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White Cliffs Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 681 students

 

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2013:
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2011:
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Posted April 17, 2014

Disappointed with the Cambridge program. Thought it would be better but seems some of the teachers are confused.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2013

Athletics is the ONLY thing this school has going for them. The teacher turnover ratio is pretty high. I have had three children now go through White Cliffs and only a couple of teachers remain the same. You would think that constantly replacing the staff would eventually improve instruction, but it seems that this school in particular only cares about its ATI test scores and is not truly interested in actually teaching. Your best bet is its rival school KMS where teachers still teach, or KAOL if you can get your kid in. The Academy apparently has a long waiting list.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2013

Best sports program in town. Test scores are low, but the new admin this year has started things off with fixing the problems noted in other reviews. Cambride program has great potential. Not regretting my decision to pull my student from the academy and never will!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2011

Excellent administration, the front office ladies are so helpful, informative and are always willing to go the extra step. You ROCK ladies!! I give this school two thumbs up :-)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2011

White Cliffs is an awesome school...the teachers and staff are wonderful. The school design is beautiful, modern and fun! I would recommend WCMS to all middle school students in Kingman.


Posted March 8, 2011

I hate this school! it is a horrible school. the students cuss consently, they talk about gross, perverted things and they are mean. Some security guards are NOT nice, and the pre-algebra and algebra teacher is very mean, and cannot teach! Its like instant depression when i enter this school! like i said I HATE IT!!


Posted September 7, 2009

This is 10 out of 10 rated school they have a great administration and teacher relationship. Mr. Venega the principal is the best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2009

My daughters had a wonderful experience at Whitecliffs. I didn't have to worry about missed homework when they were absent because the school has implemented a program which notifies teachers of students' absence first thing in the morning so teachers can prepare work to be picked up at the end of the day. The staff is always available to talk and hear your concerns. GREAT experience!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2009

this is the best school in kingman for grades 6-8 the best teacher is Ms. Logas she tought 8th grade langauge arts
—Submitted by a student


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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 2013.

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

221 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

221 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2013.

219 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
42%

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 58% in 2013.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
62%

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

  • 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 79% 42%
Hispanic 14% 43%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Black 1% 5%
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 57%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3550 Prospector
Kingman, AZ 86401
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