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Reynolds Arthur Academy

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4 stars

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted April 28, 2014

The school is excellent. The academic level and the expectations are high. The teachers are creative & loving and the principal is great. Other thing I like is that the students who need more support are offered individual time to help them get the concepts. The only concern I have is that one of my girls is really worried that she's not doing well. She cries about it so we have to remind her that we see her effort and that's what counts; she comes home everyday to do her HW, she's very responsible but looks like the pressure makes her feel like failing. This is something I am sure that we can work out with the school, because I know they care about the emotional progress of the students also. Parent involvement is good, students wear uniform which is great. The school has been supportive when we have faced tragedy and needed to travel very far, however they are very strict. Girls missed 10 days of school, they did all the required HW and still were not able to get an A because they missed testing and were not given the opportunity to retest. As you see it's different than public schools. We have the privilege to have our girls at RAA, we hope they can open until 8th grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2014

Reynolds Arthur Academy needs to add 7 and 8 grade! I would even keep my son there until college if I could! Ms. Arnold ,the head honcho is amazing. I know when I drop my son off that he is in the best hands possible. You know where she stands,she adheres to the rules and expects her teachers to also. She has a amazing group of teachers. Shout out to ... Mrs. Leabo,& Mrs Massey. Also Mr. & Mrs. Izer If you want to give your child a "hand up " in education then RAA is the place for you!! Parent of RAA since 2009
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2014

I love this school! It is really focused on rules and structure which works very well for my son, but it may not be for every kid.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2013

This year RAA school was only focused on discipline and test scores! If a student is not marching on the exact level, they are not helped to want to like school. It is demanded. Not all students learn the same. What happened to individual needs! Praising our children is not what they do best. What about having fun while you learn. Not happy with this school and do not intend on sending my child back!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2012

It is a shame that Dr. Crawford and staff have turned Mr. Arthur's school into just another brick and mortar school. This was once an awesome school now its just a fancy looking public school with everyone learning the same thing at the same time. Shame on you Dr. Crawford.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2012

This was a school I could brag about to friends,family and strangers who wanted to know more but that has all changed. The recent article in the Oregonian was based off last years scores. This school has changed. This school was once known for grouping children together that were at different levels has now turned into just another public school. Where everyone is doing the same thing at the same time. With the recent change of administrators they have taken Mr. Arthur's vision and destroyed it. My children hate this school now. It's a fight to get them to go every morning. This was not the case in the past. They cried when school was out . Shame on the administrator . Shame on the parents that have left this year not letting the community and other parents know just why. I have talked to other parents and they feel the same as I do and there will be quite a few children not returning next school year. Come back Mr. Arthur and demand that the school go back to the way it was!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2012

I've had 3 children here, over the past 4 years. Up until this year, we all LOVED it! Grading standards changed from 10pt scale to 5pt scale (was not well communicated to families). There is a huge push to make the test scores super high, with little focus on developing the desire to learn. Any attempt of a child to explore subjects beyond the basics, is met with mild interest or complete dismissal. No attempts to better direct the inspired student & encourage this rare desire for more knowledge. In past years, students worked with their academic peers; based on need, whether it was a need for more challenges or a need for extra help. Now children are grouped by age, only in extreme cases are they outside their age group. When age wasn't an issue for the administration, it wasn't an issue among the students. The changes seem to correlate with a current rise in teasing (not quite bullying...yet). The administration shifted their concept of what is acceptable, so it has also shifted among the students. The teachers are awesome. The governing administration is the problem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2012

The K,1st & 2nd grade teachers are amazing at keeping personal contact with how my kids were doing week to week and on some occasions day to day via phone calls or emails. They truly care that your child succeeds and reaches their full potential. The principle is amazing how she connects with ALL the kids at RAA including their parents. It feels more like a close nit family than a school and they truly want our children to thrive socially and academically. One of my kids needed extra help in the beginning and the teachers & aides were right there helping her along and now she's back on track.. Thanks RAA!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2012

My child was in this school for all of K and most of 1st grade when we decided it was time to pull her out. The school we thought we had put her in, is not the school it currently is. When I signed her up for the school now 2 years ago, they said students would be put into math and reading groups based on skill level, not grade level. That is no longer the case, and in fact that is now a mild threat given to students and parents. I will say that the curriculum is wonderful and we loved it. How it is presented is not. This is like so many other school now where if you have a square peg kid that doesn't fit in the round hole the school has set up, your kid will fail. This is not a school for any kind of special needs, no matter how minor as getting communication to speech or OT teachers only happened at yearly review time, even asking many times for contact information. This school demands perfection and only by their means. After many meetings with the teachers about how we can help at home, we were told to just let them focus on in class only.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2011

we appreciate the constant updates that we get through email from the 1st grade teacher also. My grandson has improved his attitude towards school alot. He gets so excited when he sounds out words and loves being independent. He has only been attending for a month. We could'nt be happier. Thank you to all for your dedication.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2011

I appreciate a lot the constant updates that we get through email from the 1st grade teacher and the principal. We as parents keep communicated with the school on a weekly basis or even more. This make a BIG difference on my daughters education. Thanks.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

RAA has made a huge difference in my child's education and desire to learn and grow both socially and academically. The staff at RAA are amazing, they truly care about the students and families.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2010

Luv the school, staff is great!! academically focused....which is why our kids go to schools...to learn something...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2009

Teachers and administrators are excellent. Smaller classes. Emphasis on learning. More efficient use of school time. More flexible to work with kids' learning styles and levels. Happy kids do learn better! High parental interest and involvement.
—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.

About these ratings

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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.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
>95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
>95%
Writing

2010

 
 
68%
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.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
>=95%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
>95%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
>=95%

2012

 
 
>=95%

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 59% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
>=95%

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

All Students82%
Female86%
Male79%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female93%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged80%
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 Students72%
Female70%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students92%
Female80%
Male>=95%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged85%
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 Students86%
Female90%
Male83%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female80%
Male92%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students>=95%
Female90%
Male>=95%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged91%
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 Students87%
Female89%
Male86%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female89%
Male86%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged78%
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 76% 65%
Hispanic 15% 21%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 4%
Two or more races 3% 5%
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 38%N/A51%
Female 49%N/A48%
Male 51%N/A52%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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