Buckman is open to students in the Portland Public Schools district. We are both a neighborhood school and open to students outside the neighborhood through the PPS School Choice lottery process.

Application Process for Non-Neighborhood Families

To apply for admission to Buckman from outside the neighborhood, you are welcome to attend a school tour and then fill out the proper transfer application forms required by Portland Public Schools.

Visit the Buckman School main website for the schedule of tours for families who live outside the Buckman neighborhood.

In addition to attending a tour, you will need to complete a School Choice Application and submit it to the PPS Enrollment & Transfer Center.

The School Choice Application period begins mid-February each year and applications must be received by Portland Public Schools in early March (see the above link for specific dates) in order to be included in the lottery. More information about the transfer and school choice process is available via the links above.

Students living in the Buckman neighborhood, as defined by Portland Public Schools, do not need to fill out a School Choice Application, but they must contact the Buckman office to indicate their intention to attend Buckman. They are also encouraged to attend the “Ready Set Connect” Open house.

For further information, please contact the Buckman office at 503-916-6230 or the Portland Public Schools Enrollment & Transfer Center at 503-916-3205.