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Imagine Prep Coolidge

Charter | 6-12 | 367 students

 

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2013:
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Posted May 20, 2014

if you want to put your child in a school with fake marketing and really has no foundation..then put them here, some teachers are good and some are just not good, principal is new and just focusing on "character" instead of earning college credits, i took my kid out..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2014

The school goes to great lengths to develop students not only academically, but in their character as well. While I understand that there is no "Perfect School", Imagine Prep Coolidge administrative staff encourages students to understand that there are academic and character boundaries in place to raise expectations for their long term success. I am excited to see the continuous improvement progression over the coming years. Many more phenomenal years for Imagine Coolidge Prep!!!!!


Posted February 1, 2014

Hi. I was a student at Imagine Prep and I have left to go to another school. I really do not like this school and neither to my classmates. Things have certainly changed. The new principal and vice principal are not the best. They have more and more rules that are truly ridiculous. The Teachers are half and half. Some are really good and some are just bad. Please don't believe the "Sunshine" Reviews. There are so many students that have left (i.e. 26 in the last week). These are mostly high-school students leaving because they want more options, no uniforms, and just simply do not like this school. I am now currently at another local high school, CHS, and am having a way better experience than Imagine. I'm taking Culinary Arts and Business now (something Imagine does not have). So please, take the time to review other schools in Coolidge too, because really...Imagine is no longer a fun and premier school.


Posted August 8, 2013

Although the school's letter grade from the state went down this year, I met with the principal and I'm really excited about the plan they have in place for improvement! It has been and will continue to be a great place for my kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2013

Imagine Prep in Coolidge is a great place for students. The principal is very responsive to parents and the teachers take the extra time needed for personal communication. I am glad that my 4 children attend Imagine School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2013

School is awesome. What can I say, they do not tolorate poor behavior. Academics are rigorous and the principal is the best. His open door policy for parents and students is wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2013

This school is amazing! We had switched my son from one school to another due to the teachers not taking the time to teach him. They treated him as if he had a learning disability which wasn't the problem. We moved him to Imagine & his teacher held him accountable & made him learn which he wasn't used to. It was a rough transition but he's improved leaps & bounds in all testing areas. I highly recommend Imagine Schools to everyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2011

Teachers are what makes a school and this school has some of the best! For our sixth grader - both her teachers were ranked as "the best" for the entire state of Arizone based on test scores. Not only did they do a wonderful job of teaching, they got the kids involved, they created a place where the kids "wanted" to go to school, the kids excelled in their education - every thing was focused on learning while have fun and using the information. The dedication of all the teachers are what you dream of - but they have it. Fantastic school and teachers.
—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 63% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
78%
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 62% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
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".

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
White 47% 42%
Hispanic 42% 43%
Black 6% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 5%
Two or more races 2% 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 48%N/A47%
Female 47%N/A49%
Male 53%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Other foreign languages are online
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 7:30 am
School end time
  • 2:40 pm
Gender
  • Coed

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Other foreign languages are online
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Music room
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
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1290 W. Vah Ki Inn Road
Coolidge, AZ 85228
Phone: (602) 547-7961

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