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Havasu Preparatory Academy

Charter | K-9 | 300 students

Our school is best known for its small class sizes and college prep focus.

 
 

Living in Lake Havasu City

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $148,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $820.

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4 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
Based on 17 ratings
2013:
Based on 6 ratings
2012:
No new ratings
2011:
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Posted August 9, 2014

Great news HPA is an A school according to the state. The other K-8 school in town has earned a C this year. Way to go HPA!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2014

For the 2013-14 School Year, Havasu Prepatory Academy finished with the highest letter grade in Lake Havasu City and Mohave County for grade K-8 with a Letter Grade of A and composite score of 154. FACT: There is no better school for grades K-8 in this little city. Do your homework by visiting Arizona Department of Education. The next middle school for grades 7-8 in the city of Lake Havasu City has a letter grade of B and a composite score of 128 versus Havasu Preparatory Academy's composite score of 154 and letter grade of A. This is not even a close race between all the schools in Lake Havasu.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2014

I wrote one of the positive reviews for this school last year, this year was extremely disappointing. We had several problems cleanliness of the school, lack of communication, and rules not being enforced. Definitely NOT returning! My child was a high honor roll student and in looking at the other schools HPA is way behind! Review the test scores before enrolling your child! Their advertisement for small class sizes is also a joke. They took away PE this 2013/14 school year and promised music. Music was taken away half way through the year and we were not even notified. The playground is exceptionally small. One of the worst things this last year with the change in leadership was a lack of communication. Our child's teacher left 6 weeks before the school year was over and we did not get notification that she was leaving till a few days before! The only correspondence we received from the school leader was to tell us to make sure our kids were on time and not be absent on the day of funding! Oh and they can show videos without viewing them 1st. Kids would come in to class repeatedly late which disrupts the classroom. I would definitely NOT enroll my child here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2014

I love HPA and had to beg my mom to let me come here. When she finally came to the office to meet the principal she knew this change was going to be so good for me. I am happy with my teachers, the staff, and all of the cool friends I met here.


Posted March 12, 2014

We have been at HPA from the beginning when it was just the Southside Campus and started with Ms. Angel. I initially enrolled two of my children, then last year the third and pre-enrolled my fourth. I am pleased with HPA with teachers, staff and administrators. My experience with HPA is far from perfect, however whenever there has been an issue or concern it has been handled immediately and appropriately. I am excited to see how the school will grow! Next year my daughter will be enrolling in the High School for North Campus, I am choosing HPA for my child because I believe that the school is a fit for our family. Despite changes and growth they have always reassured and proved their commitment to my children and the children at both campuses. All I recommend to all parents at any school, if you have an issue with your school it is best to handle the problem immediately. I have made a point to keep in contact with all of my children's teachers and have never had any long term issues.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2014

My school Havasu prep academy has been one of the best school i have ever gone to. its a small school so everyone knows everyone its not like a big school where you see different people everyday. Im in 9th grade so this is my 1st year @ highschool from what i heard its a lot different from the normal highschool. An example is the teachers can help you one on one if you dont understand the topic at hand the teachers help you when you need help, they are there when you have a bad day and just need some guaidence they really understand your problems they dont judge you they just listen. i really appericiate my teachers here at havasu Prepartory academy. yes there is some downfalls to this school we have to bring our own lunch everyday of the week. we have to purchase very expensive shirts $10 for just one shirt adn if you buy 5 shirts youre spending already $50 on just shirts !!! my parents didnt like that much. it made them very upset. then we have to buy khanki colored pants and they are just so ugly and uncomfortable. That is what i think of Havasu preparotry academy


Posted January 28, 2014

I love this school we don't have to worry about lables or getting picked on here, everyone stands up for one another and we are all one big family, something you don't get at a public school. The only thing i kinda don't like is the uniforms.I love most of the teachers here they're all nice and they treat you like family, which is amazing.


Posted January 28, 2014

Our school is very involved. I like that our teachers love to help us. They want us to succeed in life. They love their jobs and us. I wish we did not have to wear the khaki pants,just the HPA shirt. Our school is very welcoming with open arms to every and anyone. No one is judged for what their hair looks like or anything. We all are one big happy family. I love that about HPA. I honestly can not wait for our new campus to be built so others can enjoy our school just as much as we do.


Posted January 28, 2014

In our experience, the teachers at HPA are far superior in their dedication to and concern for the children they teach.. as well as in their understanding of educational techniques. HPA is much more similar to schools in a state with a higher ranked public education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2014

My school is Havasu Preparatory Academy and it's very nice in here,good people,nice teachers,great items.


Posted January 27, 2014

Havasu Preparatory Academy is a great small school. It has wonderful teachers. I am a seventh grader here at HPA. I don't like that we have to wear uniforms and there is no P.E. I also like that they have small classes.


Posted January 27, 2014

I am a student at HPA north and i love it, the teachers are very kind and helpful. Whenever you need extra help with something they are willing to help, sometimes before or after school. The other students are very friendly, I made friends very fast. Here at HPA we 100% against bullying. We get taught great ways to take notes that will help us in college. One downside to our school is we have to wear uniforms but there is a lot of great things that offset that. I am so glad my parents chose HPA.


Posted January 27, 2014

Havasu Preparatory academy is a good school the school size is too small but we get a pretty good education but i don't like that we have to wear uniforms and that there is no P.E. also that we don't have free dress, and that we have to pay $5.00 to wear our own clothes.


Posted January 27, 2014

My school is Havasu Preparatory Academy, I am in 7th grade. I love this school because the teachers are awesome, they are teaching us to be independent when go to college or our to our jobs. This school also has a no bullying policy. The students are very friendly, good to work with, and polite. Even though this school doesn't have everything a student would want, but this school has everything we need. I am incredibly glad that I am attending at this school.


Posted January 27, 2014

My school has awesome teachers and a hard-working custodian. I really appreciate how everyone works hard to educate us.


Posted January 27, 2014

I'm a seventh grade student at hpa. I like my school because of the teachers. I wish we had sports and clubs and we didn't have to wear uniforms.


Posted January 27, 2014

My school is bad. We're stuck in this tiny building with a bunch of kids. The principal says that we will be moving to a bigger building soon but,when they were renovating the new building they found espestous and all work stopped! The school should put money down to work on the new building,NOT STUFF THAT DOESN'T MATTER! I will not be coming back next year because this school went to the dogs when Ms.Angel left. I am very disappointed with this school!


Posted December 29, 2013

Worst school ever the teachers are mean and it is very small and there are a lot of bullies.


Posted October 9, 2013

I think our school is great! The small class sizes are definitely one of the best things about the school and I really love how the school gets so involved in the community! There have been community projects for the local humane society, our soldiers over sea and fun event nights for the entire community. They also have amazing field trips that tie directly into their curriculum. Some things I would like to see more of is extracurricular clubs and typical events a public school would host for the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2013

Havasu Preparatory Academy has amazing staff and very involved parents. When the school needs something that is not in their budget to purchase, the familes rally together to help raise money. The teachers are clearly at HPA becuase they are dedicated to their profession, not for the money. I highly recommend this school to any family who wants to see their child taught by caring professionals who go the extra mile to make sure kids come first!
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

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 69% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
62%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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77%

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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.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
9%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
55%

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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.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
33%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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79%

2012

 
 
80%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
53%

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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.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
45%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
75%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
55%

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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.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
94%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

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61%

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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.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
22%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
78%

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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

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 68% 42%
Hispanic 17% 43%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 6% 5%
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 43%N/A47%
Female 55%N/A49%
Male 45%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Tutor(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Speech and language therapist(s)
Special education coordinator
Reading specialist(s)
PE instructor(s)
Music teacher(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
Music
  • Theory
Clubs
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Kitchen
  • Swimming pool
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:30 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 5:30 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Amy Hanon, Sth Aimee Viramontes, Nrt
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Extended/longer school day
Is there an application process?
  • Yes

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • College prep
  • Direct instruction
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Service learning
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Playground
  • Swimming pool
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Track

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Theory
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Patriotic Club
  • Student council/government
  • Yearbook
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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3155 Maricopa Avenue
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86406
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Phone: (928) 854-4011

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