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Portland, OR
Students enrolled: 434

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11400 NE Sacramento St
Portland, OR 97220

(503) 408-2800
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September 08, 2015
Sacramento Is not a horrible school. The teachers at the school are wonderful and my daughter enjoys going to school every day. I will admit that I have had to curb my own expectations about what elementary school would be like for my child. Perhaps part of that is because of the decisions regarding the learning environment made by the administration. That being said, my child is happy, she's learning, and I will supplement her education and experiences outside of school.

- submitted by a community member

August 06, 2015
Sacramento Elementary is a horrible place for children to get their education. While most of the teachers there are great people, they are not allowed to be the teachers they could be because of a micromanaging dictator administrator. Parents, community members and teachers have cried out to the district for their dislike of the principal and the district refuses to listen to them. They have given a fair chance for the principal to prove she can be a leader that Sacramento wants and needs, but she has proven over an over again to not be a good fit for this district. She thinks she is diverse and that students, parents, and faculty like her but the truth is that she is not respected amongst any of these groups and is closeminded and legalistic in her approach with people. There is a serious leadership crisis when the leader thinks they are great and everyone around them thinks otherwise. It is horribly sad that the superintendent and the school board are not listening to their people.

- submitted by a community member

March 29, 2015
This school has so many issues and I wouldn't put any child in it - for reasons of safety and integrity. Karen Grey and Karen Justice are two people who have their own agendas ahead of the needs of the children. Many families have left the school, like mine. We hardly lasted a month. Classrooms WAY overcrowded, ONE ten minute recess, ipads and not textbooks, yelling at children, taking away the ONE recess.....it is a nightmare school and do whatever you can to find another school or school district. This one sucks.

- submitted by a community member

December 14, 2014
My daughter is a 4th grader. She started at Sacramento in Kindergarten. The first 2 years were great. A new principal came on-board and the school has gone way downhill. The teachers are wonderful, but the principal does not let them teach. The principal micromanages every minute of each teachers day. The school has lost so many good teachers, who have chosen to move on to better situations. The classes are over crowded, and the teachers get no support. My daughter is often afraid in the classroom because of the threat of violence. There is also not much parent involvement anymore. We will be leaving this school ASAP.

- submitted by a parent

November 03, 2014
When my oldest daughter (now in middle school) went to Sacramento Elementary I would have given this school a very high rating. Unfortunately in the last 3 years with a new principle being brought in after the old one retired and a very dictatorship style of management by this principle has driven this school into the ground. Ms. Justice has driven away some really good teachers, has no lines of decent communication with parents and is trying to be so inclusive that she is actually excluding a large majority of families. It is really sad to see. I am honestly glad my youngest daughter only has a year and a half left here as the management of this school is seriously lacking. We as a family have tried talking to her about issues we see and we get told "yes something will be done" and nothing happens. It is a sad state of affairs when you have a principle that acts like she is there for parents and then does nothing to address the needs that are very obvious.

- submitted by a parent

October 02, 2014
We're in our second year at Sacramento Elementary with two students. The administration is horrible at communicating to parents & puts unreasonable demands on them. More often than not, notification of meetings or events comes the day of the event, if at all. The school's website is rarely up to date with calendar items, has broken links, outdated information, outdated staff profiles, & is not user friendly to navigate. The Staff have been pleasant in our experiences with them, but they don't stand out as anything beyond average. They've failed to address concerns or questions on three different occasions. Though they post their state report cards (which they shouldn't be proud of), there's a gap between the 06/07 & 11/12 school years without explanation, nor is the most recent completed school year posted (12/13). ODE makes this info available & a little research shows a maximum rating of "satisfactory" for those years. In 2012/13, 36% of students didn't meet the state standards in reading, 48.5% didn't meet math standards, & 34.8% didn't meet science standards. If considering this school, prepare to take an active role in your child's education & the PTO to help improve it.

- submitted by a parent

August 11, 2013
Two years ago I would have given this school a 7 or 8, but now I can't rate it low enough. It's all due to the new principal, Karen Justice Harger. She has intimidated both staff and parents. This school has the best staff in all of the parkrose school district, but she has caused many fine teachers to leave with her harassment and dictatorial "leadership." It saddens me to see such a great school be sabotaged by one person. What a horrible shame.

- submitted by a community member

January 04, 2008
Excellent principal; teachers who really care and give attention to kids. Needs more music and PE instruction time.

- submitted by a parent
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Sacramento Elementary School
11400 NE Sacramento St, Portland, OR  97220
(503) 408-2800
Last modified Sacramento Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Sacramento Elementary School Rating: 2 out of 5 based on 12 reviews. Top