West Sylvan Middle School, emphasis on academic achievement
West Sylvan Middle School, located in the Portland School District in the West Slope neighborhood understands that the transition to middle school can be difficult for students. To that end East Sylvan was established as a place for 6th graders to acclimate to middle school in smaller classes where they can socialize and come together as a group before entering the standard middle school experience in 7th grade. The school strives to create a balanced environment where academic, physical and social needs are met. At West Sylvan emphasis is placed on academic achievement and its students routinely score in the top of Oregon state reading and math tests. Families relocating to Portland might appreciate the time students spend at East Sylvan as well as the schools strong counseling staff.
Sylvan offers a host of after school interscholastic sports as well as a TAG program and assistance for students with special needs. It is also the city wide magnet for Portland
School District’s Spanish Language Immersion Program begins at Ainsworth Elementary. The school scored 10/10 on greatschools.net and parents seemed to think that the quality of learning at the school was some of the best around. The overall parent review score was 4/5. West Sylvan is located at 811 SW West Slope Dr. in Portland. For more information check out their website at http://www.westsylvan.pps.k12.or.us/