Portland Public Schools is moving toward a middle school model for students in grades 6-8 as a way to provide expanded options and stronger programs to more students. In April, the PPS Board directed the district to open two middle schools by fall 2018 at Harriet Tubman and Roseway Heights. District planners have developed a detailed framework for the components of exemplary middle schools to be used as a guide. This web page will serve as a clearinghouse of information as the projects move forward.
Portland Public Schools will move forward with plans to open two middle schools in 2018-19.
The PPS Board of Education on Tuesday passed Resolution 5534, by a 7-0 vote, directing Superintendent Guadalupe Guerrero to establish Roseway Heights and Harriet Tubman as middle schools, with students in grades 6-8. The board also directed that eight schools be converted into elementary schools with students from kindergarten to fifth grade.
The Portland Public Schools Board of Education voted Tuesday to move forward with opening two middle schools intended to give students in Oregon’s largest, most diverse school district equal access to quality academic programs, but will also take more time in assessing boundary and environmental issues.
The PPS Board is expected to vote tonight on a resolution to open two middle schools next year at Roseway Heights and Harriet Tubman. Roseway Heights currently serves K-8 students, and Harriet Tubman is vacant after housing the Faubion K-8 school during construction of a new campus.