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Artondale Elementary School Overview

6219 40th St NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98335 , Tel: +1 (253) 530-1100 Peninsula School District

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Artondale Elementary School Ratings & Reviews

March 23, 2015 Submitted by a parent
The principle of this school and the teachers we have had have been very caring and engaged. The counselor is amazing. The office staff are very welcoming. Time and again, I have been thoroughly impressed by the teachers after leaving conferences. They seem very invested in my children's education. I have been bracing myself for disappointment in this school after talking to many disgruntled parents that have fled to a nearby Christian school, but have yet to be let-down. My children are learning and are happy.
September 26, 2014 Submitted by a parent
Teachers and staff are fleeing this school. The new principal is solely focused on test scores and has removed the "community feel". There is a very apparent lack of positive leadership and effective communication from the principal. It's very disappointing to see what has become of a school we once loved.
January 29, 2013 Submitted by a parent
The situation at Artondale with the new principal is increasingly concerning. She has come in and made changes that seem based solely on teaching to the standardized testing. She has several of the teacher's unique teaching styles under threat. Her approach seems upper-handed and abrupt. The morale is low among the staff. Even if changes were needed in some areas to benefit the students and their education, the new principal's approach is not helpful towards this outcome. One should not come into an existing community with the attitude and approach that this principal has come with. Relationship building, and understanding the culture of the community you are going to be working with are essential to making the necessary changes happen and still maintain morale of the people who work and learn there. People need to be heard and not dictated to. We are starting to lose some of the best teachers because of it and others are talking about leaving. The once family like feeling is fading. Parents are noticing what is happening to the school they once loved volunteering at and missing the warm, welcoming atmosphere that existed before.
August 30, 2011 Submitted by a parent
We had two kids in the school. One child hashad cream-of-the-crop teachers; the other had more mediocre teachers with one we thought was in the wrong career and one that we liked quite well. Teachers here are given lots of discretion which generally works well for most classes; no micro-management here. This can be a problem however when a family has an issue with a teacher. I doubt that teachers in any school are properly managed, however; the system works against effective management of teachers. Many parents are very involved, though that seems to be changing with the recession. Finally, most of the teachers are not themselves comfortable with math beyond the basics. The teaching of math is muddled and confuing (at least in our experience). Kids need a lot of parental support to advance properly in math, and sometimes in core writing skills as well. Reading is the big focus here. Science program was great, even with changes in teaching staff. The school district is rigid; as everywhere, education is more about the district and it's employees than it is about the consumers (ie: the children). Though lip-service is given, they seem better at stone-walling than listening.
January 04, 2011 Submitted by a parent
It often appears a core group of teachers are in charge of the school and its structure. Extra money is allocated to a few select classes, cirriculum is trumped by extra activities in certain grades (i.e. 4th grade play) and although the school rates well there are educational indicators that our students are lacking instruction in critical subjects (spelling, social studies, science). Our children are happy at school but perhaps unprepared for their next step in education. In a community of highly educated adults it seems we should set the bar higher.
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Average Rent in Artondale, WA

  • Artondale, WA Average Rental Price, July 2018$1,430/mo
  • 1 Bedroom$1,230
  • 2 Bedrooms$1,474
  • 1 Bedroom$1,251
  • 2 Bedroom$1,498

Artondale, WA Apartment Rent Ranges

  • $701-$1,0008%
  • $1,001-$1,50065%
  • $1,501-$2,00016%
  • > $2,00011%

Artondale, WA Education Statistics

  • No High School1%
  • Some High School23%
  • Some College26%
  • Associate Degree8%
  • Bachelor Degree25%
  • Graduate Degree18%

Apartments and homes for rent near Artondale Elementary School

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Things you should know about Artondale Elementary School

Before you start packing, make sure Artondale Elementary School is really the best option for your child. To recap, Artondale Elementary School is a well-known public PK-5 school in Gig Harbor. It is located at 6219 40th St NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98335 and it is the second home of 414 students. Please note that available apartments near a given school are filtered by proximity, not by attendance zone. We advise parents to visit the schools in person and contact the admissions offices for further information on school performance and attendance zones before making a final decision.

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