Portland Oregon Home Buying Guide

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Portland Area Schools

Portland Area Schools

Portland Oregon Schools

The State of Oregon went through a major reform in the 1990's to better prepare our children for the 21st century. The result was the Oregon Educational Act for the 21st Century, a series of educational standards which will prepare our children for life in the 21st century. Students will be given classroom work every year and take state tests in grades 3, 5, 8 and 10. They will work towards Certificates of Initial Mastery (CIM) and Certificates of Advanced Mastery (CAM).

Monthly Message from the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Susan Castillo.
Susan Castillo, Superintendent of Public Instruction, publishes a monthly message highlighting what is happening in Oregon Education. As a School Board Member of North Marion School District, I would like to share these messages with you. Read Monthly Message

This is a national site that allows parents to rank the schools their children attend, and provides yet another viewpoint in which to consider: School Rankings

Portland Monthly Magazine does an annual 'report card' title Our Best Schools. This years report click here

The Oregon Department of Education
Phone: 503-378-3569    (located in Salem).
Questions can be sent to: ode.frontdesk@state.or.us

Local School and District Report Cards for 2008-2009

Oregon Colleges and Universities Directory

Oregon Schools suffered through some tough financial times in early 2000. Our school funding comes directly from the State General Fund. The effect on schools is that the amount of money received is directly related to the economy and revenue collected. Every Oregon School District receives the same amount of money per student. We have recovered and learned many things from that painful situation. Oregon has always had strong public schools and 98% of our kids attend public school. Our SAT scores have been in the top three for the Nation the last four years (two years we were number one). We do have a few private schools, but they are mostly religious based.

Local School Districts:

Cities and Towns of Oregon

The Oregon Blue Book is a web site published by the State of Oregon. The following link contains an alphabetical listing of all Cities within the State. Each city link contains a 'Community Profile' section and a map of the area. Click Here

Area Resources

To Order Portland's Major Newspaper; The Oregonian, 1320 S.W. Broadway, Portland, OR 97201; (503) 221-8240 (circulation)

The following link contains a listing of all the URL's for cities and counties in Oregon: Most city sites contain all the information you will ever need, from where to eat to how to start garbage service: Click Here

Local Weather, complete with sky cams at all the most sought after locations, just click and let your fingers tell you if it's raining. Does it rain all the time in Portland? No, a more accurate statement is that 'the sun doesn't shine all the time'. We get 37 inches of rain per year on average. It would be highly unusual to get 1" of rain in a single day, which translates into a number days with light rain. Winter temperatures average in the low 40's and drop below 32 degrees several times. Spring is wet with an average temperature of around 50. We always have daffodils in bloom by the end of March. Summer averages 80 degrees with low humidity starting around July 1st and lasting approx. 90 days with almost no rain (sprinkler season). It does get into the 100's four or five days per year and in the 90's about 15 days. Fall brings all the color changes you would expect and grow to love. Temperatures range between 50 and 60 with October being mostly cool and sunny.

Tri-met, public transportation including bus, light rail, trolley and street car.

KGW, local news station.

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