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About This School

Mount Rainier Elementary School is a public elementary school in Mount Rainier. 356 students go to Mount Rainier Elementary School and identify primarily as Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Asian. 36% of the Mount Rainier Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 83% of the 356 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Mount Rainier Elementary School is 12:1. Christian Family Montessori School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Drawing painting
  • Sports

    • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 54% 19%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 3%
Asian 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 29% 73%
Multiracial 2% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2% %
White, non-Hispanic 10% 5%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0.4%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 83% 47%
Limited English proficiency 36% 10%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter just started Kindergarten & this school has been very frustrating! I've been trying to get involved & stay on top of things since registration but have been unsuccessful. First of all we were never notified that there was an orientation or a supply list. When we got the list it was very generic (ex- "glue sticks". How many do they need?) It took a full week of school before I got any papers to sign (emergency forms lunch forms etc)& that was after I had to pester the teacher about it. I have no idea what she is learning about in class & there are NO notes sent home about rules behavior curriculum. In the mornings the doors are left wide open & anyone can come in or out. I do not feel comfortable with that at all. I was also trying to get my teaching certification since last year. I tried to do my practicum hours there & had called & emailed the school almost daily from Feb-May and NO ONE had responded to me about what I would need to do to get my hours in there. I've decided to move a little ways down the street so my daughter can go to a better school.

  • (1 year ago)

    My child just graduated from Kindergarten. Mount Rainier reminds me of my elementary days being very traditional and community oriented. I admit that my child should be more academically challenged because she is an advanced reader. However my sincere belief is that they with help from the parents/community are truly striving for excellence. As a former educator I know that finding veteran teachers and those with strong emotional intelligence can help a program thrive and surpass expectations. One suggestion might be to make the school a teaching school allowing college interns assist the veterans/current teaching staff in formulating highly effective curriculum and lesson plans.

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