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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 Strongly agree (8 responses)
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Do you feel this school develops compassion, caring, and empathy in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Strongly agree (7 responses)
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Do you feel this school develops respect in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Strongly agree (9 responses)
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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 Strongly agree (7 responses)
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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 (7 responses)
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How effective do you feel the teachers are at this school?
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Currently, most people answered Very effective (7 responses)
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Is there someone at this school who you want to say "thanks" to?
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Currently, most people answered School leader (6 responses)
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Vernon Elementary School 5

Posted June 09, 2016
- a parent
We love Vernon because of the meaningful connections we have made with nearby families and the friendships my daughter has made while learning a great deal about the world around her. Please dig deeper than number and stars internet reviews which do not reflect the fact that many Vernon families exercise their legal right to opt out of testing, thus effecting this site's and Portland Monthly magazine's review process of this school, and i suspect many others. Talking to parents who have or have had their students here is likely the best way to find out if Vernon is right for you. Keep in mind we had a massive administration change for the better in Fall 2015. Hope to see you there!

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Grateful to: School leader

Posted June 09, 2016
- a parent
As noted a few times, our new Principal and VP have been amazing. There short time at Vernon has been transformational. They took the momentum we were building and super-charged it with focus. Everyone I talk to is very, very excited about the future of Vernon.


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Teacher effectiveness: Effective

Posted June 09, 2016
- a parent
We've had good experiences with our teachers and they seem reenergized by the new leadership we're getting from Mr. Keefer and Mr. Parker, our principal and vice principal.

Vernon Elementary School
Amount of homework: Just right

Posted June 09, 2016
- a parent
There are times when the amount of homework for the younger grades seems to be too much, but our son has mostly kept up and has certainly shown growth.

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Develops grit: Agree

Posted June 09, 2016
- a parent
There is positive encouragement throughout the day and the year, without undue pressure put on the students.


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Develops respect: Strongly agree

Posted June 09, 2016
- a parent
It's a diverse school and that diversity is celebrated and appreciated. The students are also treated respectfully, which speaks volumes more than talking points.

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Develops empathy: Agree

Posted June 09, 2016
- a parent
Yes, see previous answer on integrity and honesty. The students are led by the actions of the teachers, administration and staff.

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Develops honesty: Agree

Posted June 09, 2016
- a parent
We've seen how students who are struggling were given direction and guidance with sensitivity. The students are taught to *think* about their actions, rather than just serve a punishment for mistakes.


Vernon Elementary School 5

Posted June 09, 2016
- a parent
Especially since the introduction of our new principal and vice principal, Vernon has really matured into a great atmosphere. Very strong parent involvement, dedicated teachers and amazing engagement and leadership from Mr. Keefer and Mr. Parker.

Vernon Elementary School
Grateful to: School leader

Posted June 09, 2016
- a parent
Our new Principal Ben Keefer and Vice Principal Brad Parker have taken Vernon to a whole new level. Their strong, focused and warm leadership has united the students, teachers and parents into a unified force. They are transparent, great communicators and have high expectations for themselves, the teachers and our children's education. Their commitment exceeds their job requirements and it's contagious with our kids, the teachers and the parents. I can't thank them enough.

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Vernon Elementary School
2044 NE Killingsworth St, Portland, OR  97211
Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 89 reviews. (503) 916-6415
Last modified Vernon Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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