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Casa Grande Middle School

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Posted May 18, 2013

This school is not so great.I first thought it was ok ,but once i got to know the teachers there i found out they gossip about the students and parents!One teacher let it slip that the math teacher told her something about my child that only the math teacher knew,then she caught herself and said i didnt mean her persay.The teachers are worst than stundents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2011

A lot of people in Casa Grande think that CGMS is a bad school because it is old, but you could no find better teachers and staff. They care about the students both on a personal and academic level. The principals and front desk staff are all outstanding! Thank you for your dedication CGMS staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2007

It's not the school it's the students. The school offers a great number of activities after school, my son was in three. I've had nothing but great experiences there. The teachers are experienced, diverse, and unique. This can also be said about the student body. It seems that all the reviews that other parents made were all about their PROBLEM children and not about the students that make this school great!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2007

This school is the worst ever. My son attended 8th grade there and he hated it. He hated it so bad he did not go to school. He had truancy issues that they never did anything about. I do not recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2007

This school needs alot of help. Way too many fights. It seems that the teachers need to challege the students alot more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2006

Casa Grande is the best school ever. Ms Garcia is the best Spanish teacher. This school has great discipline for those who need it. Ms.Russel is the best counselor!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 29, 2006

poor lack of communications from the teachers and staffs, dont care about the students whose being teased, bulleying, or getting hurts from another students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2006

I love cgms! Best school ever!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 2, 2005

I feel that this school needs to show more disapine and safty for the children. There are alot of bad behavior in this school. I feel that the teachers do not challenge the children academicly eather.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2005

A good school great advanced classes mrs. Smith and mrs. Crow are top notch teachers! Go wildcats go!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 11, 2005

This has been by far the worst school my step-son has ever attended. The curriculum is below average, and he seems to have learned next to nothing new this year. It was a struggle to get any information from the teachers, some seemed unwilling to communicate with us even though we are readily available. I have seen very little parent involvement. I can't comment on the extracurricular activies since my step-son didn't participate in any. He just wanted to go home after spending his day there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2004

School is going through a lot of changes and is not quite stable (changes schedule format, classes, etc. every year)
—Submitted by a staff


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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 63% in 2013.

211 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

211 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
39%
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.

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2013.

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
56%
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.

227 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

227 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
71%
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 67% 43%
White 16% 42%
American Indian/Alaska Native 8% 5%
Black 5% 5%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 70%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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300 W Mc Murray Blvd
Casa Grande, AZ 85222
Phone: (520) 836-2111

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