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8615 182nd St East
Puyallup, WA 98375

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(253) 840-8808
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April 15, 2015
We recently moved to the area and enrolled our daughter in a 2nd grade class at Carson. She is so happy with her teacher and with her new school. They find great ways for parent involvement. Fun learning activities, rather than the typical cram style teaching we were used to dealing with. Our daughter is loving her new academic journey and is now eager to learn. The staff has been so friendly and so welcoming to us newcomers. We are more than pleased to have our child attending Emma Carson.

- submitted by a parent
December 09, 2013
So far we are very impressed with Carson. Both teachers my Daughter has had have been excellent!. Besides that, I volunteer in her class room and get to see first hand why this school excels. The office staff is friendly and caring. They are also very thorough with checking ID's when you pick up your kids. The priciple is very involved and seems to connect with the kids and staff on a personal level. He is often seen walking the school grounds and interacting with the kids. He has a very positive disposition and seems well liked. The PTA is far above standard and should be regonized for their constant involvement in improving the school and the kids experiences.

- submitted by a parent
November 22, 2013
Ive gone to Carson for 7 years and for the last 2 years there has been a new principal hes great are old principal was not good at all he would just sit in his office and never came out are new principal knows every kids name remembers who says what hes the best principal ever! there is a lot of kids at that school but there's lots of things and clubs to join and do.

- submitted by a community member
October 24, 2013
I never thought a school could do more damage than good, but I have been enlightened. The new principal is good, but I've never met worse teachers in my life. My son was starting to read when he started Kindergarten at Carson, now, he's in 1st grade at another Puyallup school and I have to do damage control. He's EXACTLY where he was starting kindergarten or farther behind. My daughter's math skills have dwindled to from being above grade level to being below grade level after 2 years at Carson. Her reading is fine, but thankfully, her reading was great before she got there. We have since moved away and the school is 150% of the reason why. We went school shopping when looking for a new home. VERY GLAD I rented a house rather than bought a house in this neighborhood. The new principal (from last year) is making changes, but there's only so much single administrator can do. It's going to be a LONG slow process for him.

- submitted by a parent
February 09, 2013
My chid plans on attending Carson next year. It seems like a great-looking school, however when i am on the website I notice a lot of pictures of kids - and teachers!- holding up the victory sign backwards. This is perceived as a gang sign and the pictures should not be up for public viewing. Come on, Carson admin! Let's show some respect from our kids and staff!

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2012
Carson is a really good school. It does have a large population, but it only serves the Silvercreek neighborhood. My husband and I have four children attending Carson in the grades of K, 1st, 4th and 6th. If your kids live in the boundaries of Carson- your kids walk to school (either by themselves, with parents, or parent volunteers via the walking school bus system) or get dropped off. However if you have a child in Kindergarten- they are given an option to take the bus depending if on AM or PM schedule. AM is offered afternoon drop off via the bus, and PM is offered pickup services. Wed is a short day and 'K' attendance is on an alternating schedule. I volunteer in my kids classroom every week, and the staff/faculty are very caring, dedicated and wonderful. The PTA can always use more participants, but a wonderful choice for a school. Get into this area- you won't be disappointed. Great school, huge park with views of Mt. Rainer, grocery stores and pharmacy within walking distance. This year weekly cooking classes were offered to grades 2-6. My oldest two have been going and LOVE it! There is also Coyote choir, yearly Veterans Day tribute assemblies, and Track for 5-6 grade.

- submitted by a parent
February 03, 2012
The Vice Principal seems unaware of how thing are run in the school. I never see the Principal nor have had any correspondence with him, even after e-mailing.. Education here is sub-par. For this school being as large as it is, it has very, very little to offer for after school activities and academics.

- submitted by a parent
March 26, 2011
The school and/or PTA try hard. Movie nights, Restaurant nights, etc. Parking is a bottleneck though. Cross-guards are out there in the mornings almost religiously which is a good thing with soooo many walkers. The Principal Gonzales should be a bit more involved and smile more to the parents. This school has great teachers and is a great place for students. I noticed they have recently setup a surveillance system or it will be going up soon. Sounds safe.

- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2010
School looks good on the outside but the leadership at the school has no sense of right and wrong this school allows and encourages 5 year old children to walk over a mile to school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 15, 2010
Great staff and great parents with incredible students! Go Carson Coyotes!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 12, 2010
They have an awesome staff of teachers principals & office staff

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 12, 2010
Carson is a school of the 21st Century with exceptional staff and great families. We have built a focus on supporting success for all kids and work closely with our community to ensure we live up to our mantra: Carson Coyotes...Succeed Every Day!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 12, 2010
we have an excellent staff, a wonderful building, but have a very low building fund- this would help out so much!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 12, 2010
Carson is a great school. It has an excellent staff that cares about its students. They also care about the community. With all the budget cuts in todays ecomony this money would be a great help.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 21, 2010
My name is James Turner. I am a parent who has had a child attend Emma L Carson Elemntary School and has another who currently attends. I believe this school is a great school. It offers a lot of teacher and administrative staff involvement. I myself have been part of a school district where you had to fight your way in and fight your way out! There were very few teachers who really cared. Nowadays, teachers are not just teachers,they're also parents to a lot of kids whom don't get proper training at home which in turn makes teaching very challenging. I believe a lot of teaching starts at home. So, lets make it a little bit easier for the school by being better parents to our children while they are under our care!

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 02, 2010
The whole organization has gone downhill. They are always asking for volunteers , but never call you back. Poor PTA, Poor leaders, an unorganized mess!

- submitted by a parent
December 21, 2009
I agree that this school has gone downhill. However, I wonder if it was ever good from the beginning. There is very poor leadership from the principal (the vice principal is more of a leader) on every matter. Very disappointed that a new school is so very over crowded, without clear direction. We didn't move here because of the school district or school (wasn't built at the time) but we are currently looking at placing our house up for sale and moving because of the school and district.

- submitted by a parent
December 07, 2009
Unfortunately this brand new school has gone down hill rather quickly. There are over 900 children who attend this school. It is a walking school, so there is no bus service to school. And as you can imagine no supervision of the children on the way home or to It always amazes me the inconsistancies between what the administration (principal and vice) say and what they do regarding disciplinary matters. They say they want to be told about it and be involved. If you child is involved in an 'incident' you never hear about it until 3 or 4 days later until discipline has occured. Where are the childrens rights? And who advocates for them in the disciplinary process? However, if you call and complain about an'incident'with your child, you never receive any follow-up or are told that becauses this happend off of school grounds nothing can be done about it.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 09, 2009
Mrs. Wall is the best! My boy has improved his reading, writing and math scores dramatically with her style of teaching.

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2008
Everyone is so kind and welcoming! I love the phone updates. My daughter loves Mrs. Wall and all the office staff. Thanks for all you do to make each of the kids feel special.

- submitted by a parent

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Emma L Carson Elementary School
8615 182nd St East, Puyallup, WA  98375
(253) 840-8808
Last modified Emma L Carson Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-7. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Emma L Carson Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 21 reviews. Top