School Details

Northeast Tacoma

5412 29th St NE, Tacoma, WA 98422
(253) 571-6933
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 361 students 17 students/teacher (WA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

73%
55%
65%
75%
65%
73%

Washington Measurements of Student Progress (MSP)

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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Tacoma School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

56%
54%
63%
76%
64%
73%
52%
55%
62%

Washington Measurements of Student Progress (MSP)

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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Tacoma School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

68%
58%
63%
74%
70%
73%
59%
53%
67%

Washington Measurements of Student Progress (MSP)

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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Tacoma School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Northeast Tacoma is a public elementary school in Tacoma. The principal of Northeast Tacoma is Anne Tsuneishi. 361 students attend Northeast Tacoma and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Native American or Native Alaskan; and Multiracial. 41% of the 361 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Northeast Tacoma is 17:1. Brigadoon Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 46% 44%
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% 1%
Multiracial 15% 10%
Black, non-Hispanic 13% 17%
Hispanic 13% 16%
Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 10%
Asian 10% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1% 2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 41% 44%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 months ago)

    After reading the latest post I feel inclined to post as well. My daughter started this school in 1st grade. I absolutely adored (and still do adore) her teacher. She is now in 4th grade. My son started preschool and I loved his teachers as well. BUT his Kindergarten year was absolute torture. His teacher was so mean and obviously HATED him. She even said rude comments about him the next year to his 1st grade teacher. Luckily she (the same teacher my daughter had) is amazing and helped him regain his love for school and learning. This school offers everything my children need. My daughter is advanced and in the GATE program and my son is behind and involved in LAP and other programs that provide him the extra help he needs. I say to this parent who is having a bad time to advocate for your child. Demand a classroom change. Do NOT be afraid to stand up to the principal or his teacher. There is almost always 1 bad apple but I'm happy and secure in assuring you that there are far far more good than bad teachers here. FYI I do actually despise the principal so don't let him tell you that you're wrong like he did to me. You're probably not.

  • (6 months ago)

    They are harsh on kids. My child consistently is not getting free time or they remove minutes off from recess over petty trespasses like closing the case to eye glasses which they complain is too loud. They threatened to fine us over one day of absence for an excused family emergency because my child's teacher didn't turn in the note that was in my child's folder for turn in. I also called the absence line the day of. The staff is rude and the teacher is just mean. My child is actually afraid of the teacher. My child jumps or hides behind me when the teacher is present. This school is just blah. I should have kept my child at Federal Way's school district their schools are by far superior and my child had no issues there. Please reconsider sending your child to this prison.

  • (6 years ago)

    Great Special Ed Preschool Program very nice teachers that focus well on students.

  • (10 years ago)

    My son has gone k-5 at Northeast. We consider ourselves fortunate.The majority of staff are very dedicated to the students. There has been a push toward WASL in the last two years which distracts from what I have always considered to be basics like history science and cursive handwriting. This comes more from District wide policy than a school level problem but does leave teachers and parents frustrated.My son is a high level reader and the only problem came in 3rd grade where the staff probably lacks the most. There is alot of focus on low level kids to prepare again for the WASL. It took 6 months to get him in an advanced reading group which was disappointing. If he was a low level reader he would have had one-on-one help within a couple of weeks at the most. Overall we had a good experience though.

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