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West Union Elementary School8

Hillsboro, OR | Washington County


October 24, 2013

We were so worry about new place for my son who is ten. But the kind staffs and teachers help us to adjust him after immigrating from so different country to the US.

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October 23, 2013

this school has the secretary with the worst customer service ever! If you show up to pick up your child she doesn't look up from her computer and won't give you the time of day. They get a new principal often and head lice runs the school. My child came home and told me her milk was lumpy! One year that is all we gave it. Entered as a hopeful family left very disappointed. My sons had a wonderful experience at his old school and was often coming home with awards or I would get an email praising him being a caring child. This teacher had a 2/3 class she didn't know he was a 3rd grader until a month in when he asked why he was repeating 2nd grade. She also had the kids pull petals off their friends goof behavior flowers as a quiet way to let them know they were bothering them. Often when my son would show up to school his petals would already be torn off. When he told her he didn't like the petals and that the other kids at the table were doing this she told him to sit down and deal with it. Ugh! Trying to take the high road I offered to volunteer in the class and was told I wasn't needed. What a horrible year! FYI The booster club didn't seem to like outsiders.

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January 1, 2013

This is a great school with terrific environment that encourages safe, responsible and respectful behavior. The children are lead by a stable staff of dedicated professionals.

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April 11, 2011

West Union is a great school that has a safe envirmonment. The principal knows the kids names and cares about the kids. The teachers will work with you if needed.

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September 18, 2010

If your primary concern is to place your child in a safe nurturing environment then WUE is an excellent school. There is strong emphasis in teaching good behavior and fantastic community support. The school has an excellent music room, library & PE experience. If you're looking for an academic challenge I'd recommend looking around. The TAG coordinator believes advanced/gifted students should receive a standard curriculum. "We find that if advanced students are given a standard curriculum that the rest of the students catch up in a few years." As a parent of a kid who performs 3-4 grade levels above age in reading and math this is maddening. Of course if your plan is to not teach my kid for three years then, yes, everyone will catch up.

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September 16, 2009

Children there are taught not only academics but also respect for themselves, for their peers and teachers and for learning.

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December 18, 2008

My child has attended this school for 5 years, and the nurturing, creative environment along with exceptional, caring teachers have made this a wonderful fit for our family. With the opening of another district school last year, the enrollment has adjusted downward to its previous lower numbers. Teacher/student ratios are still as high as other district schools, but the school community makes the most of its resources. There are many teachers at West Union who have been at the school for 10+ years.

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October 31, 2007

I was nervous sending my daughter to a public school. Prior to this year, she had attended private non-parocial school. West Union's teacher was master's prepared. I scheduled a private meeting with her, and she was great! The school has been wonderful. My only concern is the large number of students per teacher ratio. So far, that hasn't presented a problem

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April 15, 2006

this is the best school my daurgher has ever been in the EC are not that inportand but the teachers a grate they know what there doing and the class rooms are just the right sizes

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January 26, 2006

My daughter just started here as a Kindergartener. I don't know much about the school, other than it seems just fine. The teacher seems very dedicated and there is a real emphasis on creating a safe and supportive atmosphere. The only complaints I've heard are that the school building is old and in need of replacing (by parents) and (from my daughter) that she dislkes the kindergarten schedule. It is very sporadic as there is no K-bus to save over a million dollars a year in gas, so she goes full days W-F and alternate Mondays. Sporadic schedule is hard for my little one. They need regularity to feel really part of something. I didn't think it would be a big deal, but she complains so much about it, I'm afraid I made a mistake.

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February 8, 2005

Both my children have attended this school and it is great school with high parent involvement and excellent teaching staff. The EC activities are not that important to us as we are looking to provide that outside of school, the education was quite good though.

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February 1, 2005

The classrooms have too many kids in them, the teachers are spending more time trying to discipline the children than teaching them. Neither of my children are getting the skills they need, they don't get the help they want and the teachers are just too busy getting children to behave. I have had to quit my job and spend more time teaching them at home to keep them up with other peers outside of this school since we've moved here.

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August 13, 2004

We had the best experience at this school. The teachers were not only knew what they were teaching, but they understood how different students learn. Also, they kept on top of problems between students, and took students feeling threatened seriously. I wish my own grade school had been as wonderful as my child's was. They really made school a safe place, and made my kids excited to learn. When we moved at the end of the school year, we applied to have the kids finish the school year here. It was worth it to take the extra trip to get them to and from school, so they could continue. Luckily the work schedule flexed for it.

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