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

School News & Announcements

Mrs. Wilson is retiring.

Please join us Monday, June 1st from 5-7 pm to help celebrate. Bring a dinner for your family and join us on the playground for the celebration. Dessert will be provided.


Come for the entire time or for however long you can stay. We look forward to showing Mrs. Wilson how much we love her and are going to miss her.

Young, Gifted & Black Award Ceremony

Every year Portland Public Schools students are nominated for Young, Gifted and Black recognition ceremony.

More than 180 student nominations from kindergarten through 12th grade were sent in this year and 24 finalists were selected.

We would like to recognize David Smith Miles for being chosen this year from Mrs. Burak’s class. It was a fabulous honor for David; he was one of only a few elementary age students receiving this recognition.

Congratulations David! We are so very proud of you and all the other recipients!


Delaney Starr and Mackenzie Devereux 2015 Principals for the day.


Mackenzie and Delaney give our Superintendent some advice.


Wow! Carol Smith pictured with Obama.

Our 5th graders meet Mayor Hales.

Check out the link below for info on what to do when your child is ill.


A Message From the Principal

We are pleased to announce the new principal selected for Capitol Hill School – Joy Williams. Joy is currently the Assistant Principal at Roseway Heights K-8 in NE Portland, has a doctorate in Education and has worked for PPS for 15 years. We are thrilled that Joy will be principal here – she is intelligent, passionate, hardworking and truly a thoughtful, reflective school leader. Pam Wilson knows Joy from working together at monthly Leadership meetings in a Professional Learning Community and respects her insights, perspectives and dedication to working with students in support of equity and high achievement for all.

 Please see her bio page below.


Daily Schedule

7:30 a.m. School Office Opens
7:50 a.m. First Bell
8:00 a.m. Tardy Bell / School Day Begins
10:50 a.m. - 11:35 a.m. K Lunch / K Recess
11:00 a.m. - 11:35 a.m. 5 Lunch / 5 Recess
11:15 a.m. - 11:55 a.m. 1 Lunch / 1 Recess
11:20 a.m. - 11:55 a.m. 4 Lunch / 4 Recess
11:35 a.m. - 12:15 a.m. 2 Lunch / 2 Recess
11:40 a.m. - 12:15 a.m. 3 Lunch / 3 Recess
2:15 p.m. Dismissal

Capitol Hill Calendar

Friday Flyer

PPS News

Board approves budget adding staff and supports to schools

May 27, 2015

The Portland School Board on May 26 approved Superintendent Carole Smith's proposed budget for 2015-16 and created a list of priority investments they hope to make if the state Legislature allocates more money to schools.


Congratulations to our high-flying students

May 27, 2015
A woman stands holding a certificate with her arm slung around another woman.

Portland’s brightest students are marching as valedictorians and getting well-deserved recognition at events held this May and June. 


Senior scholars shine

May 27, 2015
A young man in a blue shirt smiles.

Several stand-out PPS graduates have landed major national scholarships.


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