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Portland Village School

Charter | K-8 | 250 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2013:
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2011:
Based on 6 ratings

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Posted April 22, 2010

I love the Waldorf-inspired curriculum and the arts integrated education. Its wonderful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

PVS makes school, beautiful and fun. The community is amazing and my son is so happy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

It is a wonderful school, a public charter school inspired in Waldorf Education. The community is really good, the teachers are filled with enthusiasm and the children are happy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

Great Waldorf inspired cirriculam. Wonderful teachers and caring community of parents. Handwork, folk dance and teaching of the whole child. A school with heart.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

amazing group of parents, teachers, kids....we love everything!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

Waldorf pedagogy at public school prices....great community, great kids, great teachers, great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

We have a great group of parents who are incredibly involved in our school. Our teachers are incredible. Children are excited to go to school everyday. It's a pretty amazing place!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

enthusiastic teachers... joyful children... educated parents. affordable waldorf-inspired education. i love teaching here!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 21, 2010

A wonderful school, fantastic teachers and a great community of kids and parents... though under supported by the Portland Public School System
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

A wonderful place to send my children for education..My daughter's 1st year has been incredible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

Such a great community of kids, parents and teachers! We are so happy to be a part of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

simply, the community that comes together to make the entire program work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

The community is fantastic we believe in this school and all it represents. The faculty is committed to our children and giving them a true love of learning
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

I love the arts-based and child-centered curriculum. I love that it is a charter school and there is a vibrant community that works together to make the school a wonderful place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

Beautiful classroom where an engaging and integrated curriculum is taught by loving and inspiring teachers. The children love learning and can't wait to go to school. Pretty amazing place!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

The staff, parents and children create a very unique, wonderful community unlike any other school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

it's a free waldorf charter. it has an engaging curriculum( my kids have never missed a day of school-they love school!), and an amazing and committed staff and parent community. it is truly unique!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

I love the dedication of the teachers. I love the emphasis on the arts and creativity. I feel my daughter is getting a very good education at PVS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

A curriculum that values each of the intelligences and a community that is loyal and supportive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

the support of the staff and other parents is very positive and engaging.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
80%
Writing

2010

 
 
46%
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
80%
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 59% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
84%

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 61% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
>=95%

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.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
n/a

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 Students18%
Female16%
Male21%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White21%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students57%
Female60%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged57%
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 Students39%
Female46%
Male29%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female86%
Male57%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities29%
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 Students60%
Female48%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female93%
Male87%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic>=95%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students88%
Female78%
Male>=95%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities83%
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 Students40%
Female39%
Male41%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities22%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students69%
Female68%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities22%
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 Students33%
Female31%
Male36%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female85%
Male82%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged75%
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 Students83%
Female73%
Male92%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students91%
Female91%
Male92%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students65%
Female46%
Male83%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged50%
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 84% 65%
Hispanic 7% 21%
Black 4% 3%
Two or more races 3% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 38%N/A51%
Female 53%N/A48%
Male 47%N/A52%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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7654 North Delaware St
Portland, OR 97217
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Phone: (503) 445-0056

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