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Buckman Elementary School

11 reviews
320 Southeast 16th Avenue
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 916-6230

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Buckman Elementary School
Based on data from the 2017 school year

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I went to this school it was pretty cool except kindergarten please excuse my spelling i'm a gamer in my community we do not spell i loved this school a lot except the Principal every Principal wasn't very nice and was not fair to the students like canceling graduation cause you were absent most of the days i was absent sick/injured and most of the days it still counted i would go to this school any day especially because its an arts school but some of the teachers/princibal needs to step up there game
Posted by a community member on 11/10/2014
I love Buckman. The teachers are fabulous and it has been a wonderful community. My older son went here and my younger son is working his way through. I feel very lucky to be able to send my kids to such a warm and caring place.
Posted by a parent on 10/1/2014
I would give this school no stars if I could. The old principal made our life a living nightmare. My child no longer found the enjoyment of going to school, and the staff continually disregarded every concern I had regarding my child's learning. Now I drive an hour just to bring my child to school because of the unprofessionalism and lack of care at this school. If you don't mind your kid not learning and getting bullied, then this will be great. Besides that - RUN. But, there's a glimpse of hope with the new principal, and I hope to see Buckman come back alive.
Posted by a parent on 9/19/2014
So glad we're getting a new principal this year - let's hope it makes a difference. We'd heard so much about what a "great arts focus school" Buckman was, how they taught to so many different learning styles, how involved and lovely the staff was -- maybe back in the day but not in 2013-2014. This was the most lackluster staff I've ever seen. Everybody seems to have the "that's not my job" or "I'm off work now" mentality. If you don't fit neatly in their box, then you get left behind. Fundraising seems to be all they can talk about -- and they bring in tons each year, plus lots of involved parents and yet they still complain and use it as an excuse (lack of funding) for when they fail to do their job adequately. I know schools in Portland that have less and that do more and they have better scores. We're hoping for a better year this year with the principal change. Just don't let OLD reviews fool you.
Posted by a parent on 8/28/2014
It has been the greatest honor to serve at Buckman for the past five years. The students, parents, and staff are simply amazing! I have never worked at a school that supported student and families more. The arts have never been more alive and you will not find this level of creativity at any other school. Every day is an adventure and despite what some may say, this school is as close to perfection as possible. Being critical is fine but I challenge anyone to find a more involved and nurturing staff. I love it here and so will you! Great parents, happy students, and loving staff...now that is what makes a GREAT SCHOOL! Yes, I am the principal (possibly a bit biased) but I am also the dad of two PPS grads and I would have loved for them to experience what I do every single day.
Posted by a teacher on 5/18/2014

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Portland schools - Buckman Elementary School is located at 320 Southeast 16th Avenue, Portland OR 97214. Buckman Elementary School is in the Portland School District 1j. Buckman Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K-5.

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