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K-6
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Puyallup, WA
 

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13918 Meridian South
Puyallup, WA 98373

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(253) 841-8733
(253) 840-8948
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May 03, 2015
Youngest son's first year at Firgrove has been a positive experience for him. He is flourishing and always comes home excited to tell new things he has learned. Lunches leave much to be desired. Older son had difficulties academically and not much assistance was provided.

- submitted by a parent

April 23, 2015
I am extremely proud to be a Hawk at Firgrove!!! The teachers and staff truly believe that EVERY child can succeed. The learning that is happening here is unbelievable. Children are encouraged by every staff member. When my grandchild is of age to attend kindergarten, I only hope & pray that she attends Firgrove.

- submitted by a teacher

April 20, 2015
This is my student's third year at Firgrove and I have seen improvements every year. I am excited about the upward trend and look forward to seeing more!

- submitted by a parent

April 20, 2015
My child's kindergarten teacher is Mrs. Gretchen Saunders. She needed to finish out her teaching in the Tacoma District so my child had Mrs. Medford as a substitute (very sweet and easy to talk to). It was a difficult month for all those involved but I thought Firgrove handled the transition pretty good. Mrs. Saunders is a hardworking, fun teacher. She has helped my child socially and academically. Mr. Mitchell is one of the music teacher's and I hear a lot about how fun music class was. The Librarian and Computer teacher, Mrs. Cox, have also helped provide a great learning place. The recess Duty workers do their best to keep up with so many kids. I think there should be more of them out there. The office manager and front desk staff seem overworked. They really try and put on a smile but I know they have a lot to do. Overall, Firgrove has been a second home to my child. I believe it also takes parents' and community involvement to make a great school.

- submitted by a parent

April 16, 2015
I love working at Firgrove Elementary School! The staff are professional and kind. The students are hard working and the families are really supportive! I would recommend Firgrove to anyone planning on moving into our area.

- submitted by a teacher

April 16, 2015
Firgrove has fantastic teachers who really care about their students and work hard to help them to meet their goals. Firgrove really cares about their students!

- submitted by a parent

April 16, 2015
The 2014-2015 school year is a first for our daughter for she attends Firgrove elementary in Mrs. Stier's Kindergarten class. We have been very plased with the school as a whole. there is an abundance of support from the staff and educators. The teachers care there. We thoroughly enjoy the Movie nights and PTA sponsored events. Keep up the good work Hawks, how could you not with such a great Principal as Mrs. Schroeder backing you every step of the way!

- submitted by a parent

April 15, 2015
Awesome staff and amazing principal! A destination school for-sure! Proud to be a Firgrove Hawk!

- submitted by a parent

April 15, 2015
He trabajado en Firgrove por aproximadamente tres a os. Y hay un personal excelente trabajando en la escuela. El ambiente escolar es muy positivo. La Directora, Subdirectora y los empleados de la oficina son muy amistosos y profesionales. El personal docente es muy profesional y el nivel de aprendizaje de los alumnos es muy avanzado. Muchos de los maestros tienen a sus hijos en esta escuela, lo que muestra una confianza y lealtad extraordinaria de su parte. Estoy orgullosa de formar parte de esta gran escuela primaria y de ser un Halc n!

- submitted by a teacher

April 15, 2015
Love working here!! 6th grade Hawks Rock! Love my teaching team! Blessed to be a HAWK!

- submitted by a teacher

April 02, 2015
i have 2 kids at Firgrove and no complaints! we really love the teachers and staff.

- submitted by a parent

February 24, 2015
I love Firgrove. This is our first year here and I am very impressed with the staff and kids. My son has met many great friends an he is learning so many new things. This is a great school and I am glad my son is here.

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October 23, 2014
I am a new staff member here this year and was honestly a little apprehensive...My fears were for nothing! I enjoy the staff and the children and have not seen any of the negativity I had been warned about. I am proud to be an addition to this school!

- submitted by a teacher

October 23, 2014
Firgrove is a great place for everyone, it has gone through a remodel to update the flooring and walls. The new teachers this year have hit the ground running and everybody is working together to make Firgrove a place the students love and get all the help they need.

- submitted by a teacher

October 23, 2014
I love Firgrove Elementary School! I have 2 children that currently attend and have been attending for the last 3 years. They have had (and currently have) great teachers who are encouraging, creative and challenging. I have seen noticeable academic growth in both my children these last 3 years. The support staff and office staff are also great to work with and are quite helpful. And the principal has been doing amazing things lately and is a positive and inspiring leader for the school. Recently the building and grounds were given an upgrade as well and it has made a huge difference in the overall environment of the school, both inside and out. I am so glad our children get to go to Firgrove Elementary School - go Hawks!

- submitted by a parent

October 22, 2014
Firgrove is an amazing school with a great community vibe!!! Teachers and administrators are dedicated to providing the best education possible while building amazing relationships. The teachers take time to get to know families and they involve parents in the child's learning! Proud to be a Firgrove Hawk!

- submitted by a teacher

October 22, 2014
The bad reviews are really old and inaccurate. My son's teacher is wonderful. I'm thankful that she has gotten to know my son so early in the school year and is encouraging him to work beyond his grade level in reading and math. He's not getting bored anymore! The kids go to a computer lab once or twice a week, in addition to music and library. The building was remodeled over the summer (it's still an old building though). Mrs. Schroeder was new to the building last year and the office staff is friendly and helpful.

- submitted by a parent

October 22, 2014
Firgrove Elementary is a fantastic school! There are so many caring people who want to work for the best of the kids! We have an amazing specialists team that is very flexible.

- submitted by a teacher

April 06, 2012
We have had 6 of our children go through this school during the last 8 years. the teachers are great. the office staff and vice-principal are amazing and very personable. my only complaint is that we have had 4 different principals [each of the previous moved along to promotions]; the current one is doing an outstanding job.

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March 08, 2008
I moved here Feb. of last year 2007 my son was enrolled in Firgrove from Memphis. I thought the office staff was wonderful. I don't understand all the negativity I just saw from the last few review I just read! They treated both me and my son with courtisy and respect. He completed his 5th grade there and is now into his 6th grade this year. I think it is a wonderful school. The teachers and staff keep me posted on daily and weekly things I need to know about my child. Via email or phone which is mainly email because it is more easier for me. But if I ever have a problem I can pick up the phone and there is someone always there to help me out! I give the school 5 stars! Believe me my sons has gone through some bad schools and this is not one.

- submitted by a parent

December 02, 2007
I love this school! The staff, and parent involvement is unbelievable. I never hear a complaint from my child about her school. She loves it here. We got a new principal last year and I have seen great changes, including the front office staff! No complaints about the faculty, we can only hope that eventually the bond will pass and we will get a new school.

- submitted by a parent

May 29, 2007
We are new to Firgrove this year and we've been pleased with our experience at this school. Communication from the teachers has been frequent and helpful. Discipline issues have been dealt with quickly and resolved to my satisfaction. The PTA is outstanding! We've found everyone to be caring and friendly, from the secretaries to the principals to the teachers.

- submitted by a parent

May 10, 2007
I am not pleased with my family's experience with this school. The office staff make me feel uncomfortable and angry whenever I need to talk with them. I have no complaints about the teachers at Firgrove, however feel that their means of communicating could be better. Puyallup school district is a great place for our children. Too bad this school is giving it a bad reputation.

- submitted by a parent

March 25, 2007
This school has amazing teachers who are very devoted to the kids! I do wish the school would put in the long promised new playground. The one we have is awful! The kids also need to be allowed to run at recess!

- submitted by a parent

November 22, 2006
The registration process and front office staff at this school are horrendous. They are dismissive, rude and out of control. I had family pick up the paperwork for me (single mom who has to work!) and they were treated very disrespectfully and walked away wondering if I could enroll her in a better school. I have read several bad reviews about the front office staff at this school, but wanted to give them the benefit of the doubt. I was wrong. I was hung up on and dismissed yet again on the phone. The one good out come was I was able to speak with the principle who is working with me to get everything straightened out so my daughter can have a smooth transition into the new school. I can only pray that her teacher will be a good one.

- submitted by a parent

September 10, 2006
Let's see what a new principal can do. We were not happy at all about last years principal. He seemed like a good ol' boy who couldn't take advice from anyone especially women. Great teachers have left so we will see if he ruined the school. The office staff is rude but they have the largest number of students in the state and with that comes a large number of parents so maybe that is just because of stress. I love most of the teachers though so I have to say the people who deal closely with the kids are great!

- submitted by a parent

January 13, 2006
I am not pleased at all with the overall safety of my children at this school. i have had numerous safety issues with Firgrove several that i could have taken legal action on. the office staff is unprofessional and not of moral standards.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 10, 2005
Great location, good teachers, no complaints!

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August 04, 2005
this is a great school.there is a lot of parental involvement here. very safe enviroment.

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November 12, 2004
this school is note a good school at all. My son hates it and it is very old. He crys to go back to Zeiger so i think i will remove him and take him back. Please don't send your child there.

- submitted by a parent

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Firgrove Elementary School
13918 Meridian South, Puyallup, WA  98373
(253) 841-8733
Last modified Firgrove Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Firgrove Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 35 reviews. Top