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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Summit High School is a highly rated, public school located in Bend, OR. It has 1,526 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 27 to 1. According to state test scores, 51% of students are at least proficient in math and 83% in reading.
Address
2855 NW Clearwater Dr
Bend, OR 97701
Telephone
(541) 355-4000
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Summit High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
83%
Percent Proficient - Math
51%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1230
223 responses
Average ACT
27
146 responses
AP Enrollment
48%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$59,152
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,061
National
$949
Median Home Value
$298,200
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
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.21 responses
Poll
67%
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 57 responses
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  • Football games and school dances
    26%
  • Mister thunder pagent
    25%
  • Battle of the sexes
    14%
  • Homecoming Dance
    14%
  • Prom
    9%
  • Spirit Week
    7%
  • Homecoming
    2%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,526
Free or Reduced Lunch
18%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.24 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.24 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.24 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
27:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$55,700
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.4%
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.27 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.27 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.27 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
$13,162/ year
National
$12,239
80%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.30 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.30 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.30 responses
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Summit is very competitive in both academics and athletics. Although I do feel very prepared for college and satisfied with my social experiences, I wish Summit High School offered more diversity and better math and science programs. All of the literature and writing teachers are top of the line and have very supportive, interactive, successful classes. However, the science classes seem underfunded and like they do no have the teachers or equipment to support and teach kids who love subjects like biology and chemistry. The same thing can be said for the math department, classes like Algebra and Statistics are not fulfilling at Summit. The teachers are very kind and helpful and do their best to help students succeed. Summit provides students with many job shadowing opportunities, extracurricular activities , sports, and clubs. It is a very well rounded school as far as academics, athletics, and music programs go.
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I transferred to Summit High School from out of state for my sophomore year. In terms of activities, I have found that Summit has an abundance of school spirit and pride for athletics. Summit is an athletically driven institution. Clubs are numerous with a select few being heavily supported while others fall wayside. However, starting and joining clubs are easy. There is little to no diversity within the school population. The vast majority of students at Summit are white upper-class individuals. From my experience, differences are celebrated. However, students seem to have an entitled attitude and are somewhat standoffish. Academically, the courses offered are widespread with a varied course level. The teachers are devoted to their students and will work with the students to help them succeed. Before enrolling at Summit, I would carefully look at the demographics and academic rigor. There are two other high schools in the near vicinity that may be a better match compared to Summit .
I liked most of my teachers, they seemed like they really wanted me to not only succeed, but excel. They supported me and I made amazing friends through that school that I hope to keep for life; however, the school culture wasn't the best for people like me who weren't of upper middle class or just plain rich, along with the fact that, like most schools, there were flaws in the way that they dealt with students and which programs they put the most funding towards. I'd also say that since there are so many students in the school and so little staff, our college preparation program wasn't the best it could be, and I can say the same for our mental health COUNSELOR. We had only one for over a thousand students. These staff members tried their best, but there's only so much they could really do.