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.
Sunset High School Rankings
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.40 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.40 responses
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
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Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.43 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.43 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.43 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.58 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.58 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.58 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.66 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.66 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.66 responses
Sunset High School Reviews
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.
In general, the students and staff here are nice people. Excellent principal. Taking a full IB course load is hard work and takes up too much time and energy, but the basic required classes offered at Sunset are sufficiently challenging in order to expand the mind without developing too much stress. The school itself is a bit on the older, worn out side but there are plenty of resources available to students including technology and a variety of classes to take. The only thing missing is an orchestra.
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.