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We are 5th grade parents as well and the fact that the district and school simply allow the class size to expand without consequence is the most absurd reality we've ever dealt with in education. We heard how great this school was before we moved to Oregon but had we known there would be this little control over the most basic factor - class size - we never would have started here. Prospective parents need to understand how real this risk is, that your child's class size will grow and you will not be able to easily add teacher's assistants to the class. The administration has shown no ability to influence decision-making of PPS and clearly PPS is NOT interested in the academic well being of its students. Look for other options



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37 kids in 5th grade. Totally unacceptable and beyond disappointing. I guess this is why Oregon ranks 47th in the US for public school funding according to the Dean of the University of Oregon. If you want your child to have a good public school education, Oregon is hands down one of the worst states in the country for this. We do have amazing private schools though which is where we are sending our child next year. We've been in the OR public school system for the past 11 years and there have been budget cuts every single year. Sorry, but we simply do not value public school education here in Oregon and it shows with class sizes of 37 children.




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Ainsworth Elementary School is a great fit for our son (1st grade) and our family. We have found the school community to be engaged and welcoming. Both of our son's teachers have been top notch and the aftercare program is just what we need (with two parents working full-time). We are grateful to the administrators, teachers, parent community etc. that have worked to create such a wonderful learning environment. Thank you!



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The newer parent generation English side wanting to throw the Spanish Immersion program out because they feel it will protect them from boundary changes. They'll be revisiting this very same issue soon due to massive growth in Portland. This used to be a "Great School" before all the parent infighting started.

Teacher effectiveness: Agree


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This can only be rated on a teacher by teacher basis. Its a public school in a city with a union that has protected bad teachers in the past.




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Think of Ainsworth as 2 independent schools, Spanish and English. Its great if your child can get into the Spanish immersion program, which gets all the attention and resources. The community (english) program is quite average, although some the teachers are great, but seem frustrated that they can't get the help they need while their Spanish counterparts get assistants and smaller class sizes.

Teacher effectiveness: Neutral


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Teachers in the english program are good, but limited in what they can do given the class sizes.

Amount of homework: Disagree


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There are many projects (of questionable value) and not enough homework My older child got a rude awakening when they started middle school.


Develops character: Disagree


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The only negative is the disparity between Spanish and English programs. Elitism is encouraged. Recent incidents of Spanish program kids taunting the English kids for being inferior.



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Overall, we have been very happy with Ainsworth's curriculum, principal, and the teachers. The principal and faculty focus on academics and social emotional growth in a caring welcoming environment. Students want to learn and play and the parents are involved and supportive. Every quarter there's a new project that integrates research, reading, writing, speaking and art skills. Kids have access to PE, Library, language, art, music, theatre, field trips, guest speakers, and counseling supports. Ainsworth is a nurturing neighborhood school.

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Last modified Ainsworth Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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