About Ocean Avenue School
Ocean Avenue Elementary School is the newest school in Portland opening
to 440 students in 2011. It has 23 classrooms, including two
district-wide, self-contained special education programs.
makes our school special? Ocean Ave School is a supportive and
collaborative community where students and learning are at the center of
our focus. We are able to use our staff strategically to meet the
needs of all of our students. Ocean Avenue School uses Positive
Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) to create procedures and
routines for all students. Our PBIS school-wide rules are: We are
Responsible, We are Respectful, and We are Safe. Our school has state
of the art technology in each classroom with document cameras, smart
boards, and LCD projectors.
What kinds of parent support and
resources does our school provide? We have a very active PTO. Our
parents are engaged and very supportive of all of our students. Ocean
Avenue School has regular newsletters, our website, and teacher updates
to keep a strong home school connection. Each grade level holds a
curriculum night for parents, in addition to our open house evening.
Parents provide a variety of after school enrichment activities for our
How are we preparing our students for educational
success? Ocean Avenue School believes in setting high standards for all
students and providing multiple supports for students to reach these
standards. We have a strong literacy team focused on supporting all
students to read on grade level. We have several teams who monitor each
student, their academic achievement, and support plans.