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

King Students at the White House 


Student performers' faces as President Obama arrives at the Turnaround Arts Talent Show. Click here for the full story or to watch for yourself! 



 Five King students prepare for their White House debut. Click the picture above for the news story!

King Wins GoNoodle Challenge

IMMERSION AT KING SCHOOL 

 Great News!  The PPS Board voted to create a Chinese immersion program at King School.  Next 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 2013 marks the beginning of King's third year as a Right Brain Initiative partner. You can view the ad by clicking here.



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PPS News

Portland School Board takes a stand on new test

July 23, 2014
The Portland School Board voted 7 to 0 July 22 on a resolution that calls upon state and federal education officials to delay the use of the new Smarter Balanced Assessment in teacher evaluation, provide the necessary funding to effectively implement the test and not use the test for punitive labeling of teachers, students or schools.
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Board approves plan for adding classrooms to modernized high schools

July 23, 2014

The Portland School Board voted 7 - 0  on July 22 to allow PPS to allocate an additional $8 million for more classrooms in the modernized Roosevelt and Franklin high schools, increasing the number of courses students can take over their high school career.

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PPS leaders join 60 districts in pledging to improve achievement of young men of color

July 21, 2014

Sixty big-city public school districts from across the country,  including Portland Public Schools, released a pledge to improve the academic and social outcomes of boys and young men of color the Council of the Great City Schools announced today at a White House event with President Obama.

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