Century High School in Hillsboro, OR - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    9-12
  • Students
    1,698
  • Type
    Public, Coed
  • Reviews
    240 3.6
  • Ranking

Century High School is a public coed school in Hillsboro, Oregon. It has 1,698 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 82% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 240 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

2000 Se Century Blvd
Hillsboro, OR 97123
(503) 844-1800

Ratings and Reviews
3.6 from 240 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 4
    Teachers: I know that the teachers at this school want me to exceed in my endeavors but they also let us know that we are going to have to work hard for it. They give us a lot of knowledge to prepare for the future and to help decide where we want to go in life. Of course some teachers engage students through their speeches other times it won't happen which is to be expected.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Extracurriculars: There are a wide variety of extracurricular opportunities at Century. Every year, there is an assembly which is all about the many clubs and activities students can participate in. For example, key club, which is a club all about the different leadership/volunteer opportunities students can acquire, is a great thing to be apart of because of the involvement in the community. Century provides a variety of clubs that fit many students' interest and makes them enjoyable for everyone!
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: So far, throughout these last 3 years attending Century High School, I couldn't imagine myself attending or transferring to any other school, even if I could do it all over again. Century maintains a positive and cheerful environment for all students, staff, and visitors. Everyone is treated equally and with respect, which gives a feeling of being a part of a huge family. But, one of the events I have experienced that will live on with me forever is an assembly that occurred my Sophomore year. A little girl named Keira Conner, the daughter of a Century teachers, comes in with her mother and father. Keira was diagnosed with a rare disorder called a Congential Disorder of Glycosylation in 2012. It effected every part of her life, which had most the school extremely emotion when hearing the explanation of the disorder which included seizures, deafness and the difficulty breathing. Century High School adopted Keira as their "Sparrow". Fully invested in the vast majority of fundraisers that went towards Keira's treatment, Century never gave up hope. Although I, myself, did not personally know Keira or her family, she not only touched the lives of many that did personally know her, but mine as well. Unfortunately, Keira peacefully passed away on April 14th, 2016 at Doernbecher Children's Hospital, breaking the hearts of many, including all of Century High School. Her spirit lives on with us everyday. Students have made pink bracelets and t-shirts, pink being her favorite color, with the words "Team Keira". When I attended the National Leadership Conference at Century, students from all over the state made blankets to donate to Dorenbecher Children's Hospital. Century goes above and beyond for their staff members and community, and what was done for Keria is what makes Century High School such an extraordinary school to attend.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Teachers: Teachers at Century High School are like no other. The amount of hard work they put into their lessons, making sure they are involved in as much activities as they can be around the school, as well as the how much they value their students' education is impeccable. There has rarely been a moment where I've questioned a teacher's ability to clearly communicate information in the classroom. When a student needs clarification or assistance, they will make themselves available under any circumstance to make sure that student gets what he/she needs accomplished. I believe these teachers are truly genuine individuals that care about their students' success in school.
    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Student Culture & Diversity: I have definitely seen some of this, bu for the most part it isn't that present. Most students stick with their group of friends and don't bother others.

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2.33 Hillsboro High School 2 mi. 1,387
3.00 Aloha High School 3 mi. 2,062
3.66 International School of Beaverton - High School 3 mi. 867
2.66 Liberty High School 4 mi. 1,454
3.66 Westview High School 4 mi. 2,470

Around Century High School

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity

Gender

Gender
Female 47%
Male 52%

Student Diversity

Century High School United States Oregon Aloha High School Hillsboro High School International School of Beaverton - High School Liberty High School Westview High School
White 52.0% 51.0% 64.0% 45.0% 46.0% 46.0% 54.0% 47.0%
Hispanic 25.0% 25.0% 22.2% 34.0% 42.0% 15.0% 32.0% 17.0%
Asian 12.0% 4.8% 3.9% 7.0% 5.0% 23.0% 4.0% 23.0%
African American 3.0% 15.0% 2.4% 3.0% 2.0% 1.0% 2.0% 4.0%
Multiracial 3.0% 2.8% 5.2% 7.0% 2.0% 11.0% 4.0% 6.0%
Native American 1.0% 1.1% 1.6% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0.7% 1.0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Enrollment

Enrollment
Grade 9 27.1%
Grade 10 23.2%
Grade 11 25.4%
Grade 12 24.3%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 32 responses

  • 62% Yes
  • 34% Not sure.
  • 3% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 17 responses

  • 28% There are lots of extracurricular activities
  • 23% The Staff
  • 18% Easy to get around
  • 18% Almost everyone is friendly
  • 13% Diversity

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 10 responses

  • 36% Younger students still act like 5 year olds
  • 29% We're terrible at sports and college prep.
  • 14% Outdated technology
  • 14% Lack of school spirit
  • 7% Amount of disrespect students show to teachers

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 18 responses

  • 39% Arts programs.
  • 28% We have solid academic performance
  • 17% Equal balance between sports and arts
  • 11% We have really good sports teams
  • 6% Doing things for the right reason

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 17 responses

  • 53% A school that is proud to be what they are.
  • 24% Passionate theater and color guard programs
  • 12% Not a sports school....
  • 12% A school that makes the best of a bad budget.

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 13 responses

  • 54% If you need help you have to speak up
  • 46% Find a sport/club/activity you love

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 18 responses

  • 17% I love everything about this school.
  • 78% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 6% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.