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Gresham Arthur Academy

Charter | K-5 | 168 students

 
 

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Posted January 17, 2012

My two grand-daughters attend Gresham Authur Academy and I am so impressed with what they have learned. They started there in K and are now in the 1st and 3rd grade. I can't say enough good about your way of teaching the children and the staff of teachers. These teachers are so caring for the children and it shows...Thank you again....


Posted October 24, 2011

Gresham Arthur Academy is a wonderful school full of caring and wonderful teachers! The 2011 district report card just came out and GAA and another elementary school were the only two in the whole district with an OUTSTANDING rating by the state! And they were rated outstanding last year too! Unlike another reviewer stated, there is an indoor recess area with balls/sports equipment for bad weather days - same area is also the cafeteria. And the playground which features a play structure, slides, swings, track, and basketball hoops is wonderful and only a 20 second walk across the parking lot, despite that reviewer's opinion. One thing I love about GAA is that there is one classroom per grade, so your child goes through the entire elementary school with the same classmates. It builds a wonderful stability and camaraderie within the students. My son has gone to GAA for 4 years and I'm so pleased with the learning environment. If you are considering GAA, I highly recommend calling them and seeing if there is an opening. It's a public charter school (which is pretty much a free private school!) and they do require uniforms (khaki or navy pants or skirt, white or navy shirts).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2011

To the review who said there was not enough teachers to offer ind. help....There are more than enough. They have individual TA's for the younger classes for both reading and math. They get into groups of skill level of less than 10 to go through lesson together. Each kid is tested each week to see if they passed the weeks benchmarks. If they don't they have to redo that lesson. Not to mention that the classrooms typically have 24-27 kids in a class compared to the 38 that is in my neighbor boys class. So how is it that GAA could be lacking in teachers when their classrooms are smaller and they have extra help at math and reading....??
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2010

The playground is across the parking lot, but not 5 mins away...come on. My daughter went there from 3rd grade and recently moved onto middle school and now my son goes there and is kindergarten and loves it. He went from not knowing his ABC's very well to knowing and recognizing them and its only 4 months into the school year. He is reading sounds and knows each letters sound. The teachers are great and commited to teaching and love what they do. I love the school, my kids love the school and I wouldnt want them anywhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2010

The teachers are great, but there are not enough to provide skill leveled groups for all of the students. There is no indoor recess area. The playgound is located across a large church parking lot so that five minutes of recess time is spent walking to and from the playground.


Posted April 29, 2010

we really enjoy the teachers enthusiam to help the kids learn
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
>95%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
>95%
Writing

2010

 
 
22%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 58% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
>95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
87%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

All Students83%
Female92%
Male77%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female92%
Male82%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

All Students92%
Female91%
Male93%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students92%
Female>=95%
Male86%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

All Students50%
Female71%
Male39%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students70%
Female71%
Male69%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students65%
Female86%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 76% 65%
Hispanic 13% 21%
Two or more races 5% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 4%
Black 2% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 36%N/A51%
Female 46%N/A48%
Male 54%N/A52%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1890 NE Cleveland Ave
Gresham, OR 97030
Phone: (503) 667-4900

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