Jefferson High School (Portland, Oregon)

at 5210 N Kerby Ave, Portland, 97217-2699 United States

Jefferson High School (Portland, Oregon)
5210 N Kerby Ave
Portland , OR 97217-2699
United States
Contact Phone
P: (503) 916-5180


Jefferson High School is a public high school in Portland, Oregon, founded in 1908.HistoryJefferson opened in September 1908, and was initially named Albina High School, but was renamed Thomas Jefferson High School in early 1909. The school wasn't ready in 1908, but was opened early due to overcrowding. It was finished on February 6, 1910. Hopkin Jenkins was principal at Jefferson from opening until June 1940.Due to the baby boom and passing of a $25 million building levy by the school district in 1947, a new high school was slated.In September 1991, "at least six fires" were set at the school by an arsonist.On January 7, 2008, Mayor Potter relocated City Hall to Jefferson for a week. Potter held a City Council meeting and delivered the State of the City address there. The aim was stated to be to "give students, parents and educators a first hand lesson in how government really works - and to showcase the opportunities, successes and challenges facing every school in Portland's six public school districts."

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