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- a parent
This is a "gem of a school" - the motto our principal has been working on since her arrival. I believe she has succeeded. When we were looking at schools in the area 5 years ago Mortensen was not the gem it is today. However at Kindergarten information night their presentation was astonishing and blew us away with the behavioral expectations and how they were diving into reading and assimilating information at such an early age. This school has home grown clubs and activities such as drama, choir, run club, anti-bullying craft club (which was started by a student), and computer activities maned by a dedicated parent. The teachers go above and beyond both in the class room and beyond. There is a warm open feeling to this school, to make everyone feel welcome and included. The teachers have all been amazing, have been easy to work with and demand a great deal from their students. Their passion shows with our test scores increasing over the last few years. The specials teachers are amazing too offering the student body extracurricular activities based on their passions. Our principal has maned the helm of a great school and can always be seen supporting her students.



- a parent
When selecting among schools in the area, Mortensen had the most knowledgeable staff and motivated teachers. My son is reading at least one grade level above thanks to the excellent curriculum and support from teachers. Parent involvement is also really high and there are many opportunities for learning beyond academics.




- a parent
We are new to the school and I am thrilled with the small class size, amazing teachers and supportive staff... best school!



- a parent
We were new to the community in Sept. 2011 - Mortensen was EXCEPTIONAL at welcoming my son to their excellent program. Outstanding group of teachers, excellent academics with appropriate challenge offered for all students needs, and a very friendly/positive environment with the kids. We're sooooo glad we chose this area to move to :)



- a parent
Great school. Lots of extra activities for the kids like guitar,choir,craft club drama club, etc. Wonderful teachers and staff.




- a parent
This school is great, my son has excelled since he started here and the teachers and administrators are all very supportive and when there is a behavior issue with a kid they address it immediately.



- a parent
This is a very high quality school. Parents are always made to feel very welcome and their participation in their children's activities is highly encouraged. Academics are strong, but more importantly, this school really focuses upon molding well-rounded kids. Good student behavior is rewarded and evident. Poor behavior is dealt with in an appropriate manner. All of the students seem to do well with each other. There aren't any cliques or other disruptions. Teachers are motivated and work hard to create a great learning environment.

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Last modified Mortensen Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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