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Az Compass Prep School

Charter | 7-12 | 99 students

 

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4 stars

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
Based on 5 ratings

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Posted April 3, 2014

This is a very small, but quickly growing school with a beautiful new campus and really great teachers. I am very impressed with the schools willingness to individualize based on the needs of the student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2014

AZCP gives my daughter what she needs in life to succeed. She use to go to a public school where she was being overlooked by the teachers and just pushed along not realizing that she was struggling in her reading or they just didn't care. I took out of the public school system and brought her to AZ compass, where she is advancing in her reading and she is building her confidence back up which is what she had loss in her other school. The teachers are so passionate about teaching which makes it so easy for her to learn. She adores her teachers and her principal. It is more of a family atmosphere which makes it easier to talk to the administration when you have an issue. They take every step to ensure that when she graduated from High School that she will be successful in what ever she decides to do in life. Couldn't have chosen a better place for my child. I would encourage every parent that has a child that needs the extra TLC, to bring them to AZCP...The Principal is understanding and compassionate about her children..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2013

My child attends AZCP and I could not have been happier. The principal and the teachers are very dedicated to my child's education. I love the fact that I can come in and talk to an administrator or teacher at any time. The staff is all about the education of our children. I give this school the up most respect.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2013

The Principal and the Teachers are very dedicated and compassionate about their work. They work very well with the parents to get the children back up to speed when ever they fall behind on they're school work. They are all very instrumental on the children's education. They are willing to put in the extra hours to help the kids learn what it is that they do not understand. I am very grateful for all that they do for our children. Thank-you very much.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2013

Very good school, good education, good teachers and students and gets your child ready for college!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2012

Great school, small environment is very beneficial! Sports programs and staff are awesome! Love it.


Posted November 14, 2011

Unsatisfactory is all I have to say about this school. Unless you want your child beaten up I wouldn't send them there.


Posted July 30, 2011

This school has moved to 2020 N Arizona Avenue. It is still one of the top five charter schools as reported int the AZ Republic in 2010.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2011

AZ Compass is a great school. We are treated as a family, we excel in AIMS, we our top in sports and we have a dance company. The teachers care and the administration is top notch!


Posted April 18, 2011

This school has a great group of teachers and a principal who all really care about the students. However, there is not a good learning environment due to the administration's policy of not getting rid of any students, even students who continually disrupt classes and regularly insult the staff. The lower grades, 7-9, are extremely roudy in all classed, and very little teaching is able to be done due to ineffectual discipline by the owner. Students regularly complain about teachers, and this leads to a large turn over of teachers, while the disruptive students are kept in order to keep receiving state funds. I would not send my own children to this school, and would not recommend the school except for grades 10-12.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 26, 2011

I am a student at AZ Compass Prep School(Skyline) and I just want to say I love this school! The students are nice, the teachers are amazing! In fact they feel like my family. The only bad thing about the school is that it is so wonderful at the end of the day I do not want to go home. This is such an improvement from my old school. I used to have F's and C's now I have A's and B's thanks to this school. This school has the spirit crew, vector dance company, visual arts, choir, athletics, NJHS(National Junior Honor Society), and more! I would recommend this school to anyone!


Posted August 11, 2010

My seventh grader comes home with something new she's learned every day... and she's excited about learning! Such a change from last year... I'm even excited to hear what sh'e learned!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2009

This is a school of excellence in Academics and students do work hard to get into college!
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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 64% in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

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71%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
64%
Science

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n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
43%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 59% in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
27%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
45%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2014.

2014

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
36%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 64% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
n/a
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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".
  • 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 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
American Indian/Alaska Native 42% 5%
Black 22% 5%
Hispanic 19% 43%
White 16% 42%
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 75%N/A47%
Female 51%N/A49%
Male 49%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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550 W. Warner Road
Chandler, AZ 85225
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