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Excalibur Charter School

Charter | 9-12

 

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Posted September 9, 2012

Great school!! Great alternative to the large public high school. Excellent teachers that actually care about the kids and help them achieve their goals. Definitely recommend it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2009

I'm a student here at ECHS and I love it soo much they make learning fun & also I have more one on one time with my teachers then I had at any other school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 12, 2009

My son started here as a freshman last year. This is terrific school. He really likes all his teachers. They go on field trips and do all kinds of unusual events and activities there. This was the first year since my son was in 4th grade that he really likes going to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2008

I attended Excalibur as a Freshmen. Let me tell you know that school was the worse school ever I was learning 6th-8th grade work when I was in 9th grade!


Posted November 15, 2008

I'm a member of the district staff and part-time computer teacher at Excalibur. I love Excalibur HS. This Fall (2008) we average 10:1 student to teacher ratio, and we have numerous extracurricular activies, field trips, and applied learning credits. I teach the A+ certification class - this year 8 students will take the exam after a year long preparation. They are so enthusiastic about the subject I have no doubt 7/8 will pass.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 1, 2007

I would like to retract the my first comment. I know im at one of the best schools in Arizonia i would say this school would be the best school for any child looking for small classes and a great education. Thanks to all its great teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2007

I am very pleased with the education that my son has received at Excalibur. He has passed his AIMS and is a very self directed learner. The small class sizes have been good for his social growth. I love the uniform dress code. He started in 2nd grade and will be entering 7th.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2006

Don't expect your child to actually learn anything, whatsoever. This school is all about money.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2005

There are no extracurricular activities there and the staff act as if they have better things to do than to sponsor or participate in any 'after hours' school event.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2005

Excalibur is not fully accredited and is very unorganized. They do not follow due process when it comes to its students. There are NO extracurricluar activities in this school for the kids, quality of classes are very low. I would not recommend this school to anyone!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2005

I can't imagine that Excalibur Charter High School ranks 3 stars, the average ranking of other schools our size. We average between 15-18 students to a class room. I doubt there are many schools with those numbers in the East Valley.
—Submitted by a staff


Posted January 15, 2005

I know from working in this system that the owner, Mr. Parker, doens't seem to care about the quality of his schools. He has consistantly made unjustified decisions which have ultimately hurt his schools within the excalibur district. He seems very disorganized and doesn't seem to have the faintest idea what he is doing, other then the fact that he seems to think women aren't capable enough to handle the duties of principal within his district. Soemthing I, as a man, have found to be totally wrong.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 27, 2004

I think that Excalibur needs a lot of help. I also think that Excalibur is very unorganized. The last thing I think is that Excalibur needs to get better accredited so that all other schools will accept their credits.
—Submitted by a student


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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 62% in 2013.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
15%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
62%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
69%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

  • In 2010-2011, this school was designated "Performing Plus".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Performing".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was designated "Performing".

About the tests


Arizona uses AZ LEARNS Achievement Profiles to indicate schools' overall performance each year. For elementary and middle schools, the profiles are based on current and historical aggregated AIMS results, MAP results and whether or not the school made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). For high schools, AIMS results, AYP status and graduation/dropout rates are used. Schools are identified as Excelling, Highly Performing, Performing Plus, Performing, Underperforming, Failing to Meet Academic Standards or Pending.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 83% 42%
Hispanic 17% 43%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Black 0% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 83%N/A47%
Female 50%N/A49%
Male 50%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1045 S San Marcos
Apache Junction, AZ 85120
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