Did you know that Oregon is home to some of the best school districts in the nation, with the highest test scores?
When choosing a place to live, it’s important to learn about the schools in the area. There are many questions to be asked, like: what are the student:teacher ratios? Do the schools offer sports, after school programs, or extracurricular activities? Are there music and art programs? How many options are there for public schools, and are there other options like alternative schools or private schools?
One important question is, how do the schools in different cities compare to each other when it comes to test scores? Below is a list of the top ten cities in Oregon whose schools have the best test scores. The cities are ordered by averaging the rank percentile for each of the schools in the city based on test scores provided by the Oregon Department of Education and averaged by School Digger.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/
Our rankings are based entirely on test score data — There are many other schools in Oregon with wonderful teachers, great attendance and engagement, extra-curricular programs, and high performing students (things that aren’t easily accounted for statistically). Did you or your children go to school in one of these cities? Are there other cities or school districts you think should be on this list? Let us know in the comments.