Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

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A Great Place to Grow

8401 SW 17th Ave | Portland, OR 97219
Phone: (503) 916-6303 | Fax: (503) 916-2616

Enrollment Balancing Activities

Dec. 3:District-wide Boundary Review Advisory Committee meeting, 5:45 pm, 501 N. Dixon St.

Thanks to the more than 3,000 people who attended meetings on enrollment balancing. Slideshow.  Growing Great Schools.

Next steps: D-BRAC considers feedback, shapes recommendations to Superintendent Carole Smith.

School News & Announcements

A Message From the Principal

Welcome to the 2015 – 2016 School Year at Capitol Hill Elementary!

I am very excited to begin the year as the new principal here at Capitol Hill. I have heard so many wonderful things about the students, staff, and community and am looking forward to getting to know all of you. I have been made to feel very welcome and already understand that this community is built upon long-standing relationships where people work together with a goal of creating a school where students and their learning are highly valued.

My commitment is to support our students and staff so that excellence in teaching and learning remains our highest priority. I want to ensure that all of our students have an opportunity to experience success in school and that they are able to participate in activities that make learning exciting. I also want to support the many traditions and events that serve to make Capitol Hill such a desirable school.

As we enter the new year, I encourage students to be active participants in their learning and to develop and practice good student skills each new day. I also encourage them to participate in community service opportunities, whether it is Safety Patrol, working in the cafeteria, or helping other students. Students in every area of the school can demonstrate our school motto, Be Safe, Be Responsible, and Be Respectful.

Welcome, everyone! Together we can make this a great year!


Principal Joy Williams


Daily Schedule

7:30 a.m. School Office Opens
7:50 a.m. First Bell
8:00 a.m. Tardy Bell / School Day Begins
11:00 a.m. - 11:35 a.m. K & 5 Lunch / Recess
11:20 a.m. - 11:55 a.m. 1 & 2 Lunch / Recess
11:40 a.m. - 12:15 a.m. 3 & 4 Lunch / Recess
2:15 p.m. Dismissal

Friday Flyer

Capitol Hill Calendar

PPS News

Language immersion students excel in reading

November 24, 2015
Fourth grade students in Chinese immersion at Woodstock School.

Students enrolled in PPS dual-language immersion programs – whether English speakers or English learners - significantly outpace their peers in reading, a big, new study released this fall found. 


Bond progress update, Fall 2015

November 24, 2015
A group of Roosevelt students receive an up close view of the construction process in early November.

The first new high school buildings in nearly 50 years are starting to rise out of the ground at both Roosevelt and Franklin high schools and master planning is progressing for Grant and about to launch for Benson, Lincoln and Madison high schools.


Get urgent news: Weather. Emergencies. Disasters.

November 24, 2015

Do you know how PPS responds to emergencies and winter weather - and how and when we communicate with you? Check out the PPS Get Urgent News page.

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