Benson Polytechnic High School is Portland, Oregon’s premier four-year career-technical education focus high school, building on a history that spans nearly 100 years. Benson Polytechnic High School offers the academic rigor and the practical training that prepares students for college and the highly skilled, highly paid 21st-century work force. The 9-acre campus is situated in Portland’s inner east side commercial area.
Benson Tech is among the most diverse high schools in the Northwest, with equal numbers of white, Latino, African-American, and Asian American students. BPHS fosters an environment of mutual respect and understanding that prepare students to excel in global society.
Founded in 1917, Benson Polytechnic High School is accredited by the Northwest Accreditation Commission. Students learn to excel in one of many technical areas, from automotive/diesel/aviation technology, architecture, building construction, computer science, electric and manufacturing to health occupations digital media and radio broadcasting, which includes the district’s non-commercial AM radio station 1450 KBPS, staffed by students.
Benson Tech is a proud member of two career technical organizations: SkillsUSA and HOSA (health Occupation Students of America).