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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 1,704 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 28 to 1. According to state test scores, 35% of students are at least proficient in math and 77% in reading.
Address
5105 SE 302nd Ave
Gresham, OR 97080
Telephone
(503) 258-4850
Website

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
165 responses
Average ACT
24
54 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
    B+
  3. Housing
    C-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$60,369
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,094
National
$949
Median Home Value
$330,900
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
1,704
Free or Reduced Lunch
38%
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
28:1
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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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.
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Growing throughout the three years (almost four), I got to experience so much. There were many opportunities and many people to help me reach my goal for my future. I had people left and right help me through my journey such as my band director, the classrooms I got to help out in and the counselor in the college and career center. All pushing me to a place I needed to be in. I wish there would have been more learning opportunities and some teachers actually teaching instead of just sitting back and watching while we are struggling. Overall, it has been a great high school experience.
I really enjoy the arts prgram at Sam Barlow, the teachers in it are very respected by the students. Right now we are in the midle of renovations of the actual building itself and I do believe that it will improve the school a lot. We need better Math teachers who actually care about the students, without being oversly strict and making it impossible to pass their classes. The principal, Mr. Schmidt is very polite and seems to care a great deal about the school and the people in it. The lunch ladies are absolutely the nicest people ever, even when kids are mean to them and I appreciate them so much. There are many teachers and substitues that really do get to know thei students that listen and care about each and every one of us, making Barlow a very comfortable and trusting place to be.