Cesar Chavez School - Portland Public Schools

This school was built in 1928 and was originally called Portsmouth. It started as a K-8 school and eventually became a 6-8th. In 2010, this school was renamed in honor of Cesar Chavez. Cesar Chavez was known for his advocacy for the rights of farmworkers and other migrant communities to be treated with the respect and dignity of human beings. Cesar also advocated for safe foods and was a leader in eliminating the use of some pesticides that were known to be dangerous for humans. Cesar left us with a legacy for advocacy for social justice and equality. Our school is proud to be named after such an important American hero. We are known as the Cesar Chavez Cyclones and our school colors are red, black, and silver.