Equity and Excellence: Every student, every teacher, every school succeeding.
Mission: Every student by name prepared for college, career and participation as an active community member, regardless of race, income or zip code.
Portland Public Schools, founded in 1851, is a PK-12 urban school district in Portland, Oregon. With more than 49,000 students in 78 schools, it is one of the largest school districts in the Pacific Northwest.
With highly trained teachers and staff; an engaged parent community; strong partnerships, and a focus on closing the racial educational achievement gap, PPS is at its highest graduation rate in at least 15 years and is enjoying its seventh straight year of enrollment growth. Thanks to the state Legislature, school funding is improving and thanks to Portland voters, a PPS School Building Improvement Bond is now fueling the modernization of our aging school buildings for 21st century learning.
Portland Public Schools is headquartered in the Blanchard Education Service Center, located across from the Moda Center in North Portland.
Contact: 503-916-2000, email
Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday
|Community Based Programs||968|
|Special Services Program||455|
|Public Charter Schools||1,585|
|Native American/Alaskan Native||0.70%|
|Multi-Racial - Asian/White||3.70%|
|Multi-Racial - Other Ancestries||6.00%|
|Receive English as a Second Language Services||8.40%|
|Eligible for free meals via Direct Certification||25.60%|
|Receive Special Education Services||14.00%|
|*PPS students also attend the Head Start Early Childhood Education program, 10 community-based programs, 8 charter schools, 4 alternative programs, and 10 special services programs|
|Licensed School Administrators||176|