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Chandler Traditional Academy - Liberty Campus

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Posted August 16, 2013

CTA Libert Acadamy as great racial diversity (many Children from Asian, Indian, and Hispanic descent). The teachers are wonderful and I feel that they genuinely care about the students. The students are disciplined and held to a higher standard. Sorry, but it is the PARENTS job to teach morals and CTA does a far better job of getting parents involved with their kids education than most schools. p.s. Having a 7% black enrollment in a city with a 4.8% black/African American population is pretty good. The black demographic for the majority of AZ schools is 5%.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2013

My son just started this school. If you notice the racial diversity, there's only 7% black. Well, enough said. I cant tell you the horrible things that have been said to my son already. He is smelly because he is black and some of the kids wont even play with him right infront of me on the park for no reason. The school I notice does not adequately monitor students on the play ground and I have noticed that a lot of these children are mean spirited and say terrible things to each other. What is the purpose of education if your child's spirit and self confidence will be broken by misguided children. They are big on education, I get it but where are the morals?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2013

If you are on a search for the best school that you want to put your child/children I highly recommend CTA LIBERTY CAMPUS. As a parent of 5 kids in this school I encountered a lot of challenges which are good for my kids. Aside from homework everyday, math is highly taught here using SAXON Math not to mention accelerated reading. Parents are always involved on daily curricular activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2013

This is a very structured school, the parents are amazing and the principal is very nice. The staff and teachers are very kind. The kids are vey well behaved. Very good academically they make sure students understand the things they are studying. Very structured I recommend putting your kids in here. My kids love it


Posted October 28, 2012

I have two children who attended CTA LIberty. Sadly, we had to move and only made it to third grade with my oldest. We most definitely miss CTA. My children were ahead of the majority of the children in their new school. Their new school has been rated top notch as well. Yes, CTA is challenging, but your child will definitely be on top if you put forth the effort. Active parent participation is necessary for your child's success. We miss CTA very much! We wish CTA Liberty was here. The teachers are very organized and the school has their act together. The principal is very caring and knows how to run a top notch school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2012

All 3 of my kids started here and my oldest 2 are now doing well at Basis Chandler, the AIMS isn't even an issue for them and much of this can be attributed to their 5-6 years at CTA Liberty. There is good discipline and most teachers are very good and careing and the principle listens, there are some teachers that are a little less "enthusiastic" but the vast majority are very helpful. They aslo have a good reading program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2012

I've had my children in this school for two years. Their writing and math skills have improved dramatically (we came from an online school). It was tough to get in, the principal was very helpful and accepting, but a teacher got it in her mind that we were not "CTA material". She was very diplomatic about it, but that was the jist of her attitude. Thankfully the principal pulled through and let my kids attend. The academics are incredible, I am constantly amazed by the challenging projects they are assigned, but they also get plenty of guidance, so they can be successful *if* they work hard and are pretty organized. One of my children has struggled, since he is not so organized or disciplined, but we stuck it out (it was tempting to transfer him to a less challenging school). I am glad we did, as he is improving. As far as homework, expect from 1-2 hours, depending on grade level and on how "on task" your child (and you!) can be. If you have a daydreamer and you can't help them stay on task, expect long, harrowing evenings. Having said that my child who can stay on task is done in under one hour. The math curriculum is great (Saxon), and the "Spalding" writing delivers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2012

Fantastic school and staff. Very supportive of the students. I am amazed at the level of learning that our Kindergarten is coming up with and excelling at. Phonograms, math, book reports, book reading groups. The fact that they teach them 1st grade lessons while in Kindergarten, then starting 1st grade doing 2nd grade work really shows you how intelligent kids are and that they can do more than we imagine. Very safe school and very great parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2012

I have a daughter who attended CTA- Liberty from Kindergarten through 6th grade. She maintained A's and B's; however, since moving on to a Gilbert Junior High her AIMS scores have skyrocketed. I was shocked that with all of the accelerated learning, testing and countless hours of homework at CTA didn't pay off in the end. I have a much happier and far more successful student now that she is working in a more positive environment. My son also attends CTA, but after seeing the results I am actively looking to move him. (her AIMS scores went from mid range meets to higher end of excelling). She is so much happier. If your child is interested in nothing other than school, this is the school for you. If you have children than participate in any extra curricular activities look elsewhere. I have also dealt with some fantastic teachers and 2 that haven't been worth the stay. I believe in accountability for all. Teachers have our children for a majority of the day; therefore, I feel it is imperative that they display the same character traits that they demand of the children. Integrity is far more important for kids to learn than any textbook lesson.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2011

2 of my kids attended Liberty during 2010-2011. We were happy with the school and with the teachers of our kids. My son was in the kinder class and his teacher provided challenging homework and reading materials to meet his needs. During the school break, she even encouraged her students to write something to her and she wrote and sent post cards to her students (even when she was on vacation with her family). My daughter 1st grade teacher was very great too, strict but care for her students. The front office ladies were very strict on following the school rules, but I found they are very helpful and friendly later on. The principle is a hardworking lady and down to earth. After the 1st year, my kids can read one level higher. This year we moved them to another school because the Liberty is not on the way to work for us. My kids and I really miss this school because they studied hard and had fun too. Parents, if you wants your kids for academically success, this is the school, also your kids need to be well prepared and your time. If you want more play time for your kids and you, this is NOT the school for your kids. The discipline helps students focus and not to distract others
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2011

We have had children at this school for 4 years now and could not be happier. Both children are reading, comprehending, and writing well above their grade. The challenging math is attainable yet pushes them. The homework load is more than most elementary schools and parents need to be prepared to dedicate some time every night checking and helping your student. It is nice to see that a school has taken some courage to hold parents accountable which only helps our children succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2011

I have had children at this school for the past 6 years, and have nothing but positive feedback for this school. We have never had a bad teacher, but only teachers who teach with integrity, who discipline fairly, and create a positive learning environment. This is a school where parental involvement is a must, and homework does get heavier each school year. I feel my kids are learning in a fairly sheltered school environment, which I think is important in this day and age. I know my opinion is just one, but I would have no hesitation in recommending this school to others.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2011

This is only our first year at Liberty so I cannot speak about everything. We love it so far, it's not our home school and we travel a bit to get here, but we wanted to send our daughter to a CTA school. The teachers and staff are great. Teacher communication is excellent, I always have questions for the teacher and she is prompt with her replies. This school is structured and strict on discipline....code of conduct, uniforms, homework and that's no secret, but the quality of education is high and indisputable. Most parents complaining here are unhappy about the school's strict discipline policies. Parents need to do enough homework upfront to decide if it's a good fit for their kids before enrolling or else go to a school which was more lenient standards (and there's no dearth of such schools in AZ) My KG daughter who is usually a very disciplined kid was benched once during recess (in 3 digit temperature). I felt sorry for her, but she learnt a lesson and we as parents had a talk with her about discipline. We can't believe how much she's learning already. As said by others, CTA may not work for all but If your focus is good education then this school may be for you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2011

Here is my update to "Posted October 25, 2010". It was very interesting to know that the same worst teacher ever got the same problem in this school year. She started hating and teasing one boy, like my son a few years ago, but the principal did nothing to stop that. And this is a great school with such a good rating? Forget about it. Just remember that your son or daughter can easily become a scapegoat and the teacher will hate him or her for nothing, just because... The fact is - the next boy just left this school, but this teacher, let's cal her H, is still there. So be careful placing your children into this school. They will learn what the real humiliation is.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2010

There are both as great and worst teachers in this school. I don't want to provide the names since it will be looking more personal. The greatest teachers are always the best. As for the rest... If you or your child are from another country, or your child didn't get into the favorite list of these so called teachers they will try to mentally destroy your child using any possible and impossible ways including every day notices, moving your child's chair to the door (luckily not out from the class at all), your child will be "benched" on the metal bench on the terrible summer sun for 15-20 minutes at noon while other kids are playing. Nobody except just a few real teachers is interested to tech your child to write. We made a mistake that we didn't leave this school right away as soon as all that started.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2010

Great School! Small enuf not to get lost in. Better then a preivate school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2008

CTA Liberty is an excellent school. The teachers, staff and volunteers make this school an excellent environment for learning. It's not an easy school academically but it prepares the kids for Jr. High and High School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2008

The first year my child and I were at this school voting for the education board was by the entire parent registared. The second year the education board was voted in by the PTO, which by the way only voted for PTO members. Seems a little bias!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2008

This is our first year at this school and we are very happy. The teachers, PTO and staff are great and very organized.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2008

Very happy with my childrens performance. Awesome teachers and facality make CTA the greatest learning enviorment.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

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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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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 "Excelling".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Excelling".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was designated "Excelling".

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 68% 42%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 12% 3%
Hispanic 12% 43%
Black 6% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 5%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 11%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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