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Jun202011

Irvington Elementary - profile

Irvington Elementary is a PPS neighborhood school located in close-in NE Portland.  When it comes to the non- focus option neighborhood schools within PPS, there isn’t much variability with curriculum, so comparing apples to apples means looking at the bells & whistles, and the school community as a whole. I’ve had the pleasure of chatting to several parents over the last year and here’s the scoop:

The Scoop Half-Full:

The Irvington community takes a lot of pride in its school which is evidenced by all the support it shores up from a stellar auction each year to a solid volunteer corps.  The efforts really pay off in terms of the school – which averages at a very reasonable 22 kids per classroom, by the way – having such “extras” as a full-time PE teacher for next year, a variety of arts with local artists doing residencies throughout the year, field trips, a SMART reader program, a soccer field, community garden, a robust playground area, and a wonderful library in the center of the school. 

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