ACHIEVEMENT

Learn More

All PPS students will attain academic excellence.

EQUITY

Learn More

PPS courageously confronts and overcomes inequities.

WHOLE STUDENT

Learn More

All PPS students will acquire positive social and emotional skills.

PEOPLE

Learn More

PPS attracts, supports, and retains talented and diverse people.

Every PPS Student Is

prepared & empowered

  • Pursuing high academic standards
  • Empowered to achieve in school, life, and work
  • A productive citizen of the city and the world
  • Respected and respectful of others
  • Personally connected to teachers, staff and the community
  • Nurturing curiosity, creativity, empathy, and personal wellbeing

our priorities

If Portland Public Schools intentionally engages its community and attracts, supports and retains a strong and diverse team of PEOPLE who hold all students to high expectations (EQUITY) in academics (ACHIEVEMENT) and social/emotional learning (WHOLE STUDENT), then all PPS students will graduate prepared and empowered to pursue their personal goals.

EquityPeopleWhole StudentAchivement

Our Core Values

High Expectations

We are all expected and enabled to meet high standards.

Creativity & Innovation

We embrace all modes of learning and encourage experimentation, ingenuity, and boldness.

Individuality

We respect and value each person as an individual.

Community

We are better together, and we support one another.

Courage

We commit to always confronting inequity.