I personally did not live the environment of Cleveland, but I did transfer there for their IB prgram. I did not like the lack of diversity and I feel the people were very closed minded in a different way. They were TOO liberal. They believe what htier parents believe without knowing all the details and there was little acceptance to any type of religion. More christians I ever met at Cleveland did not feel comfortable being open about their religious beliefs.
I enjoyed a lot of clubs they offered. Lacrosse, French Club, etc.
This school is unique because its spawning grounds for the typical Portland being. The "vibes" at school are different even in comparison to down the street at Franklin. It is slightly earthy and free. If i had the choice I would have just went to Madison High School. I do not believe transfering there was worth the class/education difference. The teachers do expect more out of you but I believe I would have gotten just as far.