Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

King School

Building a Community of Learners

4906 NE 6th | Portland, OR 97211
Phone: (503) 916-6456 | Fax: (503) 916-2647

Welcome to King


King PK-8 School is a thriving Turnaround Arts and International Baccalaureate school in the heart of Northeast Portland. Please check out the following new features on our Web site: a slideshow on the About Us page, Turnaround Arts and IB blog pages and short bios on the Staff Pages.


School News and Announcements

Dear King School Staff and Community,

King School will have a new principal next year. We want to invite staff, parents, and students to attend a Community Meeting to understand the process for selection of next year’s principal and to get your ideas and input; they are important!

Community Meeting for Selection of Next Year’s Principal

Date: Thursday June 18, 2015

Time: 6:00-7:30 pm   

Location: King School

The community meeting is one of the first steps taken in our principal hiring process. John Blanck from Human Resources, and Karl Logan, your Senior Director, will come to your school and meet with teachers and parents together.  The purpose of the meeting is to hear what you think is special about your school. We want to know about your programs, demographics, parent involvement, special projects, etc., and about the type of person you would like to have as your permanent Principal.  This information helps us select candidates that have qualifications that support those elements.

At the meeting we will also take time to explain the full hiring process.  We will explain two main possibilities: a) how the Community Meeting information may be used with the Senior Director to place a current Principal because of a great match between the school and that Principal, or b) if a match is not selected by the Senior Directors, applicants chosen will go through a rigorous process to be selected for interviews.

If you cannot attend that evening, I will have other ways to provide information (on-line and paper surveys at http://www.pps.k12.or.us/departments/hr/3340.htm , emails, etc.)  If you have questions, please feel free to contact me – Maili Halverson – mhalvers@pps.net - 503-916-3059.


Estimados miembros del personal y la comunidad de Escuela King,

El próximo año tendremos un nuevo director a Escuela King. Deseamos invitar al personal de la escuela,  a los padres y a los estudiantes a asistir a una junta de la comunidad para que puedan comprender el proceso de selección del director/a para el próximo año y nosotros conocer las ideas y aportaciones de todos ustedes, que ¡Son importantes!

Junta de la Comunidad para la Selección del Director/a para el próximo año

Fecha: 18 de junio 2015                Hora: 18:00 – 19:30         Lugar: King

La junta de la comunidad es uno de los primeros pasos del proceso de emplear un nuevo director/a.

John Blanck del Departamento de Recursos Humanos y Karl Logan Director Ejecutivo, vendrán a nuestra escuela a reunirse con los padres y maestros. El propósito de esta junta es escuchar sus opiniones acerca de las características especiales de su escuela.

Deseamos conocer acerca de los programas que tiene la escuela, la composición demográfica, la participación de los padres, los proyectos especiales, etc.; y  además acerca del tipo de persona que les gustaría tener como director/a permanente. Esta información nos ayudará a seleccionar a los candidatos cuyas calificaciones apoyen estos aspectos.

En la reunión también tendremos tiempo para explicar el proceso de contratación total. Explicaremos dos posibilidades importantes: a) cómo la información de la reunión de la Comunidad se puede utilizar con los administradores regionales para elegir a un Director(a) actual, debido a una afinidad entre la escuela y el director, o b) Si un candidato no es elegido por los administradores regionales, los candidatos seleccionados pasarán por un proceso riguroso para ser seleccionados para las entrevistas.

     Si usted no puede asistir esa noche, tendrá otras maneras para proveer información (encuestas en línea y papel a http://www.pps.k12.or.us/departments/hr/3340.htm , correos electrónicos, etc.)     Si usted tiene preguntas, por favor no dude en ponerse en contacto conmigo – Maili Halverson –  mhalvers@pps.net - 503-916-3059

2015 Mandarin Immersion Summer Camp 


 Aug. 10–14

For Mandarin Immersion Students entering K through 2nd grade at King School

· Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm

· Location: King School
(4906 NE 6th Ave. Portland, OR 97211)

· Food: Breakfast & Lunch FREE

· Before and After Care: 7:30am – 9: 00am
& 3:00pm – 5:30pm FREE

Children will experience Chinese language and culture through stories, songs, Chinese Martial Arts (Kung Fu), Chinese Folk Dance and Chinese Arts & Crafts

To register for Mandarin Immersion Summer Camp at King School, please complete an online or paper application and email or mail it back by May 22nd:

Email: mluo@pps.net

Mail: Dual Language Immersion Program

Attn: Monica Luo

501 North Dixon Street 

Portland, Oregon 97227

The Chinese New Year event at King school was a huge success! Our cafeteria was packed. It was truly a multi-level collaboration between students, teachers, families, and community members. All participants wowed at such a precious experience. Students’ reactions were priceless. The whole school was filled with joy, harmony, and appreciation. 

Click Here to see photos on the Mandarin Immersion page.

King School students perform before Portland City Council on arts funding

Click here to watch the video

Enrollment and Transfer
Click here to access information on Enrollment and Transfer procedures

Green King!
Watch the video! King neighbors and King School students planting at the Green King Project in Portland, Oregon. Made possible with funds from a Parthers in Conservation grant from East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District. A partnership between King Neighborhood Association, Depave and the NorthEast Coalition of Neighborhoods, among many other organizations.

PSU Partnership

Since 2006, students and faculty in the Portland State University Art and Social Practice MFA Program have been collaborating with community members, museums, organizations, and businesses to create site-specific and participatory projects. As an expansion of this work, the program has established a civic space at King School in Northeast Portland where PSU students are developing their artistic practices in a PK-8 context, creating neighborhood-based art projects, and bringing PSU activities directly to Portland Public Schools to advance socially engaged art education. 

Please visit the new PSU page under our community partners to learn more. 

Right Brain Initiative
King classrooms and students were recently featured in an ad from the Right Brain Initiative. September 2014 marks the beginning of King's fourth year as a Right Brain Initiative partner. You can view the ad by clicking here.

King Calendar

PPS News

Sylvester, Owens to leave PPS with major bond accomplishments to their credit

June 26, 2015

Superintendent Carole Smith today announced that C.J. Sylvester, Chief of School Modernization, and Jim Owens, Senior Director of the Office of School Modernization, are leaving Portland Public Schools.


PPS names Chris Russo as assistant superintendent for Teaching and Learning

June 24, 2015
A man with a beard and glasses.

Superintendent Carole Smith announced today that Chris Russo will be the new assistant superintendent for Teaching and Learning, succeeding Melissa Goff, who has been named superintendent of the Philomath schools. 



Board adopts 2015-16 budget adding staff, supports to schools

June 24, 2015

The Portland School Board on June 23 adopted a $579 million general fund budget for 2015-16 that adds staff and supports to schools. 


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