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Promoting the best possible schools for all students in Southwest Portland  through strong neighborhood involvement


Welcome to the SWNI Schools page.  Here you can find and share information about all schools, both public and private, serving families in the SWNI area.

*** Last changed Wed, 3/5/2014 ***; Check back periodically as we add features.

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Wilson Student Leaders and SWNI

Schools Committee members met with three Wilson leadership students on Feb. 24 to firm up the SWNI/Wilson connection.  Wilson students need community support on projects that focus on schools.  Last year. their main project was to support the Community Transitional School in NE Portland, for students not doing well other places.  This year, they are going global, supporting the Thirst Project (, “a movement of High School & College Students that exists to raise awareness of and bring solutions to the clean water crisis through Education Outreach Programs that educate, equip and empower individuals to explore the human journey and take action in projects that create radical and sustainable global change, and champion hope and respect for the positive values of life.” Students will come to the April SWNI Board meeting to discuss their projects and the SWNI/Wilson connection  There will be Wilson students helping with the May 10 community cleanup.  They are also available to come to your NA meeting to talk about their experiences and learn about the neighborhood.  Their talks are timely and frank, sharing refreshing viewpoints you probably haven’t heard before.  Are there neighborhood projects needing student support?  Call Will Fuller at 503-764-5501 or email for more information or to schedule Wilson student appearances.


SWNI Schools Committee meets third Thursday of every OTHER month: September, November, January, March, May.

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Next Meeting

Thursday, March 20 7 PM in Room 4 Multnomah Arts Center, 7688 SW Capitol Hwy at 31st.

Topic:  State of SW Portland Schools

Guest:  Brian Chatard, Wilson High School's new principal.

Meetings are open to the public and everyone is welcome.

For minutes of past meetings, click here

Join the Schools Committee

If you are able to attend our monthly meetings and report at your neighborhood meeting, please contact the Schools Committee chair (see More Information below) or your neighborhood board to be nominated as a Schools Committee representative for your neighborhood. It's an easy commitment of a few hours each month and an enjoyable way to learn about schools and your neighborhood!


Click here for Current Action Plan -- updated 3/5/2014



Oregon Education Plans

Click on the links:

Portland Plan

Schools Committee Role and Issues

Take a look at this slide show about the committee's role and the need for neighborhoods to be involved in the schools serving them.

Click here for a review of issues that the Schools Committee currently follows.


Volunteer In Our Schools

Click here for PPS volunteer page

Call 503-764-5501 for latest changes.



Neighborhood School Survey

The Schools Committee is interested in what you think is important about schools.

Please print out and return this Neighborhood Schools Survey to SWNI.

Sharing Our Family Stories - Final Report


For More Information:


     call:   Schools Committee Chair Will Fuller  503-764-5501