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About This School

Metropolitan Learning Center is a public high school in Portland. 440 children attend Metropolitan Learning Center and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 26% of the 440 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Metropolitan Learning Center is 20:1. Lincoln High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • Martial arts self defense
    • P.E. classes
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 83% 55%
Hispanic 6% 13%
Multiracial 4% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 11%
Asian 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 15%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 26% 44%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    We came to MLC from Joyful Noise East (best daycare ever!) and didn't look back at all. The parent and volunteer community is beyond fabulous. Vegans hang out happily with meat eaters and everybody is determined not only to make it work but to enjoy the heck out of it. There's a determined attempt by the staff to teach acceptance and it seems to work - older kids help younger kids and the hallway feels some days like a big party. The only downside is the limited size of the student body - the building is big but K-12 is a lot to fit in and that means at the upper levels there is less opportunity for large organized endeavors (sports etc.)

  • (3 years ago)

    My kids had a great experience here. Innovative caring teachers addressing different learning styles and good values no discrimination service to others awareness of the environment respect for differences.

  • (4 years ago)

    Creative community based learning in a small school serving all of Portland Oregon since 1968.

  • (4 years ago)

    I was planning on homeschooling until we found MLC. It is truly a community and emphasizes respect of others.

  • (5 years ago)

    5 starts! I think MLC is an excellent school. We have a 2nd grader at MLC. The community of parents involved in the school is incredible. the teachers are exceptional. We love it.

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