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Imagine West Gilbert Middle School

Charter | 6-8 | 100 students

Individualized attention for all students
 
 

 
 

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Posted May 16, 2013

I like that they help my son and encourage him.his when he first started this school all the kids were very welcomeing even when we were getting a tour the kids came up to us and shook our hands i love this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2013

I have five children in which three of my children attend this school. My 8 year old son was having trouble at his old schooland not turning in his work and when I switched him schools and enrolled for imagine the teachers made sure he got his work done and turned in on time. My nine year old son was having trouble with bullying at his old school and it was getting a little out of hand so when we switched himover to imagine we found out that they are all Like one big family and they all look out for one another and stand up and stomp out bullying. My fourteen year old daughterr redid the seventh grade last
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2013

This is the best school in the valley, my son teacher is patient and kind.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2013

Posted today Report it Great Staff! You know what they say.... It starts from the TOP and this is oh so true at Imagine West Gilbert! There is a great open door policy with the Principal, Dean of Students and Teachers. If you need help or simply need a question answered stop and talk to anyone at Imagine. They always make time for you and they value any time that you can give to the school. I would highly recommend this school to anyone!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2013

My daughter Karissa has been attending this school for 7 years now. The school policy is great!! The teachers at WG are fantastic sports and no how to deal with situations correctly. My daughter is in 6th grade in Mr.Hanson's class, Mr.Hanson is a fantastic teacher and wants the children to succeed. I recommend this school 100%!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2013

Me And my kids love this school it is so great I Recommend this scho 100% they make learning fun for the kids and they keep the parents Involved and the teachers and staff is really nice
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2013

This school is a great because it helps my daughter. The Teachers always send my e-mails to let me know if she has Homework or not. Well Mrs. Gerard is the teacher that my daughter thinks she's a great. She help students with there homework and if they have a question she takes her time to answer it. Then the school is good there's no fights or no bullying with others everyone is helpful and kind even the staff and the office people. They helps my daughter keep her grades in the way she needs to have them. This school I would shout out to my friends because this school is not like the other. This school is one of a kind. Then I like when the teacher ask my daughter to eat. They look out for students heath. That's why I pick this school for my daughter they watch her and she get's help. Ever since I put my daughter in this School she change a lot in her grade and her laziness. I hope we could get a lot of People to go to this school. My daughter likes to wear uniforms because people won't make fun her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2013

This school at Imagine West Gilbert has the greatest staff and teachers. My son has been there for almost five years now and he has had the greatest teachers ever from third grade to the end of seventh grade. Sadly after his time the seventh grade he and I are leaving due to gas problems. The Galileo and A.I.M. & SAT10 are great test for the kids and also awesome results. And also this school had the best growth rate overall on Galileo. Great Basketball and Soccer teams have won the Golden Broom that the other schools play for. I surely re commend this school to any other student that doesn't mind uniform. Stay strong Imagine.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2013

Imagine is a top school. There resource Department is the best. Always willing to help the kids with every special needs they have and always so patient with them. My kids wake up and want to go to school. Before it was always a tough time to get them interested in school but now they love it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2013

Imagine School has and continues to be a great school. We adopted a middle school aged child a little over a year ago. He went from a large school, where he was falling through the cracks, to Imagine, where he is seen and gets individual attention. He has progressed so well. It is all because of the amazing staff who have encouraged him to succeed not only in his education, but to become a good person with great character. I would recommend Imagine School to everyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2013

Imagine West Gilbert is an amazing school. The teachers make an effort to know your child on an unique, individual basis and embrace personal growth. My kids look forward to attending and their academic capabilities are endless!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2012

Fantastic kids and parents! The staff works incredibly hard and cares about the future of our kids and our community.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 14, 2011

I love my job and I love my students. Our middle school team commits to helping every child succeed. We accelerate and modify our lessons based on the students' needs. We are preparing them for the future and working with their families to do so.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 28, 2010

I didn't like this school at all, but i have to say the teachers were phonomanal, i went here in 6th grade and the girls were all close friends and i was ostrizided if you want to have a good social enviorment for your children switch to another school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2009

I am a teacher at the school and very happy to say that there is no other place I'd rather be working. The sense of family is written all over the place! The students, parents, teachers all work together to make West Gilbert the best place it can be! Way to go WG!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 27, 2009

I used to go to this school and i went for 6 years. I LOVED that school but, They dont get you ready fro highschool as much as they can. when i switched schools i was going into the 7th grade and it was a school that you pick classes and is the best school in the Higley disrict and when i switched i had the harest time, Because they didnt prepare us enough to grow and expand and get ready fro highschool. I dont recommend it if you dont like your kkid having a hard time and want them to be ready for jr.high or highschool.


Posted September 10, 2006

I have been a student at west gilbert for a year and now im graduating. The teachers at west gilbert are very strict, but let those they favor pass. Kids will say to parents everything is fine no bullying or anything even to teachers but when your by yourself theres nothing but. Teachers and parents dont understand. If you are getting teased the kids will not say anything thats just asking for more teasing. Just because we are in a charter school doesnt mean we wont get teased all that means is we will get a 'higher' education.And for extracarricular activites they r growing and growing. Now the lunches are disgusting!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 17, 2005

The academic programs are adequate to good. I would not consider it excellent. Sports, music, and a few extracurricular activites are available. The level of parent involvement is adequate to good as well
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2005

My daughter is in the seventh grade at West Gilbert and she loves it. She is challenged everyday to do her best and excel. The academic program is based on a elevated grade level. The teachers believe in their students and give them the help and tools for them to succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2005

Great school with a challenging approach. Happier with junior high level then elementary level.
—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 61% in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2014.

2014

 
 
93%

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
38%
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

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

2014

 
 
93%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
68%
Science

2014

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
22%
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

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
46%
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 "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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 58% 42%
Hispanic 21% 43%
Black 10% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Two or more races 4% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 34%N/A47%
Female 37%N/A49%
Male 63%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • "A" from the State of Arizona (2012)
  • Imagine National School of the Year Runner-up

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
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)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:15 am
School end time
  • 3:15 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
  • Linda Horner
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (480) 855-2701

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Playground
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Boys and Girls Club
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Flag football
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • 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
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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What are your chances?

Students typically come from these schools
Imagine West Gilbert Elementary

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Imagine Prep Superstition
Imagine Prep Coolidge
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2061 S. Gilbert Rd.
Gilbert, AZ 85295
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Phone: (480) 855-2700

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