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

Apply NOW for free or reduced-price school meals!

Apply NOW for free or reduced-price school meals!
Nutrition Services provides delicious, high quality, nutrient-rich meals to support learning.

First Day of School

First Day of School - Schedule Pick-Up:
All students will receive their final schedules (with teachers, room numbers, and periods) on September 2nd.

  • Seniors - B5
  • Juniors - Library
  • Sophomores - Small gym
  • Freshmen - Small gym

Please bring your ID if you completed registration or verification form and data sharing agreement with parent signature to pick up your schedule.

Picture Day


Picture Day at Jefferson High School - Friday, August 22

Place your order online:

  • Go to mylifetouch.com
  • Enter your Picture Day ID: FO734566Q0
  • Choose hte sizes and quantities you want
  • Pay for your portraits online - it's easy!
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Upcoming Events

August 20 - New Student Enrollment 9th and 10th Grade - 9-12pm & 1-4pm

August 22 - Registration for Classes of 2017 & 2018 - 1-4pm - Small Gym

August 26 - Registration for Classes 2015-2016 - 1-4pm - Small Gym

August 29 - JHS Football Game @Jamboree

September 2 - First day of School!

September 10 - PTSA Meeting 7-8:30pm

September 12 - Student Government Petitions Due

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

Summer School - July 7-19

Jefferson Calendar

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Graduation Pictures

JHS Yearbook Ordering

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2014-2015 Yearbook

 2013-2014 Yearbook


PPS News

Year two summer work: on time, on budget

August 28, 2014

Bond-funded summer improvement work at 12 schools is being completed on time and on budget to welcome students back Sept. 2 to Arleta, Beach, Boise-Eliot/Humboldt, Chief Joseph K-3 Campus, Creston, Grout, Hosford, James John, King, Lane, Vernon and Woodlawn.


Help students who've left reconnect to school

August 26, 2014
Accelerating the increase in the graduation rate and getting all students to graduate prepared for college and career is a top priority for Superintendent Carole Smith. Now you can help. On Saturday Sept. 13 from 8:30 am to 1 pm, join PPS staff in visiting the homes of students who have left and help them Reconnect to Their Future. 

PPS greets more than 500 new educators

August 21, 2014

Portland Public Schools welcomed hundreds of new teachers Aug. 21 at New Teacher Orientation, where teachers met each other and district leaders and learned about everything from the Portland Association of Teachers to the student information system Synergy. 


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Jefferson Class of 2010

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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