Wilder is a wonderful elementary school with a strong PTSA, solid teaching staff and caring principal. My children have had a wonderful elementary experience that I know has given them a strong foundation as that continue on to middle school. As for the previous comment about a thirst for academics, the school's test scores speak for themselves. I think Wilder teachers and parents like to make learning fun but that doesn't mean the kids aren't learning. Wilder won a Washington State award for 2012 for overall excellence.
Wilder is a fantastic learning community. My kids have thrived here socially and academically. Teachers are exceptional at balancing district expectations with instilling a love of learning in their students. I have had two children come through Wilder and they both miss it and speak fondly of their time there. Wilder is gifted at creating a warm, safe, and caring school environment that excels at keeping students engaged in their education.
Wilder Elementary is a top school in the area (Washington State 2012 Award for Overall Excellence), with experienced teachers, involved parents, excellent test scores and a strong sense of community. The students are consistently engaged and challenged. My son, who graduated from Wilder last year, always talks about the good times he had at Wilder. Most importantly, Wilder prepared him for Middle School and he is thriving academically and socially. My daughter attends Wilder right now and is also becoming a life-long learner. We consider ourselves very lucky to have children who are/were able to attend such a wonderful school.
LWSD is highly rated, it is lost on me currently as to why. This school has been incredibly underwhelming. While the parents are involved, there doesn't appear to be a real thirst for an academic experience.
My kids went to this school for two years and it was wonderful. The teachers are number one. They care about the kids well-being and academically. The overall staff is also great and caring. The PTSA is also very keen to detail especially for volunteers, they make sure that they don't forget anyone. We are very sad that another elementary opened which forced us to have to go there because of our address. We miss Wilder.
Wilder is one of the most incredible schools i have ever seen. It truly connects parents, students and teachers to form a flawless educational system. The school is located near a watershed, where students are able to apply their scientific study to a living, breathing environment. This really is the best school for your children.
My family has been involved at Wilder for the last six years. We have had a wonderful experience there and both my son's love the school. The majority of the teachers are wonderful. The extra activities organized by the PTSA are awesome and do much to enrich the school. My only complaint is the fourth grade curriculum which focuses on the WASL. My son was so bored! Test scores are high, but it seems like a waste of a school year. We were happy with every other year.
This is a wonderful school with very high test scores, excellent teachers, and kind students.
Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.
The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.
Thank you! You will begin to receive newsletters from us shortly.
Great work! Only one more step. Now we just need you to verify your email address. Please click on the link in the email we just sent you to complete your registration.
Great work! Only one more step. Now we just need you to verify your email address. Please click on the link in the email we just sent you to submit your review.
Please click on the link in the verification email we just sent you to complete your change of email address.
Whoops! It looks like we still need to verify your email. To do so, please click on the link in the email we sent you. Can't find the e-mail? Click the button below and we'll send you a new one.
Thanks for registering. Welcome to GreatSchools, the largest online community committed to improving educational outcomes through parental involvement.
Thanks for verifying your updated email address.
Oops! You haven't verified your email address yet. To do so, please click on the link in the email we sent you. Can't find the email? Click the button below to receive a new one.
Oops! That email verification link has expired. Please click the button below to receive a new one.
Join GreatSchools to participate in the parent community and other discussions on our site.
Your review has been posted to GreatSchools.
Share with friends! Post your opinion of Laura Ingalls Wilder Elementary School on Facebook.
Welcome to GreatSchools!
For principals and school officials, we offer a special Enhanced School Profile (ESP) which allows you to update and add information about your school, as well as respond to reviews. If you are a school official, click Continue to start.
Please note that it can take up to 48 hours for your comment to be posted to our site. While you're here, we'd like to invite you to fill out a survey on your school's programs, activities, and extracurriculars. It only takes a few minutes and will help parents get a full picture of your school.
Get started now! You have successfully registered and can now start updating your Official School Profile. The information you provide is extremely valuable in helping parents and students learn more about your school, so thanks for taking the time!
Thank you for registering as a school leader. We just need to verify your email address. We've sent you an email - please click on the link in that message to get started editing your school's information!