About Portland Public Schools

At Portland Public Schools, this is our goal: By the end of elementary, middle and high school, every student by name will meet or exceed academic standards and will be fully prepared to make productive life decisions. Portland Public Schools is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

Portland Public Schools, founded in 1851, is an urban school district in Portland, Oregon. With more than 48,500 students in 78 schools, it is the largest school district in the Pacific Northwest.

PPS students participate in diverse programs and learning opportunities that are supported by teachers, families, community members, nonprofit organizations, local businesses and higher education institutions, including Portland State University, Portland Community College, Oregon Health and Science University, and the University of Oregon.

District Progress Report; Espanol; Vietnamese; Chinese; Russian; Somali

PPS Strategic Framework

How PPS funds/staffs individual schools: English, Espanol

Student achievement

School information


Portland Public Schools is headquartered in the Blanchard Education Service Center, located across from the Rose Quarter in North Portland.

Portland Public Schools 
501 N. Dixon Street
Portland, OR 97227

Contact central office staff

Contact: 503-916-2000, email
Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday

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