• Public Design Workshops
    During the Comprehensive Planning process, PPS will hold a Public Design Workshop and several Open Houses to provide the greater Jefferson community with a voice in the design process.

  • JHS Comprehensive Plan Approved  

    On Dec. 13th, 2022, the PPS Board of Education approved the Jefferson High School Modernization Comprehensive Plan. PPS is now moving forward with the next phase of the design for the modernization of Jefferson High School. The project plan includes major renovation of the original 1909 building plus new building additions on the campus. Construction will begin in the fall of 2024.

    Read the Jefferson HS Comprehensive Plan Report 12-13-22

    JHS Modernization Town Halls 

    To learn more about the project and share your thoughts with the project team that will help transform Jefferson High School, please attend an upcoming Jefferson Modernization Town Hall.  All meetings are now located in the Jefferson High School Cafeteria  (5210 N Kerby Ave, Portland 97217)

    PPS is committed to making sure all voices are heard as this important project moves forward.

  • Get Connected

    To share your questions, thoughts or concerns with the design team for the Jefferson Modernization project, or to simply join the mailing list email us at JHSBond@pps.net

    For more information about all School Building Improvement Bond projects, email schoolmodernization@pps.net
    or call us at 503-916-2222

    Jefferson Modernization Design Team

    Bora Architecture & Interiors and LEVER Architects have teamed up for the Jefferson High School Project. This dynamic partnership brings an unmatched, long-term commitment to North/Northeast Portland. Bora has deep K-12 experience and a strong history of successful projects with PPS, and is a national leader in the design of performing arts spaces.  LEVER, based in the Jefferson neighborhood, has recently completed the Meyer Memorial Trust Headquarters.  Bora and LEVER are joined by Colloqate Design, who will lead the team’s Design Justice-based community engagement process.  All three firms are committed to the creation of  a vibrant, sustainable, and resilient high school that reflects the values and aspirations of the community.

    Thank you voters

    Thank you voters for supporting the 2012, 2017 and 2020 Bonds. The Office of School Modernization is continuing the important work of rebuilding our aging schools, making them all safer, more sustainable and better equipped for 21st century learning.

    Design Specifications

    View the District Education Specifications for Comprehensive High Schools (Ed Specs)
    Educational Design Specifications provide a framework of needs for the design team as they develop their vision for any modernization and rebuild project.