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

Kindergarten Assessments, Bus Schedules, Meals

Oregon Kindergarten Assessments: What are they? How are they used? Info in all supported languages.

Bus Schedules: View bus schedules. Questions? PPS Student Transportation (503) 916-6901.

School Meals: Apply now for free or reduced-price school meals.

Summer Reading Challenge


This summer, the St. Johns Branch of the Multnomah Co. Library is challenging Astor, Holy Cross, James John and Sitton schools to READ!

The school who has the most students finish the Superhero Summer Reading game by August 31st will win a Hot Lips Pizza and Chipotle Burrito party for the whole school!


Registration and School Choice Information

You may register your student for the 2015-16 school year now!

Click here to download the registration form and other paperwork you'll need for registration.

Click the following link to find out more information about registration and school choice. http://www.pps.k12.or.us/departments/enrollment-transfer/schoolchoice.htm


Important Dates To Remember

Aug 13th - School office reopens

Aug 22nd - Project Community Care Day 9am - 12pm

Aug 18th - 8th Grade Roundup 10am - 12 pm

Aug 25th -Astor Band Night - 4:00 - 600 pm

                 PTSO Back-to-School Ice Cream Social 

                 for New Families 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Aug 27th - School begins for 1st - 8th graders

   Individual Kindergarten assessments begin

Sep 1st - School begins for Kindergarteners

A Message from the Principal

Dear Families,

I want to thank you for a great school year and let you know that we are busy planning for the 2015-16 school year. While we were sorry to say goodbye to Mr. Robertson, Mrs. Tomblin, Mrs. Parker, Mrs. Craig, Ms. De Paz-Menjivar and Mr. Fradkin, we're happy to welcome Mr. Gordon to the 5th grade classroom and are finalizing new hires for other positions. 

As you see above, the Superhero Summer Reading Challenge is underway and we are competing with other neighborhood schools to win a pizza and burrito party for the whole school. Make sure you turn your game boards in to get stamped as you complete your reading. 

If you have a student to register, you may do so at the Enrollment and Transfer Center at the PPS District office. Their address is 501 N. Dixon (the big pink building near the Memorial Coliseum). We will re-open the office on August 13th and you may also register your student here at Astor. 

We hope you have a restful summer, enjoy time with your families, and we look forward to seeing you in August. 


Karl Newsome


Daily Schedule

7:45 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)

Astor Calendar

PPS News

Join campaign to reconnect students

August 20, 2015
The Fifth Annual Reconnection Door-Knocking Campaign is Saturday, Sept. 12, from 8:30 am to 1 pm to help get students who have left school reconnected.

PPS Board to explore renovating Roosevelt shop building into career-learning space

August 06, 2015

The Portland School Board on Aug. 4 directed PPS staff to examine whether an old, free-standing, automotive shop on the Roosevelt High School campus could be remodeled into career-learning space at some point in the future. 


Board takes action on Benson enrollment; compensation audit

July 29, 2015
The Portland Public Schools Board. The Portland Public Schools Board of Directors approved a resolution which directs Superintendent Carole Smith to develop a two-year phased in plan including the feasibility of lifting the enrollment cap at Benson Polytechnic High School and bring it back to the board by Jan. 1, 2016. The board unanimously approved the resolution, 7-0. 


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