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Huachuca City School

Public | PK-8 | 511 students

 

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Posted December 6, 2011

Took my kids out because.they could not hear the teacher. The kids were loud, cussing and throwing spitwads with the teachers in the room. Sorry but this is not the learning enviroment I want my kids in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2008

challenging teachers and curriculum. great small school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2008

3 of my 4 children have been attending HCS since we moved here. They have all been doing well, and their teachers keep me abrest of everything. Since Tom Yarborough became Principal, the school has made some major changes, and the improvements are VERY encouraging. Many young, new, and enthusiastic teachers have been brought in, and they have now added back a wonderful Music program and P.E. program. It is a school that has so much potential, and needs the community support! It's getting better every year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2007

Yes, there has been a positive change with the staff, and curriculum at our school and new PTA programs have been added to include more parent involvement. Give us a chance to correct past issues. It does take time, and parent involvement can help us to achieve those corrections more quickly. My son has been going here for almost 2 years, and my nephews went her as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2007

I have 3 children attending HCS, 2 in elementary and 1 in middle school. After coming from a private school background, my children were 'ahead' of the cirriculum offered last year and did very well. However, my 8th grader coasted and was not challenged, not even barely. Because of the implentation of the new academy, my student now has homework every night and has challenging classes. The teachers are great and are interested in preparing the kids for high school. Tom Yarborough, the principal, is a huge asset to this school. There is no doubt that without him and the new academy, my kids would be attending a different school this year. Adding PE back to the cirriculum was definitely needed and a huge plus.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2007

When reading the posts here, please note their age. Since the last post from June 2006, HCS has had many significant positive changes. We have changed administration (principal and district superintendent) and hired young, enthusiastic teachers. We have also developed a 7th/8th grade academy based on sound research practices. PE has been returned to HCS and we are looking at creative ways to reintroduce music and art. For extracurricular activities, HCS has most of the sports that other schools do, except football. Wrestling, cross country, and softball have been added to the sports available to middle grade students. To Sheryl Boggs who was upset with the former PTA-we have had a 100% turnover of personnel and gladly welcome new members and ideas. The number one indicator of student success is parent involvement. If you have been discouraged by HCS's struggles in the past, please reconsider, in light of our recent positive changes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2006

Great staff highly reccommend!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 29, 2006

this school is centrally locat4ed and very student orientated. teachers care deeply for the children and have thier best interest at heart, School needs more funds so they can have a music and art program.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 5, 2006

Most of the teachers are shoddy at best. We had a few good ones, but most of them are leaving or have already left. There is o extracurricular activities. Parent involvement consists of a PTA that is more of a we're in charge and we won't include anyone else. They acted as if I wasn't even there so I haven't been back.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2005

I have two children who attend. I the last 3 years, all but 1 extracurricular activity program have been cut. Last year when the district Superintendant tried to move both the 7th and 8th grades to a new high school (yes 7/8th grade in high school) that is over 16 miles away (they had to move the kids to get state funds to pay for the new over budget high school), it was like pulling teeth to get the other parents to do anything but sit around and complain. The current pricipal has cut almost all fund-raising activities so the kids cannot do the special things that a normal part of school life
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2005

I have two children attending this school. Both have attended since kindergarten, and my oldest is going into 5th grade. The quality of teachers varies widely, and there is little to challenge a more advanced student. I am big on communication, and being a partner in the education of my children, and trying to make that happen at this school has been a frustrating experience at best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2005

My son has gone to HCS for 3 years, this last year was a roller coaster ride. He had a awesome teacher, who was really into helping her kids out. However, the new administration was terrible. There were alot of things swept under the rug, and many valuable staff members and volunteers (including myself) were made to feel if we didn't agree with the current administration's opinion's and handlings we could leave. So this coming year we will not be returning. HCS will have no receptionist, a part-time nurse, and countless well qualified teachers left to find more respect in a new school. Could be a great school, with a new administration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2005

This school is struggling to come back from horriable school board leadership. Currently programs are being cut and class size is being increased fro about 18 to 27. The teaching staff in the pst has been caring and excellent teachers, however most of the good teachers have left the school in search of better pay and working conditions. The students are wonderful and the small school within a school format is appealing.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 10, 2004

Now that the administration staff has retired, the school should be much better. Had a lot of problems with drug usage and gang fights among the middle high schools.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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71%

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61%

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71%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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78%

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70%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
85%
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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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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59%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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81%

2012

 
 
82%

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72%

2010

 
 
57%
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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 63% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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60%

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64%

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52%

2010

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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83%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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40%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
35%

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56%

2010

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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51%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
73%
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 Plus".
  • 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 57% 42%
Hispanic 31% 42%
Black 6% 5%
Two or more races 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 6%
Asian 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 67%N/A46%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Huachuca City, AZ 85616
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