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Sunset High School

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Posted April 11, 2012

Sunset High School is an amazing school. All in all, Beaverton School District is great! There are many opportunities there, and the curriculum is great too (many AP, IB classes, etc). Compare to many other school which I have attended, the teachers, the students, and just about everything are exceptional. The students will learn and they will enjoy it, as the teachers will teach with a great attitude and make the learning process fun. Sports are fantastic and are one of the greatest in which I have seen and participated in. *It actually al depends on the students, because many people disagree with the above average rating on this school, but it is never the school or the teachers. If a student wants to learn and excell, they will do so -I would know. My freshman year I was terrible towards the end, but that is only because I gave up on myself. This school is AWESOME!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 28, 2009

It's a pretty good school. lots of advanced learning opportunities and interesting clubs (IB, honors, amnesty international, iron chef, etc.), and you're bound to make friends from different groups among the students. only problem is a small percentage of the students who routinely slack off, swear and tease to make themselves look big, and only bring their grade up so they can compete in sports rather than succeed in life. the 'smart' kids are often teased for just putting in more effort than the rest. AND students are allowed to listen to their iPods IN CLASS! how could they possibly listen to what the teacher is saying, when rap is blaring into their eardrums?! it's easy... they can't. Sunset has awesome teachers, fascinating classes, and a wonderfully diverse student body. It's just those few slackers who dampen the experience
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 4, 2009

Sunset is a great school. It is great because of the teachers, staff, parents, students and curriculum. I have had two children attend Sunset. They have benefited from sports, choir, music, AB courses, and Model United Nations. One is now attending a top 20 US college and the other will be graduating this year. The teachers at Sunset care about their students, they go extra the mile they want their students to make a contribution to society, to achieve, to follow their dreams and passion. The school has my highest recommendation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2009

K well I just need to say that Sunset is by ALL means NOT the best school in the district, but better then a LOT. I would rate a 5/10 - Average. Theres nothing too special about this school. But the schools in the area aren't really too great either. There are basic good things like hey there's no gang violence, drug usage, or vulgar behavior (thank goodness) but again its a school that isn't really memorable, it doesn't stand OUT. _ It just blends in. there's better schools out there.(period)
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 30, 2008

Obviously it's been awhile since Sunset has had a review. But a lot of changes have been made and not for the good. Over exessive punishments are handed out to some but not the ones who really need it. Teachers are spending less time helping students and kids are stuggling to gradutate. i think Sunset needs to find a way to get themselves back on track.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2006

Having children attend SHS, I can verify what a great school that it is! The teachers are friendly and helpful, and really care about the students. The IB program is outstand, and the school facilities are lovely. One concern I have is about the level of discipline-- I believe that the students recieve more freedom than they should be recieving.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2005

Great school! They set high standards, and work to make sure the students are successful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2004

Hallo from Germany, our daughter Friederike is visiting K 12 in the Sunset High School in Beaverton as an exchange student.Your schoolsystem so so different from the German . She likes it so much. She told us about the involved teachers and nice students. We are so glad, that she can visit this school for one year. Thank you for everything you did for her. Sigrid and Heinrich Engelhard
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2004

Great School. Advanced students can take the IB program and get sophmore standing in college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2004

Good for preparing students for college
—Submitted by a student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2010.

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2010.

2010

 
 
82%
Science

2010

 
 
74%
Writing

2010

 
 
60%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

448 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

448 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

449 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2013.

449 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
76%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

All Students83%
Female82%
Male83%
African American67%
Asian/Pacific Islander91%
Hispanic58%
Multiracial>=95%
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities43%
English language learners21%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation21%

Reading

All Students94%
Female>=95%
Male93%
African American86%
Asian/Pacific Islander93%
Hispanic82%
Multiracial>=95%
Native Americann/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities79%
English language learners21%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation25%

Science

All Students79%
Female77%
Male81%
African American57%
Asian/Pacific Islander76%
Hispanic41%
Multiracial>=95%
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities37%
English language learners5%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation<=5%

Writing

All Students76%
Female81%
Male71%
African American57%
Asian/Pacific Islander82%
Hispanic42%
Multiracial89%
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities41%
English language learners11%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 59% 65%
Hispanic 18% 21%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 14% 4%
Two or more races 6% 5%
Black 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 29%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

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  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

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  • School psychologist
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  • Assistant principal(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • School psychologist
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Library
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  • Cross country
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Cross country
  • Soccer

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Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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Portland, OR 97229
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