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Message on Completion of Work on Phase 2 of Enrollment and Program Balancing

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    Dear PPS Community, 

    Last week, the Southeast Guiding Coalition (SEGC) — a group of parents, community member volunteers and principals commissioned by the PPS Board of Education – held their final meeting to select a proposal for opening Harrison Park MS and improving enrollment across several SE schools. They voted to recommend the program location and boundary changes described in more detail below.  Their proposal will now go to Deputy Superintendent Claire Hertz, who will make a recommendation to the PPS Board of Education by April 29th. The Board will discuss her recommendation on May 10th, and will vote on May 24th.  All changes approved by the Board will begin in Fall 2023.

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  • Phase 2 Draft Proposals


  • Harrison Park Facilities Preparation

    HP K-8The PPS Office of School Modernization team is now working to convert Harrison Park from a K-8 into a full middle school. Construction begins in the summer of 2022 and will take place in three phases over the next few years. To learn more about the work please visit the Harrison Park project webpage.


    Creative Science Q&A

    Sun and earthAs part of Phase 2 of Enrollment & Program Balancing, Harrison Park will convert from a K-8 to a middle school, and its K-5 students will move into the Clark campus, which currently houses Creative Science School. To learn more about Creative Science and the proposed relocation sites for the program, please read the Q&A.

Southeast Guiding Coalition Schedule

  • Work for Phase 2, which is focused on PK-5 enrollment, got underway on May 27, with a second meeting scheduled for June 17. After a summer break, work started again in September. 

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Phase 2, PK-5 Focus

Phase 1: Middle Grades Focus

Orientation & Data 101

  • 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?

  • 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

  • Enrollment & Program Balancing: Phase 2 Work to Bring Changes to DLI, Focus Option and Neighborhood Programs

  • Board Approves Enrollment and Program Balancing Boundaries for 2021-22 School Year

  • Richard Smith Will Lead Re-Opening Kellogg Middle School as Principal

  • January 22 Update on Enrollment and Program Balancing Proposal for Southeast Portland School

  • January 7 Update: Enrollment and Program Balancing Recommendation To Be Presented To Board

  • December 1 Report to the Board Summarizing Feedback from Open House, Focus Groups

  • November 10 Update: Open House and Focus Group Virtual Meetings Next Week

  • October 27 Message to Families

  • September 29 Message to Families

  • 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

Enrollment & Program Balancing: Final SE Proposal Surveys

Guiding Coalition Meetings

Schools , Representatives, Liaisons

  • 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
    • Sunnyside Environmental K-8
    • Vestal Elementary
    • Woodstock Elementary

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

    • Abernethy Elementary
    • Glencoe Elementary
    • Grout Elementary
    • Kelly Elementary
    • Lewis Elementary
    • Whitman Elementary
    • Woodmere Elementary

    Board Liaisons 

    These members of the PPS Board of Education are lliaisons to the SEGC:


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

    SEGC Members

  • Guidelines For Determining Members Per School

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