Cleveland High School in Portland, OR - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    9-12
  • Students
    1,524
  • Type
    Public, Coed
  • Reviews
    269 3.6
  • Ranking

Cleveland High School is a public coed 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 269 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.6 from 269 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Student Culture & Diversity: The school is predominantly white, and has few minorities. However, we have many openly lgbtq students and most others are very accepting. The students are pretty aware and politically correct. A very loving community with low discrimination. We do have gender neutral bathrooms.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Academics: Cleveland ranks pretty well among other schools in Oregon. We have a good IB program and most teachers are passionate about their jobs and love to help students when needed. Many classes are enjoyable and sometimes the workload can be a bit much but most teachers understand that copious amounts of homework doesn't help anything. Students are given information about the options they have regarding testing, scheduling, and future options.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Health & Safety: Cleveland is a very liberal and accepting place, not a ton of bullying occurs. It ranks well academically and has a good IB program and mostly helpful teachers. Many students do take part in drug use and partying, and the school kind of has a hippy vibe.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: There are a great variety of activities and sports available, from animal rights club to dragonboating to speech and debate. Whether you're an intellectual, artist, athlete, or a social butterfly theres something for you. Hiwever, only a few activities receive attention, such as our football team which receives the most attention but hasn't won a game all season.

    And since there is only one gym, its hard for certain sports to find practice time, which creates hostility between coaches and athletes of different sports.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Cleveland is a high ranking school with knowledgeable teachers and a good IB program. There are a few crazy teachers in the mix, but that's something you cant really avoid about high school. There is a lot of drug culture, but most of the students are very spirited and involved with the school through clubs, sports, and academic opportunities.

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3.00 Benson Polytechnic High School 2 mi. 828
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2.66 Milwaukie High School 4 mi. 1,084

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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 Oregon Benson Polytechnic High School Franklin High School Grant High School Lincoln High School Milwaukie High School
White 68.0% 51.0% 64.0% 28.0% 51.0% 66.0% 74.0% 60.0%
Asian 9.0% 4.8% 3.9% 15.0% 19.0% 4.0% 9.0% 2.0%
Hispanic 9.0% 25.0% 22.2% 28.0% 17.0% 6.0% 7.0% 27.0%
African American 5.0% 15.0% 2.4% 21.0% 5.0% 14.0% 3.0% 1.0%
Multiracial 4.0% 2.8% 5.2% 4.0% 4.0% 7.0% 5.0% 5.0%
Native American 1.0% 1.1% 1.6% 0% 1.0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0.7% 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 31 responses

  • 68% Yes
  • 23% Not sure.
  • 10% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 23 responses

  • 22% Teachers
  • 20% Academics
  • 18% Classes, Sports, and Students
  • 16% Close nit community
  • 16% Vibes
  • 9% 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 24 responses

  • 88% IB program
  • 12% The Nike Field

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 23 responses

  • 30% Hipster
  • 26% Open-minded white with a splash of color
  • 22% Accepting
  • 9% Uppermiddle class white
  • 4% A field of clouds with hardly any rainbows.
  • 4% Low/middle class hipsters/posers
  • 4% 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 16 responses

  • 12% I love everything about this school.
  • 62% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 25% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.