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Burien, WA
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16222 Sylvester Rd SW
Burien, WA 98166

(206) 433-2401
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April 17, 2014
Excellent school. I was very impressed with the teachers attention along with the principle for calling me when my son needed to do his class or home work. Had it not been for Sylvester, our son would not have made it out of Middle School and into High School. Great co operation on everyones part. Thank you Sylvester.

- submitted by a parent

July 26, 2013
This school is great, if your an honors kid... I went to this school and personally my experience was so-so. Language arts (great) amazing teachers History (basic) teachers are mediocre Science (basic) teachers are mediocre Math (terrible!) teacher was great, but he seemed like he had no teaching experience what so ever! I had asked to move to a higher math class but there was only one algebra 1 class ! How ridicules. Health(basic) Teachers are on also basic Physical education (basic) good teaching,and basic. Electives (great) the teachers are nice if your good, these classes almost seem like the most informative. Overall this school isn't great , it honestly sucks. As a student I'm glad I'm out of that school. They don't even have avid..

- submitted by a community member

August 27, 2011
its a nice comfortable environment the staff works hard to give the stu8dents the best education in the world and they have a nice caring strong relationship with the students

- submitted by a community member

May 17, 2010
The teachers are caring and smart. The principal is very political and detracts from the learning and good work of the teachers. I would like to see more parent involvement - again that falls on the administration.

- submitted by a parent

May 05, 2009
It's the greatest school in the world, nothing is better! Thank you Sylvester. It even improved my grades alot!!

- submitted by a student
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December 16, 2008
I teach math at SMS, and I love it. The staff works very well together to ensure that every student has a chance at being successful. The District offers many opportunities to improve teaching practices, keep current on research, and to increase content knowledge. I was also a student at Sylvester; I teach there now, that might speak for itself.

- submitted by a teacher

August 25, 2008
i went there and it wasn't really that great. some of the teachers were really rude and couldn't control the class. i went to cascade middle school and it not true that it is bad and i wen t there and now i'm going to wetern university.

- submitted by a student
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July 15, 2007
I attended sms both years and am heading off to seattle preparatory. This is indeed the best school in the highline school district. This middle school's honors program is amazing. We went to washington D.C. For spring break & learned more than imagined. The memories are gold. There is also an avid program. All the teachers are caring & great.

- submitted by a student

February 21, 2007
My child goes to this school because it is the best in the district. Before she went to Cascade middle school and didn't like it: not very good teachers and not enough dicipline and education is too easy. This school has much better teachers that are more involved with the students and a good choice of electives, wich everyone likes. I recomend this middle school over the other middle shcools in the district!

- submitted by a parent

September 03, 2004
We are very impressed with the teacher and staff commitment and willingness to work with the students and parents. We are especially thankful for the extra efforts of Ms. Fernley, Ms. Raney & Ms. Hacker to ensure our child's academic success.

- submitted by a parent

December 12, 2003
Sylvester has some great teachers; they are concerned about their student's education more so then other middle school teachers in the district. I have been consistently impressed by their ability to get through to students that others couldn't. I can't say enough to express the commitment that these teachers display on a day-to-day basis. Extra kudos to Mr. Dennerline and Ms. Leonard as they go that extra step to get involved in their students learning experience. If all or most teachers had the commitment to their students as these two do I am sure that teachers would have much higher esteem and salary base than they do now. I have not been able to meet his other teachers at length yet because the need hasn't occurred. In other words all of his teachers are doing what they are supposed to do and I am impressed! Thanks

- submitted by a parent

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Sylvester Middle School
16222 Sylvester Rd SW, Burien, WA  98166
(206) 433-2401
Last modified Sylvester Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 7-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Sylvester Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 21 reviews. Top