Franklin High School is one of three high schools that will be modernized as part of the school building improvement bond.

Franklin High School Modernization

A $106 million investment in Southeast Portland.

Construction begins
June 2015

Construction complete:
Fall 2017

Franklin Modernization FAQ's

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For construction related issues, please call the Franklin construction line: 503 382-0900

Project Updates/Information

Construction Updates Oct. 2nd

Progress at Franklin continues on track. Demolition of the existing buildings is nearly 100% with only a portion on the 1950’s addition remaining. Abatement and interior demolition of the historic buildings that will be remodeled is well underway.

The new gym that is situated next to the athletic field is taking shape. Masonry walls are starting to emerge and underground utilities installations are nearly complete. The corner of 52nd and Woodward where the new performing arts building will be constructed has been excavated for the orchestra pit and utility installations are in progress.

Construction Updates Sept. 15th

Construction continues at a steady pace as the gym and gym sub-floors have been demolished.  The boiler room and adjacent classrooms have also been demolished.  The foundation for the new gym, next to the reoriented athletic field is underway.  Within the next few weeks the first sections of new gym will start to emerge.

Use TriMet to get to Marshall 

If you'd like to learn more about your options for using TriMet to get to the Marshall campus check out this series of videos that Franklin students helped create.  They show routes and methods to help students get to school free via mass transit.

The Franklin @ Marshall Campus School-Based Health Center is now open. The clinic hours are: Monday, Tuesdays, Wednesday and Friday: 7:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Thursdays, 8:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. The clinic is located at the west end of campus between the cafeteria and gym. The clinic number is 503-988-3370

The award winning DOWA-IBI Group/SERA Architects is the project design team for the modernization of Franklin High School.  Skanska is the prime contractor for the modernization.

Franklin High was awarded a $1.3 million dollar grant for seismic rehabilitation. Learn more here


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Franklin to Marshall Advisory
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Office of School Modernization Phone: 503-916-2222

If you have construction related questions or concerns please contact, Johnny Metoyer, PPS Franklin Construction Manager at Or Skanska Project Manager,Trevor Wyckoff, at

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Construction Info

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

Starting June 22, 2015 the Bicycle/Pedestrian path through the Franklin site will be closed until September 2017