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Beaverton Schools

School Learning Plan

Sexton Mountain Elementary School

Our Story:

Sexton Mountain Elementary School was named for Edward Sexton, a native of Ohio and early settler of the Tualatin Valley. Sexton arrived in Oregon in the fall of 1850 and secured his Donation Land Claim in Washington County in 1853. His name was given to the mountain near his claim. The Beaverton School District built Sexton Mountain Elementary School just to the west of Sexton Mountain 136 years later.

Sexton Mountain is a neighborhood school with a dynamic student population. We serve over 470 students from a variety of economic and cultural backgrounds. Our school is home to 3 specialized structured routine programs, 24 English language learner students, 47 students with a disability and  35 students identified as Talented & Gifted. Our families speak over 21 different languages in their homes. While 59% of our students identify as White, 14 % are multi-racial, 13% are Asian, 10% are Hispanic, and 3% are Black/African American. 

Our school uses a workshop model in reading, writing, and math to differentiate and support all learners. We focus on the inquiry model to facilitate opportunities to practice critical speaking, writing, thinking, and reading skills.

Students have opportunities to participate in Art Literacy, Marathon Kids, Passport Club, and various other after school programs.


Sexton Mountain fosters children’s innate ability to be curious, compassionate, and inclusive. Our goal for each student is to build the self-advocacy, social, and thinking skills needed to be successful in life.


Sexton Mountain acknowledges our interconnectedness and works to elevate each voice to weave a tapestry of belonging. Our learning community is committed to creating opportunities for joyful inquiry that celebrates mistakes and values a growth mindset. We will nurture authentic interpersonal relationships and  facilitate open-minded collaboration and communication to support each student in achieving academic success.

Date of Last Revision: February 8th, 2021

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District Goal: WE empower all students to achieve post-high school success.

WE Expect Excellence
  • WE teach students knowledge and skills for our evolving world.
  • WE seek, support, and recognize world-class employees.
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WE Innovate
  • WE engage students with a variety of relevant and challenging learning experiences.
  • WE create learning environments that promote student achievement.
WE Embrace Equity
  • WE build honest, safe, and inclusive relationships with our diverse students and their families.
  • WE provide needed support so that every student succeeds.
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WE Collaborate
  • WE work and learn in teams to understand student needs and improve learning outcomes.
  • WE partner with our community to educate and serve students.