Sunset High School in Beaverton, OR - Niche

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Sunset High School is a public school in Beaverton, Oregon. It has 2,063 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 88% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 267 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

13840 Nw Cornell Rd
Portland, OR
(503) 259-5050

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3.6 from 267 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: Sunset is an average high school. You can find some of the best people you will ever meet and some of the worst. The students are all in cliques and it is hard if you aren't in one. Some of the teachers are amazing and I would highly recommend taking at least one IB class. They are a great way to push yourself academically.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: The school has a lot of pride. Pretty much everybody at Friday football games will dress up for the theme, no matter how crazy it is. There are also a lot of class options with differing levels of difficulty. There are always classes students can be successful in. However, the class sizes can be quite large due to budget cuts which makes it difficult to find time one on one with teachers. Also, like any school, there are always people who aren't very motivated to do well, which I personally don't like. Overall though, I really enjoy my school.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Overall Experience: This school is your basic white suburban place of education. Can't say I felt that i fit in completely. There were many cliques, a common place in high schools. But there is a certain sense of separation when you are one of only a handful of African American students.Where, if there were three black people in a classroom that was considered a lot. As a young girl I felt the need to relax my hair to feel assimilated. I could never really relate to anyone on a cultural level that I was once able to growing up in New York. I have nothing against this school. But if I could to back I would asked to stay in New York and finish my education there.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: For a suburban neighborhood high school this is one of the greatest schools.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Overall Experience: Sunset has a very friendly and inviting atmosphere. It's a diverse community as well.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.00 Beaverton High School 3 mi. 1,725
3.33 Westview High School 3 mi. 2,610
2.33 Aloha High School 4 mi. 2,146
3.33 Southridge High School 5 mi. 1,821
2.66 Liberty High School 5 mi. 1,429

Around Sunset High School

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


Male 53%
Female 46%

Student Diversity

Sunset High School United States Aloha High School Beaverton High School Liberty High School Southridge High School Westview High School
White 59.0% 51.0% 49.0% 57.0% 57.0% 64.0% 49.0%
Hispanic 18.0% 25.0% 31.0% 25.0% 31.0% 12.0% 17.0%
Asian 13.0% 4.8% 6.0% 6.0% 5.0% 12.0% 22.0%
Multiracial 6.0% 2.8% 6.0% 5.0% 3.0% 7.0% 5.0%
African American 1.0% 15.0% 3.0% 3.0% 2.0% 1.0% 4.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 1.0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 26.6%
Grade 10 23.6%
Grade 11 23.8%
Grade 12 25.9%

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 28 responses

  • 75% Yes
  • 18% Not sure.
  • 7% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 25 responses

  • 33% Academics importance
  • 25% The school is well maintained
  • 21% Variety of courses
  • 17% Variety of clubs/activities
  • 4% The sense of community

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 25 responses

  • 45% There are definitely cliques
  • 26% Large class sizes
  • 21% Unclean bathrooms
  • 5% Lack of diversity. Only 2% black pop.
  • 3% Not everybody is motivated

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 24 responses

  • 33% The mascot is the greek god Apollo
  • 33% The helping, friendly, and hard-working staff
  • 29% Apollos Unplugged. A charity music event
  • 4% The sense of community

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 26 responses

  • 38% Prideful
  • 31% Hard working
  • 19% Lively
  • 8% Eh
  • 4% Familiar

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 23 responses

  • 65% Interact with other students throughout the day
  • 17% You don't need your locker
  • 9% Learn how to navigate the halls
  • 9% Get involved

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 25 responses

  • 4% I love everything about this school.
  • 84% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 8% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 4% I hate everything about this school.