Improved accessibility to schools and classrooms for students, teachers, and visitors with disabilities is a priority in the 8-year school building improvement bond that Portland voters approved in November 2012. Under the first phase of the bond, as many as 33 schools have been targeted for improvements to address ADA improvements.

Access upgrades

  • Entry accessibility through addition of ramps
  • Door hardware
  • Restroom access
  • Classroom sinks
  • Drinking fountains
  • Electronic door openers
  • Elevators and lifts
  • Accessible seating

Schools receiving educational access upgrades
Ainsworth K-5 • Arleta K-8 • Beach K-8 • Benson HS • Buckman K-5 • Cesar Chavez K-8 • Cleveland HS • Harrison Park K-8 • Holladay Annex • Holladay Center • Hosford MS • James John K-5 • Jefferson HS • King K-8 • Lane MS • Lent K-8 • Lincoln HS • Madison HS • Markham K-5 • Meek HS • MLC K-12 • Ockley Green K-8 • Peninsula K-8 • Richmond PK-5 • Rigler K-8 • Sabin PK-8 • Scott K-8 • Sunnyside K-8 • Vestal K-8 • West Sylvan MS • Wilson HS • Winterhaven K-8 • Woodlawn PK-8


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For more information about accessiblity improvements, contact: 503-916-2222 or email

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Project timeline

Bond project timeline
  • Most access upgrades will occur during summer improvement projects, to minimize disruption to school.
  • 3 high schools and 1 PK-8 will receive full access upgrades as part of modernization/ replacement

Accessibility upgrades will be completed over the next 8 years. The schedule for upgrades at these schools will be prioritized based on facility needs, capacity and other  factors.

 [View overall Bond timeline]