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Portland Village School

Charter | K-8 | 250 students

 
 

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Posted April 21, 2010

I couldn't imagine sending my children to any other school. Their creativity is nurtured, they get to run, dance and sing and their minds are nourished with a curriculum that emphasizes not only knowledge, but also fosters a lifetime love of learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

What a wonderful school for children to have an opportunity to have a Waldorf Education in a public school setting. It's my neighborhood school and we love it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

My granddaughter has enjoyed 2nd, 3rd, and this year 4th grade. The same wonderful teacher continues with the class each year creating a stable trusting relationship that my granddaughter will always recall with great fondness. A demanding curriculum combines with active learning - school is never boring.


Posted April 21, 2010

Portland Village School offers a fresh alternative to Portland's public school system. I think the best thing about PVS is the community involvement at the school. Their events are well attended by most of the parents, and their are strong parent-teacher bonds. I've been in education my whole professional life, and it's the best school I've ever seen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

This school is special for it's dedication to teaching to the whole child. Teachers do not merely wish to educate children, but inspire them to connect with the world evoking curiosity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

Brilliantly integrated curriculum with art, music, spanish and dance. The teachers are wonderful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

Portland Village School is a little slice of heaven on earth. I have two children in the school and feel lucky ever day (literally) that we found this little oasis in which our they can both grow. The commitment of the teachers and the entire school community to letting kids be kids, respecting the earth, and educating the whole child is unparalleled. In a city (Portland) where schools continually fail to provide families what they need and want for their children, Portland Village School is a shining example of just how good things can be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

A public school with a beautiful 'whole child' curriculum based on nature, art, song and dance, mythology and storytelling. Our teachers are amazing, generous, talented, loving and dedicated. The parents are committed to the children and the school, and you see many of the same faces volunteering hours and hours of time - building desks, painting walls, sewing curtains, decorating for our annual auction, landscaping, providing teachers with goodies and snacks, selling scrip - it's and endless act of love. PVS is an alternative we drive all the way across town for, with absolutely no regrets! Our daughter is thriving in a way we did not see at our neighborhood school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

Portland Village School is a wonderful community of kids and parents who work together toward common goals. The school provide a nurturing environment for young minds eager to learn, play, and experience life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

It has enhanced my grandaughters life immensely as well as her entire family! If more schools used similar teaching methods the world would be in much better shape! It gives me hope for the future that these children will inherit and shape.


Posted April 21, 2010

Waldorf Inspired Public Charter School, great community, dedicated teachers, amazing curriculum
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 21, 2010

Portland Village School has, in three short years, built an amazing community and educational system. Based on Waldorf philosophies, but embracing more current themes and being open to a wider cultural scope, it is creating confident, well-rounded children who are eager to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

An education for the whole child--head, heart and hands. An education that will develop responsible and capable adults, at peace with themselves and the world around them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

Excellent school. We are so happy to be part of such a wonderful community!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

Because the school community and staff are so supportive of our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2009

The school does not focus much attention on academics and does not have the support or ability to work with children of different learning styles and needs!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

My granddaughter is learning so quickly, absolutely loves her school, classmates, teachers, and activities. The Waldorf style provides enriched creative development, self-confidence and socialization skills. Parents are amazingly involved.
—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.

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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Portland, OR 97217
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