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 Sun, 11/24/2013 *** Check back periodically as we add features.
Latest on Smith School and Enrollment Balancing
Click here for an Oregonian article on boundary changes being planned over the next 2 years, to go into effect in the 2015-16 school year.
The Ashcreek NA rep to the committee has reintroduced the idea of opening Smith again. Bob Alexander, Portland Public Schools Director of Planning & Asset Management did not show up for the October meeting, but a PPS rep will address the December Ashcreek NA meeting 7 PM on Monday, 12/9 - Room 34 of the Multnomah Center 7688 SW Capitol Hwy.
NOTE: the PDF file of the 2006 Rieke School plan that kept Rieke open is too large (4 MB) to upload. For a PDF copy, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SWNI Schools Committee meets third Thursday of every OTHER month: September, November, January, March, May.
Next Meeting: Thursday, January 16, 2014, 7 PM in Room 4, Multnomah Center 7688 SW Capitol Hwy at 31st.
Meetings are open to the public and everyone is welcome.
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!
For minutes of past meetings, click here
Current Action Plan -- updated September 19, 2013
Oregon Education Plans
(click on the links)
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.
Volunteer In Our Schools
Call 503-764-5501 for latest changes.
*** UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED, ALL VOLUNTEERS MUST HAVE A BACKGROUND CHECK ***
State of our Schools
Take a look at this PDF file for a summary of the results from our survey of principals in 2011-12
Neighborhood School Survey
The Schools Committee is interested in what you think is important about schools.
Sharing Our Family Stories - Final Report
For More Information:
call: Schools Committee Chair Will Fuller 503-764-5501