Portland Public Schools

  Portland, Oregon

501 N. DixonPortland, OR 97227(503) 916-2000

Focus Elementary/K-8 and Middle Schools 2017-18

  • Considering your options: Students are guaranteed a spot at the school in the attendance area in which they live. For families wishing to explore other options:

    • Attending a different neighborhood school: PPS has great neighborhood schools that meet most families' needs. Families who believe a different neighborhood school would be a better fit must fill out a petition. Petitions are accepted at any time during the year. The Enrollment & Transfer Center decides whether to grant the request. Learn more and download a petition form.
    • Attending a focus option school: Families interested in focus options apply in the annual lottery:
      • High schools: Feb. 1 to Feb. 22, 2017
      • K-8 level schools: Feb. 8 to Mar. 3, 2017
      • Accessing the lottery: Apply online or download a form.
      • Outcome: Families will learn by late April whether they got into school(s) applied for.

Ask for help

  • Speak with an enrollment and transfer specialist: Español: 503-916-3205 | Tiếng Việt: 503-916-3584 | 中文: 503-916-3585 | Русский: 503-916-3205 | Soomaaliga: 503-916-3586 

    E-mail your question to the Enrollment and Transfer Center or visit the Enrollment and Transfer Center: 501 N. Dixon St., Suite 140.

  • 中文 | Русский | Soomaaliga | Español | Tiếng Việt

    These sessions are for adults only, unless stated otherwise next to the event date. If a session offers childcare, it will also be specified next to the event date and childcare for the incoming student and/or siblings 3 and older is provided. Schools offering tours require a phone reservation. Apply February 8- March 3, 2017 for language immersion, art/science and other “focus option” programs.
    Focus Elementary/K-8 and Middle Schools

    Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, Russian, Japanese
    Families must attend an open house at an individual school OR attend one meeting at the school district office, 501 N. Dixon St, 97227. Students applying at upper grades must demonstrate an appropriate level of language proficiency. Meetings at 501 N. Dixon St: WyEast Jan. 18, 6:30-7:30 pm; WyEast Jan. 23, 5:30-6:30 pm; Windows Jan. 27, 10-11 am.
    Open houses at schools: Learn more 503-916-2000, x71055 Immersion programs are accessed using the lottery at the kindergarten level only. At grade levels beyond kindergarten, families must submit a petition and the student's language proficiency may need to be tested. Learn more about the petition process or contact PPS Enrollment & Transfer Center at 503-916-3205.

    Open houses at schools Address Phone Date and time
    Spanish Immersion: Neighborhood families only
    James John K-5 (George MS) 7439 N. Charleston St. 503-916-6266 Jan. 23-27, DLI Info Week; DLI Open House Mar. 1, 3:30-4:30 pm
    Rigler K-5 (Beaumont MS) 5401 N.E. Prescott St. 503-916-6451 Feb. 2, 6; Mar. 16, 6
    Scott K-8    6700 NE Prescott St.   503-916-6369 Call the school or go to www.pps.net/scott
    Sitton K-5 (George MS) 9930 N. Smith St. 503-916-6277 Feb. 7, 5:30-6:15 pm (Kindergarteners are invited to participate)  ; Feb. 8, 8:30-9:15 am  (Kindergarteners are invited to participate)  ; Mar. 1, 8:30-9:15 am;  (Kindergarteners are invited to participate)  
    Spanish Immersion: Open to families districtwide
    Ainsworth K-5 (East/West Sylvan MS) 2425 S.W. Vista Ave. 503-916-6288  Feb. 1, 6-7:30 pm; May 10, 10-11 am
    Atkinson K-5 (Mt. Tabor MS) 5800 S.E. Division St.  503-916-6333  Feb. 8, 6-7 pm (Spanish only); Feb. 15 6-7 pm
    Beach K-5 1710 N. Humboldt St. 503-916-6236 Feb. 9, 6:30 pm  (Interpretation is provided)   (Childcare is provided) 
    Bridger K-8 7910 S.E. Market St.  503-916-6336  Feb. 7, 5:30-6:30 pm; Feb. 28, 4:00-5:00 pm
    César Chávez K-8  5103 N. Willis Blvd. 503-916-5666  Jan. 25, Feb. 8, 5:30-6:30 pm
    Lent K-8 5105 S.E. 97th Ave. 503-916-6322  Call the school or go to www.pps.net/lent
    Vietnamese Immersion: Open to families districtwide
    Roseway Heights (K-3, growing to K-8) 7334 N.E. Siskiyou St. 503-916-5600 Feb. 8, 6 pm (Interpretation is provided) 
    Chinese Immersion: Open to families districtwide
    Martin Luther King Jr. (K-3, growing to K-4) 4906 N.E. Sixth Ave. 503-916-6456 Feb. 15, 2 pm, 6 pm MIP and Kinder Info;  June 2, 11:30 am  (Kindergarteners are invited to participate) 
    Woodstock  K-5 (Hosford MS)  5601 S.E. 50th Ave. 503-916-6380  Feb. 27, 6 pm (Chinese speaking families), 6:45pm  (Childcare is provided) ; Feb. 28, 9 am (Chinese speaking families), 9:45 am 
    Russian Immersion: Open to families districtwide
    Kelly K-5 (Lane MS) 9030 S.E. Cooper St. 503-916-6350 Feb. 13, 6 pm; May 11, 6 pm
    Japanese Immersion: Open to families districtwide
    Richmond K-5 (Mt. Tabor MS) 2276 S.E. 41st Ave. 503-916-6220  Feb. 9, 6-7 pm; Mar. 1, 6-7 pm
    Focus Option Programs: Arts, Sciences and More

    Arts, Sciences and More
    Families can apply to Arts & Sciences Focus Schools at any grade level through the lottery. (See Choosing Your School for more information) Must attend at least one meeting at the school in order to apply to that school. To apply, families must complete an application by March 3 and attend an open house at the individual school.

    Location Address Phone Date and time
    Buckman Arts K-5 320 S.E. 16th Ave.  503-916-6230  Call the school or go to www.pps.net/buckman
    Creative Science School K-8 1231 S.E. 92nd Ave.   503-916-6431  Call the school or go to www.pps.net/css
    da Vinci Arts Middle School 2508 N.E. Everett St. 503-916-5356 Jan. 18, 8:30-10 am; New Meetings: Jan. 25, 4-5:30 pm; Feb. 3, 9-10:30 am; Feb. 7, 4-5 pm & Open House 5-6 pm; Feb. 15, 4-5:30 pm; Mar. 6, 4-5:30 pm
    Odyssey Program @ E. Sylvan K-8 1849 SW 58th Ave. 503-916-6310 Feb. 15 & 22; Mar. 8, 6 pm
    Sunnyside Environmental K-8 3421 S.E. Salmon St.   503-916-6226  Feb. 7, 6:30 pm-7:30 pm Kindergarten; Feb. 9, 6:30-7:30 Middle school lottery and neighborhood; Feb. 21, 9 am-10 am Kinder make-up; Feb. 23, 9-10 am Middle school lottery and neighborhood make-up
    Winterhaven Math, Science & Technology K-8 3830 S.E. 14th Ave.   503-916-6200  Feb. 8, 5:30-7 pm; Feb. 15, 3:30-5 pm; Mar. 1, 5:30-7 pm
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