Birney Elementary School offers educational programs to students in kindergarten through grade eight. The school offers academic programs in reading, mathematics, spelling, language arts, social studies, science, art, writing and speech. Birney Elementary School also offers the Title I program and special education classes. The school has a team of paraprofessionals and offers an accelerated reader program. Birney Elementary School has a media center that provides a range of books, journal and magazines, as well as access to the Internet. The school has a parent-teacher association that organizes a range of events and activities for students, teachers and parents. Birney Elementary School is a part of Tacoma Public Schools and is located in Tacoma, Wash.