Roosevelt High School is one of three high schools that will be modernized as part of the school building improvement bond.  Please download the new info-flyer on Phase 1 construction and its impacts on students and staff.

Roosevelt High School Modernization

A $92 million investment in North Portland.

Phased Construction began  Spring 2015

Phase 1 Buildings ready for use:  Fall 2016

Construction completed:
Fall 2017

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For construction related issues, please call the Roosevelt construction line: 1-866-686-1886

Project Updates/Information

New Gymnasium Wing Grows (Nov. 9 - 13)

The cinderblock masonry walls continue to grow around the new gymnasium wing. The locker rooms that will serve both Physical Education and the athletics teams are now nearly enclosed.

A group of students will get an up close view of the construction process at Roosevelt when James Duckworth’s Intro to Construction class takes a field trip tour of the site later this week. Equipped with safety equipment and loaner boots generously donated by members of Lease Crutcher Lewis, Electrical Construction (EC Co.) and Heery International, students will see a number of trades at work between the masonry, concrete, electrical, and plumbing crews currently collaborating together on the new wings. We look forward sharing this exciting learning opportunity.

Steady progress (Nov. 2 - 6)

Concrete pours are continuing on the new Performing Arts Wing to the north and the Gym / Classroom “West Wing.” Work continues on the orchestra pit, which is now largely formed. The foundations for the Main and Auxiliary Gymnasiums are now complete with cinder block walls now beginning to take shape around them. This week, the Classrooms half on the new “West Wing” will be poured filling out the footprint of the building.

Gutting work is now complete on the former Theater. New trenches for structural supports and utilities are now in place to service the Arts and General Classrooms that will occupy the Lower Level. With the spaces emptied and bare, it has been a stunning transformation in just a few short months.

New walls in site (Oct. 12 - 16)

Foundation pours from the last few weeks on the Gymnasium Wing have made way for laying the first cinder blocks on-site this week. With the first few walls forming, the shape of the new building is now visible from the north windows inside the school.

Additional foundation work is still ahead for the Auditorium Wing, as the orchestra pit has now been excavated. The greenhouse structure that bridged the connection between the main school building and original theater was removed this week. That area will be renovated as a new corridor connecting the Student Commons to the new Writing, Publishing, and Social Justice wing for Fall 2016.

Fire at Roosevelt construction site

As many in the community have heard, a fire occurred on the Roosevelt construction site on Sunday September 20th. The fire took place in the former auditorium space that is currently being renovated as the school’s new media center and library.

The Portland Fire Bureau is currently investigating the incident as a break-in and arson. It was a relatively small incident and primarily created smoke damage. Thankfully, this incident has not interrupted school or construction activities.

Previous Construction Updates 

Roosevelt Construction Updates September, 2015
Roosevelt Construction Updates August, 2015

Roosevelt Construction Updates July, 2015

For these and other project documents visit the Roosevelt Document Archive page


Construction Newsletter Nov. 2015

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Project Director's Newsletter

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Construction info

Phase 1 Construction is  underway.

The construction schedule is typically 7am-5pm, Mon-Fri, but work may occur on some evenings and some weekends.