When It Comes to School Districts in Portland, You Really Can’t Go Wrong
When it comes to choosing where you and your family are going to settle down, local schools should play a fairly large role in deciphering which Portland neighborhoods are best. After all, you probably want to live in a nice neighborhood almost as much as you want your kids to get the best education possible, so when it comes to your housing search, make it a priority.
Lucky for you, Portland boasts some pretty amazing public schools, and with a little research, you’ll be sure to find the perfect district for your kids and your family. Check out this list of the best schools in Portland to help you jump start your search. The school rankings from this list are sourced from Niche, which ranks and reviews neighborhoods across the country using data, surveys, and reviews.
Once you’ve decided which school district fits your family best, get in touch with us at Urban Nest, and we’ll help you find the perfect home in that district!
Riverdale School District
Nestled into the gorgeous Southwest hills of Portland, Riverdale school district is ranked #1 when it comes to the best districts in Portland. K-8 has roughly 361 with a student teacher ratio of 16:1, so you can be sure that your child will get all the attention they need. Homes in the district are generally single-family properties situated on large lots with lots of Portland’s infamous lush foliage.
Lake Oswego School District
Located just south of Riverdale, the Lake Oswego school district is also ranked high in the city (and in the entire state of Oregon). Lake Oswego’s elementary schools, Lake Grove Elementary School and Westridge Elementary School, are rated number two and three in all of Oregon, just after Riverdale Elementary. Lake Oswego is located right off the 5 interstate, so getting into the city for work is generally fairly easy. The median home value within the limits of the Lake Oswego School District is $508,500.
Beaverton School District
Moving further into the west hills that the form a barrier between Portland and the Oregon Coast Range, we find Beaverton School District. Findley Elementary School, located in the district, is rated number eight in the state. The median home value in this pretty district is $440,300. Beaverton School District has 34 elementary schools, 8 middle schools, and 6 high schools, so you’ll be sure to find the perfect one for your kiddos.
Portland Public Schools
If you’ve browsed around the districts and have decided that a school right in the city of Portland fits you and your family better than one on the outskirts of town, you’re in luck. Portland Public Schools are ranked number seven when it comes to most diverse public school districts in Oregon, and number eight on the list of best school districts in Portland. Portland Public Schools have an average student teacher ratio of 18 to 1, and schools are located all over the metropolitan limits of the city.