Ventura Park Elementary
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Our School

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Ventura Park at a Glance

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Message from the Principal

Portrait of Principal Smith

I am proud and honored to serve as the Principal of Ventura Park Elementary School. Amazing students, families, and staff are what make serving at Ventura Park such a joy. At Ventura Park we work collectively every day to ensure that all students reach their fullest potential.

This year we are continuing to focus on implementing rigorous, standards-based instruction, personalizing instruction to meet every students’ needs, reflecting on our data-driven cycles for continuous improvement, and creating a joyful culture for learning.

We look forward to continuing to partner with families and the community to ensure academic success for all of our students. As I have heard, student success is all about teamwork. One third comes from staff, one third comes from students and one third comes from families. Together, we’ve got this!

Lydia P. Smith
Ventura Park Principal

Office Hours

7:30 am – 4:00 pm

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School Contacts

145 SE 117th Ave
Portland, Oregon 97216
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Fax: 503-261-8439

Principal Lydia P. Smith
Assistant Principal Miki Johnson
Secretary Ruth Lofthus
Records Secretary Jazmin Caliman
Counselor Jennifer Colson
SUN Site Coordinator Anna Le
Head Custodian Lisa Hancock

School Calendar

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  • 09 Jun

    Grades K-5: No School

  • 13 Jun

    VP Kindergarten Graduation

    9:30 am - 10:30 am

  • 16 Jun

    Last Day of School: Half Day

  • 02 Oct

    VP Picture Day

District Calendar

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  • 05 Jun

    Fir Ridge: Graduates' Last Day

  • 06 Jun

    DDHS Senior Recognition Night

    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Performing Arts Center

  • 08 Jun

    DDHS Graduation