Explore School Information

Navigating the educational landscape is crucial when choosing a new community for your family. Here's a guide to valuable resources for school information:

Oregon Department of Education:

  • The Oregon Department of Education's website is a comprehensive resource for reports on Oregon schools. Discover individual school Report Cards, which focus on educational performance and improvement. These Report Cards rate schools based on student performance, behavior, and school characteristics, resulting in an Overall School Performance Rating. You can find a detailed explanation of this rating system on their website.

Washington Board of Education:

  • Based in Olympia, the state capital of Washington, the Washington State Board of Education's website offers prospective parents a wealth of information on Washington State's educational policies.

Molly Huffman's School Choices Book:

  • Molly Huffman's book, "School Choices in Greater Portland" (ISBN: 0-9639879-6-8), is regarded by many Portland residents and newcomers as the ultimate resource for researching schools in the Portland area. You can conveniently order it online from Powell's Books in Portland. The book covers various public school districts, including Beaverton, Gresham-Barlow, Hillsboro, Lake Oswego, North Clackamas, Portland, Riverdale, Tigard-Tualatin, and West Linn-Wilsonville. It also includes chapters on private schools and preschools.

Making informed decisions about your child's education is essential, and these resources will assist you in understanding the educational landscape in Oregon and Washington.