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Lakewood, WA
Students enrolled: 350
Before care: No
After care: No

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3230 85th St So
Lakewood, WA 98499

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(253) 583-5340
(253) 583-5348
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January 11, 2015
When I first read the reviews about Oakwood, I was worried about enrolling my child in the school. Now I'm glad she goes to the school. The staff is wonderful and goes above and beyond to help families. I am pleased with the curriculum and the after school program. When there was a possible bullying problem, not involving my child but someone elses I brought it to the principals attention and itwas resolved that day.

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December 12, 2014
I am so upset, I was as an awards presentation this morning and the total disrespect was evident by the teachers talking the entire time od the presentation. This was convayed by the students also talking. The ppresenter couldn't be heard at all. I have noticed that this year rednes and disrespect rules. How are our students surposed to leard and show respect when most of the teachers don't. I know this has happened because of the lack of leadership. I'll be glad when the school shuts down and getsnew leadership.

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October 10, 2014
I am very upset with this school at this time. My child is in second grade and before school started we signed him up for the afterschool program they offer. At the time I made sure that they would transport him to the local Boys & Girls Club as both dad and I work past the 4:30 end time of the afterschool program. I was assured that it would not be a problem. The first day of the afterschool program (Monday) comes and the school sends my 7 year old to an unattended bus stop 2 blocks from my house. He had to walk it by himself to arrive to an empty house. Thankfully I have great neighbors who took him in and called me. The next day I was in the Principals office letting her know this was not okay. All went well the rest of the week and into the next until the following Thursday, when my 7 year old comings walking into my yard from the bus. Thankfully this day my husband was off work early and was home. Now it is time for me to get the Super Attendant involved. I don't feel like this should be an issue. Make sure kids got on the right bus!

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May 18, 2004
I have to agree with the other post in here as far as Oakwood being good for lower grades. As a parent with a 1st and 3rd grader at Oakwood I have seen the change my 3rd grader has undergone this past year. The 3rd grader loved school and now he tells me all the time that he doesn't like school. The teachers at the upper grades don't seem as intuned to the children as the lower grades. My 1st grader has Ms. Vessey and she is an awesome teacher, so intuned with the children and truly cares about them. I wish they would do something about the upper grades before more children end up like my 3rd grader. I'm currently trying to move out of school district before another year starts. They need to find teachers for upper grades that are as sincere as the lower grades.

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May 17, 2004
This School is probably at the lower end of quility schools in the Seattle metro area. They have very good lower grade level teachers k-2 but above that I have seen a lack of discipline possibly a result of over crowding. I have had several complaints from my son of kids getting into fights and using foul language on the buses and in the play ground while teachers did little to prevent it. I have also had bad luck with my sons 3rd grade teacher he went from a happy go lucky good student to unhappy with school and getting in trouble all after switching to this teacher.

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May 14, 2004
The last person to leave a comment, I'm sorry about your experience. I've found mine to be opposite. I love Mr. Mitchell's leadership, encouragement, and wellness as a person. I really like Ms. Haymaker though. She was my teacher when I attended this school. She was really dedicated. I believe each and every one of these marvelous teachers are trying to change their classroom to reform to the 'no child left behind act.' I just have to say that I really like Oakwood's diversity and hope they can grow much more in the near future.

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April 30, 2004
I have two boys that attend this school and the younger grades are wonderful to attend but the older grades are bad. The teachers get more distant and less involved with their students and whatever the reasons are it is still unacceptable.

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March 29, 2004
My two boys are currently attending this school. They are in Kindergarden and 1st grade. They love school and I love this one too! Mr. Mitchell is such an involved principal! Ms. Vessey is a great 1st grade teacher who is always involved and truly cares. Ms. Long as well is a truly sweet and caring Kindergarden teacher. She is so informing of my child's progress! I love Oakwood and plan on keeping them here until they go on to Lochburn Middle School in 2008!

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Oakwood Elementary School
3230 85th St So, Lakewood, WA  98499
(253) 583-5340
Last modified Oakwood Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Oakwood Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 10 reviews. Top