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9-12
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Portland, OR
Students enrolled: 889

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546 NE 12th Ave
Portland, OR 97232

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(503) 916-5100
(503) 916-2690
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June 18, 2013
This school provided me with the oppurtunity to challenge myself as well as get ready for the future. My very first year at this school taught me the technical skills that I needed to reach my long-term goals. Not only did they allow me to focus on a specific major, but educated me about the skills needed to thrive in that field. I feel very prepared and was offered many chances to acquire hands-on knowledge. This was the best choice that I have ever made and would relive these years over and over again.

- submitted by a student
May 15, 2011
the self motivated young men and women who attend this school truly want to be where theyre at. truly a school like this is crucial for the sucess of those who do not wish to enter college for whatever reason by providing a technical skill

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 10, 2010
It prepares students for an opportunity to acquire a career right our of high school that pays a descent wage.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating November 10, 2010
Benson high school is a school filled with diversity, passion and excellence among staff, faculty and the students!!!!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating November 10, 2010
I love this school because of the hands on technical classes we have. Also for the diversity student body and the staff having so much love for all the students

- submitted by a parent
February 28, 2010
i think that benson is a great high school for all of the highschoolers.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 10, 2009
I have never seen such a great cohesion at a school before. Every day it seems the students here are mixing it up. They face huge obstacles yet school and academic success is still a major priority in their lives. The staff are more than supportive and seem to have a personal connection with the students. I look forward to visiting this school twice a week as a counseling intern.

- submitted by a community member
January 27, 2009
This school is the best of the best. You work on majors that you feel comftorble doing, have fun, and the teachers are very helpful. You work at you level and people don't judge you if you are in algebra 1-2 or trignometry.

- submitted by a student
October 15, 2008
Even if your child doesn't end up being an electrician, or a construction worker, or a nurse they still learn skills they will have for life. I have 1 Benson graduate & 1 student now (and hopefully a future Techman) who have had a great experience there. I gave 4 stars only for the fact that kids no longer have to apply to get in, so not everyone is necessarily there because of what Benson has to offer.

- submitted by a parent
January 04, 2008
Benson Polytechnic compliments a particular type of learner but falls short on meeting the needs of kids who would benefit from additional supports. The counseling staff appears to have minimal stategies for students who are struggling academically and/or having family challenges and offer little assistance to parents who are seeking advice regarding their child's options. .

- submitted by a parent
November 28, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
November 26, 2007
This is the one school that you will hear former students constantly tell you 'Benson changed my life'. I transfered into Benson in 2000, and it was the best decision I ever made. I came from the opposite environment before Benson, so being treated with respect and dignity by the staff was completely welcome. I commuted 45 minutes a day from Gresham, just to be at this school. KBPS program changed my life and helped me ultimately with my careeer. Great location, great metropolitan feel, great diversity, great environment that breeds greatness in students.

- submitted by a community member
May 10, 2007
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- submitted by a student
January 17, 2006
This school has given me so many oppertunities to succeed in life, I have been in so many places were me just saying that i went to Benson Polytech, gave me privaleges that were not offered to others. This school is a great assett to the PPSD and I'm honored to call it my high school

- submitted by a student
August 09, 2005
My daughter graduated Benson in 2000. Because of the dedication and motivation of the teachers, she has graduated from college and is now attending Graduate School to become a teacher. I commend the Benson teaching staff for discipline when necessary, for not to just passing students through the class, but making our children work hard to achieve their potential, and for simply caring. Thank you Benson teaching staff!

- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2005
Benson is probably the most diverse school in Portland. In general, students are dedicated to the school and well behaved. The health occupations and technical programs provide skills for quality jobs after high school. Students in the HOC program can find a job in a clinical setting by their junior year- providing valuable job experience. More than 80% of graduating students plan to further their education. Class sizes are relatively small (Ex. compared to Grant) and teachers are dedicated.

- submitted by a student
October 25, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
June 27, 2004
Benson has given my daughter the education she needs to succeed in life. The teachers are excellent, the students hold a tight respect for each other. A highly recommended school if your child is looking for the best education possible.

- submitted by a parent
March 26, 2004
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Benson Polytechnic High School
546 NE 12th Ave, Portland, OR  97232
(503) 916-5100
Last modified Benson Polytechnic High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Benson Polytechnic High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 19 reviews. Top