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Park Avenue Center

Public | K-12 | 3 students

 

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Posted March 25, 2013

I went to this school in it's previous location from 94-96. The only thing I learned was how to sit in a "time out room" (really just a 8'x10', completely empty room with a wood floor, and no door knob on the inside) for up to all day, for horrible offenses such as not doing my work as soon as Tom Beers said to, or talking out of turn. I only hope the school has gotten better, and that the Tacoma school district realizes locking up children isn't a solution.If your child goes to this "school", and they still have the "time out rooms" find another school, and if the district won't work with you, get a lawyer.


Posted May 6, 2012

My daughter is new to this school. Just two weeks, so far. While Park Ave. is a temporary placement for behaviorally challenged kids, I kind of wish she could stay. My daughter has made progress in this short time and to me, that speaks volumes. (It also warms my heart to see her proud of herself.) The staff that I have come to know are wonderful, caring and dedicated people.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 45% 5%
White 40% 60%
Two or more races 10% 6%
Hispanic 5% 20%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 7%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 10%N/A8%
Special education 144%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 260%N/A44%
Source: 1 WA OSPI, 2009-2010
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student-teacher ratio

  This school District averageState average
Students per classroom teacher 4N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 15N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 78%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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  • Janet Gates-Cortez

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6701 South Park Ave
Tacoma, WA 98408
Phone: (253) 571-2600

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