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

The current Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook can be found at bottom of the following page: http://www.pps.net/Page/1065

The District is collaborating with the Portland Association of Teachers to update this document to align with recent changes in State Law (SB 553). 

All schools are concurrently engaged in a process of creating school specific School Climate Handbooks in collaboration with staff, students, families, and community partners to meet the unique needs of each school community.  

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

Our newsletter is now online!

Nuestro 'newsletter' está en página de web!

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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.



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PPS News

Advisory committee forwards to superintendent recommendations for district-wide structural changes

January 29, 2016

The District-Wide Boundary Review Committee sent to the superintendent on Jan. 28 the first blueprint for structural change district-wide in many years, on the principle that balancing growing enrollment among all schools will support strong schools in every neighborhood, investing in the continued vitality of the city.

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PPS grad rate up 21 points in seven years

January 28, 2016
Portland Public Schools graduation rate rose four percentage points last year to 74 percent, a 21 percentage point increase over seven years.  The PPS five-year graduation rate also improved two percentage points to 75 percent, up from 73 percent.
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Board approves 2016-2017 calendar

January 26, 2016
The Portland Public Schools board voted 6-1 tonight, January 26, to start school August 29, 2016 and end June 9, 2017.

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