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About This School

Kelly Elementary School is a public elementary school in Portland. 509 students go to Kelly Elementary School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 79% of the 509 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Kelly Elementary School is 17:1. Woodmere Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • Russian
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 15%
White, non-Hispanic 46% 55%
Native American or Native Alaskan 3% 1%
Multiracial 3% %
Hispanic 28% 13%
Asian 14% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 13% 11%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 79% 44%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    My kids currently go to school at Kelly. I have read some of the reviews. I have seen a few different schools and I feel this is a really great school. If we ever have issue's with our children it is taken care of right away. The principle has always been very helpful. The teachers are awesome and push our children to do better. I feel my kids get a wonderful education.

  • (10 months ago)

    It seems to be a decent school to attend until one come across an issue that needs to be resolved. Then you face ineffectiveness principal who gets caught in her own inconsistency and who is incapable to give a definite answer on anything. It was a waste of time and efforts. Lesson learned.

  • (10 months ago)

    Not impressed with the school leadership and school curriculum. Inefficient principal who can not resolve any issues. Hope the school will get somebody more knowledgeable and consistent in decision making to lead the school.

  • (10 months ago)

    This school may work for you if *you don't care much whether your child learns anything *you don't mind rampant flakiness of the administration that suppose to help with concerns and questions * you have a very high tolerance for discipline issues and a very disorganized and unprofessional discipline response not following written policies *you can tolerate inconsistent and unprofessional communication styles Don't recommend!

  • (10 months ago)

    we like Kelly school . Great evening Nice and qualified principal teacher s !!! and we like this school .i got my kids going for 5 years and its great !!!

  • (10 months ago)

    School is great . Great programs for our kids Great evening Great principal and teacher s !!! you have to try to appreciate and like this school .I have 2 kids for 5 years and I am happy for my kids !!!

  • (10 months ago)

    I believe its great opportunity for kids to get great education !!!! I believe teachers is great!!

  • (10 months ago)

    we like Kelly school . Great evening Nice and qualified principal teacher s !!! and we like this school .i got my kids going for 5 years and its great !!!

  • (1 year ago)

    Best school. Best programs best principal best teacher and office stuff have there one kid for 4 years and one in first grade

  • (1 year ago)

    Horrible school!!! Ineffective principal and asst principal!!! I would give this school 0 stars if I could but it's not allowed. Have raised several concerns and nothing has been addressed. Have been trying to get student transferred to a different school but all the district sees is dollars signs and won't release him.

  • (2 years ago)

    The Sun program is offered at this school during the school year and summer. My son has attended the last two years and will again this year. It is a great opportunity to learn and be around other children. My son's teacher 1st grade teacher is very attentive patient and great with the children.

  • (4 years ago)

    Kelly has a great group of learners and families that always try their hardest!

  • (5 years ago)

    Great staff and principal. Positive atmosphere that encourages learning. The school is asked to do a lot to make up for deficits in the community and it does so with respect and dedication.

  • (5 years ago)

    I've had a positive experience with Kelly. My son is in TAG and they have really tried to accommodate him by offering higher level curriculum in addition to fun and interesting classes and field trips that he has really enjoyed.

  • (7 years ago)

    I have been a Kelly parent for years now and have seen many changes. Kelly Elementary has grown so much. Our principal is very engaged and willing to jump in wherever she is needed. We have a wonderful after school program for all students. I see many parents involved in the SUN program and with their childs classrooms. I am pleased my children and myself are part of it.

  • (7 years ago)

    My son has been at kelly for 3 years and we are so happy. The teachers are so helpful and everyone seems to work so well together and it runs well. I think Kelly is a good school and the principal is going in a good direction.

  • (8 years ago)

    This will be my 12th year as a parent volunteer at Kelly Elementary. This school has a staff that know's how to engage parents as well as children. Parents participate in many ways throught the school day. This is a school who understands the importance of parent teacher and community relationships to nuture and educate the future leaders of our world. This school has been a blessing to my children my family and to the lents community.

  • (9 years ago)

    I am not a parent but have been a volunteer at this school for seven years. In addition I was an elementary teacher for 13 years. This school has a very positive 'feel'. Almost every teacher is kind and supportive of every child. One can tell from walking down the hall that this is a place that welcomes not only the children but the families as well.

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