What school should you send your child to in Oregon? That's a tough question because so many factors influence that decision. For example, where you live, what grade your child is in, and what schools are available in your district. On top of that, you may even want to know where the schools rank and if they are above average compared to other schools.
In this guide, we look at the largest schools in Oregon to show you where they rank, the student-to-teacher ratio, and what schools are available to you based on your location. You'll have better insights into where to send your kids to school.
Portland Public Schools
Portland Public Schools is at the top of the list of largest school districts in Oregon, with 86 schools and 45,000 students. Findley Elementary School and Bonny Slope Elementary School are some of the best schools. The district has an average student-to-teacher ratio of 16:1. This district is also recognized as the best for athletes in Oregon, achieving a ranking of 12th in the state.
Here are the schools that make up the 86 schools in the Portland Public Schools District.
- 75 elementary and middle schools
- 11 high schools
Salem-Keizer School District
Salem-Keizer School District is another large Oregon district with 65 schools and 39,000 students. The ratio at this school for students and teachers is a bit higher than in Portland's school district. The ratio is 19:1. While it doesn't rank high for athletics, it does rank high for diversity, ranking no. 9 out of 160 for Oregon's most diverse school districts.
These are how the 65 schools are divided in the Salem-Keizer School District.
- 58 elementary and middle schools
- 8 high schools
Beaverton School District
The next largest school district is Beaverton School District, with 56 schools and 39,000 students. This district is located in Beaverton, where the Nike HQ is at. This school district is also ranked at the top of the list as one of the best. According to Niche.com, Beaverton School District is considered no. 5 of 159 best school districts in Oregon.
These are the schools that make up this large district in Oregon.
- 45 elementary and middle schools
- 11 high schools
Hillsboro School District
Next on the list is Hillsboro School District. It has 36 schools and 19,000 students. It also has a student-to-teacher ratio of 19:1. Jackson Elementary School and Quatama Elementary School are some of the best elementary schools with the best test scores.
Here are how many elementary and high schools are in Hillsboro School District.
- 31 elementary schools and middle schools
- 5 high school
Bend-LaPine School District
Bend-LaPine School District has 35 schools and 17,000 students, making it one of the largest school districts in Oregon. Regarding math and reading proficiency, Highland School At Kenwood Elementary School and William E. Miller Elementary School were ranked the highest. The student-to-teacher ratio is also higher than the national average of 19:1.
These are the schools that are included in this Bend-LaPine School District.
- 27 elementary and junior high schools
- 8 high school
North Clackamas School District
Located in Milwaukie, Oregon, North Clackamas School District is considered an above-average school district. It has 31 schools and 16,000 students. Clackamas High School is ranked as one of the better high schools in this school district and the state, getting a ranking of 27th. The student-to-teacher ratio for this school district is 19:1.
This is how many elementary and high schools are in this school district.
- 24 elementary schools and middle schools
- 7 high schools
Eugene School District
Located in Southern Oregon, Eugene School District is another above-average school district. It's also the smallest on this list. It has 37 schools and 16,000 students. One of the things that makes this school district stand out is that it has some of the best teachers in the state. It was ranked 17th out of 159 for best teachers in a district.
These are how the schools are divided up in Eugene School District.
- 33 elementary schools
- 4 high schools
What the Largest Districts In Oregon Tell Us
Oregon is one of the most beautiful states to live in. With all the rainfall, everything seems to stay green. Beyond the scenery, the educational institutions are some of the finest in the United States. For families looking to relocate to either South or North Oregon, you'll discover that the largest districts have a lot to offer students.
These large school districts show what is above average and where they rank. They also offer a glimpse of the choices you have for your children if you live in one of these districts.
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