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High Desert Middle School

Public | 5-8 & ungraded | 477 students

 

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Posted February 27, 2011

It is impossible to receive any information on my son. We have tried contacting the teachers and have gotten nowhere. Recently the assistant principle notified us he may not pass. Why weren't contacted sooner? They say they want to work with the parents, but I have yet to see that. This school has been a disappointment! My children will not be returning next year!! Not to mention all of the daily fight's, frequent drug searches. These kids deserve better than what they are getting.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2009

This is a good school. The administration supports their teachers and cares about the students. There is a lack of support however on the parent side which is typical these days in most schools. The teachers are organized, caring, and focused on teaching well at HDMS. If parents would try to be accountable and get on the same page as teachers and administration, the result would be amazing and schools would have a great poduct.


Posted January 28, 2009

I really like this school district it has really improved the past couple of years.The teacher that puts a lot of effort into the school is mrs. Noriega all the kids love her.She really loves her students too.And she cares about them too.Big thanks out to mrs. Noriega.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 8, 2008

I have seen some huge changes over the past couple of years. This school has a bad reputation, but is actually a very good, strong school, with administration and teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2006

I was very disappointed with this school. The lack of teacher effort towards students learning was unreal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2006

This is a horrible school! I removed all my children from this district after experiencing their not protecting our kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2006

My child's sixth grade teacher is dedicated to her students. His reading and math skills greatly improved this year.
—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 63% in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
37%
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 61% in 2014.

2014

 
 
22%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
45%
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

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
81%
Science

2014

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
41%
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

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
57%
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".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Performing".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was designated "Performing Plus".

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 2013-2014 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 40% 42%
Hispanic 31% 43%
American Indian/Alaska Native 26% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Black 0% 5%
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 69%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4000 High Desert
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