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2511 NW 80 St
Seattle, WA 98117

(206) 252-1500
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October 25, 2014
My daughter began in Kindergarten. LH has been a great school overall for my 5th grader. My daughter is Spectrum qualified. Although some teachers were better than others, all her teachers were highly qualified and great. This school has a high proportion of teachers with advanced degrees. In addition, no mean teachers here. The only complaint is that class size is high (26-29 students), which is typical for Seattle schools. This school receives much less federal and state funding than many other schools who have a larger free/reduced lunch population of kids. Parents are middle class to upper middle class. Therefore, PTA involvement is off the charts, parents raise alot of money which is greatly needed to support even basic educational needs.

- submitted by a parent
July 29, 2014
Absolutely the best experience we have had in school. We spent K-1st grade (top tier elementary school in Silicon Valley) 2nd-3rd grade in a high scoring Eastside school (Sammamish) and 4th-5th grade at Loyal Heights - the best overall. Who would have thought we move out of the suburbs into an inner city school and experience a school where the WHOLE culture (from the secretaries, lunch staff, and up to the Principal) was so positive and caring. Great involved PTA (though not as high tech as some of the other PTAs I have been involved with) but they work hard and are not exclusionary to working parents - you know how the PTA can get in the suburbs. Truly great leadership from the principal - great caring teachers and a student body of really a bunch of pretty nice kids (really reflects the vibe of the parents). Great school - wish my son went there from Kindergarten but I am extremely happy he finished elementary school there.

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no rating January 28, 2010
Don't sent your child here if they are an advanced learner. You will be very frustrated. I don't believe they acknowledge these kids or have programs to support them. Their ALO program is a joke.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2009
You couldn't ask for a better group of teachers. I believe all over Seattle Teachers who are looking for a new home are all trying to land at Loyal Heights. And thats due to the awesome kids and terrific parent support. Inew when my wife and I walked thru the school for the very first time my gut feeling told me this is the school. It's vibe that just carrys thru the hallways. Try it you will feel it to!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 01, 2009
This school has great parental involvement

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no rating September 16, 2009
Fantastic parent and PTA involvement, wonderful teachers, very organized and neat school. This school has a very good anti-bully policy and has excellent after-school programs (music, drama, etc.) and Spanish and PE. Great school!

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no rating August 11, 2009
It perpelexes me how a school that has such successful fundraising has no art teacher. No art teacher, just parent volunteers who come in only once per month. No art room, the kids do art at their desks which is restrictive. This school is way too focused on one size fits all academics & needs to be much more holistic in its enrichment programs. In comparison other schools in the area have art, music, drama, spanish etc. and great WASL scores.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 28, 2008
Strong school. Don't let the older building fool you! Great auction that funds non-core (e.g. music) instruction. Very good WASL scores.

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2008
Fantastic, very, very strong school. My child tests as an advanced learner, yet we chose to stay at this school. The teachers do a great job of challenging advanced learners within the classroom in the ALO program.

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2008
Fantastic, very, very strong school. My child tests as an advanced learner, yet we chose to stay at this school. The teachers do a great job of challenging advanced learners within the classroom in the ALO program.

- submitted by a parent
June 21, 2007
Parent involvement and community feel are beyond compare at this warm, neighborhood school. Be wary, however, of the school's mantra that they challenge every child with differentiated learning techniques. While our experience has been that the desire is pure, challenge has not been reality for our children. The fact that the school is philosophically opposed to any sort of 'pull out' program for advanced learners limits the ability to challenge some kids. The teachers are wonderful, but there is only so much that can be done with 28 kids in class, normal behavior and learning challenges mixed in, etc. However, for a child who needs a school that will provide exceptional tutoring and nurturing to 'reach' grade level, we can't imagine a better spot. Plus, events such as jogathon, auction and artists in residence really set this wonderful community apart from other elementary schools. Just ask questions re: advanced learning.

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May 13, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
March 29, 2006
A small elementary school with stellar parent involvement, strong leadership by a young principal, lots of after school programs and enrichment activities, including Artist in Residence, Art Docents and Young Author Day. We've been very happy with our experiences here.

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2005
L.H.E has high parental involvement and a lot of extracurricular activities easily accessible after school. My daughter loves it here. It offers Spanish, Music and great art programs.

- submitted by a parent
June 18, 2005
This school has a small-town feel: there are always parents around campus, and there are many grownups around who will know your child's name. Very strong parent involvement in the school - parents have made all sorts of improvements happen such as the installation of a climbing wall with mural, beautiful new playground space and a mural on the asphalt in the playground. Lots of after-school clubs: theater in the spring, writing, math, homework, science, fitness. The clubs are well-organized. Art is incorporated into may activities - there's a well-run artist-in-residence program and a very popular Art Docent program with an artwalk at the end of the year. Academics are generally good, although I wish certain great ideas were used across the faculty.

- submitted by a parent
March 19, 2005
Loyal Heights is a fantastic school. Not too big, not too small. Excellent teachers, strong parent presence. Happy kids! My son has been there since Kindergarten and is in 5th grade now. I wish it went to 8th grade. We hate to have to leave.

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January 12, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2005
My child began kindergarten at Loyal Heights this year. The school is very community oriented and I describe it to friends as a happy place to learn. The teachers and staff are warm and seem to know the kids personally. However, beyond the warm and fuzzies I believe the school is also academically challenging.

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2005
This is our reference school. We looked at others but decided to come here. We have 2 kids (K and 2nd) here. Overall, we love the school. There are 3 very strong K classes, each with a slightly different feel and emphasis. Best we've seen. An interesting mix of class strategies (single grade, multi-grade, looping) creates potential for matching a range of student needs. Tremendous parent involvement. Principal, teachers and staff work very hard and seem to work well together. They clearly care about the kids. Lively school, lots of art on the walls. We know several families with kids (including one of ours) who tested into Spectrum who have chosen to stay at LH. Advice to 'first-timers': no school is perfect (though this one comes close!) Select a school that looks good for your kid but especially for one you can get involved in and plan on doing that!

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2005
There's room for everyone at Loyal Heights. The quality of education is excellent. And there's lots of flexibility for learning styles. A wonderful parent community with very active and involved parents. Incredible fund raising contributes significantly to the academic program adding those extras that the school district budget cuts. A+

- submitted by a parent
January 06, 2005
We have been at this school for 8 years now and the evolution has been amazing. The teachers, staff and principal have to be the best in the city-bar none. If you are looking for a school with a strong community (family) feel and strong academics look no further than Loyal Heights! The relationship between the PTA and the school is seamless -we are working together towards the same goal-to provide a quality educational experience for ALL kids. And it's working. We love Loyal Heights and being part of the Loyal Heights family!

- submitted by a parent
January 06, 2005
I have a fifth grader at Loyal Heights and my daughter attended K-5 there, she is now a high school freshman. My many year involvement at Loyal Heights has given me a deep appreciation for the both the staff and the parent body. They are bright and hard working and consistently put the students first. They are always looking for ways to improve the teaching style and content. Both my children have flourished there.

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January 06, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
January 03, 2005
This is a very nice, friendly neighborhood school. Great involvement from the parents, which is, regrettably, greatly needed in these days of low funding. Very active PTA, which runs lots of during- and after-school programs. My kids love it!

- submitted by a parent
December 22, 2004
We are thrilled with our school. It functions as a community center for the families of children who attend. The teachers and staff genuinely care about each child and find something to embrace about even the most challenging child. A welcoming place for diverse families.We have a highly successful PTA that enables the school to fund music, art, spanish, integrated technology. Children of diverse academic needs are embraced through differentiated instruction that is part of the transformation plan - or roadmap of the school. Afte school clubs provide extended learning opportunities for all children. Families are encouraged to make this school their home.

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Loyal Heights Elementary School
2511 NW 80 St, Seattle, WA  98117
(206) 252-1500
Last modified Loyal Heights Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Loyal Heights Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 25 reviews. Top