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Portland Arthur Academy Charter School

Charter | K-5 | 138 students

 
 

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Posted March 24, 2014

Very happy with this school! If you want a classroom that is socially focused this is not your place. They are academically focused enabling each child to thrive in learning. My first grader has goals and rewards and she comes home proud of herself. My only complaint is that parent involvement is not great-- they're working on it though.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2013

What exactly happens when these children have completed the Arthur Academy? How does the academy help to transition students into "regular" middle school environments, with MUCH larger classrooms, and less expectations? It seems that they have a decent IDEA in instituting this program for elementary aged children, but exactly how does a student transition from this strict style of learning to the every day run in the mill public school teachings in junior and high school? It does not seem well thought out, for the future of the child. To have the expectation that a student who leaves this program will A) function adequately in a 1000+ student school, B) after 5th grade will be home schooled by the parents, or C) the parents will come up with the $ to pay for private schooling, or D) (worst of all) they release these children after 5th grade with no direction or care what happens to them beyond 5th grade; none of these expectations are at all acceptable. What are the school district's expectations for these students beyond 5th grade? I would LOVE to see each child's assessment scores beyond 5th grade, would they stay the same, meet, exceed, or fall below previous standards/scores?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2012

This is my second review of PPA, the first one magically dissappeared. So if you are interested in seeing more reviews, updated ones and not ones written by the principle, then go to google places, and enter the schools name. Portland Arthur Academy could be wonderful like the David Douglas or other academy locations, however, the principle of the PPA is not a leader, he depends on a take it or leave it attitude and fear to create a militant enviroment with no room for individuality.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2011

Portland Arthur Academy is simply amazing and I would encourage all to check it out. My daughter is in second grade at PAA and thriving. We moved her here after spending 2 years in Portland Public where we/ teachers struggled to keep her engaged. At PAA she is challenged in all subjects and loving it. PAA also offers music, art, physical education, technology and library to all students! Again, simply amazing!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2010

Portland Arthur Academy is a charter school, hence, all about choice. It is a choice that parents make to enroll their students. Every year the school is reviewed by Portland Public Schools. Professionals not affiliated with the organization (speech therapists, SPED professionals, etc.) enter the building everyday. The point here is that if there were issues with state testing, inappropriate discipline, etc., (which there is not) they would be addressed immediately. The teachers and parents work together with the leadership to create a dynamic learning environment you will not find at any public school. Students succeed and are constantly evaluated. They are all working at their academic levels, whether that means moving up in a program or going back to a level in which they will succeed and attain skills they need to be successful. Every student is respected, valued, and treated with a concern that is hard to find. It is a saving grace for many students and parents frustrated with the options out there.


Posted October 1, 2010

They coach the children on state tests and allow them to take them repeatedly until a desired score is reached. They also use group punishment so if another child is disobedient, my child, along with all the other obedient children are punished too. They skip ahead in lessons and have students correct students papers so the teachers do not see where or if there is a child struggling. Then the child gets dropped down to the lower level group instead of being assisted in the area in which they are struggling with.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

Their reading and math program is awesome! They divide the class in 3 groups for reading (my son is in 1st grade), so each child can learn at his/her own pace. The children work so hard at school, so there is NEVER a homework, which keeps my son and me pretty happy :) The teachers are awesome, too!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2009

Outstanding school. . Superb curciullum, exceptional staff and outstanding national/state test results. Both our children are excelling beyond our hopes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2009

This is a great school. Ive been wanting to get all my kids in, my 2nd child is 4. When my 1st daughter finished kindergarten, she was doing math and reading at a 2nd grade level. Look at their website and see the results for national/states test results! Amazing!!!
—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.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
88%

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

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
>=95%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%
Writing

2010

 
 
65%
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

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
91%

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 Students48%
Female36%
Male60%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female86%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
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 Students65%
Female50%
Male75%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students95%
Female>=95%
Male92%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White>=95%
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 Students60%
Female57%
Male62%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students95%
Female86%
Male>=95%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students95%
Female86%
Male>=95%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities86%
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 60% 66%
Two or more races 13% 4%
Black 12% 3%
Hispanic 7% 21%
Asian 6% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 42%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Portland, OR 97215
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