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PK-5
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Tukwila, WA
Students enrolled: 539
 

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5939 South 149th St
Tukwila, WA 98168

(206) 901-7505
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August 07, 2014
These parental reviews are a joke!!! Maybe its your fault that the school programs aren't working because I am a parent, my child attends Tukwila Elementary and I volunteer at that school and my child is succeeding in school very well. I communicate with her teacher throughout the school year, even have her 1st grade teacher number still so that I am able to contact her at the end of my work day as well. Also as a volunteer I never did a fingerprinting so that part is untrue as well as working in the classroom the teachers are very organized and structured. Just because you don't follow up with your children at home as well as what they are being taught at school then of course they aren't going to progress. Tukwila Elementary is an amazing school and my child loves it there. Office staff are very friendly and the counselor there is amazing as well. I would recommend this school to any person with a young child looking to move to the Tukwila area. I have never had a problem with this school in the last 2 years my child has attended and have never heard anything bad from another parent. In fact even the other parents I've talked to have said they and their children love this school!

- submitted by a parent

October 25, 2013
Great school, The school is the best from our region, my kidos love it !!!!!!

- submitted by a parent

July 07, 2013
Tukwila teachers are a mixed bag. My daughters teachers were good to terrible. Bullying on the bus is not taken seriously. I filed a complaint to the transportation, and got nothing. The bus driver I spoke to was defensive. Absolutely not what I wanted to hear. Had to complain to principle, her teacher, and counselor before action were made and bullying was taken seriously. My son is exceeding in all test scores, unfortunately can't say that as a whole for the district. There's nothing for the students who exceeds academically. Office manager and attendance are very pleasant to work with. My son loves this school. He's safe, fed, and somewhat learns. Needs more parent involvement!! He's needs to be challenged, this school unfortunately doesn't.

- submitted by a parent

June 10, 2013
Wow! Very shocked at both one star ratings for this school. I won't sugar coat it; Tukwila as a school district has its issues. Being a small district, with ELL kids speaking over 50 languages at home means resources are stretched. I will even agree that kids that are average. above average and native language speakers can get forgotten. Efforts ARE made to challenge those kids, but parents do have to be a "squeaky wheel" and advocate for those kids throughout the year. What is an outright falsehood is the comments about the teachers, all excellent in the SIX years my child attended this school. Several teachers, at least one in grade, are so amazing, I would follow them and recommend them without hesitation to ANY incoming student of that grade, they are just that good. Fingerprint process has taken, at the most, two weeks, in the three times I have had to do it (has to be renewed every two years). PTA is VERY involved in the school, sponsoring events for the kids, such as dances and so forth, and my experience is that they do a lot with almost nothing because parent involvement, perhaps because of the different cultures in the district, is minimal.

- submitted by a parent

June 06, 2013
I was completely disappointed with Tukwila Elementary from day one. The class and teacher were extremely disorganized and it only got worse as the school year progressed. There are no efforts to challenge and support for students who are exceeding academic expectations. The classes are all over-capacity and the PTA is essentially non-existent. To volunteer, you have to be fingerprinted which, in theory sounds excellent (especially considering the recent tragedies occuring in schools). Unfortunately, the process takes several months - which discourages parents to actively participate in volunteer and chaparoning activities due to an unnessarily slow bureaucratic process. Extracurricular activities are announced days before they occur which again, discourages parent planning and participation. If you are considering moving to the Tukwila area, I encourage you to check the Office of Superintendent of Instruction web site (www.k12.wa.us) and look at the test scores for Tukwila Elementary, which paint a pretty accurate picture of the school as a whole. Unfortunately, there are only 2 elementary schools within the district which may contribute to their extreme lack of effort.

- submitted by a parent

March 27, 2013
This school is terrible. Our daughter has had reading problems all throughout her time here and they do the bare minimum about it. There is no communication between the teachers or to the parents. We have requested updates on the reading program she is in and all they do is phonics. She has been doing phonics for 2 years now and it hasn't helped at all. When I asked her teacher if her reading would set her back a year she simply stated "I do not know, I am not an expert on that". If anyone, wouldn't you think the teacher would be the expert? Needless to say we are trying to move to a better school and school district.

- submitted by a parent

October 04, 2009
The prinicpal is always involved and lends a hand whenever needed

- submitted by a parent

April 09, 2008
The teachers and staff work very well with administration and parents - all for the children. Keep up the great work!

- submitted by a teacher

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Tukwila Elementary School
5939 South 149th St, Tukwila, WA  98168
(206) 901-7505
Last modified Tukwila Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Tukwila Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 11 reviews. Top