Heading to High School

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Getting to know your high school helps insure a successful transition. PPS has two focus high schools with specialized programs and seven neighborhood high schools.


All neighborhood high schools offer an eight-course schedule with a full core academic program, support and advanced classes and a range of electives. Students interested in a focus school must apply in the lottery. The process for attending a neighborhood high school outside the neighborhood in which you live will be clarified in mid-January, 2015 at the School Choice website.
Eighth Grade Information Nights
Location Address Phone Date and time
Cleveland 3400 S.E. 26th Ave. 503-916-5120 Feb. 5, 7 pm
Franklin at Marshall 3905 SE 91st Ave 503-916-5140 Call school for information
Grant 2245 N.E. 36th Ave. 503-916-5160 Mar. 10, 8:30 am
Lincoln 1600 S.W. Salmon St. 503-916-5200 Feb. 12, 6 pm
Madison 2735 N.E. 82nd 503-916-5220 Call school for information
Roosevelt 6941 N. Central St. 503-916-5260 Future Athlete Night Jan. 15, 6-9 pm
Wilson 1151 S.W. Vermont St. 503-916-5280 Feb. 11, 6:30 pm


Focus high schools offer a specialized, full academic program and also offer afterschool sports and activities.
Benson Polytechnic High School or the Benson High School Student Created Site

546 N.E. 12th Ave. • 503-916-5100
Nov. 18, 6 pm; Tech Show Feb. 12 & 13, 6-9 pm; 8th Grade Enrollment Night: Feb. 4 , 6 pm

Benson combines college-preparatory academics with career and technical education in high-demand career areas. Students learn to do a job and handle themselves in a workplace.
Admission: 8th-graders district-wide may apply. Limited slots for 10th grade. Students must fill out a Benson application and a lottery application at the the school choice website.
Jefferson High School – Middle College for Advanced Studies

5210 N. Kerby Ave. • 503-916-5180
Jan. 14, Feb. 4 & 18, 6:30 pm; Tours Feb 5, 9-11 am

Jefferson students take classes at Jefferson and also earn 12 or more college credits at Portland Community College – Cascade Campus, free to the student. Self Enhancement Inc. provides mentoring, tutoring and social support. Eligible Jefferson graduates who qualify for a federal Pell grant receive gap funding to complete college at Oregon’s largest universities including UO, OSU and PSU.
Admission: 8th graders district-wide may apply. Jefferson area students can choose Jefferson or a neighborhood high school assigned by address. They must formalize their choice by filling out a dual assignment form at the school choice website by Feb. 18. Non-Jefferson area students must apply in the lottery.