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

Bus Schedules and School Meals

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

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

School News & Announcements

Check this link for your student's school supply list 

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
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

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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