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Newcastle, WA
Students enrolled: 452

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6928 116th Ave SE
Newcastle, WA 98056

(425) 204-4550
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September 10, 2014
My son just started kindergarten last week and began having anxiety issues. He adores his teacher, Mrs. Collins, and her teaching style, however, he had difficulty adjusting to recess time. She responded promptly to our concerns and replied with a plan of action (within a day!). Her caring nature and communication skills put us at ease. This teacher also updates her teacher website which helps us stay informed. There are comments regarding the staff's mannerisms; the personnel are straightforward and really just have the kid's safety in mind, which we appreciate. We hope the entire school year remains a good experience!

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April 28, 2014
My kids are so happy to be at school everyday! The PTSA activities are both fun and educational.

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March 12, 2014
As a former teacher (not of this school) Don't be fooled by its new facade or its choice location. We attended Hazelwood for 2yrs and it was by far the worst school experience we have had to date. My son was in the special needs program with an IEP. This program does not have very high expectations for kids or offer any understanding or support which they need. This school and its administrative team are more concerned with protecting its own staff than the welfare or best interests of the students academic or emotional growth! If you want a positive, enriching learning environment then look else where! My son has been traumatized by this school and its staff. There are teachers there who should not be teaching, let alone left with children. We now attend another school in the district and are so much happier. This school is not deserving of an 8 out of 10. I also agree with a previous comment, front office staff are rude and not helpful, truly keeping with the standard for the rest of the school experience.

- submitted by a parent

January 28, 2014
The teachers are very nice but the school staff are horrible and rude. Therefore, I've moved my kid to different school. Their staff need to be more educated.

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October 21, 2013
I have a daughter that has been going since she started elementary school to hazelwood and she is now in third grade. Her teachers have all been excellent and we are so happy to have this wonderful public school that cares so much about the students. 2 of her teachers were former students in Renton schools and wanted to come back and give back education to their community they grew up in. I can't say enough excellent things about the school. We are also very excited for the new middle school next door.

- submitted by a parent

March 19, 2013
I have 2 kids at Hazelwood this year and one coming in the future. I have absolutely adored all of the teachers my oldest has had, and could not be happier with my son's kindergarten teacher. I think the curriculum is excellent and am thrilled at the success both kids have had so far. We're looking forward to many more years at Hazelwood!

- submitted by a parent

January 03, 2013
Hi people, this is my first day and I already love it. the teachers are very nice and helpful. The other kids are very nice to me. My first day was great even if I didn't know anything there.

- submitted by a community member

June 25, 2012
My two girls have gone to Hazelwood for a few years now (oldest completed 3rd grade, youngest completed 1st). They have had very engaged teachers, and have learned a lot in a short amount of time. The involvement of the PTSA is wonderful, and I really can't say enough positive things about the teaching staff.

- submitted by a parent

June 25, 2012
I've never had a better school than this one. Now I'm going to the gifted program at Kennydale

- submitted by a community member

November 21, 2011
Nothing amazing about this school. Teachers are there waiting for retirement. The vision posted on their web site is typical lip service, nothing else. Teaching is a typical case of following the lowest common denominator, i.e. the slowest and most disruptive kids get the most attention while all the other students are not making any progress.

- submitted by a teacher

November 17, 2010
I have two daughters at Hazelwood, and we think that its a pretty great school. Both have great teachers this year- organized and energized! The PTSA is really fantastic, and adds a LOT to the school. They use their dues to great effect. The counselor gently helps kids who need extra support. My only concern is that I wish there was a few more adults on the playground to watch for bullying. I also wish that there was a Discovery program on site, instead of busing the "smart" kids down to Kennydale, which is not as nice of a school. Many parents seem to be driving their kids to Hazelwood, which causes traffic problems.

- submitted by a parent

July 05, 2010
This a great school! all four kids have gone thru Hazelwood Elementary School and the staff and teachers have been great help to my kids grades! One is a UW graduate! second is a RN! Thanks, Hazelwood teachers!

- submitted by a parent
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October 28, 2009
Fantastic school, comprised of caring teachers and staff. PTSA is excellent.

- submitted by a parent

May 27, 2009
My daughter is just finishing up her first year as a Kindergartner - she has loved it! She has made a ton of new friends, as have I. Her teacher is great - professional, but nice. She's very firm with the kids when needed, but they listen to her, and respond accordingly - the structure is great. I do agree that it's a little tough for my girl on the playground - she won't play when the big kids are out there. I suppose this does prepare her well for her future in life. She has learned a great deal - she's reading, writing and asking me great questions. She is loving math, and is teaching her 4 year old sister a great deal too. I think Hazelwood is great!

- submitted by a parent

May 27, 2009
Great teachers. Kids love going to school!

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no rating
March 02, 2009
My son is in full day Kindergarden and he hated it at first. Staff is very rude if you're not in the popular parent circle. They do label kids and don't work on the root of the problem. Again the staff need to be educated by the principal a little bit more and don't treat parents as enemies.

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October 18, 2008
Hazelwood is our first public school. My child is attending kindergarten there. So far, we love the school. The teacher is professional but warm. The various programs they have are interesting and involving for my child (music, pe, reading). We've found all the staff to be very pleasant. My only complaint is that the class sizes are big (24 to 1) for kindergarten, but they seem to be handling it well. The 'posive action' program is wonderful!

- submitted by a parent

April 03, 2008
This school is all about programs and that it is the answer to all issues. The school's staff seems to lack knowledge in 'their' area's of expertise. Instead of dealing with a child and the issues they seem to have an attitude in that a 'program' should solve the problem regardless of looking deeper in to the root of the issues. Half day Kindergarten is less than glorified day care. The school is a bit click-ious though that is common in many schools. There's bullying on the play ground. Nothing is done. There isn't enough teachers for the size of the classes. Instead they over flow the kids into 'programs'. Again, a program for every thing. They will flip a coin and send your child to one. If not, to all of them. They like to 'label' and cant get off labels.

- submitted by a parent

September 19, 2006
Poor communication between teachers and parents. Lack of supervision during morning playtime and recesses. Bullying goes on during these times and little is done about it. To many children out at one time with to few supervisiors. More focus on the social aspect than the academic aspect. 1/2 day kindergarten poor. Full day better. Very little learned in 1/2 day. Lunch program poor with not enough heathy choices.

- submitted by a parent

May 19, 2006
Hazelwood is an amazing school. A brand new building, it is beautiful on the outside and a great staff inside. My son has flourished here and there are many activities for families to participate in.

- submitted by a parent

October 19, 2004
Hazelwood is an excellent school with great teachers. The principle is top notch and calls all the students her kids. Hazelwood provides a warm safe environment for the kids. If you can get past the rude secretary then Hazelwood is a great school.

- submitted by a parent

August 27, 2003
My only child attends here and is going into 2nd grade. I can't believe how much she's progressed in 2 years. I think the teachers are first rate and so is the principal.

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Hazelwood Elementary School
6928 116th Ave SE, Newcastle, WA  98056
(425) 204-4550
Last modified Hazelwood Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Hazelwood Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 28 reviews. Top