Will Carington, works for Noodle
I'd recommend reading Sarah Rivera's article "Moving? How to Find a Great School Near Your New Home," which offers some helpful advice about how to get your bearings education-wise in a new city as well as general tips for finding a school that best fits your family's needs.
Noodle's K-12 search engine is a useful tool for finding and comparing schools in a particular city or neighborhood, and Noodle's school report cards allow you to see how each school scores in the areas of educational quality, climate, and student outcomes. As Sarah mentions in her article, education statistics can also be found online through school districts, local and state education departments, and through the U.S. Department of Education's Nation's Report Card program.
For more Portland-specific information, take a look at the following articles which provide ranking information for schools at both the city and state level:
- "Portland's Best Schools, Ranked and Rated," Portland Monthly.
- "2014 Oregon school performance ratings," The Oregonian.
- "Best High Schools in Oregon," U.S. News and World Report.
Hope this helps!