Christensen Elementary School

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10232 Barnes Ln S

Tacoma, WA 98444

(253) 298-3300

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Grades: PK - 5

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 446

Students Per Teacher: 19

Parent Reviews

16 Parent Reviews for Christensen Elementary School

This school is great, they have a lot of great programs for the kids to work with them on their weakness, as well as they help the kids grow physically and mentally. I really love how much my daughter has learn since she been assisting to this school, the teachers are great are know what they doing, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/29/14

Christianson elementary does not follow through for a positive outlook for children with behavioral problems. Some of the teachers are fabulous but it is the higher that keep it from progressing.

Posted by a parent on 11/26/13

This is a terrible school. The staff has no warmth and does not care about the students. My child's teacher refered to the school as a "revolving door" of students and explained to me that students in poverty only respond to "yelling at them" because they are "ignored at home". While my student was not ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/29/13

This school is like any other public school...the quality of teachers lacks due to the standard of pay, and the sad reality is that many of them forget why they wanted to be a teacher to begin with. The principal of Christensen is a condesending man with an inferiority complex.

Posted by a parent on 02/17/11

I have three daughters and have been involved with Christensen for the last 6 years. I am very pleased with the quality education my girls have received. The teachers are attentive to the needs of all children, make every effort to help those who excel and those who struggle, and respond to parent concerns ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/16/10

My fifth grader has only one more year at this school and I cannot wait to get out of here. The principal has a attitude that he thinks he is superior to everyone. There are some good teachers, but most of the staff seems like they do not know a thing about children. They expect way too much out of ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/04/09

my son went to this school from kindergarten until fourth grade , I belive he had a great experience in learning and having his specila needs met.

Posted by a parent on 09/10/09

I am the parent of a kindergartner so we were new this year 08-09. We have had a very positive experience with full day kindergarten my son has learned to read, do math, even mapping skills learned in a fun way. It has been asked for and encouraged for parents to participate not only in the class rooms ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/13/09

My son went to this school last year and we did not have a good experience. The principal is wishy-washy. He claims to want parent involvement but when he gets it, he complains about parents being there too much. The entire school acts as if parents are a nuisance more than an asset. Recess has been ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/05/08

Christensen is a school that I would not want any child to have to go to if they don't have to. The principal is not supportive of teachers or parents; the teachers are more concerned with making themselves look good than they are about making sure their lessons are challenging to their students. I ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/02/08

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Test scores for Christensen Elementary School

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Test Year: 2012
Christensen Elementary School
Franklin Pierce 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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Tacoma schools — Christensen Elementary School is located at 10232 Barnes Ln S, Tacoma WA 98444. 10232 Barnes Ln S is in the 98444 ZIP code in Tacoma, WA The school district for Christensen Elementary School is the Franklin Pierce School District. Christensen Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels PK - 5.
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