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Loyal Heights Elementary School10

Seattle, WA | King County

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October 25, 2014


My daughter began in Kindergarten. LH has been a great school overall for my 5th grader. My daughter is Spectrum qualified. Although some teachers were better than others, all her teachers were highly qualified and great. This school has a high proportion of teachers with advanced degrees. In addition, no mean teachers here. The only complaint is that class size is high (26-29 students), which is typical for Seattle schools. This school receives much less federal and state funding than many other schools who have a larger free/reduced lunch population of kids. Parents are middle class to upper middle class. Therefore, PTA involvement is off the charts, parents raise alot of money which is greatly needed to support even basic educational needs.

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July 29, 2014


Absolutely the best experience we have had in school. We spent K-1st grade (top tier elementary school in Silicon Valley) 2nd-3rd grade in a high scoring Eastside school (Sammamish) and 4th-5th grade at Loyal Heights - the best overall. Who would have thought we move out of the suburbs into an inner city school and experience a school where the WHOLE culture (from the secretaries, lunch staff, and up to the Principal) was so positive and caring. Great involved PTA (though not as high tech as some of the other PTAs I have been involved with) but they work hard and are not exclusionary to working parents - you know how the PTA can get in the suburbs. Truly great leadership from the principal - great caring teachers and a student body of really a bunch of pretty nice kids (really reflects the vibe of the parents). Great school - wish my son went there from Kindergarten but I am extremely happy he finished elementary school there.

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January 28, 2010


Don't sent your child here if they are an advanced learner. You will be very frustrated. I don't believe they acknowledge these kids or have programs to support them. Their ALO program is a joke.

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October 20, 2009


You couldn't ask for a better group of teachers. I believe all over Seattle Teachers who are looking for a new home are all trying to land at Loyal Heights. And thats due to the awesome kids and terrific parent support. Inew when my wife and I walked thru the school for the very first time my gut feeling told me this is the school. It's vibe that just carrys thru the hallways. Try it you will feel it to!

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October 1, 2009


This school has great parental involvement

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September 16, 2009


Fantastic parent and PTA involvement, wonderful teachers, very organized and neat school. This school has a very good anti-bully policy and has excellent after-school programs (music, drama, etc.) and Spanish and PE. Great school!

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August 11, 2009


It perpelexes me how a school that has such successful fundraising has no art teacher. No art teacher, just parent volunteers who come in only once per month. No art room, the kids do art at their desks which is restrictive. This school is way too focused on one size fits all academics & needs to be much more holistic in its enrichment programs. In comparison other schools in the area have art, music, drama, spanish etc. and great WASL scores.

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April 28, 2008


Strong school. Don't let the older building fool you! Great auction that funds non-core (e.g. music) instruction. Very good WASL scores.

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April 19, 2008


Fantastic, very, very strong school. My child tests as an advanced learner, yet we chose to stay at this school. The teachers do a great job of challenging advanced learners within the classroom in the ALO program.

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April 19, 2008


Fantastic, very, very strong school. My child tests as an advanced learner, yet we chose to stay at this school. The teachers do a great job of challenging advanced learners within the classroom in the ALO program.

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June 21, 2007


Parent involvement and community feel are beyond compare at this warm, neighborhood school. Be wary, however, of the school's mantra that they challenge every child with differentiated learning techniques. While our experience has been that the desire is pure, challenge has not been reality for our children. The fact that the school is philosophically opposed to any sort of 'pull out' program for advanced learners limits the ability to challenge some kids. The teachers are wonderful, but there is only so much that can be done with 28 kids in class, normal behavior and learning challenges mixed in, etc. However, for a child who needs a school that will provide exceptional tutoring and nurturing to 'reach' grade level, we can't imagine a better spot. Plus, events such as jogathon, auction and artists in residence really set this wonderful community apart from other elementary schools. Just ask questions re: advanced learning.

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March 29, 2006


A small elementary school with stellar parent involvement, strong leadership by a young principal, lots of after school programs and enrichment activities, including Artist in Residence, Art Docents and Young Author Day. We've been very happy with our experiences here.

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August 25, 2005


L.H.E has high parental involvement and a lot of extracurricular activities easily accessible after school. My daughter loves it here. It offers Spanish, Music and great art programs.

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June 18, 2005


This school has a small-town feel: there are always parents around campus, and there are many grownups around who will know your child's name. Very strong parent involvement in the school - parents have made all sorts of improvements happen such as the installation of a climbing wall with mural, beautiful new playground space and a mural on the asphalt in the playground. Lots of after-school clubs: theater in the spring, writing, math, homework, science, fitness. The clubs are well-organized. Art is incorporated into may activities - there's a well-run artist-in-residence program and a very popular Art Docent program with an artwalk at the end of the year. Academics are generally good, although I wish certain great ideas were used across the faculty.

Submitted by a parent

March 19, 2005


Loyal Heights is a fantastic school. Not too big, not too small. Excellent teachers, strong parent presence. Happy kids! My son has been there since Kindergarten and is in 5th grade now. I wish it went to 8th grade. We hate to have to leave.

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