Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

James John Elementary School

Home of the James John Lions!

7439 N Charleston Ave.  | Portland, OR 97203
Phone: (503) 916-6266 | Fax: (503) 916-2641

School News & Announcements

“We are writing to the community to inform you of a new project that will be getting underway this summer. Portland Public Schools has been coordinating with Portland General Electric on a project to install solar panels on the roofs of the following six schools: Arleta, Bridlemile, Hosford, James John, Laurelhurst, and Wilson. These schools were chosen by PPS because they were part of previous bond-funded roof improvement projects and were determined to be suitable for solar photovoltaic (PV) installations based on a 2013 PPS Solar Feasibility Study. There will also be an educational component of these installations as each school will have an online energy dashboard to be able to track how much energy is being generated on a regular basis, and there will be related educational materials provided to support teachers at these schools.

This project is being funded by PGE through its own renewable energy funds as well as Energy Trust of Oregon funds and will be installed on PPS facility roofs through a multi-year lease agreement. While PGE is managing this project, PPS has ensured that the design and installation of this new solar system is consistent with District standards and is properly coordinated with individual school staff and programs. PPS has also worked with PGE to minimize any impacts on summer programs at these schools.

Thank you in advance for your attention to this new project.  We are excited by the prospect of having new solar panels on these school roofs and we hope you are excited as well by the educational opportunities that they will bring to each these schools.

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.”

Go Lions!

 

Daily Schedule

7:45 a.m. Breakfast Begins
8:00 a.m. Breakfast Ends
8:00 a.m. First Bell
8:05 a.m. Tardy Bell
10:50 a.m. - 12:25 p.m. K-5 Lunch and recess are on a rotation
2:10 p.m. Dismissal (Grades K-2)
2:15 p.m. Dismissal (Grades 3-5)

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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.

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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.
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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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