Parkrose School District is a public school district located in Portland, OR. It has 3,292 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 26% of students are at least proficient in math and 48% in reading.
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Parkrose School District Reviews
The school is one of the most diverse high school, which made my experiences there also very diverse and quite enjoyable. Some teachers aren't the best at teaching their students and one that I know of was arrested during his time teaching, but mostly they are good teachers. Also, recently there was nearly a school shooting but fortunately nobody was hurt. It seems a school shooting is a more average occurrence in schools, but it's not average to be so close to one.
Overall, I took mostly AP courses during my time at Parkrose. As a result, I had some truly outstanding teachers. The facilities, however, have much to be desired. The elevator only works occasionally, and you need a key or a janitor to access it. All of our art classes and some math classes are in a building nicknamed the "FAB," a small, humid building about a 6-minute walk from the actual classrooms in the main building.
Overall Parkrose was an awesome school district for my children. There is definitely a sense of community built around the schools. There are a lot of very dedicated and caring teachers and a good offering of subjects. Unfortunately budget cuts have taken away many things like music and sports for middle schoolers. Foreign language at the high school level only offers Spanish which isn't very good especially when it is required for graduation. I really wish they were able to offer cooking/home economics, shop classes like wood shop, auto shop etc. because college is not for everyone. A personal finance class would also be good to help kids understand taxes and banking etc. Our family had a great experience there and I wouldn't change schools if they had to attend there today.