Building and Asset Condition
Since 2016 Portland Public Schools has constructed or modernized four schools totaling more than 1 million square feet. By 2024, more than 20% of the District's total square footage will be modernized. Yet much work remains. Across the District, 38 schools were constructed prior to 1930. Many District facilities operate building systems from their original construction date - well past their intended design life. The risk of system failure in these buildings is very high, to say nothing of the maintenance and energy costs associated with operating older building systems.
The facility condition assessment data outlined below and presented on the sidebar, demonstrate the magnitude of capital investment necessary to align the District's physical infrastructure with modern design and construction standards. These data are intended to serve as the foundation for strategic planning around physical infrastructure, ultimately supporting Portland Public Schools' ongoing mission to elevate the health, dignity, and well-being of our community.