Portland Arthur Academy Charter School

Public, Charter K-5

 7507 SE Yamhill St
       Portland, OR  97215


 (503) 257-3936

 School Website

District: Portland School District 1j

SchoolDigger Rank:
84th of 701 Oregon Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  18.4
Number of students:  166

Racial breakdown:
White:
65.1%
Two or more races:
13.9%
Hispanic:
10.8%
Free/discounted lunch recipients:  33.7%

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We updated the 2016-17 rankings and test scores for this school on Thursday, September 14, 2017.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2017, Portland Arthur Academy Charter School ranked better than 88% of elementary schools in Oregon. It also ranked 21st among 60 ranked elementary schools in the Portland School District 1j. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2017 the calculated Average Standard Score was 84.25. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (65.1%), two or more races (13.9%), Hispanic (10.8%). (See more...)
Compare Details 33.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Portland Arthur Academy Charter School is 18.4. 31 elementary schools in the Portland School District 1j have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare Portland Arthur Academy Charter School employs 9 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2017 Rankings:

Portland Arthur Academy Charter School:

SchoolDigger ranks Portland Arthur Academy Charter School 84th of 701 Oregon public elementary schools. (See Portland Arthur Academy Charter School in the ranking list.)

Portland School District 1j:

SchoolDigger ranks Portland School District 1j 47th of 147 Oregon school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Portland Arthur Academy Charter School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OR State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 83.05 73rd 665 89.0%
2010 82.66 76th 674 88.7%
2011 62.31 260th 695 62.6%
2012 70.74 183rd 730 74.9%
2013 69.46 180th 707 74.5%
2014 54.63 319th 695 54.1%
2015 60.95 234th 706 66.9%
2016 62.82 234th 697 66.4%
2017 84.25 84th 701 88.0%

Data source: test scores: Oregon Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Oregon Department of Education

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by a parent
Monday, April 11, 2016

Open Quote I have two sons that have attended and could not be happier with their education! The transition into middle school, and even high school, was smoother than I anticipated! Thank you, Arthur Academy Staff! Close Quote


by a citizen
Saturday, March 19, 2016

Open Quote I have been in this school and am horrified by it. This is a poor quality school that admittedly gets results, but gets them through questionable methods.

When you send your child to Arthur Academy, that child is guaranteed to be subjected to brutal verbal abuse by the principal, who holds a religious fanaticism towards "Direct Instruction," a teaching method which in theory sounds great, but in practice turns the school into a military academy. Creativity is completely stifled and kids are made to memorize lessons through intense repetition reading and mathematics alone. Their “skill” in these subjects is highly dependent on how fast and how accurately they can recite things. Little emphasis is placed on anything else, including art, sciences or history. What little “art” is given to the children is limited, restricted and at best a joke.

Kids may be taught reading skills but leaves little room for social skill development. Lunches must be eaten in complete and utter silence, and children are not allowed to run or scream in recess. In addition, kids have little interaction with each other during class times, little free time is given partner work is limited and the nature of their competitive lessons generates spite between each other. Lessons themselves are incredibly fast paced and leave little room for breaks.

The staff is no better, many of whom look highly inexperienced and unprofessional. Teachers are excessively strict and rude, and frequently berate children for small, minor infractions, as if they were trying to keep those who attempt to express themselves in line. I have seen a teacher brutally chastise a good natured and excitable kindergarten girl and label her as a "problem child" when in fact she had done nothing wrong, simply because she didn't fit the same copy-paste model student that the teacher expected to create. But this is perhaps not their fault, as teachers are made to sternly follow a highly specific script which details how to interact with children, what to teach them, and when to teach them, a process called “script-based teaching.” The problem here is that like the children, the teacher’s creativity is also stifled. They may not make their own lessons and are made to religiously follow the script under orders from the seemingly authoritarian principal. This may explain the very low staff retention rates at this school.

Children are treated more like robots than human beings, as in the staff think that they can simply plug students in, fill them with information and orders, unplug them and then send them on their way. This is a school that eats up children, stuffs knowledge into their heads and throws them back out onto the streets. There's no guarantee that they may even reintegrate well into public school life after their tenure at the charter school is over. They have no free will. They must always place their bodies in banal stances. They are constantly yelled at by superiors. They have no free time. This is not an elementary school. This is a military academy.

So to Arthur Academy: these are not your children. You don't know these children. You don't understand their needs, their wants and their desires. Children need to bloom, be free and be treated as little adults. So go ahead, when another student graduates from your barracks, be happy that you have created another statistic to use in your sorry “data.” What you have created instead is nothing more than a hollow, expressionless, abused shell of a person. Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, October 11, 2013

Open Quote We love this school! I have been describing it as a catholic school without the catholic. That doesn't mean that they have scary teachers though, I mean that it's academic focused with real goals, rewards, and consequences. My daughter started this year ( first grade) and we were concerned that she would be behind, which was the case, but they have her in a specialized reading group and now she is doing great and feeling proud. The school is small and situated in part of the ascension church in north tabor. My daughter's class has close to 30 people with 3 teachers. Their special classes are PE, music, technology, and art. I highly recommend this place. Its not your typical portland charter school-- the child leading the the way with their interests ( which I think is great for some). The teachers at PAA are there to teach and the children are expected to pay attention, get smart and be proud. Close Quote


Enrollment information for Portland Arthur Academy Charter School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2007 41 9 5 2 0 n/a n/a 34 91
2008 62 17 12 5 2 n/a n/a 19 117
2009 72 20 16 5 1 n/a n/a 23 137
2010 64 20 13 5 1 n/a n/a 39 142
2011 83 16 8 9 3 1 18 0 138
2012 102 12 12 8 6 1 18 0 159
2013 93 8 13 16 3 1 25 0 159
2014 91 4 13 20 1 0 24 0 153
2015 111 4 11 22 1 0 26 0 175
2016 108 1 15 18 1 0 23 0 166

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Portland Arthur Academy Charter School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2007 91 5.5 16.5 56.1
2008 117 4.8 24.4 37.8
2009 137 6.5 21.1 37.7
2010 142 6.0 23.6 41.7
2011 138 6.2 22.0 42.0
2012 159 7.3 21.7 40.9
2013 159 7.0 22.5 n/a
2014 153 8.1 18.8 34.6
2015 175 10.0 17.5 38.3
2016 166 9.0 18.4 33.7

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Portland Arthur Academy Charter School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2007 91 5.5 16.5 56.1
2008 117 4.8 24.4 37.8
2009 137 6.5 21.1 37.7
2010 142 6.0 23.6 41.7
2011 138 6.2 22.0 42.0
2012 159 7.3 21.7 40.9
2013 159 7.0 22.5 n/a
2014 153 8.1 18.8 34.6
2015 175 10.0 17.5 38.3
2016 166 9.0 18.4 33.7

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.




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