• Class of 2027 Student and Family Information

    Greetings, prospective Class of 2027 students and families,

    We have much to offer at Ida B. Wells High School and we hope you will take some time to peruse our website and the additional materials that will be created for your use here on this page. 
    We will be making updates to the website, including forecasting information as it becomes available, so please continue to check back here.  For more information or specific questions about Ida B. Wells High School, please feel free to contact IBWHS Business Manager, Erica Caldwell at ecaldwell@pps.net or 503-916-5280, ext 75211.

    In the meantime, there are many ways to see what is happening at IBWHS this year!

    The Guardian Showcase
    We hosted "Discover Ida B. Wells High School" on November 30th. This was an opportunity for our current parents and students, community members and incoming freshmen families to learn about the many pathways, elective and academic programs, clubs and athletics that are offered at Ida B. Wells High School.  If you missed the event, here are a few items you can review:

    Guardian Showcase Program
    Intro Session for Incoming 9th graders
    College and Career Readiness
    Link to photos from the evening

    Timeline for Forecasting for Classes for 2023/2024

    January 2023

    • All students who are currently living in the IBW neighborhood and who are enrolled at a PPS middle school do not need to enroll/register.    
    • The forecasting worksheet and directions will be given to students in early January when counselors visit schools (Robert Gray and Jackson) in person. 
    • For families new to PPS (private school or new to the neighborhood), we will need you to enroll with IBWHS.  Enrollment for the 2023-2024 school year can begin any time.  We just need proof that you live in the neighborhood, immunizations, IEP and school records from your previous school.  Please start your process by contacting our counseling secretary, Sharon Dailey, by email at sdailey@pps.net.  After you enroll, you will be contacted by the school with further directions on how to complete the forecasting process.
    • We hope to have all of our incoming 9th grade students forecasted by February 4, 2023.  

    Spring 2023 8th Grade Visit
    Each May our school hosts an event for 8th graders to visit our campus during the school day.  They learn about clubs, sports, classes, and have the opportunity to tour our campus.  Jackson and Gray Middle Schools will arrive with their teachers. If your student attends a private school or a PPS school outside of Jackson or Robert Gray MS, please complete this Sign-Up Form so we can communicate the details as they are available.  

    Resources From Prior Years
    IBW Pathways
    Pathways Summary
    Pathways Slide Deck
    Pathways Website