Discovery Elementary School

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4905 Rosedale St Nw

Gig Harbor, WA 98335

(253) 858-5620

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Grades: K - 5

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 450

Students Per Teacher: 13

Parent Reviews

11 Parent Reviews for Discovery Elementary School

I have two boys that love going to school here. But the school has adopted the common core curriculum. I was told they had no choice by one person, which is a lie. The schools are being paid by the federal government to start teaching from common core material which is designed to make kids literally ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/17/14

Both of my son's teachers have been exceptional with handling multiple student personalities and needs, as well as delivering outstanding performance with presenting the curriculum. The staff at Discovery have all been more than helpful when we have needed them, and have always been super friendly.

Posted by a parent on 10/12/10

I have two kids at Discovery in 3rd and 5th grades. They have had wonderful experiences since coming to the school 2 years ago. Their teachers have blessed my kids with encouragement, tools for life, and the love of learning. Discovery is up to date on its curriculum, but I do wish there were a bit ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/25/10

We recently relocated back to Gig Harbor, after living in Ohio and Texas for 4 years. Our 8 year old son, having had 5 teachers in 3.5 years, due to corporate moves, maternity leave, and grade changes, adapted WONDERFULLY into the Wriley Community in 3rd grade at Discovery Elementary. His teachers tell ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/20/09

We sent our son to Discovery for a couple of years, and the teachers were wonderful. I do think they spend a lot of their time controlling noisy student behavior though. The school has a very open lay-out. The students are noisy, and the expectations that they be kids hampered my son's ability to ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/10/08

Our son attended kindergarten at Discovery, and I was very pleased with the turn-out and participation in parent meetings. The academic programs were very child-centered and appropriate.. with emphasis on learning to read, and laying a strong social foundation. We were sorry to leave the area.

Posted by a parent on 03/08/06

Wonderful school which encourages children to remain kids. Great community atmosphere. Incredible interior boasting a boat a theatre and classrooms which look like houses along a street. Really a fun and enriching place for any child to go and learn while being supported and respected.

Posted by a parent on 02/12/06

The elementary school is the best in Gig Harbor. It has very active parents and the teachers are superb. Children really enjoy learning and going to school here.

Posted by a parent on 05/16/05

My daughter attended Discovery Elementary for 3rd grade. It was a good public education. She was involved in music, art and sports. We did struggle with keeping her challenged without moving her up a grade. Other than that, we found a high level of parent involvement in a variety of ways. The overall ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/21/05

I have two children at Discovery and both have had excellent teachers all the way through! The staff places a high priority on the overall development of the student, emphasizing life-long learning skills. It is a very nurturing environment.

Posted by a parent on 03/05/04

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Test scores for Discovery Elementary School

MSP* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
Discovery Elementary School
Peninsula School District
* In 2011-2012 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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Gig Harbor schools — Discovery Elementary School is located at 4905 Rosedale St Nw, Gig Harbor WA 98335. 4905 Rosedale St Nw is in the 98335 ZIP code in Gig Harbor, WA The school district for Discovery Elementary School is the Peninsula School District. Discovery Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 5.
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