Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

Rosa Parks School

"Children First, Learning First"

8960 N Woolsey | Portland, OR 97203
Phone: (503) 916-6250 | Fax: (503) 916-2607

Welcome to Rosa Parks Elementary School in Portland, OR!

Rosa Parks Elementary K-5 School is nestled in the New Columbia neighborhood of North Portland, Oregon. Our administration, teachers, staff and volunteers work together to achieve our goal, "to place and keep children first in all we do." We have a diverse community with over 20 different countries represented, which is closely knit together into a larger community that works hard to help our students succeed. At Rosa Parks, "failure is not an option!"

School News and Announcements

Welcome back from Fall Break!

We hope you and your family enjoyed the three-week Fall break. We are excited that our first Intervention/Enrichment Week was a success! Approximately 200 students attended school from October 6th-9th for additional reading and math support. The purpose of Intervention Week is to help our students to reach their benchmarks. Also, approximately 40 4th and 5th grade students returned for Enrichment classes. These students were meeting or excheeding their benchmarks and were invited to participate in Enrichment classes designed to challenge them even more. Check out our Facebook page too see some pictures and videos of Intervention Week! All of our students returned October 13th and seemed to be very excited about getting back into their school routine.

CoreStable Fitness

The CoreStable Fitness class taught Tuesday and Thursday morning has been off to a strong start, as there have been participants from Rosa Parks staff, parents, and the students.  We will continue this CoreStable Fitness class after our Fall Break, and we hope to have even more of a turnout as people become more and more aware of what we are doing.  Feel free to spread the word as we look to improve our healthy habits both as an individual and as a community as a whole, one day at a time!  Here is a couple of video clip and a picture of what we have been doing; feel comfortable coming as you are, and at any level. See you there!

Rosa Parks Parade

Sports Teams at Rosa Parks

This is a monumental year at Rosa Parks as we will have school sports for the first time ever in the school’s history, introducing both Soccer and Basketball for this first year, with the hope of potentially adding more teams/sports in years to come. 


Our soccer team will begin practice Monday, September 22nd which is our first day on fall break, at 4:45pm. Please contact the Boys & Girls Club to sign a permission slip and get more information. 


The basketball team practice will start at the beginning of November. 

Donations Needed

Each of these teams will require funding to help supply equipment and coaching, as there will be more expenses getting teams started off the ground this year, and we are accepting any and all donations that anyone can provide. Thanks and we look forward to building our school spirit through Rosa Parks team sports!

Weekly Parent Coffee

We welcome you to the Rosa Parks' Family Resource Room on Friday mornings between 8:30 and 9:30 am to share a cup of coffee and a treat, meaningful conversations and information from our featured weekly guest speaker. Conducted by Mrs. Lovings, the “Weekly Parent Coffee” is well attended and offers information on a wide variety of topics, including:

  • How to get involved at Rosa Parks
  • Home Ownership
  • Personal Safety Awareness
  • Raising a family
  • Substance Abuse
  • Energy Conservation Tips
  • Energy Assistance

 . . . and much, much more!

If it’s Friday Morning . . . it’s Weekly Parent Coffee!

PPS News

Achievement progress affirms PPS focus

October 17, 2014

Portland Public Schools exceeded attendance targets and nearly hit its graduation target, while falling short in third grade reading, ninth grade credits earned and the five-year high school completion rate, affirming the priorities Superintendent Carole Smith's set this fall.


School board declines to set achievement targets in areas measured by new state tests

October 15, 2014
The Portland School Board unanimously approved a PPS committee recommendation Oct. 14 that the district not set state Achievement Compact Targets for 2014-15 in areas that would be measured by the new Smarter Balanced tests until the reliability and validity of the new tests is established and districts have baseline data on this new assessment. [More]

PPS bond development committee recommends high schools

October 14, 2014
Benson Polytechnic High School is one of the three high schools recommended for the planned 2016 bond. The PPS Bond Development Committee (BDC) delivered its recommendations for the high schools to be included in the planned 2016 & 2020 school improvement bonds. 


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