Portland Arthur Academy Charter School
Portland, OR 97215
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. 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.
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Portland Arthur Academy Charter School Reviews
The Portland Arthur Academy is a school that stresses good test scores but leaves all other aspects of learning and development behind. Creativity, open minded thinking, and simply talking is not part of the curriculum. As a parent who's children attended this school, and as a parent who has observed the classroom on multiple occasions, I can tell you that this school is nothing short of militant. Yes, they can teach your children how to read and do math at a more advanced level, but in the process the children are broken down to be rebuilt all the same. Individual personality has no place at this school. Only a quiet whisper voice is allowed during lunch, children are told to keep quiet while at recess, and all children answer questions on the command of a snap of the teacher's finger. The teachers read their curriculum straight out of an instructional manual informing them on what and when to say something. Although their curriculum is set up for 30 minutes of recess per day this is a school with no outlet for energy and observes less than 15 minutes outside time on an average day. Be very alert if you choose to tour the school. Make sure you attend an entire day including observation of recess and lunch. Make your own choice but realize that as every parent wants their child to be highly educated you may be causing your child's self worth and individuality to diminish by sending them to here.
Arthur academy is the best... From the volunteers, staff and students. My grand children have recieved the best education out there. Scares me to think putting them in the public schools. The
My children have really enjoyed Portland Arthur Academy our only regret is that the school does not go through to the 8th grade. If if did we would definitly keep them going there. Our children have received straight A's while attending this school and are a grade level ahead of where they should be. There is a lot of indivdual attendion and working in small groups according to your child's reading and math level. My children have learned a lot and have enjoyed there time at Arthur. One of my children can't wait to return in the fall! If you are looking for an alternative to your neighborhood public school Arthur Academy is worth looking in to.
Portland Arthur Academy Charter School is penominal. If we could give it more than 5 stars we would.
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.