My daughter came here in 2nd grade from another school with a kindergarten reading and math level. With special programs and attention, she moved from Kindergarten to 5th month 2nd grade in one year. Amazing school, nuturing teachers and staff, and individualized programs at each end of the spectrum.
Hazelwood Elementary is the second largest elementary school in the Auburn School District with over 600 students. It doesn't have that big school feel. All staff including the principal know the students by name, personalize instruction to the meet the student needs and the office staff is warm and welcoming. The open door policy of the school makes parents feel like they are part of the school. Go Orcas!
My son will be attending this school in october. He'll be in 4th grade. We are moving from california, to washington. I'm a veteran of military service, also my 1st duty station was in everett. Haven't been in washington since the 90's so i'm sure alot has changed. I've read good & not so good reviews about this school, so i sincerely hope that when my son starts there in roughly 3 weeks, that it is a positive experience. i noticed that there is 540 students ! wow ! is there school campus security with that many kids ???
As a parent of a Hazelwood "Home Grown" Orca, a student who spent their whole elementary career at Hazelwood, I couldn't be happier. The staff is committed to helping all students learn in all subject areas. Hazelwood is a fantastic school and I am looking forward to my daughter starting Kindergarten there next year.
Hazelwood is a warm, wonderful, and first class school. The staff uses a number of different research based assessments to determine the needs of each student. I have seen in person how the staff takes time to work in small groups or give students the one on one attention that they need. My son is currently in kindergarten and has learned so much. He came home yesterday and said, I love school. It is his favorite place to be. They have also earned the Washington Achievement Award two years in a row. WOW! I am lucky to have my son attend Hazelwood Elementary School in Auburn.
My children attended Hazelwood. The staff there is highly committed to student academic success and goes the extra mile to make sure student needs are met. My kids thrived in their supportive, caring environment.
This is an amazing school. All the staff put children first. Check it out! Washington Achievement Award Winner two years in a row. Call the principal for a tour and conversation about what the school has to offer.
Excellent school for academics in all grade levels and excellent and friendly staff. Staff is very helpful and friendly and my student has excelled.
Hazelwood has an outstanding staff, principal and students. Hazelwood has a fantastic staff that works to meet the needs of All students. They are friendly, involved and you can tell they all love their students. The principal is amazing. She knows every child in her school and would love to tell you how amazing they are! Most importantly are the students. They are friendly, hardworking and appreciative. I am very luck that my daughter attended Hazelwood Elementary School.
Both of my sons attended Hazelwood Elementary. The teachers are committed to providing a challenging education that meets the needs of all students. They care about their students and work to provide instruction and support for students of many needs. The office staff is always warm and welcoming. Hazelwood is a Washington Acheivement Award Winner for the last two years. They are committed to students and what is best for each and every one of them. Hazelwood is a terrific school.
This school was really disappointing. I did everything I could to be involved and give back but it wasn't enough. Teachers and staff try to label students that can't focus in a big classroom. My son's first grade teacher insisted my son had Asperger's and ADHD despite what a top Pediatric Neurologist, behavioral psychologist, 3 Speech Therapists, 2 Occupational Therapists and his pediatrician said. The math specialist throws out homework and refuses to grade and return it. The administrators promise that "It'll all work out" but it doesn't. They don't follow through on what they say. Parents aren't appreciated. I never once heard a thank you from the staff. The playground is significantly understaffed and bullying is a problem. We left after about 6 months and went to a great private school. My son is thriving and isn't dealing with any of the challenges he had at Hazlewood. There are so many language, economic and cultural challenges at this school that distract from a positive learning environment. Having been at other schools in the Auburn school district, I can say Hazelwood is the strongest... that's not saying much.
I don't have a complaint. Teacher communication has been wonderful, which is the key to a great teacher/parent/child relationship.
Excellent School. My son began has been at Hazelwood since first grade, and he has had nothing but positive experiences. The students are not all stuck on one speed. Those that are capable of advancing themselves, are not held back by those students that need to move a little slower. Excellent, nurturing teachers, too!
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