School Details

Grant High School

2245 NE 36th Ave, Portland, OR 97212
(503) 916-5160

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1565 students 22 students/teacher (OR avg is 19)

Test Scores by grade


Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS)

In 2009-2010 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7 and 10 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 10 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Portland School District 1j average
  • Oregon state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Grant High School is a public high school in Portland. 1,565 students attend Grant High School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 23% of the 1,565 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Grant High School is 22:1. Portland International Community School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish


  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 66% 56%
Multiracial 6% 6%
Hispanic 5% 16%
Asian 5% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 8%
Black, non-Hispanic 17% 12%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.8% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% 1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 23% 43%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    This school a disaster. There are only 8 AP classes no electives for Freshmen and few engaging classes. The last two principals have cut programs and driven out good teachers. This school was a nightmare for me. Although not special ed I had asperger's syndrome. I was bullied and the administration did nothing. I had to go work it out myself. After two years I had had enough and I transferred out which took three weeks. This school is only good if you are in JMP or ACESS since they are magnet programs with some extra programs. Contrary to the review bellow this is not a good school for college bound middle class white students-many have fled to privet school and a few have used false addresses to go to Cleveland or Lincoln. What I find pretty ironic is the principal cut AP classes in the name of helping lower performing students yet special ed is also cut here. Things are clearly not working yet the district and school administration continue on the same path.

  • (11 months ago)

    My children attended this school. It was dreadful for both of them. Most of the teachers (with a few notable and admirable exceptions) passed my older child with "A"s rather than actually requiring her to learn anything. She was in the National Honor Society but was not able to actually pass a community college placement exam. Wow. My younger child was bullied by a teacher - to the point of coming home crying on multiple days. (I was informed by the principal that it was my disabled child's fault and that none of the bullying ever happened.) Grant never offered any basic math courses the entire time my children were there which I'm pretty sure isn't legal. We finally decided it was cheaper to move than to sue the school district. I think we weren't the only ones with issues. My husband overheard some teachers trashing a parent with a special needs kid and saying things like "It's not our fault the kid is stupid." Not a great orientation toward teaching. If your kid is middle-class college-bound white bread with absolutely no challenges of any kind this might be an okay school for you. If not - leave Portland... now.

  • (5 years ago)

    Totally awesome! My kids love this school and I went there when I was a teen myself.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school has great kids dedicated teachers caring parents and a great attitude!

  • (5 years ago)

    Grant boasts a highly dedicated principal with exceptional teachers and councelors. It includes a great deal of diversity within its' student body while exhibiting a superb level of cooperation support and spirit.

  • (5 years ago)

    Constitution team rocks - this school is warm and frinedly without losing academics

  • (7 years ago)

    I'm a sophomore at Grant and I absolutely love it! The teachers are really great and the other students are diverse and open minded. Great experience. Great school.

  • (8 years ago)

    I go to Grant and I love it there all of the teachers rock and they teach at college level. The art and music programs are really good and they have funding. We also have choir and photography for those who are interseted in those types of things. There are lots of sports and all of the coaches are good. We get lots of parents help with the extra curricular activities such as with the play we have parents help with the sets and to sell things to help make money for our theater program and the auditoriums restoration. With the sports the parents bring food and drinks. People time and keep score. All together this school has amazing teacher helpfull parents good extracurricular activities and an amazing student body when we are needed.

  • (9 years ago)

    i agree GHS is he best school i've ever seen. The great staff you can always find some person that you could relate to.

  • (11 years ago)

    All I really have to say about grant is that it is a good school because not only do we have good teachers classes and sports but there are good students that attend grant! I really do love the diversity of grant and it is so easy to make new friends.

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