• Jefferson Modernization 2020 Bond

  • Harriet Tubman Relocation & Jefferson
    Due to the I-5 freeway expansion, Harriet Tubman Middle School is relocating. The PPS School Board is considering constructing a new Tubman MS and a KairosPDX facility on two parcels, including the Jefferson HS South Lot. This option will reduce Jefferson HS’s athletic facilities, as required by PPS HS Educational Specifications, and other planned improvements on the South Lot.

    As of May 10th 2023, PPS has postponed any decision on the Tubman relocation to revisit whether any other previously-not-considered sites are viable. 

    You can also learn more at the Center for Black Student Excellence website

  • Get Connected

    To share your questions, thoughts or concerns with the design team for the Jefferson Modernization project, or to simply join the mailing list email us at JHSBond@pps.net

    For more information about all School Building Improvement Bond projects, email schoolmodernization@pps.net
    or call us at 503-916-2222


Jeff Public Engagement Photos

Jefferson Design Advisory Group Open House 3-23-23
  • Jefferson Modernization Design Team

    Bora Architecture & Interiors and LEVER Architects have teamed up for the Jefferson High School Project. This dynamic partnership brings an unmatched, long-term commitment to North/Northeast Portland. Bora has deep K-12 experience and a strong history of successful projects with PPS, and is a national leader in the design of performing arts spaces.  LEVER, based in the Jefferson neighborhood, has recently completed the Meyer Memorial Trust Headquarters.  Bora and LEVER are joined by Colloqate Design, who will lead the team’s Design Justice-based community engagement process.  All three firms are committed to the creation of  a vibrant, sustainable, and resilient high school that reflects the values and aspirations of the community.

    Thank you voters

    Thank you voters for supporting the 2012, 2017 and 2020 Bonds. The Office of School Modernization is continuing the important work of rebuilding our aging schools, making them all safer, more sustainable and better equipped for 21st century learning.

    Design Specifications

    View the District Education Specifications for Comprehensive High Schools (Ed Specs)
    Educational Design Specifications provide a framework of needs for the design team as they develop their vision for any modernization and rebuild project.