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Welcome to Tenino Elementary School, the proud home of Tenino the Tiger! 

We are a community of third, fourth, and fifth grade students learning, growing, and mastering a host of skills in preparation for careers, continuing education, and success in life. Our staff and volunteers take pride in the excitement, rigor, and passion that we infuse into the learning process.

We continue to improve student success on the Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) and classroom-based assessments. Last spring we piloted the Smarter Balanced Assessment and we will be engaging that assessment this coming spring. There is a sustained effort to continue to explore academic interventions to address gaps in student learning. Vicki Agnew is our intervention specialist who will be leading this academic focus.

Organization of the school day supports an uninterrupted morning with specialists in the afternoon providing physical education and general music.

Please feel free to visit our Staff page to contact your child’s teacher or specialists or use the Contact Us page for our address or phone number. We look forward to hearing from you.

A Message from our Principal

Dear Parents, Families, and Community,

I appreciate your constant vigilance in watching out for the safety of our students when dropping off an picking up children from automobiles in front of the school. Please yield to the directions from posted school employees, as their intent and responsibility is safety, as well as efficiency.

We welcome parents at school but we require all people entering the school building to stop and register at the office. For your child’s safety, we make no exceptions to this rule. This is true for all schools in America. All TES staff wear official identification badges. 

We thank the chaperones who accompanied the fifth grade salmon field trip. Your support made the trip perfect. We had a great time.

Our Tenino Tiger T-shirt sales are underway, and we encourage your participation. The children can wear these custom designed shirts countless times to school, particularly on Fridays. 

Our staff is working at their professional peak to bring increased academic rigor to the classrooms. We have a focus on reading and math that will drive students to their targets for academic success. Ask your child about the significance of the number 24. If they cannot answer, please make a note for clarification on their planner, and pass it back to the teacher or an explanation. 

David Ford

David Ford

David Ford, Principal


What's New

Upcoming Events
We are always working on some new projects or looking forward to exciting events! Please be sure to mark your calendars with our events, and be sure to check our main calendar frequently to keep up-to-date.

Adam Craig Donates Guitars

TES students have been gifted with 30 guitars by musician (and Tenino alumni) Adam Craig. 

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Halloween Safety Tips

Check out some great tips so your children can be safe this Halloween! Read more >>>

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