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.
Dear Harriet Tubman Middle School Future Families and Community Members:
The Harriet Tubman Middle School meeting scheduled for Monday, April 16 at Irvington School is being postponed so that we can give you a more comprehensive update in the weeks to come.
The District is opening new middle schools at Roseway Heights and Harriet Tubman as part of an effort to offer more equitable middle grades education in those communities. This is a large and complex task that involves dozens of PPS schools, programs and departments. A look at the progress of some of the related projects:
Given new information, PPS District leaders have decided the Pioneer Program will remain at the Holladay-Youngson facility for the 2018-19 school year. PPS remains committed to ensuring that all students receive a high quality educational experience in a positive and supportive learning environment.
Boundaries for the two middle schools, as well as the elementary schools that will send students to them, and the high schools to which they will move on, can be seen by clicking here:
The Harriet Tubman Environmental Technical Advisory Committee: A 14-member group of experts, administrators and community members has been formed, charged with "reviewing and providing feedback on the assessment and mitigation of outdoor and indoor ambient air toxins. See the committee's charter and list of members.
Upcoming Community Engagement Events: