Harrison Park School is dedicated to helping our students become safe, respectful, responsible and successful young adults. As Portland Public School District's largest and most diverse Kindergarten through Eighth Grade school, we celebrate the rich cultures and boundless ability found in our community.
Harrison Park School is in the heart of Southeast Portland and has over 750 students from Kindergarten through Eighth Grade. Harrison Park School provides a comprehensive academic program with 90 minutes of reading each day, 90 minutes of math and 45 minutes of writing, in addition to science and social studies in grades K-6. Our 7th and 8th grade students have 55-minutes periods of instruction for reading, writing, math, social studies, and, science. They also have an elective. Strong academics are enhanced with PE, technology, art, and, Spanish I & II. In addition to classroom teachers, students receive support from an extensive team of on-site specialists, including ESL teachers, Special Education teachers, Title I Reading specialists, speech pathologists, a school psychologist, a school counselor, an assistant principal and a student management specialist.
by Ralph L. from Portland, OR(Administrator for this Organization)(May 6, 2011)
Harrison Park School has 750+ student in under-served East Portland with poverty rate >80% and diversity rate over 70%. The school is the largest K-8 in PPS, most diverse, and has the highest number of ESL students. Harrison is a Title 1 school led by a terrific principal and staff who are committed to improve student performance, reduce the achievement gap, and make it a role model for a rich environment for the community and for education.