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

Enrollment Balancing Activities

Dec. 3:District-wide Boundary Review Advisory Committee meeting, 5:45 pm, 501 N. Dixon St.

Thanks to the more than 3,000 people who attended meetings on enrollment balancing. Slideshow.  Growing Great Schools.

Next steps: D-BRAC considers feedback, shapes recommendations to Superintendent Carole Smith.

Upcoming Events

December 3rd: Parent Information Night 
December 9th: Career Fair 1:00pm-3:15pm in the cafeteria 
December 9th: PTSA 7:00pm-8:30pm in the Community Room
December 9th: Financial Aid Workshop 6:00pm JHS Library
December 16th and 17th: Flex Days
December 21st-January 1st: No School/Winter Break

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

PPS celebrates Portland Timbers Day

December 01, 2015
Timber Joey and Jorge Villafana visited James John kindergarteners last year to help PPS foster a culture of reading. Portland Public Schools is excited to cheer on great partners, the Portland Timbers, as the team heads to the 2015 MLS Cup on Sunday, Dec. 6. 


3rd annual Children's Book Harvest collects 21,000 books

December 01, 2015
This is a photograph of a yellow school bus filled with donated books. Generous Portland Public Schools families across the district donated gently used books, and donor Discover Books has pledged to contribute another 6,000 to the drive.


Get urgent news: Weather. Emergencies. Disasters.

November 24, 2015

Do you know how PPS responds to emergencies and winter weather - and how and when we communicate with you? Check out the PPS Get Urgent News page.

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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