Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

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School Grade Levels: K-8

5601 N. Yale St. | Portland, OR 97203
Phone: (503) 916-6244 | Fax: (503) 916-2605

Playground Renovation Begins!


We need you!

Join the Astor PTSO and Depave and we being our playground renovation.

Saturday, June 25th from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Food and beverages are provided. All ages are welcome.

Come join us and be a part of this exciting project!

Important Dates To Remember

2nd - Astor PTSO General Meeting 6:30 - 8:00 pm

7th - Field Day

         3rd & 4th Grades:        8:30 - 9:30 am

         2nd & Friend Room:    9:15 - 10:15 am

         Kinders & 1st Grades:  10:00 - 11:00 am

         5th & 6th Grades:         12:30 - 1:30 pm

         7th & 8th Grades:          1:15 - 2:10 pm

8th - 3rd - 7th Grade Award Ceremonies

8th - Jr. Rose Parade

8th - 8th Grade Promotion 6:00 - 8:00 pm

9th - Last Day of School

Register Now for Kindergarten!



If you have a child who will be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2016, you may register him/her at Astor now. Our school office is open on weekdays from 7:30 a.m to 4:00 p.m. You may download the registration form from the following link: Registration Form

At the time of registration, you will be asked to provide the following documentation:

  • Immunization Records
    Evidence of immunization needs to include proof of diphtheria, tetanus, polio, hepatitis B, chicken pox, Hib, mumps, rubella, and measles. These are required unless parents wish to seek an exemption because of medical or religious reasons. Reference the Vaccine Requirements for specific grade level requirements. Please download the Oregon Certificate of Immunization Form in advance. The Oregon Certificate of Immunization Form must be completed by the parent/guardian. 
  • Proof of Age
    Proof of age for the student includes a birth certificate, baptismal certificate, passport, other similar document. Your child is eligible for kindergarten if he/she is five year's old on or before September 1 of the enrolling school year.
  • Proof of Residency
    Two original documents as proof of residency are required for registration. These documents must be dated within the last 30 days and reflect the home address of the parent/guardian and student.
    • Financial Documents (bank statement, credit card bill, pay stub)
    • Utility Bills (phone, electric, natural gas, water)
    • Government Documents (Social Security, Unemployment Insurance, WIC, Oregon Health Plan). We do not accept driver’s license as proof of residency.
    • Insurance (home, rental, health or car)
    • Real Estate Documents (mortgage, rental, lease agreement)
    • Note: A driver's license is not an acceptable proof of residency
    If you cannot provide two proofs of residency or you are not the legal parent/guardian of the student, please contact the Enrollment and Transfer Center at 503-916-3205.
  • Contact Information
    Bring contact information from your student's previous school, if applicable.

Complete the Registration Process 
Bring the requested documentation and completed registration form to your neighborhood or approved transfer school to complete the registration process.

A Message from the Principal

Dear Families,

Career Awareness Day, one of our popular annual events, is coming on February 24th. We have many speakers come in to talk with our students about the careers they have chosen and give our kids insight about they reached their career goals. This year, our keynote speaker is a former CIA operative. We are also looking forward to hearing from a pediatric nurse,a  news reporter and cameraman, a lawyer and a police officer, just to name a few. I'd like to thank the many speakers who volunteer their time to visit Astor.

We are partnering with OMSI again this year to offer a Family Science Night at their wonderful facility. This is a free event for our families and will be on Monday, February 29th from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. We hope to see you there.

Finally, I'd like to thank our families for their patience and their support as we weathered the many illnesses that have gone through our building. We are happy to report that students and staff are returning to school and we hope you and your families remain in good health.


Mr. Newsome

Daily Schedule

7:35 a.m. Breakfast Begins
7:50 a.m. First Bell 
8:00 a.m. Breakfast Ends
8:00 a.m. Tardy Bell
11:10 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. 3-5 Lunch/Recess
11:30 a.m. - 11:50 p.m. K-2 Lunch/Recess
11:55 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 6-8 Lunch/Recess
2:15 p.m. Dismissal (K-8)

Student Rights & Responsibilities

Please click here for information about Student Rights and Responsibilities.



We are an AVID School! What is AVID?

AVID is a program designed to inspire the average student to choose a college-preparatory path.

Click here to find out more about AVID.

Astor Calendar

PPS News

Advisory committee forwards to superintendent recommendations for district-wide structural changes

January 29, 2016

The District-Wide Boundary Review Committee sent to the superintendent on Jan. 28 the first blueprint for structural change district-wide in many years, on the principle that balancing growing enrollment among all schools will support strong schools in every neighborhood, investing in the continued vitality of the city.


PPS grad rate up 21 points in seven years

January 28, 2016
Portland Public Schools graduation rate rose four percentage points last year to 74 percent, a 21 percentage point increase over seven years.  The PPS five-year graduation rate also improved two percentage points to 75 percent, up from 73 percent.

Board approves 2016-2017 calendar

January 26, 2016
The Portland Public Schools board voted 6-1 tonight, January 26, to start school August 29, 2016 and end June 9, 2017.


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