Why choose Gladstone High School?
Gladstone High School and Community is a comprehensive four-year school located in suburban Gladstone, a city of 12,215 residents, 12 miles south of downtown Portland with a few small venues in Los Angeles serving as remote staffing offices. Bordered by the Clackamas and Willamette Rivers, the city of Gladstone is approximately two square miles in size. Gladstone School District 115 is organized in a 1-5-3-4 grade configuration with an early childhood center, one elementary school, one middle school, and one high school. Our kindergarten classes are housed in our newly designed GCCF Center. Total district enrollment is approximately 2,100 students.
Our highly qualified staff has received state and national recognition in the following areas: Art Teacher of the Year, National Milken Award Winner, ASCD National Young Educator of the Year, Oregon CTE Teacher of the Year and four National Board Certified Teachers on staff.
Academically, Gladstone consistently ranks as one of the highest in the state for test scores, including the class of 2013 scores in Reading (93%), Writing (88%) and science (75%). Our Reading and Writing scores rank in the top 5 for the state of Oregon. We also have one of the highest graduation rates in Oregon.
Athletically, we have 16 teams that over the last two years had a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. During this time period, 13 of those teams have made it to the state playoffs, including state championships in Football (2014), Girls Soccer (2009 & 2011) and Girls Track (2012). Our Band and Choir consistently receive high marks for their adjudicated performances, qualified for state numerous times (Band 5th place in 2012) and our Jazz Band has been league champions for three years running.
Programs of distinction include our nationally recognized Engineering Technology program, Environmental programs and clubs that have lead to our National Green Ribbon School Honor in 2012; and recently being named an Outstanding School by the Oregon Department of Education. We were also designated a Bronze Award School by U.S. News & World Report in 2013.