Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

Wilson logoWilson High School

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
Email us for more information.

School News & Announcements

Get to Know Wilson

• Look through our brochure
• Explore at About Us 

Finals Schedules

Senior finals will be held during regular class periods on June 1 and 2; finals for grades 9-12 are June 7-9. Click here for the details.

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


Wednesday/25: Wilson Band Spring Concert, 7-8:00pm, Wilson Auditorium
Comedy Night, Wilson room 108, 7pm
Thursday/26: Spring One-Acts, Wilson room 108, 7pm
Friday/27: Spring One-Acts, Wilson room 108, 7pm

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

Naviance Graduation Requirements Due May 20!

In order to receive your diploma and have a finalized transcript that shows you graduated, you must complete the 5 following items. Seniors will not be able to walk at Graduation without these requirements completed!

  1. CRLE Reflection
  2. My Plan Essay (upload as a PDF)
  3. Resume Requirement
  4. Graduation Survey
  5. PPS Exit Survey

Stop by the College Center (Room 220) and see Kari Smith Haight or Meg Merrill for help.

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.

Juniors: Get Ready for College Applications!

College Application Workshops for Juniors, May 24 and 26, College Center, Room 221

If you’re planning to apply to a college where you need a letter of recommendation (any private school), you should attend a “Letter of Rec” workshop at lunch on May 24 in the College Center, Room 221. We will have other “Letter of Rec” workshops in the fall, but this will give you a jumpstart.

Next, add May 26 to your calendar: We will have a “Tips and Tricks for College Essays” workshop during Tutor Time (2:11pm), also in Room 221. You’ll get amazing tips and a chance to meet with an editor. You should start your college essays this summer. Take a look at the Common Application essay prompts.

Career Center

Looking for a job? Check the jobs board outside room 221.

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 May are Jessica Peterson, Mateo Minato, and Aiden Nelson. 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.

WHS Calendar

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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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