Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

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Where no one does more for kids.

10000 N. Burr Ave. | Portland, OR 97203
Phone: (503) 916-6262 | Fax: (503) 916-2627

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.

Summer Calendar

Join the George SUN School as they christen and launch two boats built this year by George students.

What: The Willamette River Revival Festival

When: August 2, 12:00-7:00pm (the launch will be at 12:30)

Where: Cathedral Park

News and Announcements

June 22, 2015

Greetings Staff, Parents, and Families of George Middle School,

My name is Lavert Robertson, the new Principal at GMS.  It is my privilege and honor to join the George community.  I am looking forward to an exciting year of learning and growing with our students and working with our professional staff and you, our greater school community.

As your principal, I would like take this opportunity to tell you a little bit about my educational experience.  I possess over fourteen years educational experience spanning grades K-12 with the majority of my career focusing on educational leadership and reform.  I started my educational career as a teacher at King Elementary School before going to Whitaker Middle School as a student management specialist.  In 2005, the Champagne, Illinois School district where I served as a vice principal recruited me.  In 2007, I returned to PPS to become the small school administrator for the Arts and Technology Academy at Jefferson High School, followed by serving four years as vice principal of Franklin High School.  In 2012 I became principal of César Chávez K-8 School.

I will work hard to continue the efforts and the initiatives that have been established at George by building strong relationships with parents, students, staff, and community partners.  My focus for the upcoming school year will be on character development, 21st Century skills, fostering a nurturing safe environment for children, use of data to inform instruction, consistent implementation of effective instructional strategies to increase students’ achievement, and providing exciting and challenging enrichment opportunities for all students.  Working together as a team with our staff and parents, I am committed to helping each student achieve their very best.  Every student is valued and worthy of our best efforts.

I am very passionate about education and especially the middle school years.  This is an important and critical time of transition – moving from the elementary school experience and preparing for the bigger challenge of high school.  What takes place during these three years will have a lasting impression on their development and growth.



8 am-5 pm

June 29-August 6

Enrollment and Transfer Center

501 N. Dixon

Portland, 97227


Department of Motor Vehicles Enrollment Verification Available


Servicios de Matriculación durante el Verano


8 am-5 pm

29 de junio – 6 de agosto

Centro de Inscripción y Traslado

501 N. Dixon

Portland, 97227


Tendremos disponible la verificación del Departamento de Vehículos de Motor (DMV)



С понедельника по четверг

С 8-ми утра до 5-ти вечера

С 29-го июня по 6-ое августа

Центр Набора и Оформления Переводов Учащихся (Enrollment and Transfer Center)


501 N. Dixon

Portland, 97227

Телефон: 503-916-3205

Подтверждение о зачислении в школе для DMV (DMV Enrollment Verification Available)


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May Highlights

 Slam Poetry

by Stephanie Enriquez

Slam poetry is when people read their poems without music about their life, their experiences or problems they feel should be expressed. Our slam poetry event on May 20, 2015 was a total success. There were very deep poems like Raul’s poem,he talked about his family in his poem. His poem was about all the injustice that he went through. Afterwards a professional poet complemented his poem. The students poets were Delaina, Raul, Ihe, Jesus, Chloe, Reyjon, Isabelle, Lorashia, Alasinae.



School Supply List

AVID Binders (available for $5 from the main office) must include:

2-3 inch binder


pencil pouch

2 or more pencils

2 or more blue or black pens

2 or more colors: highlighters

College-ruled notebook paper

We also request that each student bring these supplies for homeroom:


facial tissue

dry-erase markers

Optional items:


markers or colored pencils


clear tape


George 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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