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Tacoma, WA
Students enrolled: 386

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126 East 60th St
Tacoma, WA 98404

(253) 571-2064
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June 10, 2013
We are extremely disappointed in Fawcett Elementary. Our child has been a student for nearly two years, and has Asperger's but is in Gen Ed, with an IEP. During his first year, we learned that the administration never formally followed his IEP instructions until they "accidentally" found it in April. After several apologies, we decided to give them one more chance. Sadly this year was no different; and the new school psychologist (who did not even know my child until 2 weeks before his IEP renewal meeting!) feels that she has sufficient info to not grant another one after one brief observation, despite his neurologist's, teacher's and our recommendations that he continue to have one. Additionally, she was lecturing and passive-aggressively bullying the other faculty attendees during this meeting, yet the principal did nothing to stop her behavior. I have never seen a school official treat other employees so unprofessionally and with such disrespect. From our perspective, it seems like they are taking away the IEP to either hide or diminish the school's oversight, not because of a lack of need. We will not be back next year, and will not recommend Fawcett to any other parents.

- submitted by a parent

April 05, 2011
My 1st grader and 5th grader have been attending Fawcett since Oct 2010. This school is absolutely aweful! My 1st grader is advanced in reading and etc and is being held back so the rest of the class can catch up and isn't allowed to move on. My 5th grader is in special education and is consistently bullied out at recess by the general education students. He's hit often and innapropriate comments are often thrown at him. He's often punished for the bullies actions. The principal is often confused about what's going on or doesn't seem to care and often gives an "oh well" remark to the issues involving the students at her school. I reccomend if your a parent of a advanced student or a student of special needs do not go to this school. You can find a better school elsewhere!

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September 21, 2010
My son is currently attending Fawcett Elementary. I must say when I first registered my son at this school I believed that his teacher would be adequate enough to teach my child. But I am afraid that I have changed my mind. He is Kindergarten and I know it is an adjustment to be introduced in a new environment. However his teacher seems to be an ineffective teacher. She has implemented the same strategies when it is clearly not effective. I observed his classroom today and I must say he gets up from his table no often than his classmates. I have not witnessed once his reported disruptive behavior. I was asked to leave after 30 minutes of observation by his teacher. My son is being pegged and treated unfairly. I noticed her contact with my son and there were no kindness. I am considering transfering my child.

- submitted by a parent

May 16, 2010
I used to go to this school from 1st grade till 5th grade, and i ABSOLUTLY loved every day at this school. The staff is amaizing!! The teachers were very helpful, and i wish i could go back to fawcett but i'm going to high school next year... i always felt safe and welcome at this school, it was i great learning environment for everyone.

- submitted by a community member

June 29, 2009
When we first moved to Tacoma, and were getting ready for Elementary School i drove around to all the schools near my house and there are alot of elem schools near my home, Fawcett was the only one that made me feel comfortable. My oldest daughter started and finished her elementary years at Fawcett. And my youngest daughter is going on 3rd grade there. I really like the the teachers, and principal Mr. Edmond, I think they work hard to make sure the kids are safe and taught well.

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February 06, 2009
When we bought our house 9 years ago right next to fawcett, i told my husband that our then 9 month old daughter would never go to that school and she would attend the school i did in the north end of tacoma.. Boy was i wrong, fawcett is our family!! we are so blessed to have such great stuff!!! keep up the good work!

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January 02, 2007
My son has been at Fawcett for 2 years and absolutely hates it. He is one of the more advanced children in his class but is afraid to participate due to the taunting and physical abuse that he suffers on the playground. His lowest score on his report card was a 94%, however his teacher had not one positive thing to say about him. Stating that he does not participate and has a hard time focusing. We have come to believe that this is due to sub-standard teaching materials, and the teacher having to focus more attention on the children with lesser abilities. It is a sad thing to see a child this brilliant slipping through the cracks because he has certain educational and parental advantages at home.

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June 16, 2003
My daughter has attended Fawcett for 2 years now and loves it. I really feel confident she is getting the best education she could receive. Fawcett has an excellent principal! Cindy Johnson is the best and really brought life to this school. She is very involved with the children everyday and they love her.

- submitted by a community member

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126 East 60th St, Tacoma, WA  98404
(253) 571-2064
Last modified Fawcett is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Fawcett Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 9 reviews. Top