On behalf of the students and staff of Westside Elementary, welcome to our school. Westside Elementary was opened in 1969 on a sprawling and beautiful campus with views of Mt. Hood and Mt. Adams. It is home to a diverse culture of learners and a school community that is dedicated towards working together to provide an exceptional education for our students.
When one enters the halls at Westside, you will see students having positive interactions, with respect and kindness being displayed amongst students, staff and parents. Our school has adopted the Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) model in order to emphasize school-wide systems of support that include proactive strategies for defining, teaching and supporting appropriate student behaviors to create a positive school environment.
In the classroom, we are committed to teaching to the common core state standards with focused instruction in language arts and math. We strive to balance our instruction in subjects such as science, social studies, music, PE, and technology, while providing exciting enrichment opportunities to enhance the overall educational experience. Our school uses the Response to Intervention (RTI) approach to provide early, systematic and intensive supports for students in the areas of reading and behavior. Westside is also very fortunate to have a supportive PTO that provides backing for additional music, art, science and extracurricular activities.
The Westside staff understands that students are most successful when we work closely with parents to meet the needs of each student. Therefore, you are encouraged to participate and become involved at Westside Elementary. We look forward to working with you to ensure your child’s success.
Please don’t hesitate to call or stop by the office for a visit. Our door is always open.