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Corona Foothills Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 439 students

 
 

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Posted May 14, 2013

My child went to Corona for two years. I think that the administration tries very hard to resolve the issues of bullying and drug use but there is still way more at this school than at other schools we have been at. The administration does do a good job of following up on student's complaints but it is just a very rough student population. I wouldn't recommend this school because of the bullying. Additionally the sports programs and other extracurricular activities are very unorganized and not of a good quality. My child is really happy to be leaving.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2009

In my years going here and learning, overall it was good. The teachers were kind of unfair at times but that didn't stop the kids from learning. The teachers still decided to have fun activities and they stuck with it. I know that some of the teachers decided to stick to their first impressions but that didn't stop anyone from showing their true side. The cameras tehy installed were a waste of money though because they hardly used them. They threated that the cameras were on at all times but not once did i see them active. The flood problem has been worked on but the project they are doing is not yet finished. They also closed down the field to put grass in instead of rocks and dirt but that project lasted for monthes and never got finished while i was there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 4, 2006

The staff seemed to do the best they could contending with construction. We have been very pleased with the quality of the teachers and discipline seems to be fair and reasonable. The school and the district appear to be great with inclusion and special needs. Our one complaint with the district is an overemphasis on benchmark and other standardized testing (a countrywide trend, unfortunately). The school is highly ranked - great for the school board and area real estate agents - but too much emphasis on standardized testing and results is not good for teachers or students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2006

'I think this school system is completely messed up because the teachers (quite a few of them) are not able to do any of the fun things they plan for the students, thus making the entire school year boring and each day always the same. Students hate getting up in the morning for school, and only a handful actually enjoy ANY of their classes. They complain about how the staff refuses to listen to what THEY say, insisting on believing their first impressions on a student. The staff does not allow the students to make amends, instead they hand out punishments like the students didn't even have a reason for their actions! Sure, these actions might be wrong, but instead of punishing just one kid, why not find out the source of the problem by talking to them, and understanding their situation?'
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 7, 2006

For Corona's first year of openning, it wasn't impressive at all. They had promised the school to be completed by the start of the school year and had forced kids going to Old Vail, to switch to Corona becasue of no bus trasportation in certain areas. We didn't get a real classroom until a couple months in and when the rains came, a lot of classrooms flooded making us use the library as a makeshift place to learn. The gym still wasn't done by the end of the school year and the band and choir was forced to use the MPR as classrooms and have to set up everyday. Security is good though because they installed cameras over spring break.
—Submitted by a student


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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 61% in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2014.

2014

 
 
94%

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90%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
71%
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

 
 
85%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

2014

 
 
93%

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%
Science

2014

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
81%
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

 
 
92%

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

2014

 
 
94%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2014.

2014

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
94%
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 "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 69% 42%
Hispanic 24% 43%
Black 5% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 5%
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 30%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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16705 South Houghton Road
Corona De Tucson, AZ 85641
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