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Portland Adventist Academy

Private | 9-12 | 217 students


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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $158,700. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $890.

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Posted April 5, 2012

This school in no way prepared me for college. Emphasis is on religion, not academics. Although I do agree with the reviewer that kids who may have struggled in other large public schools can do well here. Also it's very expensive; I wish my parents had put the money they paid for my tuition here into a college fund for me instead.
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Posted May 14, 2009

PAA has provided our daughter, who struggled significantly with life in public high school, a new lease on life. The teachers are amazing and care deeply about their students, giving lots of quality individual attention. The environment seems nurturing and calm in comparison to our last experience. For kids that find the chaos of super sized public schools to be difficult, PAA is a wonderful option to be considered. We can't afford it, but we love it and will do whatever it takes to have our daughter finish up high school at PAA.
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Posted December 6, 2008

This School is just what i hoped it would be. They have excellent teachers and a great safe environment.
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Posted May 4, 2005

I am a freshman at PAA and I like my school. The people there are extremely nice and always willing to help out if needed. Gale Crosby (Principal) is always smiling, I don't know if I have ever seen him not smiling. He is an extraordinarily nice man and always willing to help.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 59% 65%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 18% 4%
Hispanic 9% 21%
Two or more races 9% 5%
Black 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Seventh-day adventist


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1500 Southeast 96th Avenue
Portland, OR 97216
Phone: (503) 255-8372


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