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Why Oregon Ranks 36th for School Funding

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

 

Oregon Legislature has promised schools $7.225 billion in funding—a nine percent increase over the 2015-2017 biennium, yet school districts all agree: it isn’t enough. Betsy Miller-Jones, executive director of the Oregon School Board Association (OSBA), said the number school districts were hoping for was $7.5 billion.

While critics will say that education advocates will always ask for more, the reality is that Oregon lags toward the bottom half of state rankings in terms of funding per pupil. In its 2015 Quality Counts report, Education Week ranked Oregon 36 out of 49 (Hawaii is excluded since its education system doesn’t compare well with other states) for the amount spent per student from state, local and national funds. The ranking includes calculations for equality across student populations.

Sen. Richard Devlin (D-Tualatin), the co-chair for the Senate committee that determines budget policy, is aware of the low rankings Oregon often receives. “We don’t actually think (funding) is adequate… The underlying problem is that we just don’t have enough resources to get that much higher or to where we think we should be.” 

For starters, it’s important to understand that school budgets inevitably increase every year. Between 85-90 percent of school budgets are staff, most of which are covered by union labor agreements that set step increases and cost of living increases each year. “Just to provide the same services every year, it requires a good chunk more,” said Miller-Jones. 

Additionally, school districts calculate the costs of adding new programming, which is often mandated by the state. This year, the state is requiring school districts to offer full-day kindergarten at no cost. Without more funding many districts will likely have to shift staffing to pay for the new programming. It could be larger class sizes in other grades or adjusted time spent in school. It will be different across districts.

“School districts are sandwiched between costs increasing that they don’t have control over and revenue that they don’t have control over,” said Miller-Jones.  

Why is Oregon faring so poorly? 

There are a number of explanations for this, yet the one that sticks out to Miller-Jones is that the state has been steadily decreasing the portion of the pot it allocates for schools. In 2003-2005 biennium, the K-12 schools received 44.8 percent of the general fund and lottery dollars. In 2013-2015, K-12 schools only received 39.7 percent. 

“That’s the one that really raises questions. There’s no solid reason why the percentage should go down,” said Miller-Jones. “That’s a shift in priorities from the state and a shift in priorities from public education.” 

Devlin agreed that the number should be higher, but suggested the percentage should consistently remain in the low 40s for K-12 education. 

If the state had kept the percentage of allocation at the 44.8 percent level, it would have meant an extra $850 million in the 2013-2015 school year. 

Yet Miller-Jones said that doesn’t even get Oregon’s education to be competitive with what is offered nationally. In addition to the $7.5 billion requested by schools this biennium, it would take another $450 million to provide instructional time equivalent with national averages and $1.2 billion to lower class sizes to be on par with the nation. 

According to the National Education Association, in 2012, Oregon ranked second worst for its 21.8 student-to-teacher ratio behind California (This isn’t the same thing as class size, which in K-3 could be as much as 9 or 10 students more than the ratio).

Compared to kids who attend Washington schools K-12, Oregon students spend one full year less in school by the time they graduate, said Miller Jones. That figure considers the number of standard days (not school hours). 

Furthermore, Oregon’s high school graduation rate is second to last; at 68 percent it was only ahead of Nevada in 2012, according to the U.S. Department of Education. 

The Quality Education Commission, set up in 1999 under Gov. John Kitzhaber, came up with a financial need of $9.1 billion in the 2015-2017 biennium to reach the state’s education goals—pretty close to the OSBA number. The state’s banner goal is the 40-40-20 goal, which aims to have 40 percent of Oregonian earn a bachelor’s degree, 40 percent a community college degree and 20 percent at least a high school diploma by 2025. 

And while Miller-Jones’ concern that education is less of a priority in the state due to the decreasing piece of the pie given to schools, the reality according to Devlin is that there just isn’t enough revenue in Oregon to meet quality measurements.

“People somehow think that are revenue system was designed to meet needs,” he said. But the revenue system was structured around the initiative process, which gives voters input on funding. 

Up until the early 90s, school districts did not face strict limits on how much they could tax local property. But since wealthier districts have higher property values, the state’s lower income districts hadn’t been collecting as much. In some cases, funding varied as much as 40 percent between districts. Measures 5 and 50 changed that. There are now limits on local property taxes, and while communities are still able to take local option levies to the voters, the reality is that not all district are able to pass a levy.

“It was an attempt to create equity in funding,” said Miller-Jones. The law helped to an extent, she said, though not all districts gained from the change. 

Oregon doesn’t compare well to other states in this way, said Devlin, as many better funded state education systems have a lot more local funding. In Oregon, about 67 percent of public school funding comes from the state, he said.

While property taxes are one source of revenue that is allocated to schools, education funding is tied primarily to income tax—a source that is instable during a bad economy.  

One way to change the volatility of funding would be to balance the sources of tax revenue in Oregon—which could be done by adding a sales tax. States with property tax, income tax and sales tax are generally more stable. “In general, it is considered the three-legged stool,” said Miller-Jones. “The more diversified your sources of revenue are… the more stable your source of funding will be.”

 

Related Slideshow: Top 100 Oregon High Schools

GoLocalPDX has ranked high schools across the state based on a method developed at Babson College, Mass. See below for the top 100 schools in the Beaver State.

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South Albany High School

Greater Albany Public School District

Enrollment: 1260

Economically disadvantaged: 55%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 86.9%

Met or exceeded math standards: 65.5%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 68.1%

Met or exceeded science standards: 54.6%

Four year graduation rate: 76.2%

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#99

Yamhill Carlton High

Yamhill Carlton School District

Enrollment: 375

Economically disadvantaged: 32%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 93.8%

Met or exceeded math standards: 60.8%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 47.9%

Met or exceeded science standards: 69.6%

Four year graduation rate: 83.8%

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#98

Phoenix High

Phoenix-Talent School District

Enrollment: 695

Economically disadvantaged: 54%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 88.3%

Met or exceeded math standards: 74.7%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 64%

Met or exceeded science standards: 56.4%

Four year graduation rate: 70.6%

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#97

Benson Polytechnic High

Portland School District

Enrollment: 819

Economically disadvantaged: 68%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 87.1%

Met or exceeded math standards: 75.9%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 40.8%

Met or exceeded science standards: 84%

Four year graduation rate: 82.2%

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#96

North Marion High

North Marion School District

Enrollment: 588

Economically disadvantaged: 62%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 86.3%

Met or exceeded math standards: 64.9%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 58.6%

Met or exceeded science standards: 58.5%

Four year graduation rate: 87.6%

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#95

Hidden Valley High

Three Rivers/Josephine County School District

Enrollment: 681

Economically disadvantaged: 53%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 83.7%

Met or exceeded math standards: 71.4%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 52.2%

Met or exceeded science standards: 66.7%

Four year graduation rate: 68.3%

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#94

North Valley High

Three Rivers/Josephine County School District

Enrollment: 522

Economically disadvantaged: 51%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 89.2

Met or exceeded math standards: 56%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 46.8%

Met or exceeded science standards: 72.2%

Four year graduation rate: 68.3%

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#93

Stayton High

North Santiam School District

Enrollment: 749

Economically disadvantaged: 48%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 85.3%

Met or exceeded math standards: 68.9%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 56.8%

Met or exceeded science standards: 70.6%

Four year graduation rate: 70.1%

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#92

Liberty High 

Hillsboro School District

Enrollment: 1386

Economically disadvantaged: 46%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 89.8%

Met or exceeded math standards: 76%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 53.3%

Met or exceeded science standards: 65.8%

Four year graduation rate: 79.6%

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#91

Academy of Arts and Academics

Springfield School District

Enrollment: 280

Economically disadvantaged: 49%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 90.7%

Met or exceeded math standards: 57.4%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 65.4%

Met or exceeded science standards: 73.6%

Four year graduation rate: 84.1%

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#90

Astoria Senior High

Astoria School District

Enrollment: 572

Economically disadvantaged: 48%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 93.1%

Met or exceeded math standards: 73.8%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 74.3%

Met or exceeded science standards: 52.7%

Four year graduation rate: 59.9%

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#89

Crane Union high School

Harney County Union High School District

Enrollment: 69

Economically disadvantaged: 39%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 97.5%

Met or exceeded math standards: 97.5%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 52.2%

Met or exceeded science standards: 69.6%

Four year graduation rate: 95%

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#88

Vale High

Vale School District

Enrollment: 234

Economically disadvantaged: 52%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 84.6%

Met or exceeded math standards: 64.6%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 63.1%

Met or exceeded science standards: 81.5%

Four year graduation rate: 88.2%

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#87

Gold Beach High 

Central Curry School District

Enrollment: 173

Economically disadvantaged: 57%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 91.9%

Met or exceeded math standards: 81.1%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 62.2%

Met or exceeded science standards: 80.8%

Four year graduation rate: 56.7%

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#86

Dallas High 

Dallas School District

Enrollment: 979

Economically disadvantaged: 35%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 84.4%

Met or exceeded math standards: 72.8%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 49%

Met or exceeded science standards: 69.8%

Four year graduation rate: 52.9%

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#85

Newport High School

Lincoln County School District

Enrollment: 528

Economically disadvantaged: 43%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 91.7%

Met or exceeded math standards: 81.7%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 62.6%

Met or exceeded science standards: 57.8%

Four year graduation rate: 70.7%

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#84

LaPine Senior High

Bend-LaPine School District

Enrollment: 439

Economically disadvantaged: 63%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 88.9%

Met or exceeded math standards: 72.4%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 47.5%

Met or exceeded science standards: 62.2%

Four year graduation rate: 74.7% 

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#83

Aloha High 

Beaverton School District

Enrollment: 1962

Economically disadvantaged: 61%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 82.7%

Met or exceeded math standards: 64.5%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 62.2%

Met or exceeded science standards: 60.2%

Four year graduation rate: 72.7%

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#82

La Grande High 

La Grande School District

Enrollment: 560

Economically disadvantaged: 37%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 84.3%

Met or exceeded math standards: 60%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 56.4%

Met or exceeded science standards: 59.4%

Four year graduation rate: 74.1%

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#81

Yoncalla High 

Yoncalla School District

Enrollment: 87

Economically disadvantaged: 70%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 97.5%

Met or exceeded math standards: 58.8%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 64.7%

Met or exceeded science standards: 52.9%

Four year graduation rate: 78.8%

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#80

Elmira High

Fern Ridge School District

Enrollment: 436

Economically disadvantaged: 52%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 88.7%

Met or exceeded math standards: 70.1%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 63.5%

Met or exceeded science standards: 66.7%

Four year graduation rate: 77.6%

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#79

Churchill High

Eugene School District

Enrollment: 1020

Economically disadvantaged: 44%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 82.5%

Met or exceeded math standards: 73.6%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 68.8%

Met or exceeded science standards: 61.3%

Four year graduation rate: 69.2%

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#78

Adrian High

Adrian School District

Enrollment: 64

Economically disadvantaged: 55%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 97.5%

Met or exceeded math standards: 57.1%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 71.4%

Met or exceeded science standards: 57.1%

Four year graduation rate: 95.5%

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#77

Thurston High

Springfield School District

Enrollment: 1387

Economically disadvantaged: 42%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 85%

Met or exceeded math standards: 68.8%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 73.4%

Met or exceeded science standards: 57.6%

Four year graduation rate: 74.9%

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North Medford High

Medford School District

Enrollment: 1612

Economically disadvantaged: 50%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 89.6%

Met or exceeded math standards: 74.6%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 55.1%

Met or exceeded science standards: 73.9%

Four year graduation rate: 68%

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#75

Klamath Union High

Klamath Falls City School District

Enrollment: 663

Economically disadvantaged: 56%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 81.9%

Met or exceeded math standards: 69.5%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 40.2%

Met or exceeded science standards: 54.8%

Four year graduation rate: 83.4%

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#74

Sandy High

Oregon Trail School District

Enrollment: 1286

Economically disadvantaged: 36%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 86.4%

Met or exceeded math standards: 69%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 59%

Met or exceeded science standards: 71.6%

Four year graduation rate: 76%

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Henley High

Klamath County School District

Enrollment: 608

Economically disadvantaged: 33%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 86.7%

Met or exceeded math standards: 74.7%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 54.7%

Met or exceeded science standards: 64.7%

Four year graduation rate: 84.9%

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#72

Pendleton High

Pendleton School District

Enrollment: 881

Economically disadvantaged: 43%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 88.8%

Met or exceeded math standards: 82.7%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 49.7%

Met or exceeded science standards: 61.2%

Four year graduation rate: 75.5%

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#71

Cottage Grove High

South Lane School District

Enrollment: 761

Economically disadvantaged: 59%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 90.4%

Met or exceeded math standards: 70.9%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 54.6%

Met or exceeded science standards: 64%

Four year graduation rate: 87.6%

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#70

Glencoe High 

Hillsboro School District

Enrollment: 1601

Economically disadvantaged: 39%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 88.3%

Met or exceeded math standards: 70.5%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 58.4%

Met or exceeded science standards: 69.9%

Four year graduation rate: 77.1%

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#69

McKenzie High

McKenzie School District

Enrollment: 67

Economically disadvantaged: 61%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 91.7%

Met or exceeded math standards: 41.7%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 50%

Met or exceeded science standards: 83.3%

Four year graduation rate: 68%

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#68

St. Helens High

St. Helens School District

Enrollment: 974

Economically disadvantaged: 36%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 91.4%

Met or exceeded math standards: 72.4%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 59.2%

Met or exceeded science standards: 66%

Four year graduation rate: 75.7%

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#67

Lakeview Senior High

Lake County School District

Enrollment: 223

Economically disadvantaged: 45%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 87.8%

Met or exceeded math standards: 69.4%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 66.7%

Met or exceeded science standards: 73.5%

Four year graduation rate: 88.1%

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#66

McNary High

Salem-Keizer School District

Enrollment: 1924

Economically disadvantaged: 49%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 89.8%

Met or exceeded math standards: 75%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 59.5%

Met or exceeded science standards: 66.1%

Four year graduation rate: 82%

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#65

Banks High

Banks School District

Enrollment: 384

Economically disadvantaged: 23%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 91.5%

Met or exceeded math standards: 79.8%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 57.4%

Met or exceeded science standards: 81.1%

Four year graduation rate: 80.6%

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#64

Clackamas Middle College

North Clackamas School District

Enrollment: 290

Economically disadvantaged: 28%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 91.4%

Met or exceeded math standards: 76.3%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 59.3%

Met or exceeded science standards: 78%

Four year graduation rate: 32.6%

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#63

South Medford High

Medford School District

Enrollment: 1698

Economically disadvantaged: 56%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 87.9%

Met or exceeded math standards: 76.8%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 61.7%

Met or exceeded science standards: 71.2%

Four year graduation rate: 80.4%

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#62

McMinnville High

McMinnville School District

Enrollment: 1864

Economically disadvantaged: 48%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 91.1%

Met or exceeded math standards: 73.3%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 66%

Met or exceeded science standards: 64.6%

Four year graduation rate: 77.1%

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#61

Estacada High

Estacada School District

Enrollment: 589

Economically disadvantaged: 46%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 89.9%

Met or exceeded math standards: 77.7%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 59%

Met or exceeded science standards: 66.4%

Four year graduation rate: 71.8%

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#60

Philomath High

Philomath School District

Enrollment: 519

Economically disadvantaged: 29%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 82.8%

Met or exceeded math standards: 75%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 56.3%

Met or exceeded science standards: 69.5%

Four year graduation rate: 75%

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#59

Weston-McEwen High

Athena-Weston School District

Enrollment: 164

Economically disadvantaged: 33%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 97.5%

Met or exceeded math standards: 61.1%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 76.5%

Met or exceeded science standards: 47.2%

Four year graduation rate: 75.7%

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#58

Grants Pass High

Grants Pass School District

Enrollment: 1734

Economically disadvantaged: 55%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 90.3%

Met or exceeded math standards: 68.8%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 68.3%

Met or exceeded science standards: 72.3%

Four year graduation rate: 69%

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#57

North Eugene High 

Eugene School District

Enrollment: 927

Economically disadvantaged: 54%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 88.1%

Met or exceeded math standards: 71.2%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 68.3%

Met or exceeded science standards: 63%

Four year graduation rate: 70.7%

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#56

Willamette High

Bethel School District

Enrollment: 1452

Economically disadvantaged: 48%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 89.6%

Met or exceeded math standards: 69.5%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 77.1%

Met or exceeded science standards: 68.2%

Four year graduation rate: 73%

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#55

Putnam High

North Clackamas School District 

Enrollment: 1196

Economically disadvantaged: 39%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 88.6%

Met or exceeded math standards: 73.4%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 69.9%

Met or exceeded science standards: 59.3%

Four year graduation rate: 75.7%

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#54

Neah-Kah-Nie High

Neah-Kah Nie School District

Enrollment: 181

Economically disadvantaged: 54%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 83.7%

Met or exceeded math standards: 58.5%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 41.9%

Met or exceeded science standards: 97.5%

Four year graduation rate: 87.5%

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#53

Scappoose High

Scappoose School District

Enrollment: 692

Economically disadvantaged: 28%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 89.6%

Met or exceeded math standards: 85.2%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 54.6%

Met or exceeded science standards: 84.4%

Four year graduation rate: 80.6%

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#52

Gladstone High

Gladstone School District

Enrollment: 677

Economically disadvantaged: 40%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 88.7%

Met or exceeded math standards: 77.5%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 66%

Met or exceeded science standards: 82.2%

Four year graduation rate: 78.9%

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#51

Franklin High

Portland School District 

Enrollment: 1387

Economically disadvantaged: 56%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 89.2%

Met or exceeded math standards: 77.7%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 68.1%

Met or exceeded science standards: 59.8%

Four year graduation rate: 78.4%

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#50

Seaside High

Seaside High School

Enrollment: 453

Economically disadvantaged: 52%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 91.2%

Met or exceeded math standards: 70.3%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 60.8%

Met or exceeded science standards: 65.3%

Four year graduation rate: 69.5%

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#49

Siuslaw High 

Siuslaw School District 

Enrollment: 409

Economically disadvantaged: 53%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 89.4%

Met or exceeded math standards: 65.1

Met or exceeded writing standards: 73.3%

Met or exceeded science standards: 77.1%

Four year graduation rate: 65.9%

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#48

Century High 

Hillsboro School District

Enrollment: 1608

Economically disadvantaged: 43%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 87.8

Met or exceeded math standards: 78.6%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 62.7%

Met or exceeded science standards: 72.9%

Four year graduation rate: 84.8%

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#47

Junction City High

Junction City School District

Enrollment: 532

Economically disadvantaged: 54%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 85.6%

Met or exceeded math standards: 76.8%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 56.8%

Met or exceeded science standards: 64.8%

Four year graduation rate: 65.1%

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#46

Sam Barlow High

Gresham-Barlow School District

Enrollment: 1651

Economically disadvantaged: 38%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 84.5%

Met or exceeded math standards: 78.4%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 68.8%

Met or exceeded science standards: 76.7%

Four year graduation rate: 81.8%

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#45

Forest Grove High

Forrest Grove School District

Enrollment: 1779

Economically disadvantaged: 59%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 89.4%

Met or exceeded math standards: 85.7%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 66.6%

Met or exceeded science standards: 61.1%

Four year graduation rate: 72.5%

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#44

Bandon Senior High

Bandon School District

Enrollment: 242

Economically disadvantaged: 60%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 86.1%

Met or exceeded math standards: 68.1%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 56.3%

Met or exceeded science standards: 70.4%

Four year graduation rate: 72.9%

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#43

South Salem High

Salem-Keizer School District

Enrollment: 1835

Economically disadvantaged: 49%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 89.5%

Met or exceeded math standards: 73.3%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 66.2%

Met or exceeded science standards: 66.5%

Four year graduation rate: 81.9%

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Hood River Valley High

Hood River County School District

Enrollment: 1218

Economically disadvantaged: 57%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 87.1%

Met or exceeded math standards: 78.5%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 69.7%

Met or exceeded science standards: 53.5%

Four year graduation rate: 77.4%

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#41

North Douglas High

North Doughlas School District

Enrollment: 98

Economically disadvantaged: 45%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 91.3%

Met or exceeded math standards: 78.3%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 72.7%

Met or exceeded science standards: 60.9%

Four year graduation rate: 69%

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#40

Baker High

Baker School District

Enrollment: 501

Economically disadvantaged: 47%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 84.6%

Met or exceeded math standards: 73.6%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 65.9%

Met or exceeded science standards: 75.3%

Four year graduation rate: 77.8%

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#39

Oakland High

Oakland School District

Enrollment: 185

Economically disadvantaged: 50%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 91.5

Met or exceeded math standards: 83%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 68.1%

Met or exceeded science standards: 83%

Four year graduation rate: 86.1%

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#38

Newberg Senior High

Newberg School District

Enrollment: 1508

Economically disadvantaged: 42%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 87.9%

Met or exceeded math standards: 77.6%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 71.8%

Met or exceeded science standards: 68.3%

Four year graduation rate: 78.2%

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#37

West Salem High

Salem-Keizer School District

Enrollment: 1646

Economically disadvantaged: 35%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 92.7%

Met or exceeded math standards: 83.5%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 74.6%

Met or exceeded science standards: 74.2%

Four year graduation rate: 86.3%

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#36

Canby High 

Canby School District

Enrollment: 1481

Economically disadvantaged: 32%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 87.3%

Met or exceeded math standards: 84%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 71.5%

Met or exceeded science standards: 61.6%

Four year graduation rate: 82.5%

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#35

Burns High

Harney County School District

Enrollment: 208

Economically disadvantaged: 33%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 76.2%

Met or exceeded math standards: 69%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 40.5%

Met or exceeded science standards: 83.3%

Four year graduation rate: 96.2%

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#34

Sheldon High

Eugene School District

Enrollment: 1399

Economically disadvantaged: 29%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 91.4%

Met or exceeded math standards: 77.7%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 69.1%

Met or exceeded science standards: 76.6%

Four year graduation rate: 72.4%

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#33

Oregon City Senior High

Oregon City School District

Enrollment: 2117

Economically disadvantaged: 34%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 97.5%

Met or exceeded math standards: 90.8%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 63%

Met or exceeded science standards: 76.7%

Four year graduation rate: 83%

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#32

Beaverton High

Beaverton School District

Enrollment: 1588

Economically disadvantaged: 43%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 90%

Met or exceeded math standards: 76.7%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 70.7%

Met or exceeded science standards: 65.4%

Four year graduation rate: 74.2%

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#31

Silverton High

Silver Falls School District

Enrollment: 1179

Economically disadvantaged: 41%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 86.1%

Met or exceeded math standards: 74.1%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 71.9%

Met or exceeded science standards: 72.1 %

Four year graduation rate: 77.7%

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#30

Colton High

Colton School District

Enrollment: 215

Economically disadvantaged: 28%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 90%

Met or exceeded math standards: 76%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 68%

Met or exceeded science standards: 85.1%

Four year graduation rate: 95.2%

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#29

Bend Senior High

Bend-LaPine School District

Enrollment: 1527

Economically disadvantaged: 40%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 92.7%

Met or exceeded math standards: 88.4%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 65.9%

Met or exceeded science standards: 75.6%

Four year graduation rate: 78.7%

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#28

Tualatin High

Tigard-Tualatin School District

Enrollment: 1714

Economically disadvantaged: 27%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 92.2%

Met or exceeded math standards: 76.7%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 62.9%

Met or exceeded science standards: 71.4%

Four year graduation rate: 84.4%

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#27

Mountain View Senior High

Bend-LaPine School District

Enrollment: 1283

Economically disadvantaged: 42%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 93.7%

Met or exceeded math standards: 82%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 75.2%

Met or exceeded science standards: 76.1%

Four year graduation rate: 78.3%

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#26

Tigard High

Tigard-Tualatin School District

Enrollment: 1835

Economically disadvantaged: 32%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 92.7%

Met or exceeded math standards: 83.5%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 64.5%

Met or exceeded science standards: 67.7%

Four year graduation rate: 80.8%

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#25

Sherwood High

Sherwood School District

Enrollment: 1469

Economically disadvantaged: 15%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 97.5%

Met or exceeded math standards: 85.8%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 62.2%

Met or exceeded science standards: 84.8%

Four year graduation rate: 91.3%

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#24

Corvallis High

Corvallis School District

Enrollment: 1184

Economically disadvantaged: 32%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 87.5%

Met or exceeded math standards: 79.8%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 69.2%

Met or exceeded science standards: 76.4%

Four year graduation rate: 70.7%

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#23

Sprague High

Salem-Keizer School District

Enrollment: 1608

Economically disadvantaged: 32%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 97.5%

Met or exceeded math standards: 86.2%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 72.5%

Met or exceeded science standards: 79.6%

Four year graduation rate: 82.2%

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#22

Wilsonville High

West Linn-Wilsonville School District

Enrollment: 1093

Economically disadvantaged: 24%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 92.5%

Met or exceeded math standards: 74.1%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 74.2%

Met or exceeded science standards: 71.3%

Four year graduation rate: 85%

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#21

West Albany High

Greater Albany Public School District

Enrollment: 1317

Economically disadvantaged: 28%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 92.3%

Met or exceeded math standards: 87.5%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 75%

Met or exceeded science standards: 84.9%

Four year graduation rate: 93.6%

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#20

Clackamas High

North Clackamas School District

Enrollment: 2230

Economically disadvantaged: 29%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 91.7%

Met or exceeded math standards: 85.7%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 80.5%

Met or exceeded science standards: 74.2%

Four year graduation rate: 85.5%

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#19

Pacific High 

Port Orford-Langlois School District

Enrollment: 90

Economically disadvantaged: 53%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 90.9%

Met or exceeded math standards: 59.1%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 77.3%

Met or exceeded science standards: 68.2%

Four year graduation rate: 78.3%

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#18

Southridge High 

Beaverton School District

Enrollment: 1722

Economically disadvantaged: 27%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 91.5%

Met or exceeded math standards: 80.4%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 66.3%

Met or exceeded science standards: 68.9%

Four year graduation rate: 88.5%

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#17

Sisters High

Sisters School District

Enrollment: 480

Economically disadvantaged: 28%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 93.5%

Met or exceeded math standards: 74.1%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 77.8%

Met or exceeded science standards: 83.3%

Four year graduation rate: 88.4%

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#16

Glide High

Glide School District

Enrollment: 215

Economically disadvantaged: 45%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 97.5%

Met or exceeded math standards: 70.8%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 68.8%

Met or exceeded science standards: 93.8%

Four year graduation rate: 86.7%

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#15

Summit High

Bend-LaPine School District

Enrollment: 1344

Economically disadvantaged: 22%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 93.3%

Met or exceeded math standards: 74.6%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 73.6%

Met or exceeded science standards: 73.6%

Four year graduation rate: 88.3%

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#14

Grant High

Portland School District

Enrollment: 1489

Economically disadvantaged: 24%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 92.6%

Met or exceeded math standards: 83.3%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 70.3%

Met or exceeded science standards: 66.4%

Four year graduation rate: 84.3%

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#13

Westview High 

Beaverton School District

Enrollment: 2418

Economically disadvantaged: 33%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 92.2%

Met or exceeded math standards: 81.8%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 75.4%

Met or exceeded science standards: 70.3%

Four year graduation rate: 80.1%

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#12

Cleveland High

Portland School District

Enrollment: 1457

Economically disadvantaged: 29%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 92.6%

Met or exceeded math standards: 80.2%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 81.4%

Met or exceeded science standards: 59.7%

Four year graduation rate: 76.2%

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#11

Sunset High

Beaverton School District

Enrollment: 1942

Economically disadvantaged: 29%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 94.7%

Met or exceeded math standards: 83.3%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 76.8%

Met or exceeded science standards: 79.7%

Four year graduation rate: 81.4%

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#10

Wilson High

Portland School District

Enrollment: 1185

Economically disadvantaged: 22%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 91.8%

Met or exceeded math standards: 80.4%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 82.8%

Met or exceeded science standards: 63.8%

Four year graduation rate: 84.4%

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#9

Ashland High

Ashland School District

Enrollment: 940

Economically disadvantaged: 28%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 97.5%

Met or exceeded math standards: 85.8%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 79.8%

Met or exceeded science standards: 77.2%

Four year graduation rate: 86.1%

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#8

Crescent Valley High

Corvallis School District

Enrollment: 965

Economically disadvantaged: 23%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 97.5%

Met or exceeded math standards: 85.3%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 78.1%

Met or exceeded science standards: 77.8%

Four year graduation rate: 70.1%

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#7

West Linn High

West Linn-Wilsonville School District

Enrollment: 1514

Economically disadvantaged: 10%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 97.5%

Met or exceeded math standards: 87.9%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 85.8%

Met or exceeded science standards: 83.2%

Four year graduation rate: 93.2%

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#6

Riverdale High

Riverdale School District

Enrollment: 242

Economically disadvantaged: <6%*

Met or exceeded reading standards: 97.5%

Met or exceeded math standards: 89.8%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 74.6%

Met or exceeded science standards: 74.6%

Four year graduation rate: 94.2%

*numbers less than 6% are represented by an asterisk in the Oregon Department of Education data. 

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#5

School of Science & Technology

Beaverton School District

Enrollment: 167

Economically disadvantaged: 20%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 97.5%

Met or exceeded math standards: 97.5%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 86%

Met or exceeded science standards: 63.9%

Four year graduation rate: 81.1%

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#4

Lincoln High

Portland School District

Enrollment: 1471

Economically disadvantaged: 12%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 92.5%

Met or exceeded math standards: 85.3%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 88.1%

Met or exceeded science standards: 79.9%

Four year graduation rate: 89.3%

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#3

Lakeridge High 

Lake Oswego School District

Enrollment: 1078

Economically disadvantaged: 8%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 97.5%

Met or exceeded math standards: 93.9%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 91.8%

Met or exceeded science standards: 92.1%

Four year graduation rate: 89.8%

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South Eugene High

Eugene School District

Enrollment: 1321

Economically disadvantaged: 24%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 97.5%

Met or exceeded math standards: 91.6%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 84.9%

Met or exceeded science standards: 89.2%

Four year graduation rate: 79.4%

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Lake Oswego Senior High

Lake Oswego School District

Enrollment: 1224

Economically disadvantaged: 6%

Met or exceeded reading standards: 97.5%

Met or exceeded math standards: 92.4%

Met or exceeded writing standards: 89.1%

Met or exceeded science standards: 87.7%

Four year graduation rate: 89.5%

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