Portland Public Schools

Portland, Oregon

501 N. DixonPortland, OR 97227(503) 916-2000

Grant Modernization

    Grant High School Modernization a $116.1 million investment in Northeast Portland.
    Construction begins June 2017
    Construction complete Fall 2019
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    Grant High School is one of 3 PPS high schools being modernized as part of an 8-year $482 million school building improvement bond. Grant's modernization will completely reconfigure and update learning spaces with a focus on indoor environmental quality, sustainability and historic preservation. Learn more about Grant High School here. The planning  for the modernization of Grant began in the fall of 2015 and construction is scheduled to begin in summer 2017 and last 2 years. Students are scheduled to returned to a Modernized Grant in the fall of 2019.

Get Involved 

Grant Site Rendering
Beginning in the fall of 2015 through the spring of 2016 a series of Public Design Workshops took place providing the Grant community a voice in the master planning and schematic design processes. The Grant Design Advisory Group held regular meetings throughout this time to provide feedback for the modernization process. Meeting minutes and workshop details are provided below.

Grant Design Advisory Group (DAG)
The (DAG) is a group of school and community stakeholder representatives who help provide feedback for the Grant modernization plans. While DAG members are appointed, their meetings are open to the public.  See the list of Grant (DAG) members.  Read the Grant DAG Charter 

Stay Informed 

Grant to Marshall Campus Tour Saturday, May 13th
All GHS students and families are encouraged to join us from 10a.m.-11:30a.m for a morning of tours and information about our temporary campus for the 2017-2019 school years. We also encourage you to use TriMet to get to the Marshall Campus. For more information. Contact Liz Mahlum or Tim Taylor at 503-916-5160.
Construction Impacts on the Grant Neighborhood Open House - Tuesday, May 23rd 6-7:30p.m. in the Grant Library
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Grant Public Engagement Images

Grant Public Design Workshop 1

Project Schedule 

Master planning is complete.
The Master Plan was approved on a 6-0 vote by the School Board on 12-15-15
Schematic Design is complete.
Construction begins summer 2017
Students & Staff return to modernized Grant in the fall of 2019

View the overall Bond timeline
  • Project Team 

    Mahlum is the architecture firm that PPS selected for the modernization of Grant High School. Deeply rooted in the Pacific Northwest, Mahlum creates spaces that express the culture, aspirations and identity of the communities they serve, distinctively honoring the character of each K-12 school they design.
    Andersen Colas Construction joint venture team is the CM/GC contractor for the modernization of Grant High School.  As two locally owned, multi-generational, family-run construction companies, Andersen Colas is excited to play a vital role in the transformation of this historic community school.