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Junction City, OR
Students enrolled: 514

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1401 Laurel St
Junction City, OR 97448

(541) 998-2386
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August 14, 2015
This school is terrible. I attended here K-3rd grades, and the teachers would try brainwashing you into telling your parents to vote for certain political figures and for measures. It is horrible. I assume they continue doing that to the children- which is completely sick. Their counseling system is also not very effective. Don't send your kid here if you don't want them coming home telling you to vote for a political figure. Overall I am ashamed of having to go to this school, I am very glad we moved to another city.

- submitted by a community member

April 23, 2015
WOW! The teachers at this school are inspiring! The principal is wonderful. The administration and staff work together diligently to provide the most academically rich learning environment for their students. I have observed many different schools, and while there are many wonderful teachers, I was impressed with the high degree of excellence found in Laurel teachers and staff. Students come from all different backgrounds, with some being very challenging. These teachers provide a safe and caring environment for all students to meet their potential.

- submitted by a community member

December 18, 2014
I would have to say in my opinion school needs to improve in so many ways, unorganized attendance, my child has been marked wrong multiple times. Children need a support system when they need it. Not when THE TEACHER desides they need it... there are many things that need to improve... i wouldnt suggest anyone take there children here.

- submitted by a parent

July 18, 2013
I had four of my five children attend this school after making a few large life changes over the past few years and attending a handful of schools. My kids ranged from 4th grade down to kinder. The staff and teachers are amazing!! Ive never had a school so involved with each student. Teachers would call just to say they had and amazing day with my child. The office staff knows you as soon as you walk through the door. Unfortunately we moved to Harrisburg, but are looking to purchasing a home in JC just to get the kids back into those schools. Its an amazing town with a lot of potential. I would highly recommend this school. My kinder also has some medical issues that the nurses and teachers were very passionate about. Always made her feel welcome and not out of place. Very supportive team!!

- submitted by a parent

October 22, 2012
We relocated to the area from out of state last year and enrolled our kinder and fourth grader at Laurel. We were extremely impressed with the staff, community involvement, teaching team and their response to inquiries or children's unique needs. Our oldest moved to Oaklea this year but our first grader has the most AMAZING teacher and our special needs child has received the support, encouragement, growth and intervention needed for a lifetime of success. I highly recommend this school for its small town charm and exceptional staff!

- submitted by a parent

April 09, 2012
We are new to this school, our daughter comes from a 9 rated school and this one is a 4, it wouldn't be so bad but she was at the top of her class and school before and loves math, reading and homework as well as science. This school, at least her class, offers a lot of cutting and pasting, math once a week, science every couple of weeks, two papers of homework for a whole week. If your child is into learning at a great rate steer clear of this school! The staff remembers names which is impressive, but they are not the warmest folks around. I have been a volunteer at most of the schools my daughter has gone but it's hard getting into this one. It is really hard for me to rate this school, academically it's a less than 1. They do try and teach a social structure which is good, but my daughter woke up this morning and said "Mom, I don't want to go to school today" when I asked her why, she said "because I am not learning anything" that is a very sad statement coming from an 8 year old.

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March 13, 2012
I feel that Laurel is a diamond in the rough. Laurel is an amazing school with wonderful staff and students. I transfer my children in from another school and I love the choice I made. Laurel Elementary School is a family and it shows!!

- submitted by a parent

February 08, 2012
Working on our second 'generation' of kids at Laurel Elementary. First group is in high school and couldn't be more proud of the foundation they received while at Laurel. Because the school leads in the way they are fully committed to the children: parents and the community also give and participate to a large extent following by example. Our current elementary kids are seeing the same if not better school this time around. The school has a diverse staff, good programming/scheduling, multiple volunteer groups, and a rich learning environment that still includes art, music, and PE. So wonderful.

- submitted by a parent

January 22, 2012
This school is focused on the kids. It has amazing teachers, many of them new in the past few years that have been subbing at our school for a long time and have replaced retired teachers. The parent involvment is wonderful and community service is substantial. The extra curricular activites are enriching and the art program put on by the Parent group is fantastic. We have one of the only Self Contained classrooms in the County starting with Kinders and continuing through our 4th grade, a fantastic special ed department as well as a wonderful TAG department. I would highly recommend this school to anyone in or around the Junction City area.

- submitted by a parent

December 04, 2009
This school is generally a horrible school! I highly recommend avoiding this school.

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October 04, 2009
i love the attitude of the teachers

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Laurel Elementary School
1401 Laurel St, Junction City, OR  97448
(541) 998-2386
Last modified Laurel Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-4. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Laurel Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 18 reviews. Top