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Kingman Academy of Learning - Middle School

Charter | 6-8 & ungraded

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted April 18, 2012

My daughter has attended KAOL since kindergarten, and we have always been extremely happy, however the middle school has been a great disappointment. Volunteer hours have been difficult to attain because the teachers do not welcome parents into the classroom. The curriculum "teaches to the test" to an extreme extent. The communication from the school has been terrible. The teachers have used "educational movies" including Disney movies to instruct much more often than I appreciate. Perfect attendance is of course encouraged, but as a parent I feel that if the educators are not using their teaching time to instruct - i.e. activities rather than videos, I should have the option to take my child for some hands-on learning during that time period without it affecting her attendance rewards. All in all, unhappy with the middle school and looking into other options for next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2010

Mandatory Spanish language instruction. I pulled my son out and sent him to White Cliffs he's much happier and his grades improved. Liberal bent to all instruction at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2009

I have 2 daughters in the primary school and a son in the high school and I LOVE it. These schools are by far the most attentive and concerned about the exceleration of their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2008

I love the environment here. I realize the kids still have 'pre-teen' and 'teen' attitudes, but it's just not as in your face. They still seem to have some respect for others.
—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 63% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
59%
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.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
69%
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 "Highly 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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 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 78% 42%
Hispanic 16% 43%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Black 1% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 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 19%N/A47%
Female 52%N/A49%
Male 48%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3269 Harrison Street
Kingman, AZ 86409
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