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2580 Montesano St South
Westport, WA 98595

(360) 268-9125
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May 13, 2014
I enjoy the teachers and staff working at the school, as people, however I have been disappointed and even terrified more than once over this school year. The kindergarten class is going full days this year, and all week. My son came from the nearby preschool going to class for 3 hrs a day only 2 days a week, we have had to adjust to 7 hr days, counting bus rides, and 5 days a week. Also the progress reports do not in my opinion show what my child knows. I was angry to hear that they didn't think my child could recognize more than 3 basic shapes, among other inconsistencies, after going to the school for 4-5 months. I was mostly upset that the teacher didn't seem to know my child or his actual abilities. Progress reports should not be test scores. I feel that they are making a big mistake with this all day school for 5 year olds. The worst part has been that my son has been late getting home from school by about 30 min on 3 occasions. He is 5! Not only was he late but at one point the school had NO IDEA what bus my son was on! The school was not answering calls and neither was the bus barn, I was in a panic! This should never happen especially with such a young child.

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September 24, 2013
This school is the only reason why I still live in this town! I love it and my kids love it too. The only negative I can say is that they give a lot of candy and ice cream out as rewards and kids can buy sugary drinks at anytime. But other then that they do a lot for the kids and the community!

- submitted by a parent

September 10, 2013
Ocosta Elementary School is dedicated to the academic, social/emotional and personal development of all students. The school is the center of activity for children in this community and is continually adding programs and enrichment activities to meet the diverse needs of its students. The buildings are old, however a new school is scheduled for construction over the 2014/2015 school year and this will enhance the already high quality of instruction and services provided to the school community.

- submitted by a teacher

August 31, 2011
The kids coming through this school are outperforming other students on tests relative to the two counties. They focus much attention on math and reading so the academics are wonderful. They could use a new school in the older grades, the staff is wonderful and really know how to focus individually on low income students. Parents are sort of clichess, but the kids all get along for the most part.

- submitted by a parent

April 13, 2010
If you are planning to relocate to the area I most definitely do not recommend this school. I have 3 children 2 of which have attended since kindergarten. The school is not kept very clean the bathrooms for the older grades being the biggest problem. The lunches are small and dairy products often taste spoiled. The test scores are below state average and there is a lack of common sense from staff when it comes to discipline. I would highly recommend looking in the Aberdeen or Hoquiam area.

- submitted by a parent

May 29, 2007
My son started 2nd grade in Oosta kind of smack in the middle of the year. I must say the school is really clean. All the staff is very nice and helpfull.My son loves the school and so do we. They make sure their kids are safe and always know who pick them up. The principal there is also a sweetheart. If you are thinking of sending your child here please do. Im sure your will both love it as well.

- submitted by a parent

October 04, 2006
Dana Stedman being recruited as our elementary principal has improved our overall school goals incrementally. Julie Hitt taking over as district librarian can only add to our improved reading skill levels due to her AR focus. Marking books at levels where students 'should' be has proven a great incentive for all reading levels.

- submitted by a parent
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Ocosta Elementary School
2580 Montesano St South, Westport, WA  98595
(360) 268-9125
Last modified Ocosta Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Ocosta Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 9 reviews. Top