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Spokane, WA
Students enrolled: 497

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908 East 24th Ave
Spokane, WA 99203

(509) 354-3030
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May 27, 2014
We have two children at Hutton - 3rd Grade and Kindergarten. Their teachers have all been excellent, hard-working, caring, creative and intelligent. The Principal really does know every child's name and is extremely visible and involved. The PTG is very active and welcoming. Through the PTG, the school is able to offer after-school programs in World Languages, Fine Arts, and Science. They have arranged author visits, and organize fun school-wide events. They also help fund technology needs for the school and do so much more. We moved here from a rural Washington school district and are so happy to be here. Looking forward to the re-model!

- submitted by a parent

November 17, 2013
We came to Hutton Elementary when my children were in 5th grade and Kindergarten. They were immediately welcomed and felt as if they had been there from the beginning. I find the principal to be readily available to answer any questions that I have and the teachers to be very receptive to parental support in the classroom. We chose Hutton baed on the great schools score and I couldn't be happier with our choice. It definitely lives up to its perfect 10 rating!

- submitted by a parent

February 20, 2013
Great school, great parents, great community, great staff (especially the p.e. teacher, music teacher, and librarian) ... looking foreward to the "new school"

- submitted by a parent

November 13, 2012
This is one of the very top schools in the city. There is a strong culture of parent involvement. The principal works tirelessly to support teachers, parents, and kids. The school works hard to create as level a playing field for all kids regardless of socioeconomic background. We feel lucky to have our kids at this school.

- submitted by a parent

June 08, 2011
I have had a great experience with Hutton. My child, who has had difficulty with learning, has received one-on-one help from qualified, caring teachers and has blossomed at Hutton. I have had countless opportunities to get involved (solicited via email by teachers and PTA alike), but I work outside the home full time, so it has been difficult to do so. Yes, the building is old, but it is slated for a remodel in the next few years.

- submitted by a parent

June 07, 2011
This is not a good school for gifted children, high academic performers, children with conditions like asthma or parents who want to be involved. Teachers teach to the median and below, and they use their top performers as helpers but do not offer any enrichment for these children. The school building is charming but very old with a history of serious mold and use of toxic artificial air fresheners by teachers, which are prohibited. The principal only pursues changes that fit into his personal agenda and otherwise avoids any and all disputes/issues. Ex.: the safety patrol is not supervised by an adult but has to work dangerous 3+ way intersections that do not have signs. The principal made an agreement with the district to have an adult supervise, but there is no such adult. When I voiced my concern, I was told that it gets better in warmer months when the snow is gone. The principal has a "nothing bad has happened so far" attitude. An avg of 6 people attend the PTA meetings, and the same work horse parents are used year after year. Parents have no voice. Teachers have no voice but are protected by the principal enabling inappropriate behavior in favor of perpetuating complacency.

- submitted by a parent

August 12, 2010
Hutton is the #1 school in the district. They work hard for all the students. My children are starting 3rd/5th grade. The PTA is fantastic, they pay for books for the library, computers for the students and after school art and language classes in Spanish, French, German, Japanese and Sign Language. With the standardized testing for the state constantly changing the teachers step up each year to give their best to their students. Parents are encouraged to volunteer in the classrooms and every other school activity and many do. The principal is very visible in the school. He knows all the kids names and is not only a disciplinarian but very encouraging to the students. In every PTA/school meeting I have attended they are always very open to suggestions and ideas that can make things better for the students at Hutton.

- submitted by a parent

November 02, 2009
My daughter is in 2nd grade at Hutton at her teachers and other school staff have been wonderful! Wouldn't go anywhere else!

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May 21, 2009
I have 4 kids at Hutton. I moved to Spokane from Northern California (Menlo Park). I think this school is as good and in ways better than our previous schools. Hutton has a great sense of community.

- submitted by a parent

July 28, 2008
Hutton is one of the best schools you could ask for in Spokane. The faculty is friendly and helpful as well as the students. We have chosen hutton for 14 years and it has not let us down. Hutton will put your kids on the right educational path for many years down the road and build morals and structure for your child to grow on.

- submitted by a parent

February 28, 2008
Hutton is a wonderful school. We have been involved with it for over 10 years as our children have progressed through their academic years. The teachers give 110% to each student and they are willing to do whatever it takes (staying late, meeting with parents, phone calls, etc.) to assure each student reaches their full potential!

- submitted by a parent

November 16, 2007
Hutton is a place where not all students are friendly.They need adult supervision while the students do safety patrol.The students aren't all welcoming.

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September 22, 2006
We've been at Hutton since K (3rd grade now) and although there are some short-comings, the waiting list to teach here is a mile long and that says something. The variety of before and after-school choices is my favorite part, but after many different experiences at many other schools (with my first) - this is the best, hands down. I do wish more parents were involved in the larger groups, but easily, this is our best experience.

- submitted by a parent

January 10, 2006
Although the school performs well on standardized tests, there are other things to consider. Most notably, is that the principle is not willing to accept even the slightest bit of criticism. Also, since many parents went to the school themselves, they overlook many of the school's shortcomings. This school definitely has a 'But, we've always done it this way attitude.' Too bad.

- submitted by a parent

September 09, 2004
Great school! Active parents, nice learning environment, challenging teachers, wonderful location. I would rather have my children go here than private school.

- submitted by a parent

May 23, 2004
I went to Hutton for 1st, 3rd, and 4th grades. It is a great school. Extracurricular activites, active PTA, safe area, clean hallways, excellent teachers. I love it!

- submitted by a student

August 19, 2003
I am a former Hutton student, It has great teachers, almost all parents are involved and is in a very safe neighborhood.

- submitted by a student

May 22, 2003
This school needs more parent involvement and more safety and discipline also. The teachers though need to be gentle yet stern and serious about their job as a teacher.

- submitted by a community member

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Hutton Elementary School
908 East 24th Ave, Spokane, WA  99203
(509) 354-3030
Last modified Hutton Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Hutton Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 20 reviews. Top