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About This School

Vestal Elementary School is a public middle school in Portland. 451 children attend Vestal Elementary School and identify mostly as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 77% of the 451 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Vestal Elementary School is 17:1. Bridger Elementary School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 7% %
White, non-Hispanic 36% 55%
Asian/Pacific Islander 30% 11%
Asian 22% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2% %
Hispanic 16% 13%
Black, non-Hispanic 14% 15%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 77% 44%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    I attended Vestal in 1948-51. My favorite teacher was Mrs. Large. She was going to retire in the second grade year but everyone in the class loved her so much we talked her into another year for us. So we had her for the next year. I was too young to really evaluate the school but they way my life has turned out it must have been a pretty good place for learning.

  • (4 years ago)

    want vestal in 2nd throw half of 7th grade and i love it there. all the teacher were nice to me and all the friend i made all these years. i miss vestal and this year i am in 8th grade.

  • (5 years ago)

    I went to vestasl and it was the best school ever. I was accepted by everyone socially and was challenged well academically i would go back anytime if i could. I reccomend this school for anyone. Vestal rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • (7 years ago)

    Vestal Elementary has received a 'School of Excellence' award this year! You will not find a more dedicated staff support staff or parent volunteers at any other Eastside school. Principal Susan Foxman has garnered partnerships with many impressive sources bringing even more wonderful educational aspects to our school. Growing back into a Kindergarten-8 school will allow our students to continue their excellent education opportunity here at Vestal preparing them for High School. Our art programs are wonderful as the displays in the building give proof; a gorgeous mural outstanding ceramic tile works incredible hanging fabric arts to name just a few. The PTA provides strong leadership and involvement opportunities for all parents interested. I'm very happy with the education my son is receiving here at Vestal.

  • (7 years ago)

    My daughter is now a second grader at Vestal Elementary. We are so happy that our school is transitioning to K - 8 so that we can keep our great kids a little longer! When my daughter was due to start Kindergarten I checked out every school on the East Side both public and private. I was convinced that the public school system had too many problems to be of benefit. THEN I went to Vestal(my neighborhood school lucky me!)... I was impressed! Second language instruction starts in first grade and the teachers are the most dedicated group of individuals I have ever come across. We have the best little school on the East Side. If you don't believe me come on over and check it out!

  • (9 years ago)

    I went Vestal myself and now I have a daughter there. I have 2 other children that are future Vestal students and I wouldn't dream of moving into another school district. Vestal has a wonderful community which has only improved over the years. This school is rated high academically by the state as well. Our principal and other staff have went out of their way to get a variety of extracurricular activities for the students also.

  • (10 years ago)

    My son attended kindergarten and will start 1st grade this fall. He has benefitted tremendously from attending Vestal. His teacher Mrs. Dawes was wonderful. I wish she could teach him forever! I am very happy with Vestal and my son can't wait to start 1st grade! (neither can I!)

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