Some Oregon schools defy odds to succeed, some persist in failure
By Betsy Hammond | The Oregonian/OregonLive
October 13, 2016
“Schools with the highest ratings in every or nearly every category, particularly in student growth and high school graduation rates, include West Linn, Lakeridge and Clackamas high schools, Lake Oswego, Sherwood and Happy Valley middle schools, and elementary schools in well-off neighborhoods of Lake Oswego, Portland and West Linn.
Also among them: Philomath High, in a scrappy former timber town near Corvallis; perennial superstar West Albany High; and up-and-comers Elmira and Wilsonville highs.”