Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

Stephenson Elementary School

Strive, Shine, Succeed

2627 SW Stephenson St. | Portland, OR 97219
Phone: (503) 916-6318 | Fax: (503) 916-2675


Principal for a Day


“Principal for a Day”
Tallulah Fritchman

Stephenson Talent Show

Principal for a Day

“Principal for a Day” 3rd grader Jameson Harry
visiting with Superintendent Carole Smith.

Connect to Kindergarten

OBOB 2016

Stephenson OBOB Team “Reading Racers” placed in the top 4
at the state level on Saturday, April 9 at Chemeketa Community College.
Congratulations to these 5th grade students
 Francesca Hajj, Ella Poor, Lindsay Foxwell and Maya Herring!

TAgain congratulations to all Stephenson Teams
who read books, worked hard and participated
in the OBOB program this year.  Let's get ready for next year!

School Climate Handbook

Portland Public Schools has been working hard to get all PPS schools to become Positive Behavior Intervention and Support schools. We are on our second year at Stephenson of this important work.  The yearly plan is called the TFI (Tiered Fidelity Inventory). The Tiered Fidelity Inventory is a plan that is efficient, valid, and reliable way to guide our PBIS work throughout the school year. We are excited to continue our PBIS work because we know it’s rate of success supports student learning, school climate and sense of school pride. The PBIS Team expects to have a completed School Climate Handbook by June 10, 2016 which will be placed on Stephenson School’s website. In the meantime, we are posting the Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook.

The current Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook can be found at bottom of the following page: http://www.pps.k12.or.us/departments/student-services/364.htm.

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.



For Information about the Stephenson PTA please visit our website.

Attention Stephenson Community! The Reading Friends program needs your help! We are a dozen volunteers short...parents, grandparents, teens, etc. all welcome! We need people who can read to and talk briefly with a student who is struggling with grade standards - once a week for 30 minutes. 

For details about days/times, please contact the Program Coordinator, Jill Brittle: jill@brittle-law.com.

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PPS Calendar

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.


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.

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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