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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Grant High School is a highly rated, public school located in Portland, OR. It has 1,511 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 42% of students are at least proficient in math and 77% in reading.

Grant High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
77%
Percent Proficient - Math
42%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1250
311 responses
Average ACT
28
197 responses
AP Enrollment
31%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$125,325
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,604
National
$949
Median Home Value
$652,932
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
75%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.24 responses
Poll
79%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.24 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 49 responses
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  • Sport Games
    35%
  • Dances
    16%
  • National Honors Society
    10%
  • Poetry slam
    6%
  • Grantasia
    6%
  • School musical
    6%
  • Choir
    4%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,511
Free or Reduced Lunch
13%
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.25 responses
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.24 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.25 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$67,704
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.4%
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.36 responses
89%
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
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$17,777/ year
National
$12,239
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.36 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.36 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.36 responses
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Academics: Well above average for a public school. Although, like any school, it has some uninspired teachers, I have found that almost all of my classes feel challenging and active. They are also very helpful, almost always available for help before/after school and during lunch. The library is really well-stocked, and there is good access to technology. Because of this, a good portion of the work is assigned and turned in through google classroom and google drive, which I find far better than handwriting.

The best part of the school, though, is the community. Classrooms feel active due to the general energy that many students give off. There is minimal conflict between students, and for the most part I feel that people are always excited to make new friends.

Definitely a school I'm glad to have spent the last four years at, and a strong competitor against area private schools for students who are motivated to succeed.
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Grant has very good extra curricular activities such as the sports and music programs, the renowned US Constitution Team, mock trial, theater and dance departments, etc. However, the education is mediocre. For a public school there is obviously minimal funding but the academics could definitely be at a higher standard and more AP classes could be available to students. Environment is good, cafeteria is a bit scary, campus is very beautiful and is getting a remodel currently!
Grant, for the most part, is very welcoming and accepting of anyone regardless of who you are. Even though we strive for this, our lack of a lot of diversity makes it hard to see. We have a large variety of clubs that gives everyone opportunities to connect with similar people and make friends. Our sports teams and other teams are all very passionate about what they do, but our student body could definitely be more involved. Grant, unfortunately, has a lack of great teachers, especially within the math department, and biased administration. Our Portland-based school creates the effect of the majority of the people connected to our school being left-leaning in terms of politics. This has led to some unfortunate conflicts in the past that have even gotten a teacher fired. In the future, if Grant's student body were more diverse, teachers better trained, and administration less biased, I believe that we would have a near-perfect high school experience.