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Steilacoom, WA

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Cherrydale Elementary School 5

Posted March 06, 2015
- a parent
This is an incredible school. The staff makes learning exciting and fun. My kiddos look forward to coming each and every day. They have made incredible strides in reading and math this year. I am so impressed with the time and energy each teacher takes to work with students 1-1 and in small groups. The principal is positive and encourages students frequently. We are so happy to be a part of Cherrydale Primary!

Cherrydale Elementary School 1

Posted March 05, 2015
- a parent
Excellent facility however, this is the worst school my children have ever attended. This school is extremely far behind academically. Thursday packets feel more like advertisement and harassment then updates on student education. Can't wait until my kids transfer out this year, they deserve a better education.

Cherrydale Elementary School 1

Posted May 27, 2014
- a parent
I was very disappointment in school and school district. Students with special needs are treated very poorly.

Cherrydale Elementary School 5

Posted May 15, 2014
- a parent
We love Cherrydale! My kids have had awesome teachers and have learned so much. There have been lots of extras that have made their experience even better like Mileage Club, Cheetah Leaders, PTA events, field trips, concerts and holiday events. PE does creative things like Geo-caching, the music teacher is awesome and enthusiastic and the librarian is super. The support staff is fantastic and make the kids and parents feel right at home. There's no part of school that my kids don't like.

Cherrydale Elementary School 5

Posted May 12, 2014
- a parent
We are a military family who moved to the area this school year -- and I could not be happier with Cherrydale! My child's teacher has been wonderful, and the principal has welcomed me and my family into the school community. The principal has always answered questions and always seems accessible -- and the office staff goes out of its way to make the public feel welcome. Cherrydale has been a great experience!

Cherrydale Elementary School 2

Posted May 08, 2012
- a community member
Cherrydale is a basic primary school. It really doesn't do more than teach to lowly standardized testing and teach to the lower third of the class. No child is chllenged here. The school has a pathetic music program (kids sing to prerecorded songs with kids already singing on them!) and no art classes. PE may be the best thing going for this school. New principal this year but it is same old same old for Steilacoom School District. So sad for the kids.

Cherrydale Elementary School 5

Posted May 24, 2011
- a parent
Great School and Great Kindergarten Teacher. The staff is also very helpful. We love the school.

Cherrydale Elementary School 1

Posted July 25, 2010
- a parent
Cherrydale is a cute school but the teachers are terrible. Only 1 teacher in 3 years was decent. They have too many kids in a single class or teachers just don't pay enough attention to children needing help. One teacher at a conference told me that out of 100 kids, 99 of them were doing better than my child! She also said the children learning English as a second language were at higher levels than my child. First off not a good way to say you think my child is stupid! She had my child tested for special education classes and of course I was told my child was fine special education wasn't needed. I would tell her to ask the teacher for help when she did not understand something and the teacher would say to ask another student. Who gets paid to teach my child, the teacher or your kids?

Cherrydale Elementary School 4

Posted January 24, 2009
- a parent
My oldest daughter, now in 6th grade, had a wonderful experience here, but since my youngest, currently in kindergarten, has been attending, I think the leadership has gone down hill. The kindergarten class sizes are too large and it's difficult to get answers for basic Q's from the principal. The PTA is awesome and very organized. They add a lot to the over all experience. The speech therapists are awesome. Don't care for the office staff, though.

Cherrydale Elementary School 1

Posted October 10, 2008
- a parent
I have a son, who attended Cherrydale last year. The campus did not meet my expectations. The staff were very rude to my son. In addition, the learning environment was quite uncomfortable for him. The students were very mean to him and his teacher did nothing about it. I do not recommend this school for your children.

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Cherrydale Elementary School
1201 Galloway, Steilacoom, WA  98388
(253) 983-2500
Last modified Cherrydale Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-3
Cherrydale Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 17 reviews. Top