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Benson Polytechnic High School
United by Spirit, Bonded by Name

546 NE 12th Ave. | Portland, OR 97232
Phone: (503) 916-5100 | Fax: (503) 916-2690

Welcome to Benson Polytechnic High School

Please see our website maintained by Benson students at www.bensonhs.pps.k12.or.us .


Benson Polytechnic High School is looking for a full time entry level Program Coordinator for LÁMP:ARA for the 2016-2017 school year. The LÁMP:ARA program offers support and mentoring services to Latino youth 9th and 10th and their families. This would be perfect for someone that is graduating from College this year and that may be needing an entry-level education position. 

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Modernization of Benson High School

Check out the latest information about the modernization of your future high school.

Learn more at http://bensonbond.pps.net

Upcoming Events: 

None at this time.

Links to the Benson Bond page

School Climate Plan

 Dear Benson Polytechnic H.S. Parents, Guardians, and Community members

By clicking the links, you can find information on Benson H.S. Discipline and Student Support Philosophy and Portland Public Schools “Student Responsibilities, Rights, and Discipline Handbook.

 The current Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook can be found in multiple languages on the following page: http://www.pps.net/Page/1065


The District is collaborating with the Portland Association of Teachers to update this document to align with recent changes in State Law (SB 553).  All schools are concurrently engaged in a process of creating school specific School Climate Plan Handbooks in collaboration with staff, students, families, and community partners to meet the unique needs of each school community.

If you are interested in continuing to provide your thoughts and help shape Benson’s School Climate Plan, please view the Core Value Matrix that was developed with input from our staff, students, community members, and alumni. View the mobile version here or the desktop version here

Our School Climate Team (SCT) has compiled and attached a draft of all our work on the School Climate Plan (SCP) which is our School-Wide Values = School-Wide Rules and Expectations of our staff and students. Our SCP will be taught by all teachers, posted in everyone’s classrooms/shops and around the school in hallways and offices.


Please review the Benson School Climate Plan and look for any ideas/values, etc. that you believe were left off and should be included, slightly changed or reworded for clarity, or removed because you believe it contradicts the restorative practices or Positive Behavior Intervention Supports philosophy. You can provide your feedback two ways:


Please click this link in blue letter “fill it out in Google Forms” to complete and submit the Benson SCP Survey: you can fill it out in Google Forms. Or,

print out your copy of the matrix and write your feedback and send it to Mr. Phillips at bphillips@pps.net

Thank you for sharing your thoughts and contribution to our shared community values that are the foundation of our School Climate Plan.

Benson’s School Climate Team

School News & Announcements

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BHS Mission Statement

 Within an environment that fosters diversity, Benson's mission is to integrate hands-on career technical education and core academics today for the innovations of tomorrow.

Benson Calendar


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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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