#4 Middle School in OR and #3 in Washington County

West Sylvan Middle School

8111 Sw West Slope Dr, Portland, OR 97225

How Good is West Sylvan Middle School?

Report Card

A+ Academic Results
C+ Learning Enviroment
A School Safety
A Overall Grade

West Sylvan Middle School is in Portland, Oregon and is a Washington County school. The school reports an enrollment of 910 students in grades 6-8 and a student–teacher ratio of 20 students per teacher.

This school performs above average when compared to other Oregon schools. West Sylvan Middle School received an overall grade of A from The School Review. The school ranks 3 for middle schools in Washington County and 4 in the state, when compared to similar schools.

For our grading we use data provided by the schools to the U.S. Department of Education. Grades for safety, academics and learning environment are calculated with these data. An overall grade is then calculated based on a weighted combination of those scores. You can read a more detailed description of our grading system on our methodology page.


Oregon standardized test performance, among other data points, are used to calculate the academic grade for a school. West Sylvan Middle School performs significantly above average compared to other Oregon middle schools for academics. The school's grade for this metric is A+.

Source: OR Standardized Tests
Academics Grade A+
Test Performance Excellent
Algebra 1 Passed Excellent

Learning Enviroment

The learning environment at a school is evaluated by comparing a variety of factors such as teacher certification rates, student attendance and percentage of novice teachers. West Sylvan Middle School performs slightly below average compared to other Oregon middle schools for learning environment. The school's grade for this metric is C+.

Students : Teacher
OR Avg. 21
Uncertified Teachers
OR Avg. 0%
New Teachers
OR Avg. 16%
Learning Enviroment Grade C+
Student–Teacher Ratio Poor
Student Absenteeism Good
Teacher Absenteeism Poor
Teacher Certifications Excellent
Teacher Experience Excellent


School safety is evaluated by looking at factors such as suspension and physical altercation rate at a school. For safety, West Sylvan Middle School performs above average when compared to other middle schools in Oregon and received the grade of A for this measure.

Safety Grade A
In-School Suspensions Very Good
Out-of-School Suspensions Excellent
Physical Altercations Good


An overview of the student body of West Sylvan Middle School is shown below. A school’s demographics play no part in determining its score.

Students w/ Disablities
OR Avg. 14%
Free Lunch
OR Avg. 42%
Econ. Disadvantaged
OR Avg. 50%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 910
Minority Students 288
Diversity Index 36
Students with Disablities 44
Economically Disadvantaged 9%
Limited English Proficiency 2%
Gifted Students 26%


A School - Only 10% of schools are awarded the distinction of being an A School. Schools that receive this grade excel in academics and cultivate a safe and effectual environment for learning. They represent many of top schools in the nation and are eligible to display our award badge on their homepage. You can download your award here.

Compare Nearby Schools

Included below are middle schools near West Sylvan Middle School. The School Review's grade for each school is shown to provide easy comparison. All Portland schools can be seen on the Portland, Oregon schools directory page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 Cedar Park Middle School A A A A-
2 Raleigh Hills Elementary School A A- A A
3 Arts and Communication Magnet Academy A A B- A+
4 Hayhurst Elementary School B+ A C- C+
5 Whitford Middle School B B+ C B+

West Sylvan Middle School - Quick FAQ

At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.

  • How many students attend West Sylvan Middle School? 910
  • Is West Sylvan Middle School a good school? The school received an overall grade of A, which means it is above average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is West Sylvan Middle School in? The school is located in Washington County.
  • How can I contact West Sylvan Middle School? The school's number is (503) 916-5690. You can visit their website at http://www.pps.k12.or.us/schools/east-west-sylvan.
  • Where is West Sylvan Middle School? 8111 SW West Slope Dr, Portland, Oregon 97225

How we rate schools?

We rank middle schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics primarily using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance across subjects and years to the distribution of middle schools on the same tests in the state. We also assess a school’s Academics from the percent of students who passed Algebra I in 8th grade, which indicates a college academic track. Next, we evaluate a school’s Learning Environment by combining various classroom indicators, such as the ratio of teachers to students and the percent of teachers who are novice, uncertified, or chronically absent. Finally, we measure Safety from the percent of students receiving in-school and out-of-school suspensions and the reported incidents of physical altercations per 100 students. While we recognize any ranking metric is inherently subjective, we believe our grades can serve as a valuable resource to help students and parents compare neighborhood schools and find the best school to fit their desired educational needs.

Nearby Schools
Cedar Park Middle School
11100 Sw Park Way Portland, OR 97225
Raleigh Hills Elementary School
5225 Sw Scholls Ferry Rd Portland, OR 97225
Arts and Communication Magnet Academy
11375 Sw Center St Beaverton, OR 97005
Hayhurst Elementary School
5037 Sw Iowa St Portland, OR 97221
Whitford Middle School
7935 Sw Scholls Ferry Rd Beaverton, OR 97008