Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

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A comprehensive public high school
with a proud tradition of excellence.

1151 SW Vermont | Portland, OR 97219
Phone: (503) 916-5280 | Fax: (503) 916-2705
Monday-Friday, 7:30am-4:00pm
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AP Exams, May 2-13

Testing location for all exams except Spanish Language and Art is Humboldt School, 4915 N Gantenbein Ave. Spanish Language and AP testing will be held at Wilson. Parking at Humboldt is very limited so be sure to allow plenty of time to find a spot or arrange alternate transportation. Arrival time is 7:30am for morning exams and 11:30am for afternoon exams. Exams will take approximately 3.5 hours. Consult the testing schedule for a reminder of your exam time and date, and be sure you know what to bring. Click here for all the important information you need.

Spring Musical: School of Rock Tickets On Sale Now

Performing May 6-8 & 12-14
Wilson High School Auditorium
$15 General Admission, $10 Student/Educator
Tickets available at the door and online
Recommended for audiences 3rd-grade and older for occasional coarse language

Join us on opening night, May 6, for a special performance by the Show Band from the "real" School Of Rock in Lake Oswego, starting at 7:00pm. One night only!

Closing our mainstage season is the Oregon debut of School Of Rock, The Musical. Director Debbie Lamedman brings her clever sensibility to this stage adaptation of the iconic film. With a creative team including the minds behind Phantom of the Opera and Downton Abbey and hot on the heels of the Broadway opening, this show is sure to get you rocking out!

A brand new musical based on the Paramount film written by Mike White and staring Jack Black, the show follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn a few extra bucks by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. Completely disinterested in academic work, Dewey creates his own curriculum, turning his class into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. The score includes 14 new songs composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber as well as all of the original songs from the movie. School of Rock, accompanied by our own live student rock band led by Wilson band teacher Mr. Nick Caldwell, is a loving testimony to the transforming power of music. Join us for a guitar-thrashing good time!

Wilson Equity and Diversity Film Series Celebrates Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, Wilson Auditorium, Friday, May 20, 5:30-8:00pm

Please join us for a free screening of the documentary film “Mei Mei: A Daughter’s Song.” Panel discussion to follow with Filmmaker Dmae Roberts, PSU international student Eugene Smith and Wilson photography student Minhtam Tran. Ms. Roberts will also read from her book “The Letting Go Trilogies: Stories of a Mixed-Race Family.” Sponsored by the Equity Team and the Asian Pacific Islander Student Union.



Student-Created Video Featuring Principal Chatard

Trevor Culverhouse, a Wilson Junior in Mr. Rizzo's Video Production 3-4 class produced this video profile of Mr. Chatard.

Important Dates and Upcoming Events


Friday/29: JV Boys Lacrosse vs Central Catholic @ Wilson, 6:00pm
Varsity Boys Lacrosse vs Cleveland @ Wilson, 8:00pm

For club meeting times and locations, go the clubs page of the Wilson website; for complete athletic schedules, go to the Daily Bulletin.

Important Information For Seniors

Seniors, 60-Day Rule is in Effect

Seniors may be disqualified from participation in commencement exercises and related activities if within sixty (60) consecutive days of the last senior school day they are found to be in violation of District Drug and Alcohol policy or any violation resulting in a disciplinary action Level 3 or greater.

National College Decision Day Reception, Wednesday, May 4, Auditorium Foyer during Tutor Time

We’ll have donuts and drinks so come hungry. Wear your college shirts, hats, sweats, etc., to celebrate that day! Make sure to go into Naviance and enter where you’ve applied, been accepted, or denied. No matter what you’re doing next year, all seniors are invited!!

Fees and Fines Must Be Cleared

We will not issue prom tickets or graduation tickets to students who have a balance owing on their account. Please pay any fees dues by May 6, 2016. Visit the library, athletic director’s office and room 149 to see if your name is on the list of students who have a balance owing on their account. See your librarian, athletic director or bookkeeper if you have any questions. See Bookkeeper Ana Curtis in room 149 between 9:45-3:15 to pay outstanding fees with check, cash or credit card. Ana can take credit cards over the phone at (503) 916-5616.

Students who would like to work off their fees can email Erica Meyers or stop by room 149 to sign up to help at our Campus Clean-up Day on Saturday, May 7, 2016, from 9:00-noon. Earn $10/hour toward your student account balance.

Did you miss the Senior Class Meeting on March 31?

Click here for the information you missed.

Senior Calendar and Graduation Countdown

Click here for all you need to know about senior events and graduation dates. 


Click here for a list of scholarships.

News from the College and Career Center

College Center

We offer help with college searches, college applications, filing for financial aid, searching for scholarships, all things related to post-high school education. Seniors, Please stop in at Room 220 and explore options with one of our volunteers. We are very excited to help expand the horizons for Wilson students. Learn more about the College Center.

College Handbook

The College Handbook is here, updated for 2015-16. Consult this handy one-stop guide as you move through the process of applying to college and  for scholarships and financial aid.

Career Center

Stay tuned to the Wilson College and Career Center page for details on career related learning opportunities for students.

Wilson Academic All-Stars

Academic All-Stars for April are Katy Piwonka, Michael Streinz, and Mara McLaughlin. Read more about what makes these Wilson seniors stand out.

The SW Community Connection highlights Wilson seniors for their academic excellence, achievement and leadership. Thanks to Gifford Dentistry in Hillsdale for their sponsorship of the All-Stars.

WHS Mission Statement

At Wilson High School, our mission is to educate young people in every capacity—mind, body and spirit—fostering students'  core intellectual capacities and habits of mind and heart that will allow them to lead deeply engaged, productive and meaningful lives.

To learn about the work of the Wilson Site Council and how we are implementing our mission, click 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.


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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