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16400 SW Loon Dr
Beaverton, OR 97007

(503) 524-1365
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July 02, 2014
Both of my children go to Scholls Heights and we are very happy. The parent involvement is fabulous! The Principal is very diplomatic in running her school. I am impressed with the efforts of each teacher regardless of the student's level of ability. I volunteer every Thursday both in my son's class in the morning then in my daughter's class in the afternoon. I get to see the inner workings of this great school. For those negative reviews, there is very little merit (most negative reviews coming from parents that do not have kids enrolled in Scholls Heights).

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2013
We have had children at the school over the years and we have always been happy with the teachers and the education they are getting. I believe it is definitely above average for the area. The staff at the front office have always been exceptional and caring with any situation, I am shocked to hear otherwise as I have dealt with them as a parent and volunteer many, many times. They have been nothing but kind and helpful-. The principal, on the other hand, has her own agenda in my opinion and seems to care about it more than what is best for the kids. Changed the school ideals to what she wants whether the parents/kids like it or not as I have seen on numerous occasions. Very sad to see as we love the school and teachers, but would like to see a principal that is more concerned about our children.

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2013
I have been a parent with kids going to Scholls Heights since 2007. I believe we have the best school staff that promotes a very healthy learning environment. When you factor in all the funding cuts and all the shuffling of staff and resources that is the result of budget cuts, you see that this school has still managed to thrive and excel. Can you imagine being a third grade teacher with a room full of 30 kids who have varying degrees of academic competency and you are responsible for keeping ALL of them meeting or exceeding grade level expectations? I love the spirit that our Scholls Heights teachers and parents have - they don't back down from a challenge, they support each other and rise to the occasion. I'm shocked to see the negative comments on this page and I'm quite sure most of these complaints are borne from the circumstances created by diminishing resources. Please don't paint the entire Scholls Heights community with the same brush; take a moment to step back and look at the big pictures. The front desk staff you criticize for being cold is not there just to sit and chat with you - they have a long 'to-do' list and expect that you are old enough to feed your own ego!!

- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2013
The school may have great teachers, but the communication from the front desk couldn't be colder. We just signed on a house that will put us in this school's boundaries and I actually considered retracting our offer after a few emails and conversations with this school. Bummer when I'm coming from a very warm and fuzzy school (in same district) whose goal is to help families feel welcomed and wanted. I'm going to be at the school for a long time and hope it can become a friendlier school.

- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2012
Principal is all talk. Can get anything done. Doesn't care about the parents! Lots of teachers that should have retired long ago! Gong down hill FAST!!!!

- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2012
bad teachers! bad leadership! Lack of responsibility from Principal who favors certain people. Wish we had a choice! Lets get rid of the Unions!

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2012
Good school overall.... Not impressed with Mrs. Greenstein. I hope we've paid our dues, in respect, to having had a not so good teacher, and next year we will get a better one! Mrs. Wold was excellent! The Principal needs to stop worrying about the teachers--the teachers need to be thankful they have jobs--and start worrying about the KIDS. Obviously, the Principal is w/the Union and thus on side w/teachers, only. I think Principal is using this position as a stepping stone for career--not b/c she wants this position!!!

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2012
This is the best school in the Beaverton School District, better than local private schools. When we moved to the area from another section of Beaverton we removed our children from a Catholic school that we were happy with and placed them at Scholls. We couldn't have made a better choice. The learning environment is outstanding, the teachers are excellent and parents are encouraged to participate in all aspects of the school.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2012
The school is excellent. My daughter loves to be in the school and has learnt a lot in terms of writing and reading in her first year in kindergarten. The teachers are excellent and the parent involvement is great. They are not only encouraged to be creative, but the teachers use various websites for Math and English to achieve academic success . Also I am very impressed with the discipline in kids while in class or outside in hallways.

- submitted by a parent
November 11, 2011
Our child was in full day kindergarten in 2010 and it was a horrific experience. His teacher told one child who was crying that "kindergarteners don't cry." This child spoke limited English so it was doubly distressing to hear her say this to him. A lot of nitpicking, overlooked students who didn't do their work correctly and nagged other students who took longer because they weren't cheating. I understand that she is no longer teaching there so perhaps it will be a better experience. The front desk staff are also abrupt and unapproachable. Especially annoying when I was volunteering my time to help out! Other teachers may be better, we left after kindergarten so I can't attest to the rest of the academic staff. The full day kinder teacher we had is no longer there.

- submitted by a parent
July 03, 2011
We were disappointed with this first year our child was in attendance at Scholls Heights. During conferences the teacher told us what our child had accomplished, but on some things we had our doubts. When we questioned our child, there was no knowledge as to what we were talking about. Naturally we went back to the teacher to express our concerns & she became very defensive. We weren t trying to attack her teaching, merely expressing concern that our child may not be with the rest of the class. This scenario repeated itself a couple more times throughout the school year. Parent/Teacher relationships are very important & all parties need to have the student s best interest in mind. We, unfortunately, did not have this and ended the school year feeling our child had not been valued and had been left behind as you so often hear in a negative way in regards to public schools.

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2011
Teachers are excellent, they are passionate about teaching. We could hardly get our boy to write more than a sentence, but his kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Lawrence, got him interested in writing, now he is keeping a journal and enjoy writing a brief summary of what he read. The principal is usually standing outside (rain or shine) before and after school to give kids a high five as they enter and leave school.

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2010
The teachers are terrible.

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2010
My kids transfered from another school in the district and I can't even begin to describe the difference. Its like night and day! My son has learned and improved more in the few months we have been here than he did the entrire time he was at his old school. The teachers here are simply the best and genuinely care about the kids. Too bad there are not more schools like Scholls Heights out there...

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July 15, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating December 18, 2008
As a father who concerned for the safety, well being and educational facility for my children, we have been very happy with the progress of our kids as compared to when they were in the Bay Area. The school's programs are excellent, and I agreed in general teachers and parents involvement are wonderful and very supportive. The teachers' quality are not consistent, however, but in general, I would rate this school a 10.

- submitted by a parent
December 17, 2008
This is definitely the premier school in the Beaverton School District. The teachers genuine passion for teaching combined with the outpouring of parent envolvement make Scholls Heights the best! You will find nothing but top quality teachers here. I can't say enough about how awesome this school really is!!

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August 21, 2008
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March 20, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
March 15, 2006
We bought a home in this school district based on the reviews and am I ever glad we did! My children absolutely love Scholls Heights and are getting a quality education from teachers who absolutely love what they do! The music program is wonderful - my 4th grader is learning how to play the Violin in school. My Kindergartner has learned alot considering he only goes for 2 1/2 hours a day! Quality, quality, quality! The parent involvement is exceedingly high. With 3 children, we've been in 4 other elementary schools within the US, and this has been our best experience yet!

- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2005
This is an amazing school! I can't say enough good things about Scholls Heights. The teachers are wonderful, and the parents are a huge support. This school is the best of the best!

- submitted by a parent
January 28, 2005
I have been a parent at this school since it opened and am sad this is our last year. The overall atmosphere, learning enviornment and cooperation amoungst parents and staff is unbelievably positive. Our parent involvement has been the highest in the district, which shows you how much parents love their school. This is Jeanne's last year as principal and we are extremely sad, as she has set the tone and made our school what it is today.

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2005
I have two kids in this school and have to say that the Principal and the teachers make it the best school in the district ! My kids are very lucky to be in this school. Great math and reading programs, caring teachers and the volunteers make it the best!

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2004
Best in the district. Highest number of volunteer hours, and the staff is excellent. The principal, Jeanne Sabbe, has kept things running at the highest level even while facing the same budget cuts that the rest of the district and state have had to deal with. In a time when other schools have been making cut backs, Scholls Heights has managed to improve their programs and even add new teachers where needed.

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Scholls Heights Elementary School
16400 SW Loon Dr, Beaverton, OR  97007
(503) 524-1365
Last modified Scholls Heights 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.
Scholls Heights Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 26 reviews. Top