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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  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 2,300 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 54% of students are at least proficient in math and 77% in reading.
Address
13840 NW Cornell Rd
Portland, OR 97229
Telephone
(503) 356-2960

Sunset High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
77%
Percent Proficient - Math
54%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1300
331 responses
Average ACT
29
284 responses
AP Enrollment
2%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$64,619
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,172
National
$949
Median Home Value
$328,400
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
84%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.38 responses
Poll
68%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.38 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 121 responses
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  • Football games
    24%
  • Apollos Unplugged. A charity music show.
    19%
  • Cram the Stands
    15%
  • Fine Arts
    11%
  • The musical and play
    11%
  • Basketball games
    10%
  • Car Washes
    2%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,300
Free or Reduced Lunch
25%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.41 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.41 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.41 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$61,099
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.3%
54%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.56 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.56 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.56 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
$11,875/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.64 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.64 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.64 responses
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Sunset High School has a fantastic community and with that comes a lot of unique opportunities. The community is perhaps that most profound aspect that comes together to make this school. While this benefits the school, along with its rigorous class options, and the group of teachers, the school falls behind the competition with its old infrastructure. Overall, the school has many great parts which elevate it above average, but can not keep up with the new and technologically-advanced schools.
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The community of Sunset High School is so strong! With teachers that care and students that often support one another, I feel so grateful to be a part of this group of learners.
SHS is a great community with many teachers who go above and beyond to help students learn. The dances are fun, the assemblies, school rallies and motivational speakers are awesome and leadership, Band, Choir, Theatre, Crew, Clubs and sports teams are downright amazing!