About This School
Charter schools are public schools, but differ from traditional public schools in that they are independent and are operated by educators, parents, community leaders, educational entrepreneurs, or others. Funding for charter schools is based on designated local or state educational organizations. Those organizations are responsible for monitoring and assessing the quality and effectiveness of education, but permit the schools to operate outside of the traditional public school education system.
Portland Arthur Academy Charter School made AYP in 2011. Under No Child Left Behind, a school makes Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) if it achieves the minimum levels of improvement determined by the state of Oregon in terms of student performance and other accountability measures. See Portland Arthur Academy Charter School's test results to learn more about school performance.
In 2011, Portland Arthur Academy Charter School had 22 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Oregon average is 20 students per full-time equivalent teacher. Learn more about Portland Arthur Academy Charter School's students and teachers. more
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Elementary Schools Nearby
|School Name distance||TestRating||Community Rating|
|Bridger Elementary School 0.4 miles|
|Vestal Elementary School 0.6 miles|
|Clark Elementary School 0.7 miles|
|Creative Science School 0.8 miles|
|Columbia Christian Schools 0.9 miles||n/a|
I will say that I do not feel that the AYP scores given last year for this school was totally accurate as they were having computer problems at the time of testing.
Both our children at their last report card received straight A's. One got straight A+.
Our youngest child has specific learning disabilities and at her previous school two years ago she was actually regressing academically as was indicated by her report card and progress reports. Within about the first 6 months at Arthur Academy she was brought up to grade level. Just amazing. They use SRA Reading Mastery along with Direct Instruction. Far superior to any Core curriculum previously used at their previous school.
This school was reccomended to us by a private tutoring center that specializes in our daughter's disabilities. They reccomended this school because of their high success rate with this populs. Just outstanding.
If you are looking for a big school with a large play yard and field or extracurricular activiites is your focus then this school might not be a good choice for you. But, if you are interested in strong academics in reading and math with a high success rate then this is definately a school worth looking into it.
We have nothign but praise for this school. More schools should follow their approach.
Enrollment (2011)Total: 138
Student Economic Level (2011)In 2011, Portland Arthur Academy Charter School had 42% of students eligible for free or reduced price lunch programs. Oregon had 49% of eligible students for free or reduced price lunch programs. Eligibility for the National School Lunch Program is based on family income levels.
Student Ethnicity (2011)
Portland SD 1J District Spending
In 2011, Portland Arthur Academy Charter School had 22 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Oregon average is 20 students per full-time equivalent teacher.Compare to other schools in Portland School District 1J
About the OAKS
What is it?
The Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) are annual tests used to measure a student's mastery of the state's grade-level academic standards.
Which Grades and Subjects?
Students are assessed in reading and math in grades 3 through 8 and 10, and in writing in grades 4, 7 and 10.
How is it Scored?
Students are scored at one of five levels: exceeds, meets, nearly meets, low, or very low. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed the state standards. All scores >95% are reported as 96% and scores <5% are reported as 4%.