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Eatonville, WA
Students enrolled: 364

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209 Lynch Creek Rd
Eatonville, WA 98328

(360) 879-1600
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January 22, 2015
Regardless of 4 positive posts in a row or 2 "meh" posts in a row, I have been and still am more than satisfied with Eatonville Elementary. Are there teachers I like more than others? Of course! Have there been both ups and downs? Yes again! I have had kids in this school since 2005 and have had very few complaints. The principal comes out and greets kids and parents in the bus loop, is very personable, and has been helpful through any rough patches. The hands on learning is amazing as well. I am a working parent but know that you get what you put in (to anything). If you put time and effort into your child's education and educational experiences, you will get it back tenfold. Eatonville El. gives ALL parents tons of opportunities to be involved regardless of sex, race, socioeconomic status, etc. For anyone who would disagree, I would urge you to become involved and see what this school REALLY has to offer! EES IS GREAT!

- submitted by a parent

April 10, 2013
Find it funny that all of the sudden there are 5 reviews within days of each other after there is word of closing Columbia Crest but also that Eatonville El is on the cusp of cuts as well. I cannot support a 5 out of 5 for Eatonville El. The school is a decent school with decent teachers. The Spec ed program is doing a great job with the spec ed kids. The town on the other hand is not welcoming like another poster stated. She must be on something to think they welcomed her with open arms. She is a fool is she doesn't think they don't talk about her behind her back. This is a tight nit community, if you grew up here and graduated from EHS. I have made several attempts to get "in" with these people. I have lived here for over 5 years now. All of my kids participated with the local sports league, what a nightmare that is. Again, tight nit, if you grew up here or have family that did. I pray this town learns to change its ways or the rate of declining people moving in will stay the course and we will be considering closing the doors to all schools and busing them to Bethel. So to all locals reading this, CHANGE and welcome people in! oh and GO CRUISERS.

- submitted by a parent

April 09, 2013
Our experience at this school is average. They seem to be a bit behind technically. Teachers are somewhat older and their teaching style old as well. I bring my kids to school every morning and I 'm still not sure who the principal is. At our previous school, we received weekly recorded updates from our principal and she made every effort to say hello to every student and parent each morning. The mood around the school is bare. It could be we haven't been there long enough, but so far it doesn't seem to be great, just another average school.

- submitted by a parent

January 18, 2013
My experience with Eatonville Elementary has been fantastic. I appreciate the strong, consistent leadership that the principal brings not only to the school, but to the community as well. I came to this town 5 years ago and was welcomed like I grew up here. The community support for our kids is beyond stellar and the quality of the teachers here is evident in the academic success my kids have been blessed with. I especially appreciate the PTA/Booster club; these dedicated volunteers provide untiring support for our stellar educational staff and are always there to assist any kid who is in need. I sincerely cannot say enough good things about EES, from the excellent leadership that the principle provides, to the quality of the programs available to all types of kids and the unwavering support of a fantastic volunteer core, this is one of the best place in Washington and perhaps the nation to raise your kids. Bottom line, I would try to get your kids enrolled in this school if possible. GO CRUSIERS!

- submitted by a parent

January 17, 2013
I have two children in this school and have had great experiences. The staff is always helpful and courteous. The teachers I've encountered have the students in their best interests. The principal is fair and professional and willing to talk if you communicate. Although this is a small town I came here only a few years ago and feel right at home. Very nice people and a great group of parents who volunteer as well. Great little school for the kids!

- submitted by a parent

January 16, 2013
This is a great little school. The building was recently remodeled, and features some of the latest technology and school safety features that are available. It is a Title 1 school, so there are some special programs in place to help boost student achievement. I especially like the small group reading instruction that is available for younger students. I've had experience with big city schools where the school staff and principals are only there until the next career move. This school's staff members are part of the community, and they care about the kids and their families.

- submitted by a parent

November 13, 2012
This school lacks leadership. Any issue, minor or major that I have brought to the school principal has been ignored completely. I have brought this issue up to several parents and a few had the same experience. Like others have pointed out, this school has a tight knit community, BUT if your new in town be sure you won't be a part of THEIR community. The PTA is especially exclusive, almost a "Mean Girl" community. So far, our teachers have been great and the staff that greets you in the office are a group of wonderful, caring women. Bottom line, I would try to avoid this school if possible.

- submitted by a parent

April 03, 2012
great desappointment my son studied 3rd grade in Eatonville elementary and the teacher Mrs. Snizack ( if thats how spells) had no interest in answering my questions, my child strugled a lot in math and there was no one to help him , not interest in the children

- submitted by a parent

November 18, 2010
We moved our son from Weyerhaeuser Elementary School to this school. He has made a huge turn around in his attitude and grades. I love his teacher Mrs. Aims and the fact that she and other staff give up one lunch a week to hold a study hall for any kids that want it. My son does study hall everyday and has not been late on one assignment. This real teaching and I am thrilled with this teacher and school. I wish we would have moved my children sooner!

- submitted by a parent

August 30, 2010
Seems to have poor leadership in the school. Most teachers are great, some should consider retiring. Does not seem to be a good school for gifted children, does not seem to challenge them so they get bored and are looked down upon as trouble by some teachers and staff. Does not seem to be willing to take in parent considerations.

- submitted by a community member

October 30, 2005
They do not offer any gifted program until the fourth grade. Not a good school for challenged dhildren. They need a lot more parent involvement and would get it if they would consider parents feedback.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 09, 2005
We are new at the school this year, with a kindergartner. Our first impression has been very good though and I have heard wonderful things about her teacher from other parents. We have an older child who attended the Middle School in this District and he is now at the High School. We had a great experience there so expect the same at the Elementary School. This is a small town with a tight knit community. The only downside I've seen thus far, is that the District has not been successful in passing a school bond in years, so the facilities are in dire need of upgrades and modernization. The District is working on a Bond to be presented to the voters, hopefully they will be successful.

- submitted by a parent

February 17, 2004
A great small town school. Class sizes are average, if not smaller. The teachers arrive early and stay late to help your child achieve the learning they deserve! Great school.

- submitted by a student
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Eatonville Elementary School
209 Lynch Creek Rd, Eatonville, WA  98328
(360) 879-1600
Last modified Eatonville Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Eatonville Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 14 reviews. Top