Cleveland High School in Portland, OR - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    9-12
  • Students
    1,524
  • Type
    Public
  • Reviews
    262 3.6
  • Ranking

Cleveland High School is a public school in Portland, Oregon. It has 1,524 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 86% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 262 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.6 from 262 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 3
    Health & Safety: There aren't measures really to prevent people coming into the school. Yes, there is a front desk and etc. but there aren't locked doors really until night time. There are some fire drills and what not, and there is a security guard or two walking around, making sure kids aren't wearing gang symbols and watching the known gang members.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Extracurriculars: When I went to this school there weren't a lot of clubs, though since I've left, one of my best friends has started Key club which has garnered a wide following. So I will say the extracurriculars have improved since I went there, but overall, there aren't a lot of pickings.
    • Niche User
    • 2
    Overall Experience: 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
    • 3
    Teachers: 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.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: My overall experience at Cleveland has been great. I have the ability to get help that I need from multiple places around campus, that are a properly posted around campus. The teachers, for the most part, are respectful and respected in return. I think the biggest draw-back would be the size of the cafeteria compared to the student body. The cafeteria is really small.

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Comparable Schools

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3.00 Benson Polytechnic High School 2 mi. 828
3.33 Franklin High School 2 mi. 1,456
3.66 Grant High School 3 mi. 1,485
3.66 Lincoln High School 3 mi. 1,563
2.66 Milwaukie High School 4 mi. 1,084

Around Cleveland High School

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

Gender

Gender
Female 50%
Male 49%

Student Diversity

Cleveland High School United States Benson Polytechnic High School Franklin High School Grant High School Lincoln High School Milwaukie High School
White 68.0% 51.0% 28.0% 51.0% 66.0% 74.0% 60.0%
Asian 9.0% 4.8% 15.0% 19.0% 4.0% 9.0% 2.0%
Hispanic 9.0% 25.0% 28.0% 17.0% 6.0% 7.0% 27.0%
African American 5.0% 15.0% 21.0% 5.0% 14.0% 3.0% 1.0%
Multiracial 4.0% 2.8% 4.0% 4.0% 7.0% 5.0% 5.0%
Native American 1.0% 1.1% 0% 1.0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 1.0% 0% 0% 0%

Enrollment

Enrollment
Grade 9 25.5%
Grade 10 25.9%
Grade 11 23.2%
Grade 12 25.5%

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 30 responses

  • 67% Yes
  • 23% Not sure.
  • 10% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 22 responses

  • 22% Teachers
  • 20% Academics
  • 17% Classes, Sports, and Students
  • 17% Close nit community
  • 17% Vibes
  • 7% Liberal politics

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 18 responses

  • 20% Building
  • 17% People
  • 17% No courtyard or outside seating
  • 13% Pep assemblies
  • 13% Some of the teachers are insane.
  • 7% Lacked Technology
  • 7% Sporting events
  • 3% Lack of diversity
  • 3% Hierarchy of recognition

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 23 responses

  • 87% IB program
  • 13% The Nike Field

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 22 responses

  • 32% Hipster
  • 27% Open-minded white with a splash of color
  • 23% Accepting
  • 5% Uppermiddle class white
  • 5% A field of clouds with hardly any rainbows.
  • 5% Low/middle class hipsters/posers
  • 5% Rich White Hipster Stereotype

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 19 responses

  • 63% Get involved, try everything
  • 16% Make friends in your core classes.
  • 11% Take IB tests seriously but don't do full diploma
  • 5% Take advantage of the IB Diploma program
  • 5% You're wasting your time with IB, AP is far better

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 15 responses

  • 13% I love everything about this school.
  • 60% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 27% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.