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Self Enhancement Inc/Sei Academy

Charter | 6-8 | 118 students

 

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Posted November 13, 2012

Sei Academy is a great school :) !!!!!!! I really enjoy it , it gives you a chance too reach your goal. you have alot of support from other teachers and staff members. Me myself attend Sei Academy i am in the 8th grade, so far i have been there for 2 years in a half going for a whole 3 years. Sei Academy is a great school. YOU SHOULD REALLY CHECK IT OUT!!!! - THANKS :) GRACE. NICKELSON


Posted September 14, 2009

Great staff that holds there students accountable while creating stellar pillars in the N, NE community to grow up and be successful then give back tho students that proceed them. Excellent program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2008

Overall SEI is a great school . I do believe that SEI has done a great job helping and mentoring the chldren as well but they need to remember that that children that dont have issues such as learning disorders or issues with behavior should not be put on the back burner. The focus should always be on education in general. SEi should also make sure that the staff that is hired are trained well enough to handle all types of children. I have really enjoyed SEI but there are still a few issues they need to on.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2008

The class sizes are approximately 25 kids per classroom with a teacher and an assistant. This allows some one on one time for students that may not be able to stay on task. In addition to superior academic instruction, the afterschool program has classes that continues education, life skills and extracurriculum activites.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2008

My take on the SEI Academy Charter School is, I feel it has strong points and weak points. Some of the strong points to me are the teacher student ratio, The facility is clean and the staff and students take pride in keeping it clean. The last thing I will say in favor of the School is everytime you walk in the building you are greeted with a smile and a hand shake. On a different note, I think the school needs a better system on how they handle their behavorial issues and communication with parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2008

As a parent my goal is to expose my children to positive and challenging experiences to assist them in reaching their personal, academic, and life goals. My son attends the Self Enhancement (SEI)Academy as an eighth grader. The SEI Academy is a charter school that challenges their students. I feel having my son as part of this learning environment will strengthen his academic ability and his social skills. The parent involvement offerings are fun and well attended. The school encourages the parents and/or guardians to get involved, have a voice, and visit the school often. I would definitly reccommend this school to any parent looking for a great middle school for their child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2008

First and foremost, I am thanful for the opportunity to send my student to a charter school. It lets me know that special attention has and will continue to be given to my student. The enrollment is kept at a minimum and teacher ratio is great. Because this is a Portland Public School , all the state requirements, exams,and test scores are in place. Any students that struggle in a given area receive in class and out of class tutorials. A student may enter the academy at below bench marks , but, as time evolves they receive the assistance to reach new bench marks. State of the art technology, mentoring, and relationship building support the SEI's Mission. Although SEI only started as a two week basketball camp, they have truly grown into a beautifully woven quilt of works that truly support: 'It takes a villiage to raise a child'.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2008

Today I am writing in response to my feelings about the SEI Acadamy. I thought that the SEI Academy program was just a place for bad kids,but I was wrong. The SEI Academy is a very caring and stuctured program that works closely with its youth and their familyie. The program structure provides my child with a coordinator and a parent coordinator that help me with the day to day stuggles of keeping my child on track.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2008

i love it it is a great place for you and you child to meet a lot of people who care for you and your child and will do wat they have to do to have them sucseed
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Posted March 10, 2008

This school is wondeful, my child is learning so much here! I am so proud of her!
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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 59% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
n/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

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

2010

 
 
n/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

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
n/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%
Female48%
Male53%
African American40%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial75%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students63%
Female74%
Male40%
African American54%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial88%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
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

Math

All Students61%
Female58%
Male65%
African American54%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities<=5%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students75%
Female81%
Male67%
African American73%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities14%
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 Students79%
Female86%
Male74%
African American77%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students70%
Female86%
Male58%
African American68%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students42%
Female50%
Male37%
African American42%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
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
Black 91% 3%
Hispanic 6% 21%
Two or more races 3% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
White 0% 65%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 188%N/A51%
Female 253%N/A48%
Male 247%N/A52%
Source: 1 NCES, 2010-2011
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

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3920 North Kerby Ave
Portland, OR 97227
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