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Vector Prep and Arts Academy

Charter | K-6 | 156 students

 

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2014:
Based on 5 ratings
2013:
Based on 6 ratings
2012:
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2011:
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Posted April 4, 2014

We love Vector Prep!!! The teachers are the absolute best! They always have the best interest of the students. My grandchildren have made positive strides in their education. The administration take the time to learn EVERY student by name. It is clearly evident that they really care about the students. WE LOVE VECTOR PREP AND ARTS ACADEMY!!!


Posted April 3, 2014

The focus in this school is on individual learning. They treat every student as an individual and make every effort to ensure a successful education. The administration is very approachable and they are always interested in hearing parent's opinions and often take action based on parental feedback.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2014

Let me start by saying if they didn't make me choose a star there would be NONE!!!!!!!They are failing, they are rude, have no knowledge on how to treat children parents or run a school. They are definitely all about the money. My children's friends are dropping Luke flies from school, they are going backwards academically. This school is a mess and a joke. Literally the extra programs are their selling point and that's about what you get. Other than the extra programs the staff and administration are a joke!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2014

My daughter attends this school currently and we have had problems since the begining. She spent the first 2 months "reviewing" as her teacher put it and i have yet to see any real learning going on in this second semester. During parent teacher conference her teacher was emotionless about my concerns. I will be taking her out this coming school year. The only thing positive about vector prep is the nice looking campus, and that my child is happy with all the friends. They claim to not let your child off the bus (kinder/1st) unless the parent is there and never have i once seen them check to make sure there is someone there for the children, they dump these little children off on a busy street and rush off to the next stop because they are on a schedule. They leave the kids outside when its freezing in the morning because they dont have the staff to open the gym and let them play inside. Very very disappointed with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2014

Vector offers the students an academic program that is structured around their individual needs. This year my child is in the computer lab on success maker which has helped in my child's reading development. I can access success maker at home so my child's academics can continue when he is with me and can continue to work on his reading. My child's reading level is continuing to advance every day and to see the smile on my son's face to know that he is getting the concept of reading is priceless. The staff and teachers work everyday to improve on the fundamentals for our children. Vector is more of a home away from home for my son, when you walk into the school you are greeted with a warm and friendly environment. Hat's off to the Administration for actually putting the children before the almighty dollar. My son is treated with the upmost respect so in return he is learning that respect is a two way street not just demanded by the faculty because they are his senior. What can I say about the Charter Holder, she is a grandmother to all of the children who attend her schools. Thank you for showing my son Love as well as teaching him what he needs in life to be successful
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2013

This school is one of the few schools in Chandler that want kids to be successful through leadership, stage performances and academics with Success Maker and other inventive academic programs. Teachers keep trying and you are worth it to me...as a grandparent I only wish I could send all my grandkids to this school. Remember we all make decisions for our kids, but this is one good decision that we all in our family are happy about!


Posted December 17, 2013

My granddaughter goes to Vector and loves it. She started when she was in Kindergarten and is now in first grade. I believe that the administration is behind the children and their curriculum. My grandchild feels safe at the school and everyone of the staff love the kids starting with the chair holder down to the maintenance personal. The school is teaching my granddaughter to get ready for college although she is only in first grade. The dance performance that she performed last Friday was fantastic. I truly believe that she is treated as an individual and not a number. My children went to public schools where they were treated as a number and not a child. I would recommended this school and their sister schools to all of my family and friends. They offer success maker which is a plus, she can access it at home as well as school...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2013

My son attends Vector prep and Arts academy. I cannot tell you how happy I am that I found a school where the administration and the teachers are so passionate about their jobs. As a single mother it is nice to know that my son is looked after as if he was one of their own. I like the curriculum that they are teaching and absolutely love the performing arts aspect of the school. He loves Mr. Martinez and has come out of his shell where he performs in front of people and is not shy. His reading is not up to par, and his 5th grade teacher is there helping him to achieve the goal that is needed for him to be successful. The program success maker is a real asset to his schooling. He is able to come home and access from my lap top. I always feel welcome at every event that is put on by the school, and have to say it is heart warming to see the charter holder of the school there to watch the children perform. I wish I could give them 10 stars and two thumbs up. Great Job Vector Prep and Arts staff.. Keep up the fantastic work you are doing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2013

I CAN TRULY SAY THAT OUR SCHOOL PUTS THE BEST INTEREST OF THE STUDENT FIRST. I AM A TEACHER HERE AT VECTOR. I HAVE ENJOYED MY TIME HERE. THE STUDENTS ARE GREAT AND SO ARE MY COLLEAGUES. I HAVE HAD A LOT OF EXPERIENCE AS A TEACHER AND AS A SUBSTITUTE TEACHER. I BEGAN MY CAREER AT A SCHOOL WHERE THE STUDENTS WERE VERY RESPECTFUL, BUT THE PRINCIPAL WAS NOT. I MOVED ON TO A SCHOOL WHERE THE PRINCIPAL WAS EASY TO WORK FOR, BUT THE STUDENTS WERE CHALLENGING AND AT TIMES, RUDE. HOWEVER, I COULD TELL THAT MY PRESENCE WAS NEEDED AND APPRECIATED. I AM HAPPY TO SAY THAT I AM NOW WORKING FOR A SCHOOL WHERE THE STUDENTS ARE RESPECTFUL AND THE PRINCIPAL IS A JOY TO WORK FOR. I AM FINALLY FEELING A SENSE OF BALANCE AND SECURITY. I HAVE SO MUCH FAITH IN OUR SCHOOL, ITS CURRICULUM, AND ITS LEADERSHIP THAT I HAVE ENROLLED MY CHILDREN HERE. I LOVE THAT I GET TO SEE THEM THROUGHOUT THEIR DAY AND COMMUNICATE WITH THEIR TEACHERS, TOO. I NOT ONLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU ENROLL YOUR CHILD, I RECOMMEND APPLYING FOR A POSITION AS AN AIDE OR A VOLUNTEER. THEN, AND ONLY THEN WILL YOU BE ABLE TO MAKE A FAIR JUDGEMENT.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 3, 2013

Open QuoteThis is the worst school My child went to. For one many of the teachers constantly scream at the students and there is a lot of emotional abuse as well. We spoke to the principal 5 times of these teachers and nothing was done at all!! Instead they feel the teachers are free to teach and punish the class as they see fit The Pe Coach made all the students stand outside in 114 degree for 30 minutes with their back packs on all because a few children were misbehaving. Most of the staff is not attentive to students needs and the students are more like $$$ signs!! Sure the school sounds great because of all the arts they offer but it comes down to there are so many unethical things going on in this school. This school NEEDS to be shut down!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2013

Unfortunately, I do not feel this school's administration has the students' nor the faculties' best interest at heart.


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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.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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42%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

17 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 65% in 2013.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
71%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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60%

2012

 
 
88%

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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.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
33%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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63%

2012

 
 
60%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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31%

2012

 
 
27%

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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.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
67%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
74%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
48%

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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".
  • This school did not receive a designation in 2009-2010.
  • This school did not receive a designation in 2008-2009.

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
American Indian/Alaska Native 34% 6%
Hispanic 34% 42%
White 17% 42%
Black 9% 5%
Two or more races 5% 1%
Asian 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 86%N/A46%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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2020 N. Arizona Ave.
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