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Summit Academy K-6

Public | K-6 | 560 students

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Posted April 23, 2014

This is my second child going through Summit and we love the school. My second started Kindergarten this year and is learning so much. She can read and add and amazes us on a regular basis. She gets homework and her teacher is awesome. She is also learning Spanish and loves it. This is an awesome school!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2014

I Love Summit Academy. My daughter has attended Summit for three years now and we have been very happy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2013

This is my grandchildren's first year at Summit Academy for elementary and middle school and the kids love it!!! So far we have attended the Band events and we are loving Mr. Wilson!! Great School
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2013

My child was at this school for only a few weeks for kindergarten. I was shocked that they were doing everything she did in pre-k and never had any homework. Her teacher also made it clear she didn't want any parents in the classroom to help as she had some students that were rather 'violent' in the room. That is a clue to not have your child here. There was no communication and it was obvious this school was just 'getting by'. My child is excelling in another school just around the corner!


Posted May 8, 2012

So far this school has been wonderful. My son is in the first grade and has a great teacher. The school has a great afterschool program also. I live in this neighborhood and can walk my child to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2011

Every year we have had the best teachers. My daughter had gone to a charter school 1-2 grades and was falling behind. The teachers have been exceptional at this school and now in grade 6 she is excelling. This is a great school and would highly recommend. The only thing disappointing which i know is due to budget cuts are the extra curricular actives ie fall festival that hasn't happened in two years now . reaching out to parents to help fund that would be an option but activities like that really bring parents/teachers/students together!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2010

Most of the teachers are great, the parent involvement is discouraging, and the behavior problems at the school aren't addressed to my satisfaction
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2010

Robert Frost was approved as an International Baccalaureate School in November 2009.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2009

My children went to Frost last year and they loved it!!! They now attend a Queen Creek school and whenever theyre having a bad day there they say 'Mom, cant we just go back to Frost?' I have to say, I would love them to be able to go back! They were so much happier. I have to give special thanks to Mr. Jones! He never gave up on my son even through his tuffest struggles! Mr. Jones pushed him forward and kept him going! Thank you Mr. Jones!!! Any issues I had with anything involved with the school were takin care of right away.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2007

Our family has really enjoyed being a part of the Frost Family. Our two older children have been attending Frost since 2005 and we refuse to move partly because we are extremely satisfied with the school. We have been blessed to have had some wonderful teachers that are involved, excited and concerned about our children. Among those teachers are Mr. Kinslow, Ms. Bean, Mr. Vasquez and Ms. Bailey. All of these teachers have shown great amounts of support for our children's academic, emotional and social needs. They have all been really great about staying in contact with us in regards to performance and getting back to us immediately when requested. The school principal Mr. Moe is also a great help. The few times that we have needed to contact him in regards to issues from bus routes to academic ones, he has been quick to resolve the matters at hand.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2006

I think the kids club after school program is really bad... They do not watch your kids and they are very irresponsible. As far as the school and teachers itself... My daughter is very bright and at the top of her class. She has always been ahead of the other students, even in her old school. I don't think their homework and teaching plans are very good and they don't do enough after school events. My daughters other school always had after school events that involved the students and parents and it was fun, educational and safe.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

The Principal, Mr. Moe has been very responsive to my need for involvement in my child's education. I have to say that teachers like Bean, Kinslow, Vasquez and some others are very good about keeping you in the loop about your child's performance. Other teachers think your child's education is their business alone to work in tandem with your child, who maybe just 10 years old. I had a few problems with that factor but was assisted by Mr. Moe and the issue was remedied. I think the music program is good but I am more concerned with core skills like Math, English,Social studies and the like. The only way to make sure you know what your child is doing is to insist the day planners be used by the teachers otherwise, you will be completely in the dark. The day planners are communication enhancers they should be used by all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2006

As a parent, I was steered away from being involved in not only my child's classroom, but also in her education all together. It was very much a 'My way or Highway' option atmosphere, and left little room for parental concerns or assistance. The principal refused to acknowledge any issues in parent/teacher communication, and even went as far as threatening me for insisting on being a part of my child's education. The teacher insinuated and insisted that my child had a learning disability, although testing at the top of the grade level said otherwise. The music program is spectacular, however, and is the one shining star to this otherwise dismal learning environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2006

Parental involvement at this school, insofar as PTo was concerned, was so low it might as well not exist. The principal seemed detached and uncaring about the students as individuals.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2005

Class sizes were very large for 2004/05 school yr.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2004

Teachers are great, seem to really care about students. Not a strong PTO and very poor after school program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2004

Frost elementary has been a very positive experience for my child. I was especially pleased with the music teachers and their commitment to excellence. The musical growth displayed through concert performances was wonderful to see. The kids all responded well to their teachers and all looked excited to be there, on stage, performing! What an excellent experience for any youngster. Yes, all schools have a music department, but not all schools can boast about their music teachers as Frost can. Well Done!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2004

I have found the staff at Frost to always be helpful and concerned for my child's learning progress. I have always felt the staff to be approachable. The music program is exceptional. Parent involvement is also notable.
—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 69% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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75%

2012

 
 
79%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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89%

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85%

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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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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66%

2012

 
 
76%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
85%

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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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
94%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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72%

2012

 
 
67%

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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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
85%

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n/a

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n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
76%

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

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 54% 42%
Hispanic 30% 43%
Black 7% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 4% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Two or more races 1% 2%
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 54%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
Clubs
  • Art club

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 2:30 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 6:30 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Mark J. Andrews
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (480) 472-3549

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Gifted / high performing
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Remediation
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Student council/government
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Summit Academy 7-8
Rhodes Junior High School
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1560 W Summit Pl.
Chandler, AZ 85224
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Phone: (480) 472-3500

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