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Do you feel this school develops honesty, integrity, and fairness in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Agree (1 response)
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Do you feel this school develops compassion, caring, and empathy in its students?
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Do you feel this school develops respect in its students?
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Do you feel this school develops persistence, grit, and determination in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Neutral (1 response)
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How do you feel about the amount of homework given at this school?
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Currently, most people answered Just right (1 response)
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How effective do you feel the teachers are at this school?
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Currently, most people answered Ineffective (1 response)
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Is there someone at this school who you want to say "thanks" to?
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There are 26 reviews about all of the school topics.

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Maplewood Elementary School 2

Posted February 17, 2016
- a parent
I am the parent of a first grader and the listing of student/teacher ratio is false. The smallest class size is 23-24 students in kindergarten, the class size in 1st grade and 3rd and 4th is 30-34. And more and more people are moving to this popular area. These are the formative years and children need attention that even great teachers cannot provide at that ratio. The school already has mobile classrooms outside and there is no room for growth and there is no plan to build a new school, PPS does not plan for the future, just tries to put bandages on what is currently in place. My property taxes went up 30% yet PPS says they don't have enough money to hire more teachers or build schools. This school had a tin can hanging in the front hall for over a year to catch a roof leak and the roof has now been fixed, but it is on a building that would crumble in an earthquake that could happen at any moment. The library and librarian position was saved only because parents raise about $80,000 per year to keep it alive. I am appalled at how PPS manages its schools and money, if it weren't for the great teachers and parents I fear how much worse it would be for the kids.

Maplewood Elementary School
Grateful to: Teacher

Posted February 17, 2016
- a parent
Mrs. Lang 1st grade, she really cares about her students and does a great job.


Maplewood Elementary School
Teacher effectiveness: Ineffective

Posted February 17, 2016
- a parent
How effective can they be when they are teaching class sizes of 30-35, even a great teacher can't do that

Maplewood Elementary School
Develops empathy: Neutral

Posted February 17, 2016
- a parent
Its hard to develop these things when kids don't get attention in such a large classroom

Maplewood Elementary School 1

Posted March 13, 2015
- a parent
A lot of surface, no content. There are good teachers here, and terrible ones as well. Leadership is ineffective, supports are non existent, and parent involvement is only welcome in fundraising or classroom support, not in actual feedback. I wish I had spoken with more parents before enrolling my child here. Now that I have reached out it is too late at the expense of my child. Shame on you PPS.


Maplewood Elementary School 5

Posted September 09, 2014
- a parent
I love the school. I love the fact that parents work as a team with the school to make things happen. Maplewood Elementary has a small but active neighborhood association and a supportive community. We are loving Principal Bailey and are looking forward to spending time at the school, helping out in whatever way we can. My son's class this year will only have 18 kids (Kindergarten) thanks to the work of Principal Bailey and the kindergarten parents.

Maplewood Elementary School 5

Posted October 10, 2013
- a parent
Schools can have great test scores, but with out a supportive community the school is just a building. From the teachers, principal, front office staff...the parent community and neighborhood Maplewood is an example of how in this busy world the focus is on the future in how the children are treated today. The commitment shows in how our children are valued as individuals and members of the community. These are values that cannot purchased, only experiences. We are grateful that Maplewood is that place for our son!

Maplewood Elementary School 5

Posted September 29, 2013
- a parent
wonderful, small school. Great teachers. Parents very involved. My son feels like he belongs and we do too.


Maplewood Elementary School 5

Posted September 20, 2013
- a parent
A wonderfully welcoming community with a good balance between academic and "whole child" focus. Highly involved parents, wonderful traditions and the perfect "neighborhood" feel for a small school hiding in a big district.

Maplewood Elementary School 5

Posted May 10, 2010
- a parent
A amazing school that my son goes to. the teachers are great. the after school programs including Chess Club, Art Club, and Theatre Club.

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Maplewood Elementary School
7452 SW 52nd Ave, Portland, OR  97219
Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 26 reviews. (503) 916-6308
Last modified Maplewood Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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