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Portland Christian Jr/Sr High School

Private | 6-12 | 200 students

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Living in Portland

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $167,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $820.

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Community Rating

4 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
No new ratings
2013:
Based on 2 ratings
2012:
Based on 2 ratings
2011:
Based on 1 rating

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Posted October 21, 2013

My two children have attended Portland Christian since early elementary school. What I love most about PC is the people. It also has great college-prep academics, lots of opportunities for kids to get involved in activities, and a solid faith foundation. But it is the smart, caring Christians -- students, families, and staff -- who populate the school that make it really special. What a great place for my kids!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 5, 2013

The teachers are fantastic and enhanced my desire to learn simply by caring for me as an individual. The class sizes were perfect. In addition, the academics prepared me for college! Among my peers in higher education, I would consider myself more prepared to meet the expectations of professors.


Posted November 18, 2012

PART FOUR: As a whole, Portland Christian is an amazing place to be a student. The ability to learn and the positive social interactions make this school a cut above all others. If knowledge, a positive environment and social involvement are things that are important to a parent, Portland Christian is an excellent place to consider for a child's education. The foundation for knowledge and self sufficiency must be instilled in our youth at an early age; when they are still impressionable; still trying to 'find themselves.' It is something they will carry with them their entire lives and PC is an excellent place to encourage those traits.


Posted November 5, 2012

This school is a horrible school. Do not go there, you will regret it. The teachers are extremely lazy and uneducated and are not willing to help students get the extra help they need. Another big issue with the school is the kids and the administration. The kids there in my experience have been very clicky in the social groups and are very egotistical and self centered. The administration is probably the worst you will ever find, if you wanna talk about dysfunctional and unorganized they are the living example. So if you think you kid would fit in at this school and enjoy the clicky social groups thing then send them here, otherwise you should send your kid somewhere else.


Posted January 14, 2011

I graduated in 2005 and thoroughly enjoyed my experience attending this school. It changed my life academically and spiritually.


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 85% 73%
Asian 11% N/A
Black 2% 3%
Hispanic 1% 18%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Two or more races 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Portland Christian Elementary School
Parkrose District
David Douglas District
Colleges most students attend after graduation Seattle Pacific University
University of Oregon
George Fox University
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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
School psychologist
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Recognized by The Oregonian as a top 2A school for academics, activities, athletics, and sportsmanship (2013)
  • Academic All-State, Dairy Farmers of Oregon (2013)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Graphics
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Drama club
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:15 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 5:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Jim Hill
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Christian
Associations
  • ACSI
Fax number
  • (503) 256-7777

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Advanced placement courses
  • College prep
  • Honors Courses
  • Independent Study
  • STEM
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • School psychologist
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
School leaders can update this information here.

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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Graphics

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Community service
  • Drama club
  • National Honor Society
  • Student council/government
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer time after school
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?

Students typically come from these schools
Portland Christian Elementary School
Parkrose District
David Douglas District

What does it cost?

Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Seattle Pacific University
University of Oregon
George Fox University
College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
SAT/ACT prep classes
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Students' post-graduation plans in 2012
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12425 NE San Rafael St
Portland, OR 97230
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Phone: (503) 256-3960

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