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. Do you have other ideas for improving the King Web site? Let us know.

School News and Announcements

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL IS SEPTEMBER 2, 2014

BACK TO SCHOOL BBQ
   Please join King students, families, teachers, and staff at our Back to School BBQ September 2nd from 4-6pm at the King School Park

IMMERSION AT KING SCHOOL 

 Great News!  The PPS Board voted to create a Chinese immersion program at King School.  This year, we will have two Kinder and two First grade classrooms that will learn half of the time in Chinese and half in English.  If you are a King student at Kindergarten or PreK and would like to participate in the lottery for this program, all you need to do is fill out an Interest Card at the office.  You can also call the office and fill one out over the phone (503-916-6456).  If you are not a current King student and don’t have any children at King, stop by the office to register for Kindergarten and fill out the Interest Card.  Representatives from the Department of Dual Language Immersion will be at our next PTA meeting to share information about this program. If you have questions about the program feel free to call the DLI Department at 503-916-3151.

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.



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PPS News

Gov. Kitzhaber launches statewide reading campaign

September 29, 2014
Gov. John Kitzhaber, Supt. Carole Smith, State Education Chief Nancy Golden, Umpqua Bank CEO Ray Davis and PPS board members listened to kindergarteners sing. Gov. John Kitzhaber, State Education Chief Nancy Golden and Umpqua Bank CEO Ray Davis joined PPS Supt. Carole Smith and other dignitaries to launch a statewide reading campaign Monday, Sept. 29. [More]

Get Ready site helps students chart path

September 29, 2014
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PPS wants to make it easier for students to navigate the path to college and career. Career coordinators and school counselors teamed up with the Parent Coalition with support from the Nike School Innovation Fund to create the Get Ready for College & Career website. 

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Board invests in key learning priorities

September 29, 2014
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The Portland School Board voted 6-1 Sept. 23 to hire about 40 new teachers and high school support staff, immediately spending $3.5 million of a $16.8 million budget improvement for 2014-15. 

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