• Mission

    In service to students, Portland Public Schools’ middle grades mission is to engage, elevate, and empower all of our students, particularly those with the highest needs through relevant and diverse learning experiences connecting to and affirming their lives and humanity.


    To close persistent achievement and opportunity gaps. Portland Public Schools will ensure all middle grades educators are provided the opportunity to collaborate within teaming structures. We will enable students to actively demonstrate ownership of their learning and to access engaging, high quality instruction meaningful to their everyday lives, and priotize fostering healthy interpersonal relationships and social emotional learning.

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