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Cleveland High School

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Posted April 17, 2014

Cleveland High school has been a really awesome experience until this last year of my daughters education. The drama department, voice and science departments have been particularly amazing. Voice, led by Diane R. has won stste championships year after year and has been a great encouragement for the students. The science teachers and classes have given my daughter a great head start to her college career and have prepared her very well. The drama department, once dominated by Jane Ferguson (exceptional teacher of the milenium) is now occupied by a "teacher" from another school. If your child is into drama, I would suggest another school but if voice or science is their thing, GO TO CLEVELAND!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 23, 2013

This is probably one of the best school in the state. There is plenty of selections in classes, and everything else. Students are VERY NICE HERE AND THERE ARE NO GANGS. The drug and alcohol lovers steer clear of campus most of the time, and fighting is strictly prohibited. I came from one of PPS's worst schools, Grant, and found that Cleveland is so different and so much better. Many of the problems of being cussed at by upper class men, being called out in front of the class, and the administration doing nothing do not happen here. Unless you love shop or art (as we have few art classes and no vocational classes) you will be at home here. If your student is bright, this is the school-it has a full IB program!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 13, 2013

ever since my son has enrolled here i feel that all these opportunities have opened up for him. he seems so much more enthusiastic about going to school now than ever before. the school is so culturally diverse and the teachers are amazing an inspiring which create a great learning environment. there are no problems with gangs and drugs at this school which make it wonderful. its a shame that it is a 9 out of 10 because it should BE A 10 out of 10.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2013

My son is a freshman here and after going to Back to school night I wished that I had gone to school here! The teachers are amazing and they care about their students. They have so many activities and sports to get involved in. My son has not ever been a big fan of school and he still (of course) complains about homework... but he loves this school. I am so thankful for everything Cleveland has and is doing for my son.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2011

Cleveland is a gem. We have been amazed at the quality and dedication of the teachers and staff. Cleveland has teachers who care about their students and want them to succeed. With an IB program Cleveland shines for motivated students. It is also friendly and accepting of a wide range of students. There is leadership on acceptance and openness.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2010

Cleveland has great staff, is welcoming to everyone, offers rigorous courses, thinks on deep levels, is involved in the community, graduates a high percentage of students, and so much more.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 10, 2010

The students are motivated to both learn and teach. The staff and faculty work so hard to create a safe and nurturing environment not only the students but for the community members as well! CHS is great and getting better everyday!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 10, 2010

The students and community are energetic, passionate about others and get involved to help other people.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 21, 2008

I went to a school in a different city for my first year of high school, and was very adament about getting into Cleveland for my Sophmore year. I found that (dispite the below review) I did connect with my teachers, and the learning experience was a positive one that made me interested in subjects I hadn't been interested in before. Based on test scores and diversity, Cleveland recieved an 'A' in government reviews, getting one of the only two 'A's given to Portland Public Schools.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 7, 2008

cleveland is not diverse and is to shallow and money oreinted. also you dont get to have apersonal connection with the teachers, thats all they are is teachers, not people you want to talk too. Im upset i wasted my freshman year there and wish i had done what my gut told me to do
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 15, 2006

We enrolled our daughter at Cleveland with high hopes, especially because of its International Baccalaureate program. Perhaps our expectations were too high because of our prior experiences with excellent magnet schools in grades K-8, but our curious, enthusiastic learner was desperately unhappy at Cleveland, despite her 4.0 GPA, and we pulled her out a couple months into her sophomore year. The classes were just too uninspired to hold her interest, and crossing our fingers that they would get better when she could avail herself of the IB classes in junior year was not a sufficiently viable plan. If your child is creative and not into sports, she might complain. Listen to her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2005

My son graduated from Cleveland in 2004. He received a fantastic education (mostly IB classes)and participated in a sport every season for 4 years. He got into a great college with a very low acceptance rate - something that some parents think you need a private school to do. He really appreciated the diversity at CHS - not just ethnic, but socioeconomic and levels of ability.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2004

Cleveland was such an awesome place to exerience high school. It was such a close community that was very friendly and welcoming. The staff is always willing to lend any extra help to get the students to live up to their full potential. The International Bacculaureate program is special to Cleveland because it is the only school on the east side with this challenging curriculm. The IB classes are excellerated, like AP classes, and provide students the ability to learn from classes that are at an international standard. It's an amazing opportunity for children who want to be challenged. The spots programs at Cleveland are definetly not the worst in the PIL. Our baseball team won PIL championship last year! The coaches a Cleveland are wha makes sports there great. The coaches are all so encourging. The students at Cleveland are also awesome. There are no cliques. I loved Cleveland!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 7, 2004

I think that this school is really good for all kinds of children. They have great staff and a great educational experience. They have a doctors office right there at the school, so if any child is injured they get the help right away.
—Submitted by a parent


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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

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2010.

2010

 
 
78%
Science

2010

 
 
71%
Writing

2010

 
 
70%
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.

373 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

372 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

322 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2013.

370 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
84%
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 Students78%
Female77%
Male80%
African American19%
Asian/Pacific Islander73%
Hispanic75%
Multiracial69%
Native American67%
White84%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities42%
English language learners21%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students92%
Female89%
Male95%
African American41%
Asian/Pacific Islander74%
Hispanic94%
Multiracial93%
Native Americann/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities68%
English language learners15%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students58%
Female52%
Male66%
African American<=5%
Asian/Pacific Islander47%
Hispanic60%
Multiracial57%
Native American33%
White65%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities24%
English language learners6%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted92%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students81%
Female84%
Male77%
African American43%
Asian/Pacific Islander57%
Hispanic82%
Multiracial80%
Native American>=95%
White86%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities44%
English language learners17%
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 70% 65%
Hispanic 10% 21%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 4%
Black 5% 3%
Two or more races 5% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 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 28%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Music teacher(s)
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
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School basics

Fax number
  • (503) 916-2692

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Music teacher(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Golf
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Golf

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
Performing arts
  • Drama
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3400 SE 26th Ave
Portland, OR 97202
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