Top notch teaching. Very involved parents. Very high test scores. It is in a great neighborhood that is safe, clean, and quiet. This is a fantastic school with extremely dedicated team of educators. The academics are very strong and are supplemented by enrichment specialists in art, music, pe and library.
I find that this school maintains a separate and unequal environment. There are spectrum and non-spectrum classrooms and all the love, resources and care goes to spectrum. By 5th grade, the message to non-spectrum kids is that they are "bad" kids who are not very good at school. Set a low expectation and get bad results. Parents are cliquish and it's just too big. Sorry that Seattle Public Schools won't step up and provide quality education for all children. That this school is a 10 is a joke. A big, overcrowded one.