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Great Hearts Academies - Archway Trivium

Charter | K-12 | 338 students

 
 

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Posted September 30, 2014

With the academic hunger of our honor students constantly being stifled by a local, A-rated public school, our family turned to Archway with high hopes... and they have delivered for us on so many levels. Our kids were immediately engaged by their new group of like-minded peers, the challenging classical curriculum and a fresh-faced staff who are obviously uncorrupted by the ideals of common core. We also love the fact that character building is just as important as academia here at Archway; their "no pop-culture" rule is brilliant! With an emphasis on subjects such as Latin, Singapore math and Spencerian penmanship (after technology seemed to replace the study of cursive writing in public schools) , we really couldn't ask for a better learning environment for our "scholars". I would highly recommend that parents who are intrigued sign up for a tour The two years spent on the wait-list is definitely worth the wait! :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2013

This school has an excellent staff, teaches critical thinking skills and promotes the common good. All pluses in my book. Great place for motivated students and parents who will put education first.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2013

We were on the wait-list for 2 years before my son got into 5th grade in Archway Trivium this school year (2013 - 2014). As soon as I got the call, I wasted no time to register him and pull him out of the public school. Although he was attending a highly rated public school, he was not being challenged enough! The teachers at Great Hearts are so passionate about teaching! My son loves everything about it! I love the fact that whatever he gets as homework or assignment is due the very next day. I never have to keep track of project due dates for him anymore, which was a nightmare in 4th grade. There are some disadvantages like there are no school buses and Wednesday's are early release days! But these are very small things compared to the big picture! Archway Trivium provides top-notch education which is impossible to find in even the highest rated public schools. It has been 2 months into this school year and I still have to find that one thing which I would like to change about this school! None so far! Yes, the expectations levels are very high from each student, but thats exactly what we wanted for our son! This school gets "A++++" in our books!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

This is my son's 2nd year at Trivium. I pulled him out of the local public school because he was not being challenged. I love the socratic method of teaching and the Classical education. My son was reading books in 6th grade that his 9th grade friends are just starting to read. The teachers have an incredible passion for teaching and it's not just a job to them. I love the size of the classrooms and the top-notch education he wouldn't get anywhere else. The AIMS testing is a true reading as they don't spend 2 weeks "preparing the students" by giving them practice tests. Yes, the homework can be daunting at times but my son has learned to be organized and can get it done in a timely manner. I wouldn't change anything about this incredible school and the staff who works there. This school gets and "A+" in my books!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2013

My just completed his first year of first grade here coming from a highly rated public school. The reason I moved him is not because I had a problem with he public school personally, but the class sizes are so large with no teachers aid, the kids get lost n the crowd and teachers are exhausted and stressed. Volunteering in a class of 30 for 2 hours was exhausting. Plus, public schools sem to teach, to test. The budget cuts and test score focus at even the best public school are forcing parents to look elsewhere so our kids get an adequate learning enviromen. The Great Heart Accademies off 14 students per teacher with a high expectation on each student. My son in first grade with 28 students actually had 3 teachers in his class with no shared aids. They each knew their students personally. The only negative thing I could say about the school is YES, the homework and study load is alot. I feel like we got home from school, did studying and homework from time we got home until dinner at 7pm! But, VERY VERY WORTH IT. Pick your battles, if this is the worst thing, we are doing GREAT! Thank God for thus school that gives you a high eduacation without the extreme cost.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2013

My son has attended archway for the past two years and has flourished on this academic environment. The quality of curriculum, teaching, and learning is phenomenal. I truly believe that the teachers are of a higher quality and really get to know each student. The only negative comment that I can make is the homework load is quite heavy and my son didn't do as well on the AIMS as I expected, however, this is a school that does not "teach to the test". Highly recommended!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2013

Challenging curriculum, passionate staff and concerned parents make this school a wonderful environment for my children. Keeping this charter school small also allows the staff to know each and every student and take a personal interest in their success. Highly recommended.
—Submitted by a parent


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The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

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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

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The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

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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

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The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

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The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

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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

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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

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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

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Source: Arizona Department of Education

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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

The Arizona Department of Education did not report AZ LEARNS results for this school.

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 66% 42%
Hispanic 14% 43%
Two or more races 9% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 3%
Black 4% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Female 50%N/A49%
Male 50%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Goodyear, AZ 85338
Phone: (602) 542-5393

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