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This school has an effective approach to homework:
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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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The parents are cliquish and elitist snobs don t bother socializing unless you can bring your trust fund. The school is filled with instructors and administrators who also act elitist and entitled. The school psychologist admitted to "letting down" our child and allowed him to be bullied. My child's teacher once told his class that he (who has a learning disability) had a "different brain" and from that moment forward no one would socialize with him even though he is extremely social and sweet. Disgusting lack of empathy and confidentiality. *RUN* don't walk away from this school unless your sweetie is perfect in every single way (and I when I say "perfect" I mean a drone of the system who is already well learned and non-unique). Scary, institutionalized education with closed-minded educators and administrators.



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This school has allowed us as parents, to be harassed for being disabled, parking in a space that was " allegedly" purchased. I find this interesting, as all of the spaces are owned by the City of Portland. Not only were we berated in front of the school, there were children present. Then our complaint was presented to the parents, whom are continually harassing us. This school is great if your're one of the elite, which we are not.

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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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