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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    D-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Cleveland High School is an above average, public school located in Portland, OR. It has 1,649 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 10% of students are at least proficient in math and 86% in reading.

Cleveland High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
86%
Percent Proficient - Math
10%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1290
232 responses
Average ACT
28
174 responses
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$90,837
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,300
National
$949
Median Home Value
$531,275
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.25 responses
Poll
68%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.25 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 54 responses
Report
  • Versus Week
    31%
  • Pep Rallies!
    24%
  • Sporting Events
    17%
  • Dances
    11%
  • Outside of school parties
    6%
  • Hall Decorations
    4%
  • Spirit Week
    4%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,649
Free or Reduced Lunch
18%
59%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.32 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.32 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.32 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$67,704
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.5%
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.36 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.36 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.36 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$17,777/ year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.47 responses
34%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.47 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.47 responses
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I think Cleveland's IB program is it's greatest highlight! I feel academically and mentally prepared for college thanks to the many IB classes I've taken. However, CHS doesn't really have the "traditional" high school vibe. For example, there is little school spirit, low dance and assembly attendance, and the building isn't decorative to show spirit. It is a predominately white student population with predominately white teachers. Administration lately has been passive about making change and solving issues. There are pros and cons to the school.
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The staff at Cleveland High School has made my past three years incredible. Learning about what it takes to plan things for the student body in my Leadership class has been one of my favorite opportunities. Being given the ability to be a representative for my fellow classmates has been an honor and Cleveland has given me that chance. School work won’t/isn’t always very fun but I know that at this school the teachers are there for our best interest and I wouldn’t want to be attending any other high school. The amount of empathy that the administrative has given to its community of students amazes me. Especially around the holidays when we do CHS Gives Back. We raise money, household supplies, and gifts for Cleveland community members to make the holidays a little smoother. I’m proud to associate myself with Cleveland because they truly have the students best interest at heart.
I have spent my my 4 years at Cleveland High School facing continuous discrimination and a feeling of unsafeness. Though the staff, including security guards, are doing their job, students of color are disproportionately being stopped, followed, harassed in the hallway compared to their white counterparts. Additionally, administration has taken little effective action to protect victims or rape, prevent anti-semitism, communicate with students, and increase inclusivity and equity.

Despite the poor environment, I do believe there are a handful of really amazing teachers. The social studies department has some great teachers that practice inclusivity and equity in their classrooms. But, like every school there are also a handful of teachers that should not be allowed to teach because of their actions.