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Michael Anderson

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Posted July 3, 2013

Michael Anderson is one of the best schools in the district. The teachers and administrators really care for their students and always push them to do their very best... Keep up the excellent work M.A.S.!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2011

This school epitomizes innovation and compassion. Teachers and staff members are highly skilled and care about their mission to educate students- everything at this school is about empowering youth for success. *Don't let the older-facility's appearance fool you: this is a fantastic school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2011

do not send kids you care about to this school. If you send your kids to school because the law says you have too, this is a great school for you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2010

The 2009-2010 school year has been the best yet at this school! The leadership team at MAS is responsive and dedicated to high student achievement. The overall 'tone' on campus is safe, motivated and purposeful. Implementing a school-wide discipline approach has been powerful and effective. Communications with families, and staff members, have improved dramatically. The revitalized library (work-pending) will add a much needed modernization to the site.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

My niece and nephews go there. They are always talking about what they learn and about their teachers. Always good things.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 25, 2008

I feel that Michael Anderson School has some of the best students and teachers in the district. The teachers are extremely dedicated and the students are very respectful and care about each other. I feel that the students and staff live up to the motto of the school 'Dream big and work Hard'. Michael Anderson would be proud. This school is Performing Plus because of teacher and student dedication and willingness to go above and beyond.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 24, 2008

I love this school. my favorite teacher is ms.garcia.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 30, 2008

I love this school! I have seen many improvements in my daughter, just in the first year she was there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2008

Depressing enviroment. Run down physically. A happy enviroment is a learning enviroment. How are the students suppose to be motivated to learn when they are surround with sub-standard learning enviroment. School not performing. There is never a reason that a school should be underperforming! Children deserve a good education ... not going to find it here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2008

The School needs to have higher expectations for our children. My child likes her teacher's and the school. I feel I can communictate with them when I need to. Administration at the school needs more work/improvement. The school is o.k. for temp. stay. I would not recommend for any child to stay long term at the school though. Your child should be able to recieve better education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2006

School is older and needs money invested in modernizing. Need teachers and administrators to think outside the box.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2006

The teachers, administrators and staff all care about the safety and progress of their students. Any concerns are addresses quickly. However, if a teacher has planned to be out for an extended period of time, they (the administrators) need to set up one substitute for the extended period. Multiple substitutes are very disrupting to the process and can sour a student's outlook on the whole education process.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2006

School is older, teachers are pretty good. Principal and vice have an 'authority' head and believe that everyone is a child and will be spoken to as such. If you don't like it, tough! lunches are great, if the students had time to properly eat them and digest them. Playground for very young children is adequate, for children in 3+ grade, there is none to speak of! band for students is good, after school tutoring is a great idea, but in reality is non-existant! uniforms are nice idea, but not followed mainly by staff! unfortunate! atleast this school is a 1-8, would be better suited as a k-6th though! with playground for 3rd + grades!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2005

Michael Anderson School is a wonderful school! It offers various opportunities for all students. The staff is outstanding! It is evident that the principal and staff care deeply for the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2005

Good school offers great opportunity for students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2005

Good school offers great opportunity for students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2002

Avondale elementary offers nothing for special needs children. On staff is one certified special needs teacher. The other teachers that are working with the special ones are not certified in that area.


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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 69% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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64%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
63%
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

Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
61%
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

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
51%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
37%
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

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
54%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
64%
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

Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
38%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 58% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
58%
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 Plus".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was designated "Performing Plus".

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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 87% 43%
Black 7% 5%
White 5% 42%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
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 43%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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45 S. Third Ave.
Avondale, AZ 85323
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