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Telesis Preparatory

Charter | K-8 | 437 students

We are best known for small class size; academics.

 
 
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3 stars

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Posted June 2, 2014

Telesis's small class sizes are great. For parents, any question we had for the past eight school years was answered promptly in a thoughtful manner, either by the teachers, office or the principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2013

I abosulety hated this school. My son attended Telesis for Kindergarten but didn't learn a single thing. The children didn't follow any directions given by the teacher showing a lack of command pressence. I spent the entire summer between kindergarten and first grade getting my son caught up so that he wouldn't be too far behind his peers when I transfered him to another school. My nefew also attended Telesis for a couple years and when his mother transfered him to another school she had to spend extra time getting him caught up with his peers because Telesis is far behind the other schools in town on their curriculum.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2009

Telesis is a great school. I love the small class sizes and the teacher/student ratio. The children are able to learn at the level that are at. If they need more help in a certain area there is no problem finding and getting the help your child needs. I would recommend Telesis to any parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2009

My daughter has been at Telesis since 2nd grade, she's now in 7th, and I have always been very happy with the school. The staff is caring and always seeks input from parents. I read one review that talked about rudeness. I suppose one should remember that you get back what you give.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2009

Telesis has small class sizes. Staff is caring and dedicated. Student safety is very good. Administration and leadership is strong and informed. Student performance on Aims is improving each year.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 30, 2008

I have been very happy with my children's education at Telesis. I put my son in Kindergarten because it was full day and fell in love with the program. The students are able to be challeged but not frustrated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2008

The teachers here are very dedicated to the students and the school. They should be commended on their after school tuoring club and their patience.I am happy with the physical education program as a daily class. Kids need the exercise! What a terrific school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2006

There are some very well qualified teachers at the school. Extracurricular activites are on the rise, but still lacking at this point. Parental involvement is ok, but as is the norm in many schools, a few do the work for the masses. The principal leadership is lacking in that administration is out of sight and out of reach. I felt that they avoided answering the hard questions posed. My biggest concerns and questions (which had to do with teacher qualification) were met with stall tactics and rude responses. Again, some teachers were wonderful! But a few bad apples can spoil the whole bunch.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
n/a
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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
n/a
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.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
n/a
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.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
n/a
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.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
n/a
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.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
n/a
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".
  • 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 74% 42%
Hispanic 22% 43%
Black 2% 5%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
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 41%N/A47%
Female 50%N/A49%
Male 50%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
Hindi
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Performing Plus (2011)
  • State Champion Baseball Team (2010)
  • Character First School (2011)

Arts & music

Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Clubs
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Rosetta Stone - 27 languages offered
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Hindi
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Dr. Sandra K. Breece
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (928) 855-9302

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Independent Study
Foreign languages taught
  • Rosetta Stone - 27 languages offered
  • Spanish

Resources

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Hindi
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Computer
  • Library
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • karate
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
  • karate

Arts & music

Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook
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  • Telesis means planned progress. Look up a more detailed definition in your dictionary. At Telesis we individualize the academic program by keeping our class size small and our emphasis on academics strong. Our motto is "Challenge without Frustration." We are a Character First school and teach good character traits in everything we do. We pride ourselves in promoting the Telesis Triangle composed of Student, Teacher, and most importantly the Parent. We stress the Telesis ABC's: attendance, behavior, and consistent classroom performance.
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2598 Starlite Lane
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403
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Phone: (928) 855-8661

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