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About This School

Willamette Primary School is a public elementary school in West Linn. 596 students go to Willamette Primary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 19% of the 596 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Willamette Primary School is 16:1. John McLoughlin Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 82% 84%
Multiracial 6% %
Hispanic 6% 7%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 4%
Asian 5% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0.7% 0.9%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 19% 17%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (3 months ago)

    I have had a 4 sets of friends/neighbors which have moved from the area to WA and CA in the last 2 years. All 4 families were told their children were behind once they started their new school 2 were a grade level behind mainly in math. I am so worried if we get a job transfer my children will be behind too. When I approached the principal about my concerns he failed to acknowledge my concerns. he also wasn't aware of the curriculum being used for math in both my kid's classrooms. When asked about expectations at middle school he still could not give me a straight answer. It seems many parents are having to hire math tutors once their children reach Athey Creek because Willamette kids were unprepared to keep up with the Stafford kids in the 6th grade accelerated math class. We pay so much money on housing to send our kids to WL schools now we need to pay for tutors there goes the college fund!

  • (3 months ago)

    Willamette Primary School in the historic Willamette neighborhood of West Linn is a delightful place to send my child every day. David Pryor the principal sets a wonderful tone for the students and parents (and probably the teachers) of kindness and respect for every person young or old who comes into his orbit. It's as if Mr Rogers was leading a school. What you get is a nourishing environment for children who wind up treating each other with that same respectt. Assignments are challenging interesting and appropriate. My son loves his teacher who he says explains everything very well. At times an assignment can be a little complex for him and I help him organize his work but I think this is a very useful and reall-world experience much better than doing worksheets. The parents are very involved and raise a lot of money with clever fundraisers that center around the kids such as a gym fun run and a marketplace for which the kids develop a plan to make items to sell conduct market research and 'manufacture' an actual (simple) product that they will sell at their 'marketplace'. West Linn supports music art and sports education in all their schools as well.

  • (7 years ago)

    Since deciding to pull our daughter out of private school and putting her at Willamette we have noticed an increased awareness on her part to respect others and their various viewpoints and backgrounds. She has really liked the Community Groups and has learned a lot from the outstanding teachers. We are very impressed by the quality of the staff and leadership team. The way that they ensure that all kids are being challenged is outstanding. I have never seen a public school where the parents and community are so involved with every aspect of the school.

  • (7 years ago)

    Willamette is a great school that nurtures parent envolvement and promotes good citizenship among its students. Academically it is excellent with 95% of its teachers holding Master's degrees.

  • (7 years ago)

    The school touts high test scores but teaches to the tests. Students spend much time each week doing homework that is never graded and is in no way related to class lessons. Grade cards are a thesis exercise which leave parents with no real assessment on how their child is performing relative to expectations. Did not recieve one graded paper the whole 4 years my children attended. Not so much as a 'good job' sticker or any numerical score - ever!

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