Cleveland High School

277 reviews
  1. Portland Public Schools
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Readiness
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Address
3400 Se 26th Ave
Portland, OR 97202
Telephone
(503) 916-5120
Website

Cleveland High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
83%
Average SAT
1250
57 responses
Average ACT
27
57 responses

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
73%
Percent Proficient - Math
37%
AP Enrollment
Data not available
AP Exam Pass Rate
Data not available
Advanced Math Enrollment
High
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    18%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    59%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    21%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    3%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.21 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.21 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 47 responses
  • Versus Week
    34%
  • Pep Rallies!
    28%
  • Sporting Events
    15%
  • Dances
    13%
  • Outside of school parties
    6%
  • Hall Decorations
    2%
  • Winning Warriors
    2%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,524
Free or Reduced Lunch
28%
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.28 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.28 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.28 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$60,430
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.7%
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.32 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.32 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.32 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$12,286/ year
National
$11,890
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.43 responses
35%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.43 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.43 responses

Reviews

277 reviews
  • Excellent
    29
  • Very Good
    122
  • Average
    109
  • Poor
    12
  • Terrible
    5
One of the things I most enjoyed about Cleveland is the volume of opportunity the students have available to them. Whether you're interested in the arts, athletics, science, mathematics, leadership, or speech and debate, you have the chance to be involved both in and outside of the classroom. The students are really encouraged to take control of their educations and of their high school experience. I've witnessed the school evolve and take strides to be a more open-minded and academically challenging environment, all because of it's students' dedication to making positive change. If you like to be involved and passionate, you will flourish in this school.
  • Alum
  • 1 month ago
It's been a couple of years since I last attended Cleveland High School, but compared to my schooling right now in Illinois, I do not have a flattering impression of the school. The teachers were okay, though they didn't have that vested interest in the students and often times their lessons fell flat. The schooling system is block scheduled, so teachers have an hour and a half to teach their lessons. Some of this time is utilized wisely, but mostly a lot of the work is busywork, involving filling out useless paperwork and wiling away the time. Overall, the Freshmen experience was okay but nothing that sparked my desire to learn. Comparing the teachers I currently have and the ones I had in Freshmen year, it becomes obvious that the Portland public schooling system does not really strive to encourage individualistic thinking and curiosity, rather they focus more on testing and how to get the kids passing grades for their salaries.
  • Niche User
  • 9 months ago
There's an overall air of carelessness. Students are more involved in their social life than trying to learn and cliques are thing here. Once you become an established part of a certain group of kids then good luck trying to makes friends outside your friend groups. The overall usage of drugs and alcohol isn't as rare as parents would like to think, but this is a general trend in all of Portland Public Schools. Additionally, there is a distinct lack of community feel and school/students do not harbor any school spirit. Additionally, the school colors are disgusting: "gold" and green. Gold as in a horrid yellow that is reminiscent of the color concentrated urine.
  • Niche User
  • 9 months ago