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K-8
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Portland, OR
Students enrolled: 482

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5601 North Yale St
Portland, OR 97203

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(503) 916-6244
(503) 916-2605
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February 12, 2014
I can not say enough nice things about Astor School. The educators are all friendly, the office staff and leadership are always willing to help with even the smallest issues, and there is a great group of involved parents. People are smiling here. I like that. I feel as a parent that we really lucked out getting such a well adjusted group of people coming together to help our young ones grow. I would recommend Astor to any of my friends, and to you too!

- submitted by a parent
February 14, 2013
Your children are not safe at this school! There's a violence and bullying problem here and the principle does not protect the children!!!

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2012
I am pulling my child out of Astor because of a bullying problem. It has gone on for two and a half years now, and I can't wait any longer for it to get better. My child dreads going to school each day. Please note that we have a different principal now in the 2011-12 school year. He is very nice and has a lot of experience, but the bullying among kids continues. I don't think the school has a strong program of anti-bullying education in the elementary grades. My other child is in the middle school and is having a better experience.

- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2010
My daughter was attending one of Portland's charter schools and it was a total nightmare. I felt better about the two days of shadowing and communication prior to my daughter even beginning at Astor than I did in the two years she spent at the other school. These people are responsive, proactive, compassionate and they really love the kids and the school. I couldn't be more excited and my daughter is the happiest she's been in two years.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 13, 2010
My children grades 4 & 5 just transferred into Astor from a low scoring out of state school. I was concerned about one of my children who was previously in Sped Math at her last school. When registering my kids at Astor, I voiced my concern to the principal about her slipping further behind. I was not prepared for his response. He stated 'no child in Astor gets left behind'... how great is that???!! I left feeling like every child, especially my child's education was important. So far, I love Astor!

- submitted by a parent
January 19, 2010
Astor is an amazing school. The principal is outstanding; he's attentive, involved and intelligent. The teachers seem equally committed. Where the school seems to fall short is in preparing its 5th graders for 6th grade. Astor has a system where the 4th graders keep the same teacher through 5th; this is to provide continuity as they prepare for junior high. That's great, but we're in the 2nd semester and my child has brought home several assignments she already did in the 4th grade. There doesn't seem to have been any bump in the coursework. Her class seems to be coasting along, doing work at the same level they did last year. My daughter has several friends in 6th grade, and these friends and their parents have had real struggles with the demands of 6th grade. 6th grade curriculum isn't too hard; 5th is just not challenging enough.

- submitted by a parent
January 19, 2010
Astor is an amazing school. The principal is attentive, involved and intelligent. The teachers seem equally committed. Where the school seems to fall short is in preparing its 5th graders for 6th grade. Astor has a system where the 4th graders keep the same teacher through 5th; this is to provide continuity as they prepare for junior high. That's great, but we're in the 2nd semester and my child has brought home several assignments she already did in the 4th grade. There doesn't seem to have been any bump in the coursework. Her class seems to be coasting along, doing work at the same level they did last year. My daughter has several friends in 6th grade, and these friends and their parents have had real struggles with the demands of 6th grade. 6th grade isn't too hard; 5th is just not challenging enough. They need to give this area some attention.

- submitted by a parent
January 14, 2010
We sadly moved away from the area and my son no longer attended Astor. However, due to Astor being so amazing, we are moving back so he can attend again. The staff is amazing, the Principal is awesome and the teachers are exceptional!

- submitted by a parent
December 31, 2009
My kids attended Bridger for two years before coming to Astor. This school has made a tremendous difference in their reading, math and behavior. Our kids have become active learners and I credit the good and talented staff at this school for this.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2009
Astor is great for the community support that it receives as well as the teachers and staff. We have teachers there that have been teaching ONLY at Astor for over 25 years! Now that has a lot to say about Astor itself, but the fact that my children consider it their other 'home' makes us as parents feel 100% better.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2009
I love Astor school because of it's hard working, loving and caring teachers, principal and parents. We all work together to make it a great school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 19, 2009
My nephews have both improved socially and academically since attending Astor Elementary.

- submitted by a community member
September 18, 2009
I love Astor because the teachers so work hard and obviously love what they do, and the principal cares about every single student. It is an amazing community and my children feel at home and loved there.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
Astor is a wonderful community school. With excellent teachers and committed faculty! Greyson loves School!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
We Love Astor! Principal Walden is absolutely fabulous. Our teachers are loving and caring and truly work hard to inspire our children to continue to want to learn. Plus we have some of the most active parent volunteers I have ever had the pleasure of working with. It is a wonderful school!

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2009
All the teachers care about students and they show it by working overtime and communicating with parents frequently. I love how it feels to walk into Astor and have a very, very supportive enviroment. We are doing GREAT academicly.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
The staff, the parents and THE KIDS are the greatest community,most caring and generous people I have ever worked, played, laughed and cried with anywhere in all my years of teaching.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 18, 2009
It is a great community of teachers, student teachers and parents all working together to provide a safe and caring learning environment.

- submitted by a teacher
September 17, 2009
Astor School is regarded and acknowledged as one of the top Elementary Schools in the City of Portland,Oregon. The teachers care about teaching, and the children are excited about learning! The parents are actively involved in the shool and in their children's development. The consistantly high test scores speak for themselves!

- submitted by a community member
August 18, 2009
I absolutely love this school & will keep my son in this school all the way through 8th grade - Principal Walden is the most helpful & caring principal I have met yet...

- submitted by a parent
July 13, 2009
Our K and 1st grade experience at Astor were great, but be aware of a heavy influence of teaching to the test thereafter. In addition, the massive quantities of sugar, worksheets, and movies have us considering a move away from our neighborhood school, as many others have. Good sense of community, generally nice folks, and strong diversity at this school. It's just not focused on learning for the sake of learning... rather, it's learning to get a reward.

- submitted by a parent
June 02, 2008
Astor is amazing...The Principle and Teachers are absolutely Unreal! I love that my kids are in an environment where they are safe, and well taken care of...it makes my time away from them so much easier to enjoy, just knowing that they have a School 'Family' that truly cares for them!

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 01, 2008
My son started 1st grade at Astor this year. It is an outstanding school - we couldn't be more impressed or pleased! Every time we are in the school, we see the principal roaming the halls, taking photos, playing chess with the kids after school, in the classrooms - that kind of dedication and hands on involvement really is so impressive and makes such a difference.

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2008
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- submitted by a student
July 26, 2007
Greatly looking forward to the Art program! The playground inprovement is exciting. The Kindergarten program & teacher are the best we have seen.

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 24, 2007
All three of my children attended Astor and I can't say enough about how wonderful the principal, teachers, staff, and parents are. It's a close-knit community in a great neighborhood.

- submitted by a parent
February 05, 2007
Wonderful school. My children love it!

- submitted by a parent
November 30, 2006
Astor is an incredible school. My son just started kindergarten and the only people more thrilled than he, are his mother and I. Every teacher I have met is outstanding, the Principal is worth his weight in gold, the staff is excellent and the outpouring of volunteer support by parents is fantastic. We all look forward to a long and wonderful journey at this school.

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2006
Astor Elementary is a phenominal school! The staff has done an excellent job with watching out for my children. They have cooperated with all of the legal issues surrounding our lives outside of school and they have always been willing to set aside a few moments when I have issues to discuss or update them on. I would recommend it to all parents with young children.

- submitted by a parent
November 18, 2004
It is a fantastic school! The principal and the teachers are a awesome team!! Thank you for your constant support.

- submitted by a parent
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Astor Elementary School
5601 North Yale St, Portland, OR  97203
(503) 916-6244
Last modified Astor Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Astor Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 30 reviews. Top