James John Elementary School

School Overview


7439 N Charleston Ave

Portland, OR 97203

(503) 916-6266

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Grades: K - 5

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 440

Students Per Teacher: 11

Parent Reviews

21 Parent Reviews for James John Elementary School

Our community has really rallied around the schools. James John is great little neighborhood school full of exceptional teachers and staff.

Posted by a parent on 08/02/14

My school is James John. Our school has teachers that care and are constantly working together to not only help each other but also to work closely with the students. The school has art, music, pe and a full time librarian. We also have a wonderful after school sun program. I have had students attending ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/23/13

My son has been going to this school for three years and has had a wonderful experience. The programs they have are great for the kids and helps the parents. The teachers are great and want to help the kids learn a lot of things in a school year.

Posted by a parent on 09/10/13

Dear Parent who posted June 15th, Thank you for posting a very thought provoking question. I have taught at James John for the past 12 years. I was shocked when I saw that our school receives a 1 out of 10. I contacted Great Schools and their response was that these scores are solely based on all State ...  Read more

Posted by a teacher on 06/17/13

This school has a high community rating yet the lowest score possible. Any idea why? I'm interested in sending my child to one of our local elementary schools, all of which have very low Great Schools Ratings. I'm a bit skeptical of the rating system because it seems fairly obvious that the schools ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/15/13

We transferred into this school 1 1/2 years ago. It has been wonderful to watch my son go from a child with low self esteem regarding school to a boy who might soon admit he likes school.. the teachers have been supportive, caring and nurturing. Great teamwork!

Posted by a parent on 01/28/13

We've only been at James John one year so far, but my son adores his teacher and we plan to continue. The free breakfast program, after-school SUN classes, new astroturf soccer field, speech therapist on site... lots of great services here. It feels like it's getting better and better with more community ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/16/12

James John is a wonderful school and a huge asset to the community. The teachers are all extremely dedicated and their positive energy makes the school a great place for learning and growing. We chose James John for our children because it was our local public school and we wanted our children to have ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/06/12

Very happy with this school! The teachers really care about all the kids, no matter the level. The principal is invested in the school and wants the best for everyone. Even the kids have a lot of respect for each other and there are no bullying issues that I have heard of. They have an established program ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/04/12

I love this school. I went there and can tell you that this school has really grown and developed since i was a kid.

Posted by a parent on 04/04/12

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Test scores
Test scores for James John Elementary School

OAKS* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2010
James John Elementary School
Portland School District 1j
* In 2009-2010 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7 and 10 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 10 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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Portland schools — James John Elementary School is located at 7439 N Charleston Ave, Portland OR 97203. 7439 N Charleston Ave is in the 97203 ZIP code in Portland, OR The school district for James John Elementary School is the Portland School District 1j. James John Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 5.
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