Open Meadow HIgh School

7654 N Crawford Street,
Portland, OR, 97203-0972
     Tel: (503)285-0508
Grades: 9 - 12
Open Meadow successfully re-engages disconnected youth in their education, providing academic and support services to those at high risk of dropping out of school.
All students work toward high school graduation.
We educate students in small middle and high school programs and provide an array of transition services that help students move smoothly from middle school to high school and from high school to college and career. "Open Meadow is not a place.
It's a belief that with love and support you will be able to do your best and succeed in life." former Open Meadow student.

School Overview

School Type Alternative School
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades 9 - 12

Student Body

Total Students n/a
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 67%
State avg.: 19%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 9 teachers
Average Class Size 14 students

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling

School Notes:

At Open Meadow we strive to develop connection, capability, and confidence in disconnected youth through relationship-based,quality learning experiences that result in academic, personal, and community success. Strong, healthy communities have pathways to success for everyone. Education is central to creating these pathways. It is the key to disrupting core issues of racism, poverty, and violence that are barriers to success. Open Meadow focuses on young people: endowing them with the skills, power and hope to be agents of change in their communities. Investing in the education of every student motivates and empowers them to create the vibrant, equitable communities we all deserve. 

Open Meadow served nearly 1,000 youth in 2011-12 through our four programs:


  • Middle School: (60 students, ages 11-15) In addition to tackling the academic subjects they need for high school we prepare our 6th - 8th graders with other skills we know they will need: high expectations of themselves, positive self-concept, respect for others, accountability and good decision-making.
  • High School: (125 students, ages 15 - 21) Our accredited high school makes it possible for students to “drop back in” and finish their high school education. Smaller class sizes and mutually accountable relationships help students address the personal, social and emotional challenges that have impeded their success and intense learning experiences help them discover their unique intelligence. We urge them to take an on-campus college class before they graduate and most do.
  • Career Services: Works to ensure that all Open Meadow youth reach their long-term career goals by providing access to advanced employment and educational opportunities, focused training, and comprehensive support. Youth from all around Portland are welcome to apply for admission to Career Services programs.
  • Step-Up: In collaboration with Roosevelt, Madison, Franklin, and Gresham High Schools, students at very high risk of dropping out of school participate in tutoring, mentoring, leadership development, and summer enrichment programs.

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Pathfinder Academy (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Holy Cross Catholic School (1.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Montessori School of Beaverton (3.2 miles away)
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  • PortlandHoly Cross Catholic School
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    5202 N Bowdoin Street
    PortlandOR97203
    (503)289-3010
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    1.3 mi | 174 students | Gr. K-8                      
  • PortlandOpen Meadow Middle School
    Alternative School
    7602 N Emerald Ave
    PortlandOR97217
    (503)978-0809
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    2.4 mi | 63 students | Gr. 6-9                      
  • PortlandDe La Salle North Catholic High School
    Special Program Emphasis  (Roman Catholic)
    7528 N. Fenwick
    PortlandOR97217
    (503)285-9385
    Special Program Emphasis  (Roman Catholic)
    3.1 mi | 320 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • PortlandMontessori School of Beaverton
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    PortlandOR97229
    (503)439-1597
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    3.2 mi | 114 students | Gr. NS-6                      

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