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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Madison High School is an above average, public school located in Portland, OR. It has 1,141 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 27% of students are at least proficient in math and 47% in reading.

Madison High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
47%
Percent Proficient - Math
27%
Average Graduation Rate
83%
Average SAT
1120
50 responses
Average ACT
23
123 responses
AP Enrollment
28%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    D+
Median Household Income
$52,694
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,308
National
$949
Median Home Value
$292,676
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
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.20 responses
Poll
85%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.20 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 39 responses
Report
  • Multicultural assembly
    21%
  • Sporting events
    21%
  • Rose Festival Princess
    18%
  • Pep Assemblies
    15%
  • Theater performances/musicals
    10%
  • Senior night for soccer
    8%
  • Spirit Week
    5%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,141
Free or Reduced Lunch
67%
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.22 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.22 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.22 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$67,704
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.6%
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.24 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.24 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.24 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
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.24 responses
29%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.24 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.24 responses
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The diversity is great! The school is always trying to be very inclusive of everyone's backgrounds and cultures. There are a lot of resources for low-income families like food banks, free clothes, and extra support. The AP division is pretty top-notch and there are many AP class options. The teachers here are pretty alright but the clubs at Madison need work.
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The teachers really are the shining stars of Madison. They GENUINELY care for every single student, and they go above and beyond to serve each one. The school's spirit and inclusive environment was amazing. There is always inclusive events happening all over campus for every group on campus. We continued to have open discussions when discourses arose in our community, and that led to strong bonds and increased empathy. Madison also has the most AP courses than any other Portland Public School, AVID, College Possible, PSU partnerships, and the college and career center. If you're looking to be college ready, Madison can provide the rigor to those seeking it.
In middle school, I felt that I had no support system. Nobody helped me when they saw me struggling to understand new things at a slower pace than my peers, and I was even brought out of class multiple times by a teacher to be told that I would never graduate high school or college. I felt belittled by the adults that I thought were supposed to have faith in me. At that point, I had decided that school wasn't for me.

I knew madison was going to be different from day one. I had never seen such a diverse group of people in one place in my primarily white city of Portland. My teachers showed interest in my academics and made sure I kept my grades up. I had the opportunity to be involved and was provided with mental health services and an IEP. I felt known, supported, and respected by my teachers for the first time.

My school has helped me discover my passions and has made learning an enjoyable experience. While parent involvement could be better, an active student body makes up for it.