My child previously attended this school. We have since moved to another school district and my child attends a school with significantly higher MSP test scores. If you were to compare the two schools solely based on this data you would think I'd be happy- I'm not. My child received a far superior education at Tyee Park Elementary. The differentiated instruction was exceptional and my child received a well-rounded education to include reading, writing, math, science, social studies, spelling, and music. If I had the choice I would re-enroll my child at Tyee Park in a heartbeat! The leadership of the new principal is exceptional and the teacher my child has was outstanding! I agree with the previous poster that the low test scores this school has is strongly correlated with the number of students they have who speak English as a second language. I would not use MSP data as a measure of whether or not this is school would provide your child with a quality education. I assure you it does! :-)
My kids have attanded for the last 4 years. They love learning because of their teachers and the small community feel. There seems to be a real emphasis on treating others with respect. I asked the kids about bullying and they haven't witnessed any. My kids ride the bus everyday and they feel safe. Top notch music program and nutrition instruction. Academics seem strong, I think the scores are depressed from high number of students where English is not the language spoken at home. My kids are happy here and that is very important to me.
I have two children at Tyee Park (K and 3rd). Love their teachers and experience. Administration is on top of things and is always seeking for improvement. Has a nice small student population so everyone gets plenty of attention. Great music teacher is great bonus!
When we moved here people suggested that we have our children go to a different school. I am so glad we gave Tyee Park a chance. Low student-teacher ratios, teachers who really care and I have found the student body to be full of humble, kind kids - disadvantaged and diverse but not dangerous. So far, my kids have excelled in this environment.
My child has attended the school for over two school years. We are extremely dissatisfied with the school. We have had huge issues with the behavior of other children in the school. I feel there is a lack of discipline and follow-up when children act out. I feel all of this is a distraction in the classroom and to the learning environment. I don't feel that my child has been challenged academically. Topics that she learned in the first grade were sent home as homework in the second grade. I fear my child will fall behind other kids her age in the country if we don't leave the school and my child has expressed a desire to leave the school as well. The behavior of other kids and the fear she has of some has changed her love of going to school and learning, for that reason we will be moving.