Worse school ever. On every account. If your child is disabled they will not get the help care or support they need. And no one will help you. 4 class action law suits over Beaverton and disabled students rights being denied. And parents rights being denied. Have fun people. Walked into worse elementary school ever. Exp if you and your child don't speak Spanish. 80% Hispanic so my son couldn't go to the bathroom because he couldn't read the signs on the walls directing to cafeteria gym bathrooms office and classrooms. Good luck. I will nevchihave my child put through that again.. Ever...!
The staff work tirelessly to help the students meet goals throughout all academic areas. They work with the parents and the community to make sure that students have all what they need to be successful.
We LOVED this school and the staff there. We moved to Beaverton from out of state and found a wonderful family here of caring staff and many who have become life long family friends. This school was both an incredible academic and social environment for our children. Not only are my children both well skilled at speaking Spanish they also have an appreciation and comfort for other cultures.
While they do tend to show preference to spanish speaking families, this is likely the result of the fact that the majority of the school comes from the hispanic community. That said, my child has been in the immersion program since first grade and, while I haven't like all the teachers, the program itself is wonderful and my son now can read, speak and write in spanish very well. They also have some fun activities, such as their unicycle club (which rode in the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade this past year). There is a lot of parental involvement, there would probably be even more but they tend to schedule family activities at rather early times. My big peeve is that if you send a child to school with a coat, there's a decent chance that child will leave without a coat. Coats lost on the playground do not ever make it to lost and found.
I completely disagree with the second comment. Who is responsible for teaching your child? You are the teacher at home. There is only so much a teacher can teach every single child, to pull out your child from a school that strives to help every single student seems a little hypocritical to me. This school gives parents the option for Spanish Immersion and if you choose not to go with it, your child will have plenty of attention from a regular/normal English speaking school setting. I am a parent of both the immersion and non-immersion classes and both are equally great! All children deserve the opportunity to learn English or Spanish and is up to parents to continue this teaching/learning experience at home.
This is a wonderful school which has truly blossomed under Principal Flores' leadership. The teachers and staff truly care about the kids and it shows in their teaching. My son has been in the Spanish immersion program since Kindergarten and while it has not always been easy for him it has been a wonderful opportunity. There is not a lot of parent participation - but if you have the time you are sure to be welcomed and appreciated for it. I have seen that letting a child help other children in class is a wonderful skill builder - it solidifies known skills, is an example to other children and builds self esteem.
My son has been attending this school since Kindergarten. He is non-Spanish speaking and excels in most all areas of academics. Most of the teachers'' time is spent with non-English speaking children trying to get the state scores higher. Where does this leave my child? He helps teacher the other children but who is teaching him? We will be changing schools next year. If your child needs help with English, this is the school for you. If not, you may want to transfer as well.