Education::Portland, Oregon


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Primary and secondary education

St. Mary's Academy, a private Roman Catholic girls' school established in 1859

Portland is served by six public school districts and many private schools. Portland Public Schools is the largest school district, operating 85 public schools.<ref>Portland Public Schools Enrollment Summary [1], page 3</ref> Grant High School located in the Grant Park neighborhood has the largest enrollment of any public high school in the city.<ref name="fate">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref> Other high schools include Benson Polytechnic High School, Cleveland High School, and Roosevelt High School. Established in 1869, Lincoln High School is the city's oldest public education institution, and is one of two of the oldest high schools west of the Mississippi River.<ref name="Oregonian 2005-09-22">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref>

Former public schools in the city included Washington High School, which operated from 1906 until 1981, as well as Jackson High School, which also closed the same year.

Private schools in the area include The Northwest Academy, Rosemary Anderson High School, Portland Adventist Academy, Portland Lutheran School, the Portland Waldorf School, and Trinity Academy. The city and surrounding metropolitan area is also home to a large number of Roman Catholic-affiliated private schools, including St. Mary's Academy, an all-girls school; De La Salle North Catholic High School; the co-educational Jesuit High School; La Salle High School; and Central Catholic High School, the only archdiocesan high school in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Portland.

Higher education

Portland State University, located in downtown Portland, has the largest enrollment rate of any university in the state, with a student body of nearly 30,000.<ref name="">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> It has been named among the top fifteen percentile of American universities by The Princeton Review for undergraduate education,<ref name="bestreg">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> and has been internationally recognized for its degrees in Masters of Business Administration and urban planning.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> The city is also home to the Oregon Health & Science University, as well as Portland Community College.

Notable private universities include the University of Portland, a Roman Catholic university affiliated with the Congregation of Holy Cross; Reed College, a rigorous liberal arts college, ranked by Forbes as the 52nd best college in the country;<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> and Lewis & Clark College.

Other institutions of higher learning within the city's borders are:

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