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  • Brian Barnhart
    425-501-0449

    Maywood Hills Elementary School9

    Bothell, WA | King County

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    November 19, 2013


    Maywood Hills is a truly wonderful school. The teachers are highly qualified with the majority holding Masters degrees. They are very conscientious, communicate well with parents, and provide extra experiences for the kids, such as an overnight for 4th graders at Pioneer Farm, which the teachers do not get extra pay for. The principal is outstanding and very supportive of teachers, families, and students. Parents are highly involved which adds to the warm community feeling. The PTA is very active and inclusive, providing many services (scholarships, art & science instruction, library assistance, etc.), after school enrichment programs, staff & teacher support, and many family events. There are many children from Hispanic or lower income homes, as well as children from affluent families and the population is socio-economically diverse (although I can't say it's very culturally or racially diverse.) The students and teachers are respectful. Bullying and teasing is not really a problem here as it is in many schools. Maywood has some special needs kids in the integrated program, and there is a lot of acceptance and helpfulness here. My kids have loved Maywood and so have we!

    Submitted by a parent

    September 26, 2013


    The principal wants parents to communicate with him. He supports his staff with a computer lab, tech specialist, science lab and part -time teacher and an excellent librarian. Some teachers are new, and just need experience, but they have the support of the other teachers. PTA is working hard to bring in more programs for the children. Enrollment is around 600, will probably top off at 650 in the next 2 years.

    Submitted by a parent

    October 13, 2012


    Maywood Hills is really a gem of a public school. The staff is both passionate and professional and our oldest daughter has really thrived there for the past two years. Not only are the teachers excellent themselves, but they enable parental involvement in the classrooms through the art and science docent programs as well as reading and writing helpers. My wife and I were both able to participate this past year, and it was really worth our while. The PTA is also strong and active and has just band together to add $30k worth of additional play equipment to the school playground, addressing perhaps the schools only weak spot. This year my daughter placed into the EAP program, so she is off to Shelton View, but we will miss Maywood and are looking forward to next year when her sister will start their.

    Submitted by a parent

    February 28, 2011


    Our kids have attended here for the past 3 years and we love it! Great teachers, advanced learning and the parent involvement is an added bonus! They really do alot of hands on- and a science fair every year even at the kindergarten level..and my son's reading level went from 1st grade to a 5th grade level in one year, Thanks maywood for teaching him to love learning! really, a great school!

    Submitted by a parent

    September 17, 2009


    They have a special love for the Children and exceed the normal curriculum for helping children reach a higher level of learning.

    Submitted by a parent

    September 16, 2009


    Great Teachers and PTA. My son just loves going to Maywood Hills

    Submitted by a parent

    October 10, 2008


    A fabulous teaching and learning communities with great teachers, wonderful parent support and super kids.

    Submitted by a parent

    January 8, 2007


    This school is great! I love it even though this is my last year of maywood hills.

    Submitted by a student

    September 22, 2006


    The staff at Maywood Hills was very instrumental in getting my granddaughter the special resources help she needed for certain problems she was experiencing. This helped her tremendously with adjustments and improved her academics.

    Submitted by a parent

    May 9, 2006


    My son moved to Maywood this year from a Catholic School. We have been incredibly impressed by the Principal Kelly Aramaki as well as his 2nd grade teacher Linda Norwalk. The school is well organized, the academics are challenging, and the parents are really involved. We are lucky to have this resource in our neighborhood and my son has really benefited from change. He has Aspergers Syndrome but the enviroment has allowed him to be blend in unnoticed as well as be really successful in a regular classroom.

    Submitted by a parent

    September 4, 2004


    The principal is new, his 2nd year at Maywood. The kids love the principal, he is young but listens to parents and their concerns. My kids love MWH. They are comparable to Heritage Christian in academics, but have much more to offer the student in resources and social activities. Many Christian teachers and has a Mom's in touch program for Christian moms. gotta love this school!

    Submitted by a parent

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