Our SchoolThe original Michael T. Simmons Elementary was built in 1937. It was replaced in 1985 with the current facility, which is located on 18 acres at 1205 S. Second Avenue. A complete modernization of our school was finished in 2007 with new heating, lighting and technology systems, as well as a new bus entry. This work was completed with State matching funds.At MTS, the staff is committed to providing a quality educational experience for every student. We work in partnership with one another, parents, and the Tumwater community to achieve this goal. We value quality, commitment, creativity, and personal responsibility. We appreciate individual differences and treat each other with respect and dignity.Team planning and sharing occurs school-wide to continually improve student learning. MTS continues to be a leader in excellence as we prepare each student for the future. Last year we had over 600 students K-6 and four preschool classes.