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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Parkrose High School is an above average, public school located in Portland, OR. It has 948 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 27% of students are at least proficient in math and 74% in reading.

Parkrose High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
74%
Percent Proficient - Math
27%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
1120
77 responses
Average ACT
23
34 responses
AP Enrollment
33%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$55,548
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,041
National
$949
Median Home Value
$269,725
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
71%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.21 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.21 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 39 responses
Report
  • Sporting events, dances and assemblies.
    31%
  • There are a lot of events but Prom would be on top
    23%
  • The theatre putting on a play
    21%
  • Dance competitions
    10%
  • Any theatre event
    5%
  • Choir or band concerts
    5%
  • Pep rallies
    3%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
948
Free or Reduced Lunch
77%
68%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.25 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.25 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.25 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$66,874
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.5%
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.36 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.36 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.36 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
$13,092/ year
National
$12,239
65%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.34 responses
26%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.34 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.34 responses
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Parkrose High School Reviews

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I love the student environment here. Parkrose is the most diverse high school, which makes me feel comfortable in my own skin. It is hard to find rude people because every student completely minds their own business and focuses on their own school work ethics. Even though it's not a wealthy school, it is clear that the administration tries their best to provide their students various opportunities. New classes are enrolling, and my favorite is AP art and even construction. They also have a College & Career center where people can supervise you about a student's future career path. The sports coaches are caring and supportive as well, especially in Dance and Tennis. The students around me are tired, yes, but they always persevere which motivates me, too. One downside is that the student spirit could be better, and that the school should offer more language classes.
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I liked that my teachers were always willing to help me no matter what. They made sure they were available to students at various times throughout the week.
I loved my basketball team and the friends I made while playing. I also liked the coaches and how they did their best to push us to play hard and to also have fun.
I enjoyed being part of BSU and taking the trip down south to visit several black colleges. That was an experience like no other!
The diverse environment of this school introduces students to all cultures which is ideal for their future careers. I also appreciate the teachers go the extra mile to reach out and make sure that students are doing well regarding their education. In addition to those factors, the Advanced Placement program is also another great access to students. These rigorous classes prepare students for college because they require about the same workload and expectations.
One thing that could be changed about this school is the disciplinary actions for students who misbehave. At times, students would treat class as if it is free time in which they could leave whenever they wanted. I would suggest that the school administrators be a little more strict on these students. They are not little kids anymore, the high school need to prepare them for adulthood by showing them adult-like consequences.