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Seatac, WA
Students enrolled: 444

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3708 South 168th St
Seatac, WA 98188

(206) 433-2276
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June 09, 2014
Great School. Caring Staff. The Principal is very engaged in the community. She goes by the book and the staff that left were not teaching district standards or have retired (As someone must be bitter and posted awful untrue things). She is friendly and kind to her staff, students and parents. I have never seen such a compassionate Principal such as Mrs. Jones. Which explains why she won 2014 Administrator of the year.

- submitted by a community member
April 23, 2014
It's an awesome school they have so many different activities for the kids. Dancing with the WII, the meet the principal and coffee meetings. Teachers are very respectful, and helpful.

- submitted by a parent
March 08, 2014
This has to be the worst principle I have ever seen she is a bully to her staff and has multiple personalities she is a horrible fit for these children you can see her staff walk around on eggshells.They have had most of their major staff quit in the last year and a half.16 staff have quit or transferred under her realm.

- submitted by a parent
December 10, 2013
A lot of the poor reviews are before the school went through it's complete change. Mrs. Jones, the principle, is the best leadership we have ever seen. She has so much of a diverse situation yet she handles everyone as much as possible with compassion. She listens as do so many of the teacher. You have to see it to understand.

- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2012
McMicken Heights located in a very diverse area, many cultures and languages are represented. Our Principal is passionate about community engagement and students achievements. She is often seen encouraging students and greeting families a school dismissal time. Clubs were available to students this year due to her persistence and dedication to our school. Our Teachers truly care about each student and go above and beyond their job description. I've found that it is important to communicate with my students teachers (email or in person) to receive a higher level of understanding of what is happening in my children's classes. Our elective teachers are great too. Music is a favorite, PE and Library a very close second. Our staff is amazing; from the office to the playground to the cafeteria and even the janitor... they all show compassion and genuine affection for each student at McMicken. Our Parent involvement is fairly low, the PTA is trying to build and grow so more "extras" can be brought to the school. The diverse culture and the many different languages is a huge obstacle and limits the amount of parents that are comfortable volunteering and being part of a parent group.

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2012
We are moving to this school next year. We currently live in aberdeen and will be living there next week. I will be diving back till the end of june for the kids to finish this year. We have 4 kids 2 of them will be in this school they will be 1st and 3rd grade. Who do you like for teachers?

- submitted by a community member
May 06, 2011
My daughter is in her first year at McMicken and it has been mixed so far. The teachers and principal are fantastic, they have a new beautiful building, and the other families seem very nice. However, there is so little family participation that it makes it hard to do much. The PTA consists of about 8 people despite quite a lot of effort to recruit new members. The school's test scores are dismal and I think it largely has to do with extremely low parent involvement. I am one of only two parents that volunteer in my daughter's classroom, and the recent readathon got about 40 out of 400 kids to participate even though it asked for very minimal reading and sponsorship of only $4 per person. I think this school has potential but ther seems to be a problem with the school culture.

- submitted by a parent
November 28, 2010
I am a single mother and my son attended a few years back and I can honestly say that the teachers where not help ful to children with learning disabilities and I was forced into diagnosing my son with ADHD which I do not believe he has. I hated the school and staff and give my blessing to any child that has to attend.

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2010
This is our neighborhood school. I went there, my kids went there, and now my granddaughter is going to McMicken. They are in a difficult position, attempting to educate an extremely diverse population of sudents these days - they can use all the help that we can give them!

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December 17, 2008
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June 15, 2008
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June 14, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating May 28, 2008
though this school may seem bad dont misjudge it they have highly experienced teachers that wont give up on you great preparation school great school for students that care about their education if you want to raise you academic level if your in 6th grade it is a must just look at Mrs.Smith, Mr.Goo, and Mrs.Hodge Best Teachers EVER!

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2008
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- submitted by a student
October 13, 2007
Mmicken is absolutely the most pathetic school in the district.if you would like your child to have a decent education don't consider attending this school.

- submitted by a parent
January 06, 2004
Thankxs to McMicken my child was ready and prepared for anything in chinook,and learned a lot.The teachers there are well educated to teach our kids and we'll talk to you even though you don't understand english they'll explain it very good.

- submitted by a community member
January 05, 2004
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Mcmicken Heights Elementary School
3708 South 168th St, Seatac, WA  98188
(206) 433-2276
Last modified Mcmicken Heights Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Mcmicken Heights Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 17 reviews. Top