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8440 136th Ave SE
Newcastle, WA 98059

(425) 837-5800
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April 28, 2014
Parental & community support is phenomenal at Newcastle Elementary. Teachers are dedicated, highly competent and compassionate.

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2013
Great great great School. This is our first year in Newcastle Elementary. great community, supportive and super great teachers. My daughter doesn't want to come home. She is absolutly loving it. We heard alot about this school from family friend and we moved to this area just for Newcastle school.

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2012
Newcastle Elementary excels at providing a rigorous and enriching learning environment to children. We are thrilled with the quality of education, staff and community.

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2011
Great school! Last year was our first at Newcastle, but I can't say enough anout the teachers, parents and community. If you can, move to Newcastle! Very few places in the state can you get this quality education as when as diversity.

- submitted by a parent
April 05, 2011
My child is finishing up kindergarten this year in a full-day program. She started out as a half-day kindergartener for 2 months prior to getting off the waiting list. I have been impressed by both classes. There is a good balance of real learning, fun incorporated into learning, and fun. My daughter is also in the after school program and does the Mary Art class as well--all things she enjoys. She reading simple books now and it's only April, so I'm very pleased with the school. Having gone to Ivy League schools myself, my standards are pretty high, and I have to say that the quality of teaching and programs is great. Often I feel like this is more like a private school than public.

- submitted by a parent
February 25, 2011
Newcastle Elementary is amazing! My son was enrolled from the very inception of the school and 7 years later my daughter is in the 4th grade there. We have only had the most positive and enriching experiences at Newcastle Elem. The teaching staff is top quality and the education specialists, especially the music and phys. ed teachers are unparalleled. Truly a special academic experience!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 12, 2010
Newcastle Elementary is an amazing school, comprised of teachers who really connect individually with the students so that each student can grow academically and socially. My son is now in 5th grade and is the last of my children in the school, i will miss the environment of caring and achievement that Newcastle Elementary provides.

- submitted by a parent
November 12, 2010
Amazing teachers, great staff, engaged families, and supportive community - everything you could home for!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 12, 2010
The school staff do exceptional work with our students. My son loves to go to school. We have an exceptional building and the programs that are available are excellent. We moved to this area because I wanted to me a part of this school. The issaquah school district in general is above the average "norm". I am greatful to be a part of this district. Newcastle Elementary goes above and beyond to ensure our children have the best education possible.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 12, 2010
Great teachers, great community involvment and support

- submitted by a parent
November 12, 2010
I am new to this school this year. So far, it has been such an incredibly positive experience. The energy of the staff and parents make this community an outstanding place to be! I LLLLLOVE it here!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating November 12, 2010
I love the teachers, the variety in the curriculum, the music program, the playground, the clean building, the strong parent support. I could go on and on.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 12, 2010
Just all around everything about it is perfect for my kids, and their future!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 12, 2010
A great facility staffed with the best teachers who really care for the kids. And the PTSA is fabulous. They do so much for the children - we love this school!

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 11, 2010
Great education, caring teachers and staff and a very active parent base.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 11, 2010
Great community, encourages parental involvement, activities, committed teachers

- submitted by a parent
November 11, 2010
We have a close knit community where everyone seems to have a common interest of the children. We strive to do all we can at Newcastle Elementary to help the kids get a quality education whether it be through parent volunteers helping in the classroom or raising money to supply the school with tools or equiptment to better our kids education. We also have some fantastic teachers and specialists with amazing ideas to keep the kids interested in learning. I couldn't imagine my kids going anywhere else.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 11, 2010
Newcastle Elementary is a fantastic school with wonderful teachers that truly care about their students!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 11, 2010
The teachers are fabulous and the parent involvement is phenomenal. Students have an opportunity to learn in a supportive, caring enviroment.

- submitted by a parent
November 11, 2010
The teachers are the best. They really care about the kids& want to make learning a fun expirence for them. The school community is also wonderful.

- submitted by a parent
November 11, 2010
My two grandaughters attend Newcastle Elementary School and both love it and are excelling.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 11, 2010
The teachers and staff are exemplary, the building is well maintained and welcoming, and the parents are eager to help.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 10, 2010
There is so much parent and staff involvement! Everyone really loves our school and you can feel it the minute you walk in the door!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 09, 2010
I love Newcastle Elementary because they have amazing teachers. The teachers follow Love and Logic which makes for a very loving environment.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 09, 2010
Because my daughter is ever so excited every morning to go to school!

- submitted by a parent
November 09, 2010
The teachers at Newcastle Elementary ROCK! They are joyous in the way they teach our kids, treat our kids and care for our kids! What a great learning environment!!!

- submitted by a parent
November 09, 2010
Great teachers, enriching program, team spirit, safe enviornment, wonderful PTSA

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 08, 2010
Parent involvement is HUGE ! Outstanding teachers, staff, and community involvement.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 08, 2010
Newcastle is a fantastic school! My children are absolutely thriving there. The staff and teachers are caring and responsive to the students and families needs. There are ample opportunities to volunteer and be involved. The PTSA is strong and very involved with the school. It really feels like an extended family!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 08, 2010
The location is very convenient as well as the great teachers and faculty.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 08, 2010
Newcastle Elementary has excellent teachers who show enthusiasm and truly motivate the students to excel. The faculty is efficient, well-organized and fosters a true sense of community. And the facility is first-rate -- clean, colorful, and fantastic student art decorates the walls. It's a great place to learn!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 08, 2010
The teachersdomitic she are fabulous! Treating every individual like a special student. Love great Kids program!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 08, 2010
I love this school because of the wonderful staff that makes this a place for our kids to look forward to their day at school and I love it because of the sense of community that the families have here!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 08, 2010
School goes above and beyond expectation and dedication to it's students. they make learning fun and exciting

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 08, 2010
Newcastle is an amazing school and what makes it the best school is the volunteer involvement. Many hands make light work and many hands contribute to a great place for kids to learn.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2010
Newcastle Elementary has amazing teachers that take time to understand the needs of your child. There is a focus on professional development so our teachers are skilled and trained in the newest techniques. Newcastle also has a very strong and involved parent community, seeking to meet the needs of each of our students.

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2010
The teachers, curriculum, PTSA, and parent support. I couldn't ask for a better elementary school for my children! I'll be sad to leave it after my youngest enters 6th grade.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 01, 2010
The staff, teachers and volunteers make Newcastle an amazing place to learn and grow.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 01, 2010
Newcastle Elementary is a school that is supported by a very active PTSA, has wonderful teachers and staff, and is full of optimism, even in these hard times. The PTSA has an incredibly strong volunteer population, a "helping" attitude, and does whatever it can to give to the principal and teacher's the tools they need to make the education of our children top priority. The PTSA has raised money for extra Educational Assistants, science classes, lice lights, technology for the classroom such as ActiveBoards, and at the same time gives back to the children and community by throwing Costume Carnivals, Book Fairs, Math Bingo Nights, Multi-Cultural Awareness events, and Luaus. Being part of our school feels like being part of a large family!

- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2010
Fantastic caring teachers and staff. Great involved community and parent involvement. A huge commitment to our children getting a top notch education.

- submitted by a parent
October 31, 2010
Fabulous teachers! Fabulous community!

- submitted by a parent
October 31, 2010
The community is full of people who care about our kids -- teachers, administration, staff, parents, and the students themselves. I feel like my kids are encouraged to be the best they can be and they are given amazing opportunities to do just that.

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2010
Newcastle is outstanding. Everything about this school is success. It really is one of the top schools in the Issaquah School District and our family is lucky to have raised our children at a school that is committed to learning and focused on high standards with a caring teaching staff. Its a great day to be a lion!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 03, 2009
All the teachers are amazing in the way they care about each student and work to make sure everyone is successful.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2009
Because the teachers are really committed to the students and they have an awsome music teacher who is just incredible and gets every child to feel good about their musical skills!

- submitted by a teacher
April 23, 2009
Newcastle Elementary is one of the best elementary schools in Issaquah School District. My children started at Newcastle since the first opening day 5 years ago. They have excellent IEP teachers. I cannot express the gratitude and thanks to every teacher that has helped my son with his learning disabilities. The Sage program is very good as well. The music program is excellent and Mrs. Wood is one of the best teachers, I believe, in the entire district. The environment is safe. As with any schools, your will find great teachers and lousy teachers and believe me, I have dealt with all of them. My kids love it there and so do I. I highly recommend this school for parents with/without kids with learning disabilities. I wish this school would go up to grade 8 and make middle school as enjoyable as elementary school. Keep up the great work!!!!

- submitted by a parent
January 12, 2009
The chorus and music program at Newcastle is fantastic! Mrs. Wood is a phenomenally gifted and enthusiastic teacher.

- submitted by a parent
July 03, 2008
My children had a positive social experience at Newcastle. The families are very friendly and welcoming, but I did not get that same sense from the school. I attempted to become involved in the school community but never felt that welcoming warmth. I found a lack of connection between the principal and families as well as a lack of leadership. The children did not have a positive academic experience. That love of learning they once had is now gone. The district is having its financial troubles, asking for more funds and limiting jobs, increasing class sizes and cutting programs. I found a lack of concern for academic growth and more of a concern for their own well-balanced life-styles. Like we'd all like to job share a 2/3-day work week. A definite loss of connection between child and teacher. This school was not for us.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 14, 2008
My children have both been very successful at this school academically & socially. I have 5th & 2nd graders. My daughter, whom school comes easy to, has been engaged by her classroom studies and has challenged by the SAGE program. My son, who deals with SPD, has been supported by his teachers & staff. Even with his personal challenges, with the school's support, he is testing at the same level as our daughter. Thank you Newcastle Elementary!

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2008
This is a wonderful school. My children have enjoyed the teachers and staff. They make you feel welcome and important!

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2008
My child is just blooming in Ms Allen's kindergarten classroom. We are so pleased with her caring, professional manner and dedication to providing the best learning for our children. We are delighted to be at Newcastle Elementary.

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2007
My son is Ms. Lo's first grade class and he is doing very well. We enjoy hearing about his day and the healthy educational challenges he faces. It is a great learning environment and we look forward to a super year!

- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2007
Our family has been with Newcastle Elementary since its grand opening day 4 years ago. The teachers and staff are great and full of energy! I spent a lot of time helping out in classrooms and are pleased to see how my children are growing and learning each day. Here are some of the awesome teachers that my kids had in past years: Mrs. Tinnea, Mrs. L., Miss Lo, Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Miyahara, Mrs. Baier and Mrs. Wood! Thank you!

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2007
Newcastle Elementary School is amazing. My son is in 1st grade with Mrs.L and she is a dream come true. She challenges our son everyday and makes him push himself while at the same time having a blast doing it. This school is so full of energy and enthusiasm from the entire staff. The parents are incredibly involved and generous. We are so happy to be a part of Newcastle Elementary.

- submitted by a parent
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Newcastle Elementary School
8440 136th Ave SE, Newcastle, WA  98059
(425) 837-5800
Last modified Newcastle 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.
Newcastle Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 55 reviews. Top