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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Health & Science School is a highly rated, public, magnet school located in Beaverton, OR. It has 702 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 57% of students are at least proficient in math and 69% in reading.
Address
18640 NW Walker Rd
Beaverton, OR 97006
Telephone
(503) 533-1853

Health & Science School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
69%
Percent Proficient - Math
57%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1210
26 responses
Average ACT
25
24 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
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$75,599
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,249
National
$949
Median Home Value
$282,300
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
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
Poll
88%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 14 responses
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  • Crew
    57%
  • Crew Olympics
    21%
  • Dances
    7%
  • Homecoming
    7%
  • Spirit Week
    7%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
702
Free or Reduced Lunch
43%
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$60,174
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.4%
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.15 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.15 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.15 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,960/ year
National
$12,239
57%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.14 responses
29%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.14 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.14 responses
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My son is a freshman in high school and has been a student at HS2 since 6th grade. HS2 was a good Middle School experience for him, and while he thought about applying to another “Option” high school or go to Southridge, he ultimately decided to stick with HS2. In the HS2 Middle School most of his teachers were good, one or two were terrible, and two were outstanding. One month into his freshman year it appears that his High School teachers are not as strong as his Middle School teachers were. Two are brand new to HS2, and this year (2018-19) might be a high turnover year for faculty and staff since the school has a new principal. Academics are solid at HS2, but they could be stronger.

A real plus: It has been remarkably free of the prepubescent and adolescent drama that dominates so many typical high schools.

A real minus: The school desperately lacks extracurriculars and after school offerings that could build school spirit and foster lifelong bonds between kids.
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One thing I like about Health and science is the fact that they are very open to different cultures. For example in my school, we will have a cultural festival that opens the different people that are in the different cultures. Also, we have a club called M.E.C.H.A that supports groups of a minority, like the Mexican community. We will put up parties like Dia de Los Muertos, that everyone is invited to. Our school welcomes people of different cultures and races. In terms of teachers of a different race, our school is pretty poor. The teachers are 95% white and I think that's what makes the school average. Even the Beaverton School District hasn't had a Mexican member. I feel that if our school was more diverse in terms of teachers, more students of different races would feel more welcome to meet a teacher of their own race. To feel more welcome, then to feel like an outcast or a minority.
Health and science is a really great school. When I first came to health and science I thought I wouldn’t like it. As soon as I started making friends it got better. Since the school is pretty small everyone knows eachother which makes it a welcoming school for new students. The teachers are nice and are always there for you even when you think no one is. The school is helpful in talking to us about the classes that we need to take, and how we can be prepared for college. It’s a challenged based school, which all the more is why I like health and science. It prepares me for the world.