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Colton, WA
Students enrolled: 162

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706 Union
Colton, WA 99113

(509) 229-3386
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February 07, 2015
My child struggled a lot at this school. We had one teacher that really reached out to him and showed she cared but other then that we did not feel very welcome at this school. I was very displeased with the Counselling staff and very disappointed with my childs academic progress as well as his overall treatment in this school. I agree with others that kids from out of town are not widely accepted here. Since relocating to a new school district our children are blossoming. The behavior issues we had at Colton have disappeared and we are very happy to have found a school district that treats or kids with such respect, kindness and understanding. Colton school was not a positive experience for our family and I am frustrated that my childs academics suffered due to his experience at this school. I am sure this school is great for some kids but it was not a good fit for our family and we are happy to have relocated to a new school district.

- submitted by a parent

November 07, 2011
This school provides students with an excellent education. In the past two years, the school has earned academic distinctions, including gold ratings in Newsweek Magazine. They have even had a Presidential Scholar (out of only 102 or so in the entire nation) and a National Merit Scholar. Both the football team and the volleyball team just won academic awards, showing that they have the best grade point average of any other 1B football and 1B volleyball teams in the entire state. The teachers care about their students and students treat the teachers and each other with respect. This is why so many students come to Colton School from surrounding areas. At a school like this, every student can be part of every activity and every sport that he or she wants to join. At one point in the year, a student might be taking calculus, be a member of FFA, a varsity volleyball player, and serve as ASB Secretary/Treasurer. In addition, they might be participating in science olympiad and singing in the choir. The academic and extracurricular opportunities are outstanding and students come out well-balanced and well-prepared to face the challenges of college.

- submitted by a parent
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September 30, 2009
this school has its moments where you want to leave and go to another school. the people are kind of stock up, and caring only about looks or sports. Outsiders and new kids are not that much accpected here at all. there is a lot of rudeness to other students and is not taken care off at all. Some teachers only care about last names too. Schooling is not great, because of the not good help to some students that actually need the help the most.

- submitted by a community member

December 02, 2007
Wonderful school. My daughter attended Kindergarten at Colton and what a truely amazing place. I was a little worried the first day watching a 5 year old go into a school with 12th graders but my fears were put to rest quickly. The older students act as mentors and look out for the younger ones. They give high 5's in the hall as they pass by and never once did I see a disrespectful or rude child. Everyone there from the staff to the teachers to the students are great. I can't say enough good things about the teachers, namely the kindergarten teacher. Unfortunatly we had to move. We haven't found another school that even comes close. The parent who claimed outsiders weren't welcome...I disagree. We were outsiders as well and were welcomed with open arms.

- submitted by a parent

September 30, 2007
This is from the viewpoint of a sophomore who attended Colton school for 9 years. I did not enjoy the atmosphere of colton. The academics were limited and gifted students were not encouraged. I was appalled at the lack of professional behavior regarding the teachers and the poor counseling offered. Outsiders/nonfarmers are not socially accepted and the town is very inhospitable to these student. After realizing how limiting this school was, I transferred and realized in full that my new school was outstanding in comparison to Colton. I feel lucky that I transferred schools when I did so that I may receive a better education that encourages my academic gifts instead of stifling them.

- submitted by a student

September 06, 2007
We are new to the school district and our child comes home daily with a new appreciation for her education and educators. As parents we are pleased at the helpfulness of the staff. Our daughter has been welcomed with open arms and warm hearts by both staff and students. We are encouraging our extended family to also attend the Colton School District.

- submitted by a parent

March 07, 2007
While the education is good, the social atmosphere is negative for any transfer student or outsider. This is a small town with a tight knit community, and kids who are different or haven't been here their whole lives have a hard time fitting in. When my kids went here, there was more emphasis on FFA and the county fair than on getting into college -- my daughter had to research, register and take the ACT and SAT on her own, and when her score was announced (32), the counselor told her it wasn't that great! That was the 98th percentile, doesn't get much better than that...but she was on her own for finding scholarships and any guidance, since she wasn't a farmer. Sometimes the trade offs aren't worth it to go to a smaller school.

- submitted by a parent

June 29, 2005
I absolutely adore this school! Three of the teachers have encouraged me so much! The staff overall is wonderful and a delight to learn from and I realy feel as if I have gotten all that I could out of my education so far. I would highly recomend this school to any parent who is considering placing their child at this wonderful school. Please know that all of the staff have my full support and I am confident in their ability to give a full and excellent education to all of the young minds they are given.

- submitted by a student

May 31, 2005
to start this it the view of a 11th grade male student. i feel this school Is built around the few sports it offers. they might have a very large graduatin rate like 98% or something but only one student out of eatch graduating class stays in collage more than 2 years. this school also offers a very low amount of counceling in trying to get there students to go to collage Ie. not pushing students to take the sats. or ACT. in short i would say this school did not help me further my gole to be sucsessful in life and go on to collage. If I had a choice I would not go to coltin!

- submitted by a student

February 07, 2005
Very limited academics, there is one sport per season offered for both boys and girls, not enough kids for very many extracurricular activities. Parents are either too involved pushing their own desires or they aren't involved enough.

- submitted by a parent

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Colton School
706 Union, Colton, WA  99113
(509) 229-3386
Last modified Colton School is a Public school that serves grades PK-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Colton School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 15 reviews. Top