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Explore the Top-rated Beaverton School District in Oregon

June 11, 2020

Shopping for a new home in Beaverton, Oregon? Whether you have kids or not, knowing a little more about area schools is a good idea: living near a high-performing school could positively impact the resale value of your home down the road.

We rounded up six schools from the Beaverton School District, each rated an 8/10 or higher by GreatSchools.org, the “leading national nonprofit empowering parents to unlock educational opportunities for their children.” Ratings are determined by test results in reading, writing, science and math, and can help you determine which district and specific schools are right for your kids.

Check out some of Beaverton’s most noteworthy schools:

Oak Hill Elementary School (K – 5)

This 500-student school offers classes for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. Rated an impressive 8/10, Oak Hill Elementary students receive above average scores on standardized testing and enjoy a student to teacher ratio of 16:1. Oak Hills’ website notes that the school values high academic standards, critical thinking and creativity, and that its goal is to  “provide a safe, nurturing, inclusive environment in which students thrive academically, socially, and emotionally.”

Scholl Heights Elementary School (K – 5)

This elementary school was rated a 9/10, with students performing well above average on standardized tests. The student to teacher ratio is 20:1, with approximately 530 students. Scholl Heights’ website lists curiosity, creativity and risk-taking as central values, and the school’s mission statement includes the goal that “Every student will develop the academic, problem-solving, social-emotional, and creative skills to be productive, innovative, and responsible citizens and leaders in a changing global society.​​”

Arco Iris Spanish Immersion School (1 – 8)

Approximately 310 students attend this dual-language school, which was rated a 9/10, offers a student/teacher ratio of 24:1 and boasts above-average student proficiency rates on statewide standardized tests. Per its mission statement, Arco Iris endeavors to “foster an increased academic ability that includes students becoming bilingual, bi-literate and multi-cultural so that they are fully prepared for college, career and citizenship.”

International School of Beaverton (6 – 12)

This 850-student school boasts a 10/10 rating, above-average test results, above-average college readiness—and a graduation rate of 100%! According to its website, the school prioritizes intellectual rigor, intercultural respect and local and global community service, and encourages students to “to learn through an international lens as thoughtful, compassionate world citizens.”

Mountainside High School (9 – 12)

Mountainside High is rated a stellar 10/10 by GreatSchools.org. Test scores at this 2,200+ person school are far above average, and students enjoy robust athletics and performing arts programs and nearly 40 clubs. Mountainside offers International Baccalaureate (IB) courses, AVID curriculum and six career pathways with Career Technical Education (CTE) facilities. Its website states that the school is “an inclusive community of learners where all students, families, and staff grow, belong, find value and purpose in ourselves, and contribute to the global community.”

School of Science & Technology (9 – 12)

With a 10/10 ranking and far above-average scores in key measures of college and career readiness, it’s no surprise this high school boasts a 100% graduation rate. Almost 50% of the 170 students participate in Advanced Placement (AP) classes, and the student to teacher ratio is 20:1. The school’s website states that “[We] challenge and support students to be independent learners, researchers, and leaders in STEM fields and beyond.”

If Beaverton School District sounds ideal for your student, you’ll love our Kemmer Ridge community, which is less than 10 minutes from Mountainside High School.

More about Kemmer Ridge

  • Eight floor plans from the low $500s
  • 3 to 6 bedrooms, up to approx. 3,160 sq. ft.
  • Gourmet kitchens and deluxe master baths included*
  • Optional finished daylight basements and 3-car garages
  • Near Progress Ridge Town Square, Cooper Mountain Nature Parks and four popular golf courses

House hunting in west metro Portland? We also have communities in Hillsboro and Cornelius.

Reed’s Crossing in Hillsboro

  • Innovative paired floor plans from the Urban Collection™
  • 3 bedrooms and up to approx. 1,470 sq. ft.
  • Open layouts and outdoor living spaces
  • 23 acres of green space and a nature-inspired play area for kids
  • Planned amenities include parks and the Reed’s Crossing Town Center
  • Near Intel and Nike business hubs

Laurel Woods in Cornelius

  • Six Seasons™ Collection floor plans from the low $400s
  • 2 to 6 bedrooms, up to approx. 2,400 sq. ft.
  • Amenities include walking trails, a basketball court, soccer fields and a park
  • Near Dogwood City Park

*Standard items and included features are subject to change without notice. Features will vary by home and may not be available on all houses. Availability may vary by community, plan, build status, elevation and/or location.

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