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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Westview High School is a top rated, public school located in Portland, OR. It has 2,671 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 66% in reading.
Address
4200 NW 185th Ave
Portland, OR 97229
Telephone
(503) 356-3020

Westview High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
66%
Percent Proficient - Math
47%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1320
398 responses
Average ACT
29
304 responses
AP Enrollment
35%
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Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$81,553
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,172
National
$949
Median Home Value
$361,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
81%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.42 responses
Poll
64%
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
Report
  • The Multicultural Assembly
    21%
  • Football Games
    15%
  • Spirit Week
    13%
  • Valograms- singing Valentines by the choir
    13%
  • Westview Unplugged
    10%
  • Theatre Performances
    8%
  • Basketball/baseball games
    8%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,671
Free or Reduced Lunch
28%
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.47 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.46 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.47 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$60,174
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.7%
45%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.64 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.64 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.64 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
$9,960/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.70 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.70 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.70 responses
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Westview High School Reviews

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I've gone to Westview all four years and as a senior, I can look back and say that I've been given many opportunities to grow here. Most of the teachers are easygoing and good at what they do. There's a good amount of electives to choose from and they have good sports programs as well. This year I have really seen an effort among the staff and counselors to make sure that us seniors are aware of deadlines, scholarships, and other opportunities. I love being a Wildcat!
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I graduated from WHS in 2016. I had a handful of good teachers during my time there (Helsel, Ivie, JD, Goodwin, Oyster-Sands) but most didn’t seem to care. My lifeboats were the clubs I joined and those few teachers who were passionate about what they taught. Otherwise, I don’t think I would have come to school as often as I did.

WHS is one of the few schools in Portland that’s not majority-white, and I never appreciated that diversity until college. That said, it’s definitely segregated by who’s taking advanced classes and who’s not, since your academic background from middle school actually affects that.
Your academic experience here is based on who you're around. If your friends are shooting for merit scholarships or want to go to an Ivy League, you will have much more peer pressure to take AP classes, meet a certain standard on AP/ACT/SAT/etc. tests, and achieve a certain GPA. In comparison, quite a few people in the school are focused on trades (there is an excellent woodworking and metal working workshop) or other programs where the students focus less on competing against their peers.

Almost all teachers here are willing to go above and beyond to support their students. There are also multiple tutoring programs available.

Westview has an excellent diversity in the student body and activities. We have a wide variety of clubs and sports to chose from.

Westview's cafeteria food is poor quality. I only eat in the cafeteria if I forget my lunch. Also, the bathrooms are often dirty.