Enrollment & Program Balancing

  • Overview

    Portland Public Schools has launched a multi-year process to develop a plan to balance student enrollment and programs across our district, which serves nearly 50,000 students in 81 schools. Enrollment and Program Balancing uses both a data-driven analysis process and community input to address needs such as equity and inclusion, transportation, facilities constraints, and much more.

  • Why is PPS facilitating an enrollment balancing process?

Southeast Guiding Coalition Meetings

  • Meetings will start at 6 p.m., will be held online and be live-streamed. The Open House dates will be open to public engagement. 

Orientation and Data 101

Phase 1, Middle Grades Focus

Phase 2, PK-5 Focus

  • Read FLO Analytics' Baseline Assessment

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    The PPS Enrollment and Program Balancing Advisory Committee has been working with FLO Analytics to guide our enrollment and program balancing process. As part of the work, we asked FLO to conduct a baseline assessment of Portland Public Schools’ enrollment, programs, facilities, and student demographics. This information is the baseline data required to develop a district-wide framework to guide both short and long-term decision making, as it relates to enrollment and program balancing.

    You can see the full report by clicking on the image above. This report provides an essential and comprehensive understanding of the District’s data so that recommendations can be done with thoughtful intent.

Previous Updates

  • March 2020 Update

  • Letter to community on community feedback sessions on enrollment policy

  • February 2020 Update: Board passes scope of work

  • February 2020: Policy Revisions


  • August 2020

  • April 2020

  • February 2020

  • Early 2020

  • Fall/Winter 2019

  • Summer 2019

  • Spring 2019

  • January 2019


Claire Hertz
Deputy Superintendent, Business & Operations
Esther Omogbehin
Regional Superintendent
Megan Salvador
Project Manager

Schools & Representatives

  • Schools

    These schools will participate in both Phase 1 (October 8 to December 1) and Phase 2 (Spring 2021):

    • Arleta K-8
    • Atkinson Elementary
    • Bridger K-8
    • Cleveland High
    • Creative Science K-8
    • Creston K-8
    • Franklin High
    • Harrison Park K-8
    • Hosford Middle
    • Lane Middle
    • Lent K-8
    • Madison High
    • Marysville K-8
    • Mt. Tabor Middle
    • Vestal Elementary

    These schools will join the process in Phase 2 (Spring 2021):

    • Abernethy Elementary
    • Glencoe Elementary
    • Grout Elementary
    • Kelly Elementary
    • Lewis Elementary
    • Sunnyside Environmental K-8
    • Whitman Elementary
    • Woodmere Elementary
    • Woodstock Elementary


    Click on the image below to see the roster of school representatives in the SE Guiding Coalition:

    Click to see list