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Arthur Academy

Charter | K-5 | 100 students

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted May 18, 2014

My daughter has been going to DDAA since kindergarten and is graduating 5th grade this year. I cannot say enough about them.. DDAA is an amazing school. The teachers are the best. They are caring and personable. The school is like one big happy family. My son starts kindergarten next year and is so excited. He has an IEP and they were efficient in having everything ready before fall. I cannot recommend them enough. My only wish is that the went through to middle school and high school, but luckily I will still be with them for the next 6 years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2014

Arthur Academy has been a HUGE BLESSING to our son. This past summer he had to experience a tremendous loss of my mom (his nana, who lived with us and my nephew who was one of his little buddies). Both of those losses came within three weeks of each other) This was his first year at Arthur Academy as a kindergartner and they ALL made him feel very loved, listened too and allowed him to walk through his / our experience of deep losses. We've had the extreme pleasure of watching him have an incredible experience his first year of school. What a blessing watching him see his sadness turn to joy. He loves school and his teacher's. The teacher's, principal and the other staff have gone far and beyond what was even expected or asked. They truly have led by example and we have seen the whole staff love on Arthur Academy kids and other families as well. Thank you Arthur Academy for going the extra mile for your students and showing what a school of excellence looks like. Please don't stop excelling and truly wanting to the best. This will be a year we as family will not forget and neither will our son!!! Thank you so much!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2013

I have two children attending David Douglas Arthur Academy (5th and 1st). I couldn't be more happy. My oldest transferred from an excellent private school, I was concerned he wouldn't be challenged. Boy was I wrong! Then education is top notch and the teachers encourage and help every single child so that they WILL succeed! I'm so proud my kids attended this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2013

I have strongly considered sending my 2 daughters to Arthur but have hesitated because of my concerns around Public Middle Schools. Arthur only goes through 5th grade. Where do most of these children attend Middle School after such a specialized Elementary education?


Posted April 20, 2010

All the teachers are amazing and the staff know everyone by name. With only one class per grade and smaller class sizes, it allows every student to get the personal attention they need. The kids and environment are safe and there is NO tolerance for bad behavior. The communication is very open with each of the teachers and principal through weekly e-mail news letters. You will always know about current and future events. This school is an incredible example of No Child Left Behind and a very positive influence. I would highly recommend this school to anyone who is contemplating on sending your child to a Charter School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2009

Arthur academy is a superior education for an elementary aged child, especially in Portland where the public education is substandard. My daughter has attended since 2005. She has excelled in everything. She is now in the 4th grade, nearly at a 6th grade reading level. Her math skills are excellent. Mr. Arthur values music education (unlike Portland Public) and there is a program in the winter and the spring. Most of all, everyone there wants all the kids to succeed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

Beyond excellent. Way to go Portland Arthur Academy. You are the best!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2008

My son is new to this school (kinder) and I must say he's shown immediate improvement in his vocabulary and math skills. He loves his school and he always inquire if it's time for school. And as far as the atmosphere of the school...it amazes me that he even knows the name of the students that aren't on his grade level. Thanks Arthur Academy!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2008

vMy son is new to this school (kinder) and I must say he's shown immediate improvement in his vocabulary and math skills. He loves his school and he always inquire if it's time for school. And as far as the atmosphere of the school...it amazes me that he even knows the name of the students that aren't on his grade level. Thanks Arthur Academy!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2008

FANTASTIC SCHOOL!!! Our daughters are going on their second year at this wonderful, unique school and are thriving. The curiculum is excellent as is the entire staff. It is a small school and may not have the big play yard or the abundance of extracuricular activities that other schools may have but they far make up for it in their academics. Would love to see this wonderful school go past grade school to middle school and beyond. just outstanding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2008

Wonderful school, teachers and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2008

My daughter has been going to Arthur Academy since pre-school where she learned to read! She is now in the 3rd grade and read at a 5.5 grade reading level. The teachers and staff are excellent. The school actually is K-5 now and they DO have a hot lunch progran - new this year. It's true, this specific location does not have a gym, but the students still have physical education - it's just more diversified in inclement weather. I highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2007

I highly recommend this school. It is a charter school and my son started this year. I was not going to send him to a public school but I couldn't afford a private education. I was glad to hear about this school and he is thriving in a small group environment that challenges him.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2005

Arthur Academy is an amazing school that really works to ensure that every child reaches their academic potential. I would highly recommend this school to any parent. I wish I had been able to attend this school myself. The children really enjoy learning at Arthur Academy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2004

The teachers here work 1 on 1 with the kids building their confidence and making sure they understand the concepts. I moved my daughter here for the exceptional reading program and am very pleased with the improvement she is making with their help.
—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.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
>=95%

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

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
>=95%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
>=95%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
>95%
Writing

2010

 
 
64%
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

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
>=95%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
95%

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

All Students75%
Female89%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female89%
Male87%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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 Students75%
Female64%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female73%
Male>=95%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic83%
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 Students85%
Female82%
Male89%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female91%
Male89%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students>=95%
Female>=95%
Male>=95%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged>=95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
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 69% 65%
Hispanic 15% 21%
Two or more races 10% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Black 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 44%N/A51%
Female 49%N/A48%
Male 51%N/A52%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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