The public schools that serve students in the Reed Neighborhood are Grout Elementary, Hosford Middle School, and Cleveland High School. For more detailed information, visit Portland Public Schools at: www.pps.k12.or us.
D.A.Grout (K-5) is a small elementary school enrolling 350 students. Grout offers a dedicated schoolwide literacy program, a math curriculum joining visuals with concepts, Junior Great Books to build higher-order thinking skills, PE, computer technology, music, and visual and performing arts for all students. It has a pre-school, full-day kindergarten; YMCA- provided childcare onsite; and an active PTA and Community Outreach program.
Hosford Middle School (6-8) is a diverse and culturally rich school, with a focus on world languages, and an emphasis on its strong and rigorous core academic programs. Honored for its academic achievement, Hosford flexibly groups students from across grade levels into core classes based on their ability. Hosford offers Spanish and Mandarin Chinese Immersion programs as part of its curriculum, as well as a wide variety of before and after school activities.
Cleveland High School, located on 26th and Powell, has an enrollment of about 1500 students. Cleveland is renowned for its high academic standards in all content areas. It hosts the only special-focus Business Program within PPS, and is one of only two Portland schools authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, a two-year curriculum for motivated students. Cleveland offers programs in Spanish and Chinese Immersion, Special Education, English Language Learners, as well as partnerships with local colleges for academically advanced students.
Tucker-Maxon School, at 28th and Holgate, began in 1947 as a school where deaf children learned to speak. Today this nurturing, child-centered program joins students with typical hearing and children with hearing loss, in small, collaborative classes (grades K-5).
While focusing on language and speech development, and by creating a language-rich environment, this unique elementary school curriculum incorporates Oregon’s common curriculum goals and meets or exceeds all state standards.
Reed College is a four-year liberal arts college of very high academic standing which was founded in 1908.
With an undergraduate student body of about 1400, the college makes a wealth of on campus events open to the public. The Cooley Art Gallery features curated art exhibits; visiting artists and lecturers present at Vollum Center; and the Kaul auditorium is the performance site for many esteemed and world renowned performers. Reed hosts a variety of workshops and camps during the summer months after classes are over. The Reed Office of Events maintains close contact with the Reed Neighborhood Association to keep it abreast of new activities on campus.
Blooming Garden Preschool is a small, neighborhood preschool offering classes for children who are 3 and 4 years old. We are located in Trinity United Methodist Church on the corner of Cesar Chavez (39th) and Steele.
Blooming Garden offers low teacher-child ratios with experienced and loving teachers. Our daily routine includes both structured activities and open-ended opportunities for play, art and learning through exploration.
Our theme-based curriculum includes daily story time, music and movement, art and science opportunities, and playtime in our outdoor and indoor play areas.
Please call us at the school for more information (503) 775-4883.
Other churches in the neighborhood house private independent preschools (see Churches)