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James John Elementary School (Portland, Oregon)

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Established  1929 (1929)
Teaching staff  22
Average class size  24.1
District  Portland Public Schools
Number of students  461 (2013)
Principal  Samantha Ragaisis
Enrollment  461  (2013)
Phone  +1 503-916-6266
Mascot  Lions
James John Elementary School (Portland, Oregon)
School district  Portland Public Schools
Address  7439 N Charleston Ave, Portland, OR 97203, USA
Similar  Jacob Wismer Elementa, Harney Elementary School, Eleanor Roosevelt Elementary, Bridlemile Elementary School, Lenox Elementary School

James John Elementary, is a school within the Portland Public Schools district located in the St. John's neighborhood of north Portland, Oregon, United States. Built in 1929, it feeds graduates to George Middle School which then feeds Roosevelt High School. The facility includes 26 classrooms a computer lab, performance stage, gymnasium and library staffed with a media specialist. James John is the site of a Multnomah County SUN Community School.



James John Elementary is named after the pioneer of St. Johns who bequeathed land and money for the establishment of a school and in 1911 James John High School was built on what is now the playground for the current school.

The current building was designed by the prolific architect George Howell Jones in a two-story Classical Revival style and influenced by John Dewey’s Progressive Education Movement. It is similar to numerous other "fireproof" Portland schools of the era that were built in response to some highly publicized school fires elsewhere in the U.S.

The school became a K-8 when Roosevelt High School was founded in 1921 and became a K-5 school when George Middle School was founded in 1951.


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