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Glendale Landmark Middle School

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Posted November 15, 2013

I am a parent of a student at Glendale Landmark Middle School. I am very disappointed with the inappropriate handling of disciplinary situations by the teachers and staff, which decreases time available for actual education. Suspension seems to be the only method employed by the school for any infraction regardless of the severity, circumstances or contributing factors...they are not interested in eliminating the source of problems...just in dispensing punishment. This is not an educational institution...it is a warehouse for children with little regard for teaching. There are huge problems at this school that have yet to be effectively addressed. If you want a decent education for your child, send them to another school or consider home instruction; I am.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2013

Good school in a nice neighborhood, most of students walk to school. Highly motivated teachers and principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2013

This school is horrible. There are far to many students per class that an real help is out the window. There is a lot of bulling and gang affiliation. The students run the school not the teachers. I attended this school as well as my nephew and niece and this school is so behind that we have to work hard to catch them back up to other children.


Posted November 2, 2006

my children have attended for the past 3 years. I have noticed that the school seems to structure a learning agenda around the aims test. The grounds look great. They have a lot of nice things. But to be a teacher it takes something money can't buy, that's a passion to teach and this school doesn't promote it in the teachers or in everyday operations. Poor service poor learning environment. If another school would accept out of area kids I would go there
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2006

I am very much satisfied with this school, even more so since I have chance to compare with other elementary schools and with Europe system of eudcation. It is demanding one, but definitely giving one, which is on long term the best for kids, to learn about discipline, responsibilities, respect, to have appropriate education and personally I love parents are involved and informed on regular basis. What I love the most is that respect among children and stuff is mutual, and that is essential.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2006

Parents are always encouraged to be involved. There is a site council for parents to become more involved and the newsletter asks every month for more parents to attend. I have never had any problems with the staff - I am grateful for what the staff does at the school - the test scores last year prove they are doing whatever it takes to get the students to achieve.
—Submitted by a staff


Posted December 30, 2005

I have 2 children in this school, I am not happy with the staff. I have tried to be involved and the response I get is: I have to many students to bother. The front office is very rude. I am dissatisfied. My boys hate this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2005

I read the other reviews and they concern me. Landmark is a great school that has really turned things around. Their math scores are higher then other schools in the district and they offer many Advanced Math and Language Arts classes. My child has the opportunity to go be in band and sports and take many Elective classes not offered at every other school. And I can't believe anyone would complain about a school uniform, it makes shopping for clothes extremely easy, I just bought 5 shirts and they were all on sale! I say, take an interest in your child's education and show your support and LMS will show you that same support. I am proud that my child goes to Landmark and will sing their praises to all that will listen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2005

Great parent invoplvement comittess. Huge push to gang and drug awareness. Love the staff.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 29, 2005

We are quite pleased witht eintervention programs of the school. Staff is excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2005

I think this school has given up on kids. There is high level of acceptance of bad behavior, teachers who would rather 'get along' with their students rather than teach or guide them, scores are low, the school smells like a giant cat box and the office staff is rude!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2003

I would not recommend this school to anyone! I have had nieces and nephews attend this school and was told they didn't learn a thing while they were there. I wasn't sure what to think when I had to send my own son there. I wanted to give them a chance and found out I should not have. He was put in the 'A' core (top group) and I believe for children to actually learn something they should bring homework home at least a couple of times a week. My son rarely ever has any! I have always felt from the teachers that they cared more about themselves than any of the kids. I also do not like the uniform policy they started this year. Uniforms don't keep kids out of trouble. I don't like it because they start the kids now at 7am in school every day which means they get out earlier. Why would a school that is known for gangs and trouble let the kids out of school even earlier to get into more trouble. The only words that come to mind....no common sence! Keep your kids away of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2003

I think Landmark is a good school. My child has no problem with students and even though there are gang members it is not a bad school. Parents think that its a bad school because theres gangs. My child got along with them and they will treat you with respect if you give them respect. The more the teachers tell them not to do this and that well they just go on and do it . My children don't have any problem with any of them the only problem they have is that since that school is more with hispanics and blacks white people seem to look at them like if they don't have respect and they seem not to like them.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 16, 2003

This uniform policy is ridiculous. There are too many 'regulations' in place. To say my child has to have white shoes because gang members wear black shoes is stupid. This is a public school and should not be so worried about how the children look and much more concerned about if the children are learning. Every teacher conference I go to the first thing I am told is that my child is not a discipline problem with no mention of his academic achievement. Children behaving in school is a given, and more emphasis should be place on academic achievement and less on 'behavior'. The one thing that would help this school the most is a zero tolerance to any type of violence (tempered with common sense).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2003

I've had a daughter who had a hard time at first, the work expected was hard and more than that required of her before. At the same time my son didn't fare so well. The school is a mixture of so many schools, expected to become one, in truth all seperated into there own little clicks, and most of the bullies run amuk and a lot of their behavior ignored or not noticed. I removed him from the school after a number of attacks, then he had second degree burns on his face. He was slapped 5 seperate times by four different boys, just making it unbareable for me to leave him in the school. My decision came after my daughter informed me of a teacher watching one of the incidences and ignoring it. Also that another teacher just told another that he shouldn't, the same teacher wouldn't even let my son go to the nurse afterwards. The reasoning for this accureing to me was unexcusable. At the next school he did fine. He was failing and tardy at landmark, the school was hard to break the fear of being bullied but all proved well worth the move.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2003

Landmark's staff are wonderful. They truly care and go over and above what is asked of them. This is an 'inner-city' school which, of course, has the problems that go along with it. The principal is very upfront about the difficulties the school faces and does everything within her power to address these issues. Gangs are at this school (as they are at almost all other Arizona schools) but at least at Landmark, the principal knows who and what they are and addresses the issue. My children have never felt at risk or that they were in danger from the other children at this school. There are occassional fights, but it is mainly relegated to the gang members. My main concern with Landmark is that there are other schools who feed into Landmark that do everything possible to keep the best students for their 7th and 8th grade programs. The parents who hear rumors about Landmark being a 'bad' school (some told to them by the 6th grade teachers) are doing their children a great disservice by leaving them in an elementary school environment. My children are more than ready to go to high school and have learned many life skills (as well as academic learning) to go on and succeed in high school, college and beyond. Always remember, whether a child learns and does well in school rests directly upon how well parents do their job. teachers, although they try to be, are not miracle workers and need parental support and backing to be able to teach effectively. Landmark has been a great place of learning for my children and I look forward to my younger children attending in the future.


Posted April 7, 2003

LandMarks Has Very good teachers. There are alot of gangs and other problems like that . My child says that there is at least 3 fights a day and usually they are gang related. And I believe that right now the best thing for all of the administratin to do is just leave the children alone they are rebelling against the teachers. If the teachers say you cant wear that then the kids just talk back and wear the same thing the next day. If they say all gang activity the more gangs show up.


Posted October 15, 2002

I am very disappointed with the quality of this school. My child has complained that there are so many disruptions in the classroom that he cannot hear the teachers and hence the lesson. I have discussed this with administration with non-satisfactory results. It is clear there is such a discipline problem at this school, the teachers are spending their time dealing with fights, disruptions, etc. and not teaching. Additionally, there seems to be reverse-discrimination at this school between the students. An example, post-911 the children wearing their ""American Pride"" tee-shirts were singled out and discriminated against and harassed by foreign students. When this was brought to the attention of the administration - nothing happened and it seemed to continue.


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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 69% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
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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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51%

2012

 
 
51%

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43%

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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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
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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

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
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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

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
49%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
50%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
62%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
29%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
45%
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".
  • 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
Hispanic 71% 43%
Black 12% 5%
White 12% 42%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 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 94%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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5730 West Myrtle Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85301
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