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Tumwater, WA
Students enrolled: 700

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1205 South 2nd Ave
Tumwater, WA 98512

(360) 709-7100
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January 18, 2015
I have a son with classic autism. Perhaps I owe a great deal to the previous posters because I do know the school/district faced some type of an IDEA lawsuit a few years ago, right before we moved to the area. Now the autism program at MTS is beyond amazing. They put a program together with some help from University of WA. It's the first program, since preschool, that my son loves going to. I don't have to deal with melt-downs every morning like I did at his last 2 schools. In fact, when I explained to him that he's aging out of the program and he's going to have to go to a middle school next year, he started crying (Ugh! Broke my heart!). His math skills are now right at grade level. There is a lack of speech therapy within the district, but it's still a great program. Thank you to whomever fixed things... the previous parents... the teachers... it has done wonders for my son and we're both so sad he has to leave this school soon.

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December 12, 2011
I would have to agree with a previous poster. Terrible teachers and after only 2 weeks there my child who has special needs was not getting what he needed from this school or the teachers, even after talking to them several times and trying to give them the benefit of the doubt. He is being transferred to another school. I do not reccomend this school, especially if you have a child who needs special attention of any kind or if you want your child to be treated nicely, do not send them here. If you dont care about your childs spirit being broken then go for it.

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September 18, 2011
My son has been in 2 other schools and we have had no problems the 1st week in MTS and the teacher and principal are causing problems also they seem to enjoy talking down to parents of special needs children. We are very dissatisfied with this school.

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November 30, 2009
My daughter went here for Kindergarten (but we bought a new home and its out of this district. Very sad about that) This school is FANTASTIC! They seem to truly care about their students and try the hardest to make things work for everyone. The education and parent involvement is great too! Wish my daughter could still go here, but congrats to all that do!

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November 11, 2009
Great school and we have been very satisfied with their interest in the students. Away with the silly WASL!

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September 02, 2009
MTS is an excellent school. The principal is extraordinary and teachers are great. We have three children attending and feel very fortunate to be associated with this school.

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July 12, 2009
My family has had a long association with MTS and have found the staff to be exceptionally caring and professional. Not all of my children are 'easy' to have in a classroom, yet they have all loved their teachers there. Whenever discipline issues have arisen, my child has been allowed to both 'save face' and learn from the mistakes made. I appreciate that! Some highlights: 1. teachers in most grades work closely together so there are not huge differences from one class to the next. 2. excellent school/teacher--parent communication 3.strong special services dept 4. positive climate 5. emphasis on learning, not testing!! We couldn't be happier.

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February 12, 2009
I love this school! My kids went to another school before coming here and I have volunteered in many different schools and the differences between them is amazing. We chose where we moved based on this great school!

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November 13, 2008
Im impressed with the principlal, however, there are more than a few teachers that are unsatisfactory.

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March 27, 2008
I'm very happy with this school. My 3 children have attended over the past 4 years, and I've been very pleased. The teachers are great, and I really like the principal. I've had to discuss a couple of issues with her that have come up, and she is very professional and great about working with kids and parents. She knows all the kids by name. We're moving due to employment, and I'm sad to leave this school

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Michael T Simmons Elementary School
1205 South 2nd Ave, Tumwater, WA  98512
(360) 709-7100
Last modified Michael T Simmons Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-7. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Michael T Simmons Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 15 reviews. Top