Students enrolled 369
Transportation options Yes
District Portland School District 1j
Before school Yes
After school Yes

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620 North Fremont
Portland, OR 97227

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(503) 916-6171
(503) 916-2611
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4 stars
Based on 11 ratings

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October 06, 2014
We are a STEAM school and designated Oregon Fish & Wildlife Salmon Study school. Our students receive free meals each day, which include breakfast, lunch and a healthy snack in the afternoon. A high percentage of our teachers are rated Highly-Qualified by the teacher licensing board. Live in the Neighborhood. Learn in the Neighborhood.

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2014
They have a great staff. My kids love the extra activities the sun school. Really love the incentives that they have like the "Bacon Badge"..

- submitted by a parent
October 02, 2014
My daughter had a great experience at Boise-Eliot/Humbolt. She made amazing progress in reading and loved the walk to read and reading buddies programs. She didn't really know how to read when she started Kindergarden but by the end of the year she was able to read chapter books . We are thrilled! There are many opportunities in learning to take advantage of here from STEAM (science technology engineering arts and math) to music with a dedicated music teacher and music room. There are also two choirs. Many of the kids here come from families with two working parents so there aren't as many parents able to volunteer. My daughter made friends easily and overall had an excellent first year of school.

- submitted by a parent
October 01, 2014
Our kids have had a great experience at Boise-Eliot/Humboldt. They excel academically, and benefit from very low class sizes (about 21-25), have access to music, art, and Mandarin this year. They have a good emphasis on STEAM classes as well as fantastic field trips. I don't know why our current score is only 2/10 on this site, but sometimes you can't just go by the numbers. Support your neighborhood schools! Stop in, meet the staff, talk to the parents, get involved and let's make our neighborhood school the best!

- submitted by a parent
October 01, 2014
This is my children's 3rd year at Boise. The new principal is excellent and I love the diversity at the school. My children are doing very well with reading, writing and math and have access to extracurricular activities such as chess and dance thru the SUN program.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2014
my son will start kindergarten this year and so far the teachers, staff ,and the principle are very helpful!

- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2012
My son is presently a freshman in college but I feel that his pre-K and Kindergarten years with Teacher Stephen at Boise-Elliot helped to make him the artist he is today. stories, etc. Boise-Eliot had great classroom/teacher/parent participation in having a wonderful Cultural Arts evening. Every classroom presented crafts of a particular country made by the children. This was carried through with the music, food, stories and dance. Early years make a big impact on a child's life and in the late 1990s Boise Eliot had the resources to expose the children to more diverse experiences. My son went on to get straight As in physics and math but he entered the University of North Carolina School of the Arts as a Contemporary Dance major and passed the audition for the Hubbard Street Summer Intensive held in Chicago this summer. I applaud the teachers at Boise Eliot who have a mix of students from many cultures and strive to have creative experiences with a low budget.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2010
Boise Eliot has been a truely great school for many generations. It attracts teachers who have a real passion for their work. The staff is highly qualified and constantly evolving. When other schools in the inner city were granted federal desegregation monies (in the 80's), they became arts focused or technology focused. Boise Eliot used that funding to become even MORE child focused---hiring full time teaching assistants for every classroom. While the money has dwindled, the school maintains the spirit of that choice. Focus is on the child and his/her needs. Add to that a beautiful library (the heart of a school), full time music (including band and choir as well as music class for every student, before and after school care and activities (many are free!) and you can see why some local families are 3rd and fourth generation Boise Eliot alumni.

- submitted by a community member
February 22, 2010
Kindergarten teachers are amazing, especially Ellie and Kelly. Large class sizes, extra curriculum is lacking and certain teachers and librarians seem done with being in education. Sun School/after care is a huge help but needs more funding to make it great. My daughter is absolutely a minority there and is taunted by other kids...but that can happen anywhere. Without her awesome teacher, Boise Eliot would be a train wreck for my girl. Parents definitely need to participate!!!

- submitted by a parent
February 09, 2010
Boise-Eliot is a great neighborhood school. My daughter loves all of her teachers she has had and the friends she has made. The principal is a passionate, strong leader who believes in the talents of all kids. I'm proud to be a member of the BE community.

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 05, 2008
Boise-Eliot is a great school, with a dedicated staff, involved parent group, and some excellent programs that include full-time PE, music, and library instruction. There is also an excellent after-school choir that performs around the city, an artists-in-residency program for each grade that is slated to start soon, and a new focus on writing instruction across the curriculum.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 04, 2008
school is doing much better with a strong leadership and parents association

- submitted by a parent
January 04, 2007
A lot of money has apparently been dumped into this school. They have some very nice playground equipment and decent PTA events, it seems they've been the recipient of a lot of good grants. Their principal struck me as being very good and they've got some great teachers. Overall my kid had a pleasant experience here, although I really disliked their method of having the kids wait outside before school began--there were far too few adults present to make that system work very well, I saw plenty of bullying going on and not enough staff to effectively put a stop to it.

- submitted by a parent
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Boise-Eliot Elementary School
620 North Fremont, Portland, OR  97227
(503) 916-6171
Last modified Boise-Eliot Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Boise-Eliot Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 13 reviews. Top