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Benson Polytechnic High School
  • Public, Magnet
  • PORTLAND, OR

Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Diversity
    grade A+
  3. Teachers
    grade B minus
  4. College Prep
    grade B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade B minus
  6. Administration
    grade C+
  7. Sports
    grade B+
  8. Food
    grade C+
  9. Resources & Facilities
    grade B minus

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Benson Polytechnic High School is an above average, public, magnet school located in PORTLAND, OR. It has 1,005 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 32% of students are at least proficient in math and 68% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
68%
Percent Proficient - Math
32%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1150
113 responses
Average ACT
23
60 responses
AP Enrollment
21%

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Living in the Area

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade D+
  2. Good for Families
    grade A
  3. Housing
    grade C minus
Median Household Income
$51,904
National
$64,994
Median Rent
$1,316
National
$1,096
Median Home Value
$592,719
National
$229,800

Culture & Safety

Poll
96%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 23 responses
Poll
96%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 23 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 66 responses
  • Tech Show
    26%
  • Spirit week
    15%
  • Health fair
    9%
  • Visdo/Photography major
    9%
  • Photography
    8%
  • Senior Pranks
    8%
  • Track and Field
    8%

Students

Diversity
grade A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,005
Free or Reduced Lunch
43%
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 25 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 25 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 25 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$67,704
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.9%
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 32 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 32 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 32 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade B minus
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$17,777 / year
National
$12,239
55%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 31 responses
23%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 31 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 31 responses

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