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Avg. test scores 49%
High school dipl. 6%
Bachelors degree 55%

Portland school information

IndexPortlandOregonNational
Average Test Scores51%47%49%
Student/Teacher ratio19:120:116:1
Total public schools1711,09779,221
Total private schools8836124,874
Total post-secondary schools33897,963
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Key findings

  • The school test scores in Portland are 3% higher than the national average
  • There are approximately 171 public schools in Portland
  • 89.0% of people in Portland have completed 8th grade
  • 88.4% of people in Portland have completed high school
  • 47.0% of people in Portland have completed a bachelors degree

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Compare Portland, OR Schools

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      Education level achieved in Portland

      IndexPortlandOregonNational
      Completed 8th grade89.0%86.3%84.3%
      Completed high school88.4%85.4%83.0%
      Completed some college75.7%66.1%59.4%
      Completed associate degree54.0%39.9%38.5%
      Completed bachelors47.0%31.4%30.3%
      Completed masters18.8%11.9%11.5%
      Completed professional degree6.0%3.6%3.3%
      Completed doctorate2.2%1.5%1.3%

      Portland, OR School Districts

      • Portland School District 1J
      • Reynolds School District 7
      • David Douglas School District 40
      • Centennial School District 28J
      • Parkrose School District 3
      • Riverdale School District 51J
      • Scappoose School District 1J

      There are a total of 171 public schools, 88 private schools and 33 post-secondary schools in Portland. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Portland, OR schools is 51%. The average student to teacher ratio is 19:1. In Portland, OR, an average of 89.0% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 88.4% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Bethany, OR22,81984%71%
      Cedar Mill, OR15,99379%60%
      Oak Hills, OR11,67878%59%
      Lake Oswego, OR38,06578%58%
      West Linn, OR26,24275%52%
      Portland, OR620,58951%3%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Baltimore, MD621,00020%59%
      Oklahoma City, OK620,01561%25%
      Louisville, KY611,57340%19%
      Milwaukee, WI598,67221%57%
      Nashville, TN643,77143%12%
      Portland, OR620,58951%3%
      Source: The Portland, OR education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.