This is one of the most excellent schools I have ever been in. The staff is friendly and inviting. The small class sizes and one on one instruction is legendary. The curriculum is as it should be, allowing children to burn off their physical energy outdoors often so that they can focus on a challenging academic environment indoors. Our children thrived at this school. We are now in California where funds are cut often and art and science programs are not available. Our children are falling behind in reading and math since we moved here due to the enormous class sizes and under-staffing. Our children miss having such a great community and excellent administrators around them. Applegate Elementary is a wonderful school.