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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C-
  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 1,599 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 15% of students are at least proficient in math and 91% in reading.
Address
3400 SE 26th Ave
Portland, OR 97202
Telephone
(503) 916-5120
Website
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Cleveland High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
91%
Percent Proficient - Math
15%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1290
174 responses
Average ACT
28
152 responses
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Median Household Income
$75,385
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,188
National
$949
Median Home Value
$461,217
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
91%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.23 responses
Poll
70%
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 50 responses
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  • Versus Week
    34%
  • Pep Rallies!
    26%
  • Sporting Events
    16%
  • Dances
    12%
  • Outside of school parties
    6%
  • Hall Decorations
    2%
  • Spirit Week
    2%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,599
Free or Reduced Lunch
28%
63%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.30 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.30 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.30 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$64,605
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.5%
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.34 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.34 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.34 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
$14,434/ year
National
$12,239
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.45 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.45 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.45 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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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.
Although rated high for PPS, I question how well these kids are being prepared for college or the real world. Son finishing up his junior year and getting him to go to school is such a challenge as a working parent well gone before he has to leave. I get calls from Cleveland about missing classes everyday. Discussed this with guidance as there are no penalties coming from Cleveland. I was told “Cleveland HS doesn’t like to penalize kids who can get it done without attending classes”. ????????? Really ??????? Isn’t that truancy??????? So my so. Is failing a couple classes because he is lazy and doesn’t turn his work in. Several projects/assignments are months overdue. That’s okay. His teachers will give him up to the last day of school to turn these in for full credit????? I don’t want him to get full credit. The consequences should be his poor grades. Perhaps Cleveland is rated so high because they don’t hold kids accountable for anything and graduate them???