In the next few weeks, we will examine the three main paths Portland kids can take for school. (To say nothing of homeschooling, which is too big in scope to explore here.) Over the past several years, we’ve talked to parents, teachers, administrators and kids about the pros and cons of their school choice. In the course of researching the local options, we’ve come up with some general observations that can help guide you in your school search. But to really get to know an individual school, be sure to do some of your own research, too.
First up: neighborhood schools.