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Portland Lutheran School

Private | PK-12 | 17 students


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Posted May 9, 2014

My daughter left Butler due to the behav probs and Esl probs associated with the school. I worked at the school every week to help and felt that the teacher was not to step outside her box to actual help. She told me her kids went to Cent Cath so I felt even she didn't have faith in the Public Schools in Oregon. I was so nervous to change her life like this. It was a very scary day and took me three times talking with the school to uproot her. I even tried to change teachers at Butler before I moved her. The first day I went in with her for about an hour and the kids were so warm and welcoming and all said they were her new best friend. After I picked her up she said she NEVER wanted to go back.She used to be a shy!. Her father died and she wouldn't even speak to any men! Today she introduced me to her fav male teacher! We all see a complete transformation in her. The first day I drove away I felt comp peaceful. I hadn't felt that way in a very long time. I love this school! They will love your child like you do and help them be the best they can be. The Principal and her team are amazing!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 30, 2014

We are so pleased with the teacher's involvement in our children`s lives. We know they are getting an excellent education, that supports building of our children`s faith and character.
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Posted March 25, 2013

This school doesn't even deserve one star! We pulled our two kids out at the beginning of the 3rd qtr after finding my daughter locked outside alone! We found out that she has been locked out on multiple occasions, and our 2nd grade son was locked out with her on one of those occasions. Our daughter was being bullied (we found notes in her binder that prove it) and our son's class was so out of control he spent most recesses inside alone. My son was so behind after spending 1/2 a year here, that we had him tested at another school and they said he couldn't even go to 1st grade there! He's been working with a new teacher and after one month he is now reading! He couldn't read at all before. The director accused me of lying that our kids had been locked out. Saying my daughters brain is 'muddled' and she made this up b/c her priorities are not straight (I saved this e-mail!) Come to find out he was the one who let her in on one of the occasions he was saying couldn't have happened! Please don't send your kids here. It is not a safe environment.. Try Portland Adventist, Phonics Phactory or Portland Christian. They do have kids best interest and safety in mind. To PLS $
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Posted August 9, 2012

Portland Lutheran is a wonderful school, especially compared to all of the others on the east side of town. Private or public. Our daughter has really thrived and embraces all aspects of the school. The small class sizes keep the students interested in learning, and no one gets left behind. In addition, the teachers will go above and beyond to help your student. It is a very dedicated staff. Our other children attended much larger schools and didn't get near the academic help or learning experience. I would rate PLS as one of the top schools in the metro area. If you are looking for a well rounded school with Christian values, this is the place for your child.
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Posted June 16, 2011

My daughter just finished her first year at Portland Lutheran and we couldn't be happier. The teachers are excellent, approachable, flexible, and dedicated. We were greeted with smiles every morning, and my daughter loved going to school each day. I was very happy with how the kids in the class were appropriately challenged and were able to progress at their own levels. We would highly recommend Portland Lutheran to any parent looking for a loving yet academically challenging, Christian environment for their children's education.
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Posted June 15, 2011

Portland Lutheran School was an excellent choice for our children. After researching private schools in the area and visiting several, we enrolled our two children. What a difference this school has made in their lives! My children actually enjoy school and are excited to learn. The teaching staff is very good and communicates well with us. We really feel like they are partnered with us in educating our children. Overall, we are very pleased and would highly recommend PLS.
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Posted April 17, 2011

We had heard wonderful things about PLS, and we enrolled our daughter quickly. However, this turned out to be a bad decision in our case. Her 2nd grade class had 27 students - we had been told the enrollment would be considerably less - and the facilities are literally falling down around them. The teacher was overly stressed and ineffective with no assistant to help, and a part time principal didn't help anything either. We'll be looking for a new school next fall.... not recommended.
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Posted May 14, 2007

Portland Lutheran was a great place for my son. It fit his personality and the kids were very well mannered. However, if your child has any learning problems, this might not be the place for you. They do not have any special groups for kids who are having a hard time. If you want to pay for a tutor, that is offered. When you are paying for school for your child, your pocket book gets empty quick. We had to move and find a public school. If your child is a strong student, this might be worth checking out. If not think again.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 73% 65%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 12% 4%
Hispanic 6% 21%
Black 5% 3%
Two or more races 3% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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740 Southeast 182nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97233
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