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College Admissions: Forecasting Classes for Next Year

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

 

If you are in 8th – 11th grades this is probably the season during which you are asked to pick (forecast) your classes for next year. It’s important to understand that the choices you make now will impact the choices you get later when it comes to applying to college. When a college evaluates your application the admissions officers read your school profile first. This document (which is provided by your school counselor) gives them context so they understand the educational philosophy of your school and what options are available to you. Admissions officers want to know the rigor of your coursework—did you pick a challenging schedule, or one that was easier and allowed you more free time for non-academic pursuits? Here are some tips as you think through your choices for next year.

Know the Requirements for High School Graduation and State Colleges Entry

In many states the high school graduation requirements match up with the state college entrance requirements, but that is not true everywhere. Check the high school diploma requirements against the college websites to be sure. For example, in Oregon you can pass a class and gradate with a “D” in a required class, however the colleges expect a C- or better to meet the entrance requirement.

Know the Requirements for More Selective Schools

If you are a high-achieving student and considering a more selective school, it is important to know that the entrance requirements might be more rigorous than your graduation requirements. For example, you might be able to get your diploma with two years of foreign language, but some of the colleges you are considering might require three years of the same foreign language. A requirement that often trips up Oregon students considering University of California schools is at-least-one-year-of-the-same-type-of-art. Some Oregon students don’t take any visual or performing arts classes in high school because they want to double up on science or two languages, but that can cause a scramble senior year if the student decides to apply to a UC campus. Many students like to use freshman year to try out assorted electives, so they might choose drama for a semester and paint/draw for a semester. While both are arts classes, that student would need either drama 1 and 2 or paint/draw 1 and 2 (or an alternate visual or performing art) to meet the “one-year-of-the-same-art” requirement.

Academic Rigor is Valued

Take the hardest classes you can handle without undue stress. No college expects you to do AP Everything, but selective schools do want to see you stretch your thinking capabilities and push yourself with tough coursework. In most cases, it is better to get a “B” in an advanced class than an “A” in less challenging class on the same subject; however it is not so great to get a “C”, so push yourself without overextending. Sleep is also critical to your health and attitude, so make sure your class choices/homework load allow you sufficient hours of sleep each night.

Go Deep in your Areas of Interest

If you are a math and science whiz you should max out those options at your school. The same advice holds true whether you are passionate about history or literature or languages—take the hardest classes offered in your specific areas of interest and inherent ability. Then pursue academic opportunities beyond what is offered by taking a class at a local college, trying a MOOC like EdX or Coursera, or doing mentored, independent research. I know scheduling constraints can be hard. Maybe you love physics and French and the advanced course for each is only offered once per day during the same period. These are tough choices to make, so get guidance from your parents and school or independent counselor.

Make Choices that Excite You

I do not believe that it is smart to make choices about how you spend your time and energy simply to impress a college. Pick classes that are exciting to you, and balance your academics with a few activities you really love. Genuine interest in a subject will lead to better performance, plus you will be a lot happier.

Turn in Your Forecasting Paperwork on Time

School counselors and administrators work really hard. Be respectful and appreciative of all they do for you. Fill out your forecasting sheet accurately, legibly, and be sure to get any needed parental signatures. If you want or need guidance, ask! A counselor would rather spend time with you now than spend time in the fall trying to rework your schedule.

Jodi Walder-Biesanz is the founder of Portland, Oregon-based College Admission Coach LLC, which helps students identify and gain admission to right-fit schools where they will thrive academically and personally. Contact her at [email protected].

 

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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#100

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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#76

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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#73

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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#42

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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