Sellwood Middle School

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8300 Se 15th Ave

Portland, OR 97202

(503) 916-5656

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Grades: 6 - 8

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 462

Students Per Teacher: 13

Parent Reviews

12 Parent Reviews for Sellwood Middle School

My 6th grader has had a smooth transition to middle school. Overall, her teachers are strong, with some being more effective than others (like anywhere). Her block teacher(social studies, writing, language arts), math teacher and art teacher are all great--high expectations, creating dynamic and interesting ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/10/14

Sellwood was a wonderful school for me! I recently graduated and am heading on to a local private high school feeling very prepared. I came into sixth grade from another state knowing no one and though it was a struggle I found that the counsler and teaches were(and still are) more than supportive and ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 07/18/12

If I could rate the teachers separately than the principal and vice principal, I would give the teachers five starts and the two women in charge -6. My son attended all three years here and I only had the opportunity to speak with the principal ONCE..and believe me I tried. She doesn't appear to have ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/22/12

I am extremely disappointed in this school. When my child needed some extra help in math, we were told to either come for 20 minutes during lunch or go to Sylvan. Those are the only options? Sadly, I think this is typical for many portland public schools. Tried in vain to get the vice principal to ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/25/11

Honestly, Sellwood's just a bad school. Most of the teachers treat the students like dogs, and all of the students treat eachother like scum. There is almost no hands-on learning, and the curriculum follows a distinctive pattern: read the textbook, do the worksheet, take the test, repeat.

Posted by a student on 04/01/10

All the teachers that our daughter has had at Sellwood Middle have been very dedicated individuals who go above and beyond.

Posted by a parent on 10/03/09

Sellwood is a pretty good school, but i think it all depends on what teachers you get. One downfall is the cliques, their is a huge group of popular kids and they usually talk behinf your back. The band program is great and their is a fairly good selection of electives.

Posted by a student on 06/30/09

As a current parent, I am pretty disappointed. The teachers do not inspire, there is not an expectation of higher achievement, and my child is barely challenged. I feel like we are just biding our time until (hopefully) better times in the public high school.

Posted by a parent on 02/03/09

Well, truthfully, as a former student, i didn't like it that much. It had little to none diversity, and when i say diversity, i mean things like letting kids be themselves, and trying to fit in, and not just trying to be in the 'popular' crowd. At Sellwood, it's all about being in the popular crowd. ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 10/10/07

attended sellwood middle school for two years and would've stayed, but I moved. it was a good place for me to be and i enjoyed it very much. they had a very good marimba program which i enjoyed ever so much and it is very safe there in a safe neiborhood. overall, sellwood is a great school!

Posted by a former student on 08/29/06

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Test scores for Sellwood Middle School

OAKS* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2010
Sellwood Middle 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 — Sellwood Middle School is located at 8300 Se 15th Ave, Portland OR 97202. 8300 Se 15th Ave is in the 97202 ZIP code in Portland, OR The school district for Sellwood Middle School is the Portland School District 1j. Sellwood Middle School is a Public school that serves grade levels 6 - 8.
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