful Queen Anne hill where residents can enjoy many firework shows and sunsets.

Craftsman Queen Anne Home

Craftsman Queen AnneThis amazing 1907 Craftsman style home in Queen Anne was sold in 2006.  The home has incomparable views of Alki, the Olympic Mountains, Islands, and the Puget Sound.  It is in excellent condition, has a fine scale, high ceilings, and nice detailing. The rooms are very sunny as well.  The home sits on a level lot with a one car garage off the alley. The home is right beside the famed boulevard in a choice and cheerful locale.

Craftsman-Style Queen Anne Home

Charming Queen Anne HomeThus charming 1900’s Craftsman-style triplex is in a prime Queen Anne location and has much of its original charm intact. There are views from both the upper and main floor units and the lower floor has been nicely updated. The main floor unit has a large living room withan original fireplace and beamed ceilings, large formal dining room, and view deck. The upper unit is vacant and has great views.