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 2012. As many as 33 schools have been targeted for improvements to address ADA improvements. To see a list of the schools that have received improvements through the bond so far click here.

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


Stay Informed

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

Latest News

See the news story about the new elevator at James John as PPS announces major improvement projects for 27 schools  March 3, 2015
[See the KGW TV Video story]

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Project timeline

Bond project timeline

    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]

    Get Connected

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