Cleveland High School

Summary:

Cleveland High School is a public high school located in Portland, Oregon, serving grades 9-12 with a total enrollment of 1,547 students. The school is part of the Portland School District 1J, which is ranked 18 out of 139 districts in Oregon and has a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Cleveland High School consistently ranks among the top high schools in Oregon, ranking 25th out of 258 schools in the 2022-2023 school year and earning a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger. The school's academic performance is significantly higher than the district and state averages, with 65.8% of 11th-grade students proficient or better in English Language Arts, compared to 49.8% in the district and 46.2% statewide. In Mathematics, 44.4% of 11th-graders were proficient or better, compared to 27.3% in the district and 20.4% statewide. Cleveland High School's diverse student population, with 65.87% white, 8.6% Hispanic, 8.47% Asian, 2.33% African American, and 11.57% two or more races, is higher than some nearby schools like Ida B. Wells-Barnett High School (70.57% white) and Grant High School (67.9% white).

Cleveland High School has a relatively low percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, at 16.94% in the 2022-2023 school year, which is lower than some nearby schools like Benson Polytechnic High School (64.81%) and Leodis V. McDaniel High School (65%). This diversity in socioeconomic status could present both challenges and opportunities for the school and the district in terms of resource allocation and support for students from different backgrounds.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 3400 SE 26th Ave
       Portland, OR  97202-2199


(503) 916-5120

District: Portland School District 1J

SchoolDigger Rank:
25th of 258 Oregon High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $28,131 Help


Feeder schools for Cleveland High School:

Elementary:    Abernethy Elementary School
    Buckman Elementary School
    Duniway Elementary School
    Grout Elementary School
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Middle:    Hosford Middle School
    Sellwood Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  19.6 Help
Number of students:  1,547

Racial breakdown:

White:
65.9%
Two or more races:
11.6%
Hispanic:
8.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  16.9% Help


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Compare Details Cleveland High School ranks better than 90.3% of high schools in Oregon. It also ranks 2nd among 9 ranked high schools in the Portland School District 1J. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 88. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (65.9%), two or more races (11.6%), Hispanic (8.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 16.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Cleveland High School is 19.6. 6 high schools in the Portland School District 1J have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Cleveland High School is $28,131. 8 high schools in the Portland School District 1J spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Cleveland High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Cleveland High School 25th of 258 Oregon public high schools. (See Cleveland High School in the ranking list.)

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Portland School District 1J:

SchoolDigger ranks Portland School District 1J 18th of 139 Oregon school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Cleveland High School

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Rank History for all students at Cleveland High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OR State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 66.11 68th 225 69.8%
2005 66.30 68th 231 70.6%
2006 67.69 63rd 235 73.2%
2007 76.73 48th 244 80.3%
2008 83.64 22nd 249 91.2%
2009 83.99 27th 263 89.7%
2010 80.30 40th 285 86.0%
2011 77.96 49th 299 83.6%
2012 79.75 39th 308 87.3%
2013 73.84 61st 303 79.9%
2014 80.82 30th 301 90.0%
2015 60.38 102nd 292 65.1%
2016 70.35 73rd 292 75.0%
2017 75.46 58th 283 79.5%
2018 85.78 25th 283 91.2%
2019 70.37 70th 266 73.7%
2022 88.47 20th 241 91.7%
2023 88.00 25th 258 90.3%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Cleveland High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OR State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 68.73 27th 98 72.4%
2019 42.71 39th 66 40.9%
2023 77.60 14th 69 79.7%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Cleveland High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OR State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 83.09 9th 80 88.8%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Cleveland High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OR State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 76.86 37th 254 85.4%
2019 28.69 180th 229 21.4%
2022 88.68 19th 241 92.1%
2023 75.27 34th 224 84.8%
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Rank History for Female students at Cleveland High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OR State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 72.00 59th 251 76.5%
2019 61.82 74th 199 62.8%
2022 91.73 14th 194 92.8%
2023 80.17 29th 200 85.5%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Cleveland High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OR State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 37.69 35th 46 23.9%
2022 80.27 13th 57 77.2%
2023 81.94 5th 75 93.3%
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Rank History for Male students at Cleveland High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OR State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 87.90 18th 250 92.8%
2019 73.22 51st 206 75.2%
2022 83.79 19th 200 90.5%
2023 92.38 9th 214 95.8%
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Rank History for Asian students at Cleveland High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OR State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 27.29 35th 43 18.6%
2019 29.56 24th 34 29.4%
2023 40.19 23rd 37 37.8%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Cleveland High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OR State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 45.66 76th 144 47.2%
2023 68.43 30th 134 77.6%
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Rank History for White students at Cleveland High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OR State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 86.41 20th 266 92.5%
2019 69.60 61st 245 75.1%
2022 85.44 21st 228 90.8%
2023 87.59 17th 237 92.8%
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Data source: test scores: Oregon Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: Oregon Department of Education

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Reviews:
by a parent
Monday, May 22, 2023

Open Quote We moved from out of state to Portland and researched schools before we came. We chose Cleveland because of the choir program and theater program. The website boasted 3 plays a year, etc. It was a bait and switch. We got there and the theater teacher was suspended for mysterious reasons and no productions only a substitute teacher that knew nothing about theater. After being an excellent student my daughter started to have problems with her work and started hanging out with a bad crowd (school does nothing about kids leaving grounds). This school only cares about kids who do well without effort. We spoke to guidance counselor at end of 9th because of slipping grades and she told us not to worry and suggested a private academic coach, who cost us $2000 and did not help! To make a long story short, this school grossly failed my child. After I insisted on an IEP, they were slightly interested, interested in getting her off of their books! They pushed us to go to the Community College program, which was not suited to her needs at all. There are some great teachers at this school, and some not so great but still very compassionate. The vice-principal (the principal was a revolving door when we were there) and counseling staff are the worst! The neighborhood is pretty awful also, if you are unfamiliar with Portland look at the setting the school is in - lots of camps and drug use across the street in the park and strip bars less than a block away. Do not send your impressionable sensitive child here! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Cleveland High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 1109 98 217 31 19 n/a n/a 0 1474
1989 1085 92 217 31 24 n/a n/a 0 1449
1990 1057 79 260 37 22 n/a n/a 0 1455
1991 1030 80 266 47 21 n/a n/a 0 1444
1992 985 78 247 57 23 n/a n/a 0 1390
1993 969 93 216 41 31 n/a n/a 0 1350
1994 979 121 209 59 32 n/a n/a 0 1400
1995 886 91 152 63 26 n/a n/a 0 1218
1996 886 91 152 63 26 n/a n/a 0 1218
1997 921 78 136 70 32 n/a n/a 0 1237
1998 881 87 150 77 37 n/a n/a 0 1232
1999 926 78 133 89 29 n/a n/a 0 1255
2000 930 89 110 79 34 n/a n/a 0 1242
2001 1003 99 110 70 40 n/a n/a 0 1322
2002 1059 88 106 86 42 n/a n/a 0 1381
2003 1059 88 106 86 42 n/a n/a 0 1381
2004 1096 81 105 71 32 n/a n/a 3 1388
2005 1056 80 90 69 26 n/a n/a 9 1330
2006 1132 92 88 79 34 n/a n/a 0 1425
2007 1122 100 99 97 34 n/a n/a 20 1472
2008 1155 100 107 122 32 n/a n/a 28 1544
2009 1109 86 120 117 26 n/a n/a 58 1516
2010 1098 73 133 137 31 n/a n/a 80 1552
2011 1128 71 112 145 26 6 82 0 1570
2012 1063 71 124 146 25 8 83 0 1520
2013 1053 75 144 151 20 9 81 0 1533
2014 1047 77 148 144 22 11 75 0 1524
2015 1031 66 148 150 17 10 96 0 1518
2016 1118 51 143 146 10 7 125 0 1600
2017 1110 45 144 153 9 9 129 0 1599
2018 1102 45 150 137 6 5 141 0 1586
2019 1137 43 158 139 5 7 160 0 1649
2020 1072 32 152 132 5 7 157 2 1559
2021 1058 39 142 142 2 7 184 8 1582
2022 1062 42 138 150 2 6 198 27 1625
2023 1019 36 131 133 4 5 179 40 1547

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Cleveland High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1474 69.6 21.1 n/a
1989 1449 86.2 16.8 25.5
1990 1455 81.9 17.7 21.6
1991 1444 79.0 18.2 20.7
1992 1390 76.4 18.1 21.5
1993 1350 74.4 18.1 8.4
1994 1400 71.5 19.6 26.6
1995 1218 72.6 16.8 0
1996 1218 72.6 16.8 0
1997 1237 67.4 18.4 23.1
1998 1232 63.7 19.3 19.5
1999 1255 64.7 19.4 25.6
2000 1242 67.4 18.4 21.2
2001 1322 71.7 18.4 21
2002 1381 64.7 21.3 19.6
2003 1381 64.7 21.3 19.6
2004 1388 60.9 22.8 20.1
2005 1330 67.5 19.7 23.3
2006 1425 58.0 24.6 25.5
2007 1472 71.1 20.7 24
2008 1544 68.8 22.4 23.6
2009 1516 74.0 20.5 25.1
2010 1552 71.6 21.6 26.9
2011 1570 69.4 22.6 26.6
2012 1520 67.8 22.4 28.4
2013 1533 66.8 22.9 27.3
2014 1524 69.9 21.7 28.1
2015 1518 75.0 20.2 27.5
2016 1600 85.0 18.8 25.1
2017 1599 83.5 19.1 27.6
2018 1586 79.1 20.0 19.4
2019 1649 80.6 20.4 18.4
2020 1559 79.5 19.5 17.6
2021 1582 78.7 20.0 n/a
2022 1625 80.5 20.1 n/a
2023 1547 78.6 19.6 16.9

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Cleveland High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1474 69.6 21.1 n/a
1989 1449 86.2 16.8 25.5
1990 1455 81.9 17.7 21.6
1991 1444 79.0 18.2 20.7
1992 1390 76.4 18.1 21.5
1993 1350 74.4 18.1 8.4
1994 1400 71.5 19.6 26.6
1995 1218 72.6 16.8 0
1996 1218 72.6 16.8 0
1997 1237 67.4 18.4 23.1
1998 1232 63.7 19.3 19.5
1999 1255 64.7 19.4 25.6
2000 1242 67.4 18.4 21.2
2001 1322 71.7 18.4 21
2002 1381 64.7 21.3 19.6
2003 1381 64.7 21.3 19.6
2004 1388 60.9 22.8 20.1
2005 1330 67.5 19.7 23.3
2006 1425 58.0 24.6 25.5
2007 1472 71.1 20.7 24
2008 1544 68.8 22.4 23.6
2009 1516 74.0 20.5 25.1
2010 1552 71.6 21.6 26.9
2011 1570 69.4 22.6 26.6
2012 1520 67.8 22.4 28.4
2013 1533 66.8 22.9 27.3
2014 1524 69.9 21.7 28.1
2015 1518 75.0 20.2 27.5
2016 1600 85.0 18.8 25.1
2017 1599 83.5 19.1 27.6
2018 1586 79.1 20.0 19.4
2019 1649 80.6 20.4 18.4
2020 1559 79.5 19.5 17.6
2021 1582 78.7 20.0 n/a
2022 1625 80.5 20.1 n/a
2023 1547 78.6 19.6 16.9

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Cleveland High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 n/a n/a $15,497
2020 n/a n/a $15,759
2021 n/a n/a $16,996
2022 $1,347 (4.8%) $26,784 (95.2%) $28,131

Data source: Oregon Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Cleveland High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 70th of 266 High schoolsRanks 25th of 258 High schools
 16.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
11th Grade English Language Arts (Cleveland High School)63.665.8
 2.2%
   11th Grade English Language Arts (Portland School District 1J)61.649.8
 11.8%
   11th Grade English Language Arts (Oregon)66.546.2
 20.3%
11th Grade Mathematics (Cleveland High School)38.744.4
 5.7%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Portland School District 1J)30.627.3
 3.3%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Oregon)32.120.4
 11.7%
11th Grade Science (Cleveland High School)52.950.6
 2.3%
   11th Grade Science (Portland School District 1J)4538.5
 6.5%
   11th Grade Science (Oregon)39.532.7
 6.8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students16491547
 6.2%
African American4336
 16.3%
American Indian54
 20%
Asian158131
 17.1%
Hispanic139133
 4.3%
Pacific Islander75
 28.6%
White11371019
 10.4%
Two or More Races160179
 11.9%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients18.4%16.9%
 1.5%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Cleveland High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,547 students attended Cleveland High School.

Yes. Cleveland High School ranks in the top 9.7% of Oregon high schools.

Students at Cleveland High School are 66% White, 12% Two or more races, 9% Hispanic, 8% Asian, 3% Not Specified, 2% African American.


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