Enrollment & Program Balancing

  • Overview

    Portland Public Schools has launched a multi-year process to develop a plan to balance student enrollment and programs across our district, which serves nearly 50,000 students in 81 schools. Enrollment and Program Balancing uses both a data-driven analysis process and community input to address needs such as equity and inclusion, transportation, facilities constraints, and much more.

  • Why is PPS facilitating an enrollment balancing process?

Southeast Guiding Coalition Meetings

  • Meetings will start at 6 p.m., will be held online and be live-streamed.

Phase 1, Middle Grades Focus

Phase 2, PK-5 Focus

Archive of Materials from Completed Meetings

Orientation & Data 101 Meetings

November 17 Update -- Open House and Focus Groups: Virtual Meeting & Website

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    Dear PPS Families,

    As we shared last week, we will host a virtual Enrollment and Program Balancing (EPB) District-wide Open House and Focus Group Meetings this week. These meetings will specifically focus on schools in Southeast Portland in anticipation of the reopening of Kellogg Middle School, and are designed to share information and gather your input. Please visit the Enrollment and Program Balancing Open House website to learn more about the Southeast Guiding Coalition, our process and related goals and objectives, a balancing scenario with supporting graphics and maps, and opportunities to share input and stay up-to-date.

    Below are details and virtual meeting links for this week’s meetings. We hope you will join and participate in this important process.

    District-wide Open House
    Thursday, November 19 at 6:00 p.m.
    Link to Open House

    Black, Indigenous, People of Color Focus Group Meeting
    Wednesday, November 18 at 5:00 p.m.
    Link to Meeting

    Spanish-language Focus Group Meeting
    Wednesday, November 18 at 6:00 p.m.
    Link to Meeting

    Vietnamese-language Focus Group Meeting
    Wednesday, November 18 at 6:00 p.m.
    Link to Meeting

    Chinese (Cantonese-language) Focus Group Meeting
    Tuesday, November 17 at 6:00 p.m.
    Link to Meeting

    Chinese (Mandarin-language) Focus Group Meeting
    Tuesday, November 17 at 7:00 p.m.
    Link to Meeting

    Somali-language Focus Group Meeting
    Wednesday, November 18 at 6:00 p.m.
    Link to Meeting

    Russian-language Focus Group Meeting
    Wednesday, November 18 at 6:00 p.m.
    Link to Meeting

  • Read FLO Analytics' Baseline Assessment

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    The PPS Enrollment and Program Balancing Advisory Committee has been working with FLO Analytics to guide our enrollment and program balancing process. As part of the work, we asked FLO to conduct a baseline assessment of Portland Public Schools’ enrollment, programs, facilities, and student demographics. This information is the baseline data required to develop a district-wide framework to guide both short and long-term decision making, as it relates to enrollment and program balancing.

    You can see the full report by clicking on the image above. This report provides an essential and comprehensive understanding of the District’s data so that recommendations can be done with thoughtful intent.

Previous Updates

  • November 10 Update: Open House and Focus Group Virtual Meetings Next Week

  • October 27 Message to Families

  • September 29 Message to Families

  • March 2020 Update

  • Letter to community on community feedback sessions on enrollment policy

  • February 2020 Update: Board passes scope of work

  • February 2020: Policy Revisions


  • August 2020

  • April 2020

  • February 2020

  • Early 2020

  • Fall/Winter 2019

  • Summer 2019

  • Spring 2019

  • January 2019

  • Watch Live and Archived Guiding Coalition Meetings

Share Your Feeback

  • Share your feedback with the Guiding Coalition.
  • Exprese su opinión sobre la coalición Guiding Coalition
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  • 与东南指导联盟分享您的反馈
  • Поделитесь своим мнением с руководящей коалицией
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Schools & Representatives

  • Schools

    These schools will participate in both Phase 1 (October 8 to December 1) and Phase 2 (Spring 2021):

    • Arleta K-8
    • Atkinson Elementary
    • Bridger K-8
    • Cleveland High
    • Creative Science K-8
    • Creston K-8
    • Franklin High
    • Harrison Park K-8
    • Hosford Middle
    • Lane Middle
    • Lent K-8
    • Madison High
    • Marysville K-8
    • Mt. Tabor Middle
    • Sunnyside Environmental K-8
    • Vestal Elementary
    • Woodstock Elementary

    These schools will join the process in Phase 2 (Spring 2021):

    • Abernethy Elementary
    • Glencoe Elementary
    • Grout Elementary
    • Kelly Elementary
    • Lewis Elementary
    • Whitman Elementary
    • Woodmere Elementary


    Click on the image below to see the roster of school representatives in the SE Guiding Coalition:

    Click to see list