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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Sunset High School is a highly rated, public school located in Portland, OR. It has 2,082 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 47% of students are at least proficient in math and 81% in reading.

Sunset High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
81%
Percent Proficient - Math
47%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1310
403 responses
Average ACT
29
353 responses
AP Enrollment
2%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$68,586
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,269
National
$949
Median Home Value
$352,000
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
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.42 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.42 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 134 responses
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  • Football games
    23%
  • Apollos Unplugged. A charity music show.
    18%
  • Cram the Stands
    15%
  • The musical and play
    12%
  • Fine Arts
    10%
  • Basketball games
    10%
  • Spirit Week
    4%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,082
Free or Reduced Lunch
17%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.45 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.45 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.45 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$69,922
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.3%
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.60 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.60 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.60 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$17,111/ year
National
$12,239
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.68 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.68 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.68 responses
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Although the school and its facilities are pretty old, the programs are amazing. The students are all very relaxed and though many have high goals and ambitions, there isn't any toxic competition as everyone is supportive of each other. The school spirit is also amazing and leadership is always willing to help out. The science department is amazing and the teachers are always willing to help. The business department provides many opportunities and the teachers are always willing to help too! The literature department is so kind, but the grading is often questionable. The art department is definitely my favorite as they provide you with lots of resources and opportunities. The IB program is a challenge but definitely worth it too.
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My experience at Sunset High school was in-between good and not so well, I have been going to Sunset High school since freshman year. My freshman year experience alright, because I started school not knowing anyone or knowing where to go but Sunset has the greatest administration. They helped me navigate my way through the school, and always asked every student how was there day, or if anyone needed help with school to go talk to the counselors or principal. Throughout my high school experience at Sunset the great thing that happened to me was meeting my best friend. Not knowing anyone starting school we met freshman year, and we just connected I can tell her anything without her judging me along with other students, no one judges anyone for showing who they are. Now graduating in 2020 I will miss my sweet school where all my greatest memories were made.
Sunset Highschool will always hold a special place in my heart. I remember the first day walking into high school as a freshman. I was nervous, excited, and determined. Sunset Highschool turned nervous attitude upside down and now I enjoy walking through the diverse, lively hall of Sunset. The staff at Sunset High School is also what makes the environment so amazing. The experiences I have had with staff and other students have helped me learn at a fast pace. IB classes at Sunset High school have prompted me to improve on my skills in every area f study. It has also prepared me for college. I am excited to see what college brings for me, due to my wonderful experiences at Sunset.