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Tacoma, WA
Students enrolled: 963

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15305 Waller Rd East
Tacoma, WA 98446

(253) 683-8700
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March 17, 2014
I have 3 children that attend this school and I am not happy with the overall setup. Their is a fist grade teacher who wears a crown and when she wears this crown the students can't talk to her. My child kept coming home with marker all over her clothes because another student wanted to color her. The teacher would tell her to go sit down that she has the crown on. There was another time when my child was crying from a headache and asked to go to nurse office she was told no and to stop being a cry baby. Then their is another teacher who doesn't communicate at all. I found out that my child was not completing in class homework when she was home sick and I requested for missing homework to be sent to office. There was 36 missing assignments that went to office. I should have been notified when there was no more than 5. I feel like they set child up to fail by doing these things. One of my children hates going to school because of things like this. I have had enough and will switch school districts

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February 03, 2012
I have two children attending this school and I have not been happy with them at all. They do not inform the parents of upcoming events, nor do they respond to notes or voice mails. I would love to be more involved in my kids school activities but they have given me no opportunity to do so. Most of the work the kids do is at home with me teaching them. I am disappointed in the overall experience I have had with this school so far. If it does not get any better we will be looking into other schools next school year.

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June 19, 2011
the staff is very helpful, respectful to parents and students. My daughter doesn't adjust well to change and they helped accommodate that as much as possible. Great school!!!

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June 03, 2011
Im just so happy with everything this school has to offer, not just educational, but also personal as well. These wonderful teacher and staff are above n beyond words!! well AWESOME comes to mind.. I being a single parent with a child with a birth defect couldnt ask for more support. they have shown true care and concern as if my child was their own.. Im grateful and content with this school and staff!!

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September 07, 2009
Love this school the teachers are great and what a wonderful principal she remembers all the kids names and will call them by name and say hello. Teachers go out of their way to help with teaching your child.

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December 14, 2008
Im not to happy with the school i love the staff.But my daughter is in forth grade and need help in reading and they do not provide it for kids beyond third. bascicly shes a lost cause .We are taking both our kids out after brake .

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August 27, 2008
great school, great teachers with a very caring principal

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February 27, 2007
All of the staff is polite and helpful. They really care about the kids and strive to surpass standards. I am very pleased with the level of intelect and kindness of all the staff. I love that they still dress-up for halloween and all holidays are celebrated,and respected. The kids love it too!

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November 07, 2006
I think Naches Trail is a great school. My grandson is learning and growing by leaps and bounds. He has had great teachers, including the one he has this year. I am very happy with this district and especially this school.

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October 15, 2006
I have 2 children that go to this school and have all of their school years, I am not happy with this school, the children have had good teachers for the most part till this last yr my youngest has a teacher that is very rude to the children, tips over desks to help clean them and also the principle will always back up any teacher or staff, I am unhappy since my children are older and more open to tell me what is really going on, I believe them and as someone else said, I just try to teach them not to be like one of there teachers now. I feel this school needs help and the PTA is more into making the school look cool than into learning they buy toys, signs and not books, Another words, More material than worried about learning. Good luck, We are moving!

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September 24, 2006
Intent focus on quality education. The teachers and staff provide a safe environment for our children to learn, explore, and grow. I know first hand how awesome the special help programs are here. My son was having difficulty with reading. He was placed in a special reading class which I was admittedly worried might 'label' him and cause stereotyping leading to frustration down the line. I couldn't have been more wrong. The specialists helping him were cheering on each of his successes and helped me understand his learning style so I could better help at home. After a few short months with this intense almost individualized assistance, he graduated from the program and couldn't have been more proud of himself and his accomplishments. He now adores reading and has had no further troubles. I have found the family feeling at Naches really bonds the students and faculty and it works.

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May 08, 2006
My daughter attended Naches Trail from the 1st grade through the 6th grade. She participated in most of the sports programs as well as the band and choir programs. We were very happy with all of her teachers - they were willing to spend extra time with the students if they needed help with anything. My daughter is now in Jr. High and her grades show how well her past teachers taught - she has all A's & 1 B... Needless to say - I am very happy with the way my daughter was taught at Naches Trail Elementary... Thank You!

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January 15, 2006
I have 2 children that have graduated from this elementary school and one still there. I am not, nor will ever be impressed with this school, it's teachers, staff, and principal/vice principal leadership. This school is unsafe, I get charged for lunches my children never receive, and there is no attention paid to children that require a little extra help. Disappointing doesn't begin to cover how I feel, but with a lack of resources to get my last child left there to another school leaves me with no choice but to have them go there and teach them extra at home.

- submitted by a parent

November 12, 2005
Naches Trail has high expectation for student academic achievement. The teachers use district mandated curriculum in communication arts, math and science. There is a high level of technology integration with curriculum and plentiful equipment available for student use. The school has a high number of students who participate in after-school sports programs through Bethel Rec. The music program is excellent and there is an art specialist 3 days per week. Parents are highly involved and fund raisers are successful. PTA sponsors activities such as Friday night skating parties as well as the spring carnival.

- submitted by a teacher

September 19, 2005
I am not happy with the lunch time procedure. My daughter has been coming home without eating her lunches.

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August 26, 2005
I was not impressed with the overall performance of Naches Trail and their teachers. I felt that my children recieved mediocre lesson plans as well as their attention to their needs. We are currently looking for other schools, further distance to avoid another year at this school.

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Naches Trail Elementary School
15305 Waller Rd East, Tacoma, WA  98446
(253) 683-8700
Last modified Naches Trail Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Naches Trail Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 19 reviews. Top