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Northland Preparatory Academy

Charter | 6-12 | 555 students

 
 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $200,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $950.

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4 stars

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2012:
Based on 2 ratings
2011:
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Posted August 15, 2012

We love NPA! My daughter's first year at NPA was her 'best school year ever!" She's made great friends, gotten straight A's, and more importantly she has become a happy, self-motivated, organized learner.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2012

I am a student at NPA, and I think this was the best school year I ever had! I may of just been a 6th grader, but I learned so many new things! I can't wait for next year!


Posted February 23, 2010

good prep school- great academics- listed on the top 0 schools in the US by US News. good clas size- lots of personal attention by caring teachers. almost everyone goes on to college from here and gets in to good schools, especially Ivy League universities. 100 % of students who enroll graduate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2008

I love this school so much. It has a great learning enviroment and awesome students and teachers!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 20, 2007

Highly impressed with ALL aspects of this school. My child attended her first year (7th grade) this past year and is already planning on attending high school at NPA. She loves it; we love it. If you want your child to be challenged in academics, accountability and responsibility, then this is the place for him or her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2006

Highest qualtiy academics. Both of my children are academically gifted, at different levels, and have been challenged during their 2 years here. The wide range of academic levels can reach most kids. The music program (band and strings) is outstanding. It is all concert, there is no marching band. The sports include all the majors except football. High school sports require a lot of travel (up to 4 hours one way)as there are no other 1A schools in Flagstaff. Types of clubs depend on student interest and adult advisor availability. Community service is promoted. About 25% of parents are regularly, highly involved, but over 95% contribute time, talent and money when asked. We have run into a 'clique' mentality among some parents, staff and teachers but overall, the students are sincerely welcoming, friendly and supportive of each other.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 30, 2005

Great environment for learning! My kids have learned a ton at NPA... just wish they had a more extensive sports program
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2003

NPA has outstanding teachers and administrators who have created a school environment that both challenges and nutures students. Students at NPA consistently achieve the highest scores on the Stanford 9 tests in the City of Flagstaff. Parents of NPA students are a diverse and talented group, actively engaged in their childrens' education, who contribute their time and talents generously to the school. Parent participation on the governing board and in the PTO is encouraged.


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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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

100 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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2013.

97 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 58% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

97 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 62% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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 "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 79% 42%
Hispanic 11% 42%
American Indian/Alaska Native 4% 6%
Asian 4% 3%
Black 3% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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3300 W. Sparrow Ave.
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
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Phone: (928) 214-8776

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