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Orting Primary School

Public | PK-2 | 534 students


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Posted September 10, 2013

Orting Primary School is a great school with lots of amazing staff and caring teachers. They welcome parent involvement, and have many avenues for parents to be connected.
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Posted April 25, 2009

my experience with the staff was very cold not the least bit welcoming except for the parent volunteer who told me about the school and showed me around and gave me the basic info she could remember. my son was horribly bullied by the entire class from drop off til pick up. that was handled immediately by the principal after my complaint. no award ceremonies or extra curricular activities the library is a wreck. my sons teacher is very stuffy and can be down right cold. but theres one in every school hopefully shes the only one. and they write on gigantic lined brown paper. my son hasnt used that since pre-k and kindergarten and his grades have dropped and there is one simple math page once a week for homework. theres nothing wrong with an old small poor school if it has quality staff. good attitudes and energy are free.
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Posted May 24, 2008

Very friendly, bright and colorful environment. Excellent teachers that care about the students. School welcomes parents.
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Posted June 7, 2006

Special Needs Preschool is a good program. The process of actually getting a special needs child evaluated and then in to school was very difficult.
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Posted August 27, 2005

A wonderful learning enviroment. My son has excelled in reading. I feel he is at grade level for math. I would encourage all parents to become involved in their child's school and this one welcomes it.
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Posted April 22, 2005

Great support for both child and parents!
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Posted August 26, 2003

The school is wonderful. I have had very little if any negative attitude about Orting. Both my children are enrolled there and just rave about it. They come home daily with smiles and have exciting news to tell us, a new song, learned about a new planet or animal. Everything about Orting has been a blessing, the teachers I have met and dealt with all are genuinly caring and show a true interest in the well-being for each child.
—Submitted by a parent

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 76% 60%
Hispanic 12% 20%
Two or more races 8% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 7%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Black 0% 5%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 13%N/A8%
Special education 113%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 240%N/A44%
Source: 1 WA OSPI, 2009-2010
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student-teacher ratio

  This school District averageState average
Students per classroom teacher 17N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 12N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 61%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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School Leader's name
  • Robin Totten


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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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316 Washington Ave North
Orting, WA 98360
Phone: (360) 893-2248


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