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Do you feel this school develops honesty, integrity, and fairness in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Strongly disagree (1 response)
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Do you feel this school develops compassion, caring, and empathy in its students?
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Do you feel this school develops respect in its students?
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Do you feel this school develops persistence, grit, and determination in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Disagree (1 response)
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How do you feel about the amount of homework given at this school?
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Currently, most people answered Just right (1 response)
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How effective do you feel the teachers are at this school?
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Currently, most people answered Ineffective (1 response)
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Stevens Elementary School
Teacher effectiveness: Ineffective

Posted May 02, 2016
- a parent
In 6 years here, we have had 2 effective teachers. They were able to get my child interested in the work and projects and challenge her. The other 4 teachers were unable to maintain control of their classrooms and ineffective at teaching.

Stevens Elementary School
Amount of homework: Just right

Posted May 02, 2016
- a parent
Some teachers are effective, some even good. The Spectrum level work assigned was appropriate and challenging for my child.


Stevens Elementary School
Develops grit: Disagree

Posted May 02, 2016
- a parent
My daughter had persevered through 6 years at this school despite being bullied and harassed, sometimes on a daily basis. There have been many weeks of tears and it diminished her enjoyment of school. However she had the grit to make it through. About 37% of the kids she started with have left over the years because of the schools problems.

Stevens Elementary School
Develops respect: Strongly disagree

Posted May 02, 2016
- a parent
There is very little respect between administrators and children. Often teachers are so beleaguered with trouble makers they punish and intimidate all of the children. The level of bullying and harassment has put all students on defense.

Stevens Elementary School
Develops empathy: Strongly disagree

Posted May 02, 2016
- a parent
There is no compassion or empathy for students here from the administration. Kids are being bloodied on the playground and verbally and sexually harassed on school grounds and in the classroom. There is an atmosphere of intimidation, anger, and chaos. Bullying is rampant and there is no administrative action.


Stevens Elementary School
Develops honesty: Strongly disagree

Posted May 02, 2016
- a parent
The school is overrun by bullies. They disrupt teaching, field trips, and any community. The lack of consequences for these children has allowed them to escalate their behavior. The children feel a strong sense of unfairness in the administration as they are all continuously punished for the actions of a few. The administration fails to act in protecting the student body and fails to account for its inaction. The students have risen in protest and called for truthfulness and accountability.

Stevens Elementary School 5

Posted September 28, 2014
- a community member
I'm a grandparent of a Stevens Elementary child and am so very impressed with this school. The teachers seem to be well trained , nurturing, and effective. The kids seem happy. The space is beautiful and well maintained.

Stevens Elementary School 3

Posted September 17, 2014
- a parent
The leadership is really lacking at Stevens and it shows in how the teachers treat students and their families. The teachers are pretty good but the level of professionalism is lacking much of the time and I can't say they treat parents as equal partners in teaching the child. As a result well-behaved kids are ignored and learning differences aren't addressed. The class sizes are very large and there is a lot of seat work with tons of worksheets starting in kindergarten. The PTA and parent community are very generous with their time and money so Stevens should be a rock star of Seattle Schools but instead it is just okay and many families move their students to the APP program as soon as they qualify.


Stevens Elementary School 1

Posted January 06, 2014
- a community member
I mentor a kid attending Stevens Elementary. Despite going to class every day, the kid cannot read or write and yet gets passed on to the next grade. Trying to engage the teachers and principal gets a stiff rejection. Not surprisingly, the kid lacks a supportive parent, but the school is failing the kid just as much as the single parent. There is no excuse for this kid to not even learn the basics of reading and writing, and to be passed on year after year until the kid drops out and the school district no longer has to worry about it (but the rest of society does!). I am so glad that my children will not be attending this school. With the positive reviews, I suppose it's fair to say that kids with supportive and active parents do well here, but that's likely the case in any school, isn't it? In Seattle this reality leaves a lot of kids to fail, and they do.

Stevens Elementary School 4

Posted October 25, 2010
- a parent
I wish I could give Stevens 5 stars. I've had multiple children there for awhile. Stevens has many wonderful traits -- dedicated parent volunteers, some truly fantastic teachers, wonderful diversity. But the district is trying its hardest it seems to ruin Stevens. Some classes have 28-29 kids in them in early grades. How is the most wonderful teacher in the world able to be truly effective with that many students? And the district really needs to get a handle on teacher evaluations and marginal teachers -- there are a tiny number of ineffective teachers at Stevens but ugh if you get one for your own kid. Though I'm guessing this is a district-wide problem.

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Stevens Elementary School
1242 18 Av East, Seattle, WA  98112
Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 18 reviews. (206) 252-3400
Last modified Stevens Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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