Portland Public Schools 2025 - Take the survey!

April 1-May 1: Enrollment at PPS is expected to grow by thousands in the next decade. Take the 17-question PPS2025 survey to help shape change as we grow: in all supported languages online at Oregon's Kitchen Table or go the PPS2025 webpage to download a PDF and view frequently asked questions (FAQs).

Superintendent's Message

Real-world learning is essential for all students

Carole Smith PPS Superintendent

March 23, 2015: It's been a busy and productive spring for our students and schools.

Thousands of our students attended the Portland Workforce Alliance (PWA) Northwest Youth Careers Expo March 17, exploring everything from high tech to medicine. Thank you to the 130 employers who participated and many others who offer career days, job shadows, internships and inspiration to our students all year long.[Read More]


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The SE Warriors girls basketball team, who have played together for several years, are a shining example of the PIL's expansion of youth sports.

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PPS Budget: Get the facts, get involved

Learn about the PPS budget and how to get involved. Superintendent Smith will present her budget proposal April 14. Attend a Budget Town Halls in April with the Portland School Board:

April 13 at Wilson; April 21 at Franklin & April 27 at Roosevelt (in Spanish); 6 pm to 7:30 pm.

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Where does PPS gets its money and how is it used to staff the schools? Learn more.

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Keep up with the PIL: April newsletter

April 17, 2015

Get an update on PIL growth, celebrate Nike's incredible track shoes donation and congratulate Roosevelt's Coach Kelsey on her Comcast Coach of the Year!! April PIL Newsletter

Ipads to help boost early literacy

April 17, 2015
Whitman families were among those who receive free ipads as part of the pilot project to help all students read by third grade. A pilot program at four Portland Public Schools aims to bridge the digital divide while engaging families in helping students boost reading skills. 


Beaumont students gather Vanport stories before they're lost

April 14, 2015
This is a poster designed by Beaumont students showing images of Vanport. Beaumont Middle School students are learning at the confluence of race relations, cutting-edge technology and college-level history as they preserve the stories of those who lived in Vanport, the Oregon city destroyed by flood waters 67 years ago. [More]

Superintendent's budget builds on investments of last two years

April 14, 2015
Superintendent Carole Smith presented her budget to the Portland School Board April 14, building on investments in high-leverage strategies to propel the success of all students.

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