326 reviews
  1. Beaverton School District
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Readiness
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Address
13840 Nw Cornell Rd
Portland, OR 97229
Telephone
(503) 259-5050

Sunset High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
78%
Percent Proficient - Math
59%
Average Graduation Rate
83%
Average SAT
1260
160 responses
Average ACT
28
129 responses
AP Enrollment
2%

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.31 responses
Poll
68%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.31 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 91 responses
  • Football games
    27%
  • Apollos Unplugged. A charity music show.
    21%
  • Cram the Stands
    15%
  • Basketball games
    11%
  • Fine Arts
    11%
  • The musical and play
    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
2,072
Free or Reduced Lunch
24%
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.34 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.34 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.34 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$60,934
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.3%
53%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.49 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.49 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.49 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$9,605/ year
National
$11,890
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.57 responses
35%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.57 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.57 responses

Sunset High School Reviews

326 reviews
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I really love Sunset because of the people. The sense of community that flows through the halls of Sunset amazes me every day. It is so easy to make friends, find support, and you will always feel safe and at home. Staff members of Sunset are always there to help, whether it's with school work, life advice, or just building a friendly relationship. Go apollos!
There is a lot of support for extracurricular activities. I played on the JV2 soccer team, meaning that there are 3 different soccer teams to accommodate the school. That's about 70 players! Many other schools only have Varsity and maybe JV teams, however Sunset goes above and beyond.
We recently received a donation to build a new turf field for baseball and softball, the field is better than any other field I've seen in the district. Sunset is an older school but I do see the district trying to improve the facilities. The athletics at Sunset also are exceptionally good. The volleyball team places 4th in state, women's soccer got 2nd, dance places 4th and cheer placed 2nd. Those are just a few of the state rankings for 2015 so far but the coaches contribute immensely to the success of sports teams. For one the volleyball coaches go above and beyond making sure you get the right balance of practice and "free time", they care about your personal issues and they keep the drama down to a minimum. Sunset's students also have an great impact on sports. There is a student section at every game (no matter what the sport) and they make the teams feel like they are important to the success of the school! Overall the sports and fitness of Sunset is outstanding.