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School leader:  Ms. Anne Gurnee
0640 SW Bancroft St.
Portland, OR 97239

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(503) 244-1697
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"We are best known for community and place-based learning."

BASIC INFORMATION

  • Before / After care
    After, Before
  • Dress policy
    None
  • Transportation
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PROGRAMS & CULTURE

  • Academic focus
    Arts (all), Science, Service learning
  • Arts
    Choir / Chorus, Creative writing, Drama, Ceramics...
  • Sports
    None
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29 reviews

Community rating

How would you rate your experience at this school?

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18
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1 STAR
6

Recent Comments


Overall:
Submitted by a parent · January 23, 2016
My child was consistently bullied here. Several meetings with teachers and principal led to no changes. My child would come home in tears on a regular basis. I was consistently told by staff that my child needed to learn to "ignore" and walk away... more

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Submitted by a community member · May 11, 2015
I am a current student at SWCS, writing this during class time because the teacher doesn't care enough to pay attention to any of the students who aren't special needs. The classroom experience is terrible, with special treatment given to a select... more

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Submitted by a parent · April 04, 2015
Special needs kids abound here but they don't have the resources or funding to keep up with them. The Teaching is good and the curriculum is engaging but teacher turnover rate is high. Bullying is not dealt with properly leaving it to continue... more

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Submitted by a parent · September 26, 2014
We really wanted our neighborhood school to work, but our kids were getting lost in the large class sizes and masses of worksheets. Once we switched to SWCS, they thrived. The classrooms are fun, engaging, and the community is very strong. Yes,... more

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Our vision is to look beyond classroom walls. We believe that healthy communities are created by engaged, informed & compassionate citizens. Through service, integrated curriculum and experiential learning, we provide opportunities for our students to actively build relationships locally, inspiring them to become catalysts of change in a global community.

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Southwest Charter School
0640 SW Bancroft St., Portland, OR  97239
Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 29 reviews. (503) 244-1697
Last modified Southwest Charter School is a Charter school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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