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

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.

Welcome to King

King PK-8 School is a thriving Turnaround Arts and International Baccalaureate school in the heart of NE Portland. 

August/September 2015

Greetings and Nihao,

Welcome to the 2015-2016 school year at Martin Luther King Jr. School.  I am delighted to be part of the King community, and we are already off to a great start.

I hope you can join in a Back to School Barbecue from 4 pm to 6 pm on Tuesday, Sept. 1 - the first day of school for our kindergarteners. It'll be a good chance to meet new staff and reconnect with friends and family.  Then on Saturday, Sept. 12 at 10 am, come to our garden clean-up and help maintain our wonderful garden!

On September 15th from 5 pm to 7:30 pm, we will host Back to School Night where you will learn about our instructional program and areas of focus for the year.

Don't hesitate to stop by or call if you need information or just want to check in.

I look forward to a rewarding and positive year at King!

Principal Jill Sage


School News & Announcements

Noteworthy events from 2014-15 at King

The Chinese New Year event at King School in winter 2014 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

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

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.


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November 24, 2015

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