Cleveland High School in Portland East Township, OR - Niche

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Cleveland High School is a public school in Portland East Township, Oregon. It has 1,520 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 84% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 247 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

3400 Se 26th Ave
Portland, OR 97202
(503) 916-5120

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3.6 from 247 reviews
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    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: My overall experience at this school so far has been alright. My favorite experience is probably meeting every other Tuesday afterschool for Cooking Club during my Freshman and Sophomore years. This school is unique because of the fact that the IB program is put into place at this school and the fact that we have a Nike field.
    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Administration & Policies: At Cleveland, we have a very strong student presence. What I mean is that students are very engaged in voicing their opinions and are not afraid of fighting for what they believe in. Dress code and the controversial policies around sexual orientation is very much being fought for at Cleveland. The school administration is listening to our concerns and their is a communication bridge between the student body and the school administration. This bridge is also built between guidance counselors and office staff.
    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Sports & Fitness: At Cleveland, sports is something very important to the student body. Many of its students are involved in some way or another with sports or a fitness class. There are four classes dedicated to fitness at Cleveland: Freshman Physical Education (requirement), Strength and Speed Training (which satisfies the requirement for Freshman Physical Education), CrossFit, and Weight Training.
    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Extracurriculars: The extracurricular opportunities at this school are at standard level. Cleveland's Speech and Debate Team is one of the most popular clubs that people tend to join since their team always do well in competition. The administration is very open to the idea of starting new clubs and it eager to hear about how every club is doing.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Overall Experience: 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.

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
2.33 Benson Polytechnic High School 2 mi. 889
3.00 Franklin High School 2 mi. 1,480
3.33 Grant High School 3 mi. 1,565
3.33 Alameda Elementary School 3 mi. 782
3.66 Lincoln High School 3 mi. 1,476

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


Male 47%
Female 52%

Student Diversity

Cleveland High School United States Alameda Elementary School Benson Polytechnic High School Franklin High School Grant High School Lincoln High School
White 69.0% 51.6% 85.0% 29.0% 49.0% 65.0% 74.0%
Hispanic 9.0% 24.5% 4.0% 26.0% 16.0% 4.0% 7.0%
Asian 8.0% 4.7% 1.0% 15.0% 20.0% 4.0% 7.0%
Multiracial 5.0% 2.6% 6.0% 4.0% 4.0% 6.0% 5.0%
African American 4.0% 15.2% 1.0% 22.0% 7.0% 17.0% 3.0%
Native American 1.0% 1.1% 0% 0% 1.0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 1.0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 25.3%
Grade 10 28.9%
Grade 11 25.7%
Grade 12 20.1%

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 23 responses

  • 74% Yes
  • 22% Not sure.
  • 4% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 19 responses

  • 24% Teachers
  • 21% Close nit community
  • 18% Classes, Sports, and Students
  • 18% Vibes
  • 15% Academics
  • 6% Liberal politics

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 16 responses

  • 25% Building
  • 17% People
  • 17% Pep assemblies
  • 17% No courtyard or outside seating
  • 17% Some of the teachers are insane.
  • 8% Sporting events

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 20 responses

  • 85% IB program
  • 15% The Nike Field

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 18 responses

  • 39% Hipster
  • 33% Open-minded white with a splash of color
  • 17% Accepting
  • 6% Uppermiddle class white
  • 6% Rich White Hipster Stereotype

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 17 responses

  • 65% Get involved, try everything
  • 12% Make friends in your core classes.
  • 12% Take IB tests seriously but don't do full diploma
  • 6% Take advantage of the IB Diploma program
  • 6% You're wasting your time with IB, AP is far better

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 10 responses

  • 20% I love everything about this school.
  • 60% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 20% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.