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14100 Somerset Blvd SE
Bellevue, WA 98006

(425) 456-5800
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January 16, 2009
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January 15, 2009
Parental involvement seems to be a major part of the school's success. The administration and staff are very supportive of parent engagement in and out of the classroom. The PTSA supports the school with aides in addition to programs and social events. The curriculum is 'one size' per the district's instruction but teachers we've had were all flexible to provide a challenging level appropriate for each child.

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November 17, 2008
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August 07, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
January 03, 2008
This school is inconsistent, to say at least. There are both great and terrible teachers. The math program in Bellevue is horrible, and both school and district is deaf to parent's concerns. The school resists to any parent's objections and concerns because it goes against their 'feel good' policy. 'Substance' is sacrificed, so everybody can 'feel good' about the school and curriculum. The PTSA seems to subscribe to this 'feel good' policy as well. I went to meetings where the principal asked parents not to tell their opinion directly, just through notes, etc... Indirect participation is much easier to control.

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September 14, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2007
School has a great environment for learning but lacking in substance. The school is definitely divided when it comes to the community. The school is very diverse and yet there is a division among Asians and Whites.

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November 21, 2006
Unsafe playground: the ptsa, the administration and the teachers are begging to get more parents to volunteer on the playground, but there has been little response. The principal needs to fix this problem, but hasn't. The school district needs to insure the safety and well being of our children on the playground.

- submitted by a parent
October 11, 2006
Our son, now 19, went to Somerset. Now we have a 5th grader there. The school has consistently provided an outstanding learning environment with the highest caliber of teachers, and huge parent involvement. Only two comments. This may be a district issue as well: 5th grade students should not be forced to play an instrument. They should be given the choice to play one or not play one. Band & Orchestra should be separate classes made up of only those students, as they are in middle and high school. DARE: Canceling this program was a huge loss for Somerset. This program should have been salvaged at all costs.

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no rating March 16, 2006
Great Spanish emmersion program.

- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2006
With 4-5 classes of each grade, getting a great teacher is a 'hit or miss' experience. We have a new principal and the building is new and very impressive. However, Somerset is very crowded and congested; the parking lot at the begining and end of the day is a safety nightmare. Their 'new' math program seems like an experiment with no proof that it will educate the children any better. Somersets stark racial demographics divide the school socially. This is extremely disgouraging as no one seems comfortable to speak up to address the situation or to suggest ways to mend the divide. It's is only spoken of in hushed tones among the parents and accepted as just 'the way things are' ... which is very sad indeed.

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August 29, 2005
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April 22, 2005
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August 26, 2003
I have had two daughters attend Somerset and could not imagine a better school.

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Somerset Elementary School
14100 Somerset Blvd SE, Bellevue, WA  98006
(425) 456-5800
Last modified Somerset Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Somerset Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 14 reviews. Top