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1202 South 76th St
Tacoma, WA 98408

(253) 571-4600
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March 04, 2014
I'm actually a former parent. My daughter went to kindergarten here. She had Giles and she was fantastic! However when we were there the principal was rarely seen. I tried to join the PTA that wasn't easy. It seemed almost like there wasn't one. The school nurse isn't full time. My daughter fell at recess and broke her nose. NO ONE CALLED! The ratio to student and staff at recess is horrible! The Eceap at the school is great for low income families. However last I heard Pam is still they're. How? She yelled at the kids when we were there. My daughter unfortunately wet her pants and she let the other kids see it. I did make a formal complaint with the district. The school isn't in the greatest shape. My only is wish is that things changed for the better here.

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July 05, 2010
I recently moved from California to Tacoma, my daughter and I are so happy to have a wonderful teacher kind, respectful, patient, listen to her kids in the classroom and always ready to go the extra mile to help her students to succeed in their academic needs. As a parent I strongly believe that positive striving attitude not only from teachers but from the principal and personnel is what makes our school achieve a great deal of success because our kids are always looking forward to go to school and parents are please to cooperate not only with the principal but with all the personnel at school. So thanks for hiring teachers of character, kindness, who are passionate about their work with kids in the classroom! I am very please with the teacher, and the school personnel.

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May 02, 2008
Birney is supposed to be one of the better elementary schools in the area, but I'm not that impressed. My daughter has attended Birney since kindergarten, and one of my main complains there is that the all-day kindergarten program has been removed because parents had to pay for it there and don't have to pay for it at other elementary schools. I think instead of dropping the program, they should have given the parents the choice of either sending their children to another school for all-day kindergarten for free or attending at Birney for a fee. Another pet peeve of mine are the constant fund-raisers the school pushes onto the children. No, I don't want my daughter to sell cookie dough or coupon books! I think they forgot that there are other ways of raising money instead of selling things nobody wants.

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June 05, 2006
My son attended the afternoon Special Education Program at Birney and I am 100% impressed with their teachers, classroom setting and ability to work with the children one-to-one! I could tell the teachers really love the students and care about their progress. Since attending Birney, my son has made leaps and bounds. I only wish we could take teachers with us to the next level. They have specialists who work with specific learning areas such as Speech, Physical Therapy, and more. I would recommend Birney over all of the other schools because of the staff.

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August 31, 2005
Wonderful school. I have a son who attends 2nd grade. Nice and friendly teachers but the school is a little old

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June 01, 2005
Birney has been a great school for my three boys. The only problem with birney, is the middle and high schools students attend in the area.

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May 05, 2004
My daughter attends Birney for kindergarten and she is in Mrs. Mykings class. I think this school exceeded all my expectations. They have bingo night and things going on during the christmas holiday that brings family together to be involved in the school. I have always seen the principal at all these events so its so nice to see that he is involved. I think when your child attends Birney you will see that they are always striving to try and improve there school.

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1202 South 76th St, Tacoma, WA  98408
(253) 571-4600
Last modified Birney is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Birney Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 7 reviews. Top