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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D+
Sam Barlow High School is a public school located in Gresham, OR. It has 1,658 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 27 to 1. According to state test scores, 35% of students are at least proficient in math and 77% in reading.

Sam Barlow High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
77%
Percent Proficient - Math
35%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1120
193 responses
Average ACT
25
56 responses
AP Enrollment
25%

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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
    C-
Median Household Income
$64,337
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,172
National
$949
Median Home Value
$361,300
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
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.18 responses
Poll
61%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.18 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 52 responses
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  • Graduation
    19%
  • Sports
    19%
  • Hickout, winter music assembly, dances
    17%
  • Choir Concerts
    10%
  • Clubs
    8%
  • Assembly's
    8%
  • fashion show
    4%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,658
Free or Reduced Lunch
36%
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.21 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.21 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.21 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
27:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$61,016
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.5%
41%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.22 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.22 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.22 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$10,158/ year
National
$12,239
59%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.29 responses
14%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.29 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.29 responses
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Sam Barlow high school is filled with many excellant teachers who love what they’re doing and many caring staff who take a lot of pride in their work and for this school, especially the principal. Although there are many students who lack respect for the school and other students. While I enjoy learning at Barlow, I do wish school was less stressful and filled with more people who care about education and treat others with respect.
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The teachers were so respected and very knowledgeable and good! I never had a bad teacher here. They had a strong Christian demographic, which I liked a lot. The athletics were great. I never experienced drama. I wish there were more AP classes offered and more students who pursued academics as I did.
Sam Barlow could deal with students better. This is a lack of communication between administrators and students. Something needs to be done to bridge the gap. The faculty who works with college preparation are outstanding. The resources are great. However, the push for kids to actually reach out for that help is not quite there.