Robert Gray Middle School

Honoring the unique characteristics
of young adolescents.

5505 SW 23rd Portland, OR 97239Ph (503) 916-5676Fx (503) 916-2629

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  • School Supply List for 2019-20

    The school supply list for 2019-20 is here.
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  • Fall Registration

    Download Fall Registration FAQs

    We hope to see everyone at Fall Registration on Tuesday, August 20 from 12-6:00 PM and Wednesday, August 21, from Noon-6:00 PM.
  • Summer Notes

    The RGMS office will be closed from June 20-August 14.
    Fall registration will be on August 20 & 21, but attending it is not required.
    For individual students' special needs, please wait until staff return on August 23 to reach out to teachers, counselors, special education staff, etc.
  • RGMS New Assistant Principal

    Robert Gray Middle School welcomes Jeff Waters as its new Assistant Principal. Mr. Waters returns to Portland Public Schools, where he spent his teaching career at Boise-Eliot/Humboldt K-8, after a two years as the Assistant Principal at Walter L. Kraxberger Middle School in the Gladstone School District. An educator, organizer and community justice advocate, Jeff focuses on engaging school communities in democratic dialogue and cycles of improvement to improve outcomes for students and families.

    A first generation college student, Waters received an Associate of Arts degree from Lane Community College, went on to complete a Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science at the University of Oregon, and later graduated from Pacific University's teachers college with a MA in Teaching. He completed school administrator training at Portland State University and intends to complete a Doctorate in Education.

    Waters is an engaged professional who is driven by relationships and data-driven cycles of improvement. He previously served on the Oregon Association of Student Councils Executive Board. His article, co-authored with Sitton Elementary School Assistant Principal Becky HenkleBerry, "The Most Gentrified City of the Century," was published in Teaching for Black Lives in 2018. Waters was recognized by Trillium Family Services as a 2019 Mental Health Hero for his work to destigmatize mental health conversations and improve student wellness.

    In his personal life, Waters enjoys native landscaping, mountain climbing, camping, hiking and spending time training his dog, Dobby. Waters is due to be married in the Three Sisters Wilderness on August 24th, 2019. Joining Robert Gray is the perfect wedding present!
  • Water Filtration Pilot

    We are super excited to be getting filtered water dispensers and fountains as a PPS pilot. This is in lieu of replacing the pipes, which would be much more expensive and would have not resulted in the beautiful units that will be installed. An FAQ page regarding this project is here. Please be sure your child has a water bottle for school. They are part of this pilot.

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