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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D
Arts & Communication Magnet Academy (ACMA) High School is an above average, public, magnet school located in Beaverton, OR. It has 718 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 45% of students are at least proficient in math and 71% in reading.
Address
11375 SW Center St
Beaverton, OR 97005
Telephone
(503) 672-3700

Arts & Communication Magnet Academy (ACMA) High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
71%
Percent Proficient - Math
45%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1210
27 responses
Average ACT
28
26 responses
AP Enrollment
22%
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Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Cost of Living
    C-
  4. Good for Families
    A
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$59,620
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,094
National
$949
Median Home Value
$303,500
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
50%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 35 responses
Report
  • Art Is My Voice (presentation of student artwork)
    29%
  • Winter Formal
    23%
  • Dance West Concert
    20%
  • Spirit Week
    9%
  • Capstone Presentations
    6%
  • Main Stage Theater Shows
    6%
  • Annual Dance Recital
    3%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
718
Free or Reduced Lunch
20%
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
18%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$60,174
Teachers in First/Second Year
16.1%
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.17 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.17 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.17 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,960/ year
National
$12,239
56%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.16 responses
19%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.16 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.16 responses
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Arts & Communication Magnet Academy (ACMA) High School Reviews

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I'm going into my 7th year of schooling at ACMA, and I'm not disappointed at all. Most of the teachers have some sort of artistic connection that build the already unique and creative school atmosphere and encourage artistic components of the school. Most of the teachers are also good with the students and have been able to provide a comfortable yet efficient work space, while some tend to promote a less comfortable classroom setting. The school itself is basically falling apart from just age and usage, and is very small to be accommodating all 700-or-so students (and luckily, the building will be totally replaced after the Class of 2019 graduates).
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ACMA is a really interesting school. It offers all the basic high school classes, as well as elective arts pathway courses in Visual, Performance, and Communications arts. I, personally, am on a Vocal Music pathway. Even though the choir teacher is not the best, the experience is good to have. ACMA is a pretty diverse school, it's very LGBT-friendly, etc. With teachers and quality of classes, it's really a coin flip. Some teachers are FANTASTIC and their classes are amazing. Some teachers, not so much. One thing I would like to see change in is more variety in non-arts classes. A lot of our alumni go into nursing/medical/engineering/psychology programs, but we have no classes covering any of those, save for the bare minimum of required science classes. As someone who would enjoy going into a science or medical career, I would like to have more variety in those regards. Other than that, ACMA is a really interesting school. It's not perfect, but it's good.
ACMA has great teachers and classes. All the teachers allow you to take their assignments in your creative direction, giving you almost full control; which allows for their students to not need to be told what to do every step of the way. The classes challenge each student to improve, and require numerous presentations in each class in order to give students speaking skills. This high school prepares students for life, and teaches them how to think creatively. This school is getting a remodel in a few years, because one of the things everyone wants to change about the school is the building. It's small, run down, and doesn't hold all of its students.