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Beaverton, OR
Students enrolled: 517
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3305 NW 174th Ave
Beaverton, OR 97006

(503) 533-1810
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November 24, 2014
My kid goes to Bethany Elementary. I also volunteer at this school. The school is good and has a great staff. Only beef I have is that this school has hired a wrong person to direct the cars during the pick up hours. I have noticed a clear and direct discrimination by this weird dude (who directs the go\nogo of the cars) who selectively picks on certain people to let go and make others to wait even though they are next in queue. Basically, he is not following same rules for everyone... Hopefully, school will change this situation in near future. - parent

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December 06, 2013
My kids have attended this school for the past few years. I worked as a public school substitute &a teacher elsewhere for a decade, so I have seen a wide variety of educational settings.That being said,my biggest issue is there could be more differential teaching adjustments for TAG kids as well as special ed, but that may be due to current district wide budget constraints. Aside from that, the educational experience my children have received is awesome! The principal is strict, but friendly & easily approachable. He adheres to rules(imagine that!) that are implemented for the safety and educational benefit of every child who attends this school.That means he sets the bar really high for the teachers, staff and parents, who in turn should have high expectations from the students-which I believe is absolutely a positive thing! The PTO is well organized and does great things for the school. I believe it is an exceptional school where the majority of the staff and parents go the extra mile to make it one of the best elementary schools in the district. It is situated in a culturally and socio-economic diverse community, which is yet another factor that makes this school so fabulous.

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May 22, 2013
Teachers, staff and the Principal are very caring to kids. Good teaching quality. My child has improved a lot in her studies, communication, behavior etc. I recommend this school to anyone who wishes to send their children to a good elementary school.

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February 05, 2013
Bethany school has undergone many changes this year and not for the better. The new principal is very strict, rules with an iron fist so to speak. There are so many new policies, that lists had to be posted in front of the school. Bethany was a great place to volunteer but that has changed as well. A few elitist mothers have single handedly squelched the incredible volunteer spirit that has been the school hallmark for years. The above problems coupled with staggering budget cuts have taken the school from exceptional to average.

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April 25, 2012
Bethany is one of the best schools in the beaverton school district and their scores show it. We have been truly happy with Bethany and we have been to many. I think what makes this school so different is how involved everyone is from the teachers, principal and all the volunteers and they all truly want the best for our kids.

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March 20, 2012
My child learned how to read from scratch in 6 months at this school. The staff demonstrated excellence with results orientation enabling this outcome. You can pay alot more and get less tangible benefit elsewhere. The staff here knows how to encourage children to learn and knows how to measure this progress.

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March 22, 2011
Bethany Elementary School is a great school in Beaverton. The teaching staffs are very caring and responsible. The teacher student ratio is very reasonable and all the kids get attention. We are very happy with the teacher and the principal. If you are looking for a diverse, caring, passinate and prefessional school for your kids, Bethany Elementary won't let you down.

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February 09, 2009
We couldn't be happier with Bethany. Our children have had great teachers and the principal is very good as well. LOTS of parent involvement.

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August 07, 2008
My son is in second grade this year. He has a speech issue that all of the teachers involved with him has worked at great length with him and us to overcome this issue. They have also helped us get him into the right reading programs to get him caught up. I am deeply impressed with the entire Bethany staff!

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January 29, 2008
Bethany shines in the Beaverton district as great school, with wonderful parent involvement. Most of the teaching staff is well above average to outstanding in attention to the students. My only complaint is that there are not well designed differentiation programs for TAG kids. This is the area in which Bethany and the Beaverton school districts could stand some growth and change. I am not a supporter of the Investigations math program that they use in our district, however we supplement at home with good results.

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November 28, 2006
Our son attended a private school for 3 years and we were very hesitant trying a public school, however Bethany exceeded our expectations. Our son's teacher is wonderful and the principal is very involved and hands-on. Most educational materials and activities are tailored to each kid's level, which is great and was a good surprise. The only thing we are disappointed about is a number of after-school activities offered (very little), however I believe it is managed by a parent organization, and obviously isn't a major part of child's education - I just take my son to other schools/clubs for after-school activities, which just makes it a bit more hassle for me.

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September 05, 2006
There is a new Principal,as of last Fall('05)He is very hands on with the students.The students like him.Parent involvement is very high.Great teaching staff.

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May 27, 2006
My Daughter is reading in Kindergarden (And she can add and subtract very large numbers). Need I say more? I'm so pleased with the parent involvment, & with teaching methods. I searched this web site before purchasing our home. I'm glad I did! I also love the diversity. The only downfalls are the small parking lot. I also feel that security could be better!

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February 01, 2006
Two of my children attended Bethany over a period of three years while our family were on relocation. I found it to be a good school where the students were encouraged to reach their full potential. If we return to Portland we would hope to have our children attend Bethany again.

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January 15, 2006
Just to set the record straight - I must add that there is a new principal - and he seems very engaged and doing a great job. My children are receiving a good education here. We are new to the area - and have experience other schools.

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July 24, 2005
Receives excellent rating because very focused on teaching to benchmarks tests and accomplishes that very well. Changes meet resistance here. High parental involvement. Teachers good, but not up-to-date on current educational methods. Very conservative atmosphere educationally and socially.

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November 07, 2004
Teachers are supportive and are truly working for the best interest of the kids. The Principle is NOT of the same mind, however. does NOT work with the parents and views the kids as income for the school and nothing more!!

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Bethany Elementary School
3305 NW 174th Ave, Beaverton, OR  97006
(503) 533-1810
Last modified Bethany Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Bethany Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 21 reviews. Top