We could not be happier with out decision to send our child to Coe. We had been considering private school but decided to go with Coe after speaking to several of our neighbors as well as visiting the school. There is a great sense of community here. One of the best things about our "neighborhood" public school is seeing other students and parents around the area. Teacher/parent communication is also outstanding. We feel we have a great sense of what is going on in the classroom and what we as parents need to do to contribute.
We have been very happy so far with Coe. My child first attended here after moving to Seattle from out of state. He had quite a difficult time adjusting and the staff jumped through hoops to make him comfortable. The amount of compassion from the staff was amazing. The academics are solid. Lots of writing in 4th grade and several options for math if you have an advanced student. The ALO gifted program is a pull out for LA and Math. There seems to be a lot of support for learning differences as well. The PTA is extremely active and raises money for additional programs and teachers. All in all it was a good choice for us.
I cannot believe the review below. The only thing I can say to this parent is that there was a weak principal in place for just under a year (the district corrected the issue quickly) and they must have suffered from this situation directly. The parent community is very involved and is always begging for more parents to join the effort. A great building...a great staff with many, many enrichment opportunities not found in most public schools. The PTA raised money every year, then gives it to the principal to hire additional staff. My second child is mid-way through Coe and cannot think of a better place for him.
Coe is the tent pole of our comunity. The spirit that is motivated there unites us all and brings us together in the spirit of comunity. Our children are happy and look forward to going to school each day for the educational, cultural, diversity, artistic, and citizenry experience they get at Coe Elementary School.
My grandson has attended Coe since kindergarten and had outstanding teachers in reading, math, language skills and the arts (music, visual, cross-cultural studies). His recent comment on his second grade teacher: 'I would recommend her to all first graders, Mom.' Also impressive at Coe is their stress on sharing with others, being non-judgmental and learning how to handle confrontation (physical and mental).