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Portland, OR
Students enrolled: 440

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21200 NW Rock Creek Blvd
Portland, OR 97229

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(503) 844-1360
(503) 356-6289
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September 27, 2015
We've been very happy at Lenox! Small class sizes, happy enthusiastic teachers and involved parents all help to make this school special. Our daughter is very happy here!

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August 31, 2015
This school is a great school! They have this thing called baker bucks or something and its a great way for my kids to earn money and actually earn it by helping around the school. My kids are actually happy to go to school, this is a environment that cares about the well being of all students and their education.

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October 09, 2014
This school is great! The principal works long hours to ensure every kid has what they need. The booster club is full of great caring parents that are very fun and inviting. My children have every sweet teachers that really go the extra mile. And as if that wasn't enough the custodian is the coolest lady I have ever met and uses her own time and money to reward the kids who help in the cafeteria.

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April 03, 2014
My kid joined Lenox in Sep 2013. It is a nice school which not only teaches it's students academics, but also values. Their motto Be Safe, Be Responsible, Be Respectable says it all! My kid enjoys going to school, likes his teacher and feel good about getting recognized when he does a good job with this neat little pride ticket system they have. The Principal is very dedicated and professional. They have some good after school programs. Also, Lenox is a drop off location for terracycle. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- On a more personal note, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the gentleman for giving me his seat at the kids musical performance today!

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September 03, 2013
Very disorganized. I did not recieve any papers on who the teacher was, or what the classroom number was. On the first day coming home from school the bus was 30 minutes late! When I called transportation to see where my daughter was, their excuse was that it was the first day and it's to be expected. 10 minutes late is, in my opinion, acceptable. Not 30 mminutes. The staff would much rather hang up on you than apologize.

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May 17, 2013
Small neighborhood schools are the BEST. We thought about putting our children in a private school but after seeing all the programs they offer and the quality of the teachers and principal, why would we pay for something that is farther away and maybe not as good. We love Lenox and love that all of our children's friends live in the neighborhood and now can walk home with them. They offer Art Night, Science Fair, Carnival and numerous other great enrichment events. Very very happy with Lenox! Submitted by a parent

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April 24, 2013
We are very happy with our experience so far at Lenox! It is a great school!

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September 08, 2010
Lenox is a fantastic school. The teachers are top notch, the principal is amazing, and the booster club works very hard to provide everything the students and staff need. People will always find something to complain about. We've been at Lenox for 7 years and not one time have I ever been turned away as a volunteer. Volunteers are vital to Lenox and everyone is welcome and encouraged to jump in and help out in any way they can. Parents can go eat lunch with their child at any time, chaparone field trips, teach art to a class, make photocopies for teachers, etc., etc. To say parents are not welcome at school is completely untrue!

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June 08, 2010
My daughter has attended Lenox Elementary for two years. She will be changing schools during the 2010-2011 school year due to us purchasing a home, however her time at Lenox has been enjoyable and she really does love it there. I would agree to the prior posts the the Booster club is a clique, but if you approach them they are welcoming and appreciate any parent involvement. The principal, Mr. Matsuo, is a huge blessing for this school. Never have I seen a principal so passionate about his staff, students, and parents. He is actively involved and knows every child by name. We're going to miss Lenox a great deal. I only pray that our new elementary will be just as great if not better. Remember a school is a school and there will always be a negative teacher, parent, etc. Don't allow minute negatives outay what this school offers.

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June 05, 2010
I am on this site looking to put my daughter in a different school. The teaching staff is not friendly or helpful. My daughter was new to Oregon and Lenox this year. The teachers have favorites and have not helped my daughter or me navigate her successfully through this painful process. The booster club and parents are clique-ish as well. Overall not a warm, friendly, or genuine environment.

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November 24, 2009
Lenox is a great public elementary school with enthusiastic teachers and high parental involvement. The only week area is the Booster Club. It is a clique group that run it and is discouraging for new parents that may want to become more involved. Fund raising could be more successful if the group was more inviting.

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August 30, 2009
My children will be at this school this year. Office staff is very friendly and the kindergarten teacher (the only teacher I've encountered thus far) is absolutely outstanding! As for Booster Club...went to one meeting and did not feel very welcome. Overall a place my kids enjoy, and I feel great about sending them there.

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August 04, 2009
Love the school! This is my son's 3rd school and he just loves it here. School community is very tight w/a family oriented structure. Teachers are very welcoming and my son enjoys being in their class.

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September 30, 2008
We moved to the area during the last few months of school last year. My daughters teacher was more then happy to help in anyway she could to make the transition easier. The staff has been nothing but extremely helpful when I have a question or concern. I love the fact that this year the staff is as equally helpful as last year and the teacher my daughter has is great! There is alot of opportunites for parents to help in anyway they can. I've never heard of a parent volunteer being turned away. I wish there were more schools across the country that were as wonderful as Lenox.

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September 26, 2008
My children are new to Lenox this year. After only a couple of weeks I've noticed that Lenox has very high parent involvement with homework. Parents are required to sign off on the children's homework daily, or your child will be made to stay in for recess. Other than that parent involvement is very limited. Parents are not allowed access to the children during the school day. The children are not permitted to call home at any time. My 6th grader has outdoor school next month & was told there were strictly 'no parents allowed.' Most schools encourage parent chaperones & volunteers. I asked that my 3rd grader be allowed to go to speech therapy. They said it was a long process & requires lots of diferrent approvals. He's been bullied everyday & can't say his 'R's' I'm actually on here looking for a diferrent school.

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November 14, 2004
I love Lenox Elementary. The school is relatively small. That is, there are only 2 classrooms for each grade. Teacher/student turn over is low. And Parent participation is great! In my daughter's classroom, there are parent volunteers in the classroom every day. The booster club is very active and works very well with the teachers. Mr. Klug, the principal is very involved with the students and is well respected by everyone. I strongly believe that we need more schools like this one! We've been very happy at Lenox.

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Lenox Elementary School
21200 NW Rock Creek Blvd, Portland, OR  97229
(503) 844-1360
Last modified Lenox Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Lenox Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 30 reviews. Top