Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

Jefferson High School

Middle College for Advanced Studies

School of Champions

5210 N Kerby | Portland, OR 97217
Phone: (503) 916-5180 | Fax: (503) 916-2698

Upcoming Events

       May 3rd-6th: Smarter Balanced Assessment for Juniors
       May 4th: 8th grade forecasting @ 6:30pm in the cafeteria
       May 5th: Enrollment Balancing Community Workshop
       May 11th: PTSA Meeting @ 7:00pm
       May 16th: Site Council @ 5:30pm
       May 13th: Prom 7pm-11pm @ the Westin Portland 
       May 30th: Memorial Day (No School)
       June 1st: Senior's Last Day
       June 1st: PTSA Meeting (Elections) 7:00pm
       June 6th: Graduation at 5:30pm at Memorial Colosseum 

Need to add something to the Jefferson Calendar?  Email your request to Ms. Morlock

Congratulations to the Class of 2015! Thanks to Our Community, Staff, Partners, and Students



Smarter Balanced Testing Information

This year, Portland Public Schools is replacing the OAKS test in reading and math with the new Smarter Balanced Assessment. Key Facts about this assessment can be found at the following links:

Smarter Balanced Key Facts Sheet: English | 中文 | Русский | Español | Tiếng Việt | Soomaaliga

Parents are also invited to take a practice Smarter Balanced test with their student: http://sbac.portal.airast.org/practice-test

Health Information

Please read the attached notice from our school health staff regarding a recent case of Pertussis (Whooping Cough) at Jefferson High School.

Pertussis Letter - English - Pertussis Letter - Spanish - Pertussis Letter - Russian

School News & Announcements

 

Jefferson High School – Middle College for Advanced Studies offers a full high school experience combined with college courses at Portland Community College, free to students, and social supports from Self Enhancement Inc. Students earn a year or more of college credit while earning their high school diploma. Credit- and income-eligible Jefferson graduates receive a full tuition scholarship to University of Oregon to complete a bachelor's degree. Read more [English] [Español] [ 中文] [Русский] [Soomaaliga] [Tiếng Việt]

 
"We're building bridges for students as they make the transition from middle school to high school and high school to college. With the help of our partners, Self Enhancement Inc. and Portland Community College, we travel with them every step of the way."
- Margaret Calvert, Principal

 

 

“Jefferson's program just takes me one step ahead of other high school students. It expands my education and academic level."

- Robel Haile, Class of 2012, now at UO

Jefferson Students Feel Right at Home at PCC 

Read the article here

Message from the Principal

Jefferson Calendar

Graduation Pictures

JHS Yearbook Ordering

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2015-2016 Yearbook

 

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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Jefferson Class of 2010

Photo of Michael Nelson
Michael Nelson

"Students who don't see themselves as going to college realize the possibilities through the Middle College program. I earned 24 credits and started college as a sophomore."

~ Michael Nelson, Jefferson Class of 2010