Abernethy has been a gathering and learning place in inner SE Portland for nearly 90+ years. Abernethy was built in its present location at SE 14th Avenue and Orange Street in 1925. The school was named "Abernethy" after the first provisional governor of Oregon George Abernethy. At Abernethy, we believe that a strong neighborhood school creates a safer and friendlier community for everybody.
The families, teachers and staff at Abernethy are proud to continue the tradition of being a part of a strong, viable neighborhood school.
Although the school is closely identified with the Ladd's Addition neighborhood, Abernethy actually serves a much broader community. Abernethy's official boundaries span from SE Powell to SE Hawthorne Blvd., and from the Willamette River up to approximately SE 39th Avenue.
Abernethy is proud of its history. Several families at Abernethy have had two or more generations attend the school. We believe that our rich history gives the school a strong foundation on which to build a promising future.