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Stapley Junior High School

Public | 7-9 | 768 students

 

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Posted February 5, 2014

Stapley Junior High is honestly the worst school I've ever gone to. While the students appear welcoming, if they ever find out that you're not a Mormon or if you're afflicted with a disability of any sort you will be completely shunned. The second my peers found out that I'm in special ed over some underlying issues they decided that it would be a good idea to harass me. There is also quite a lot of racism in this school, and I've seen a couple of black students get antagonized by others over their skin color. I was bullied constantly and in turn this caused my grades to suffer horribly. In all honesty, the day I moved away from this school was one of the best days of my life. -Jon' K


Posted July 22, 2013

Stapley is an amazing school, I should know, I'm a student there. We, as students, are kind and caring, we have a low bullying percentage and pride ourselves to achieve our best. The teachers are amazing and great, they teach at the rate the students need, and the advanced classes have helped me so much.


Posted January 27, 2012

Fabulous school. I went here a couple years and loved it. Stapley has amazing teachers who truly care about the students and are willing to do almost anything for them to exceed! Stapley has a great environment with great kids and they have amazing performing arts programs (since I've left, the drama/stagecrew teacher has changed and also the orchestra one, but I've heard it's still really good). The current drama/stagecrew teacher was also my English teacher while I attended Stapley, so I know her class is great. She's full of energy and really makes learning fun. Stapley's the best school I've been to and I still miss it every day.


Posted March 6, 2010

i am a current attendee and it is my first year here. It is so wonderful and so easy to become part of the school. It offers many different ways to bond with each other so that we hardly ever have fights, or violence.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 21, 2008

We moved our daughter here from the Higly School district and wow what a tremendous difference for the better. I shutter at the thought if we had left her with the Higly School district. I have to wonder if the parents in that school district realize their children are not getting an education at all. That is what our daughter would have had if she stayed there. No education and would not have been prepared for High School or College. We have been impressed with the schools sports, beahvior, acadmics, and music programs. Parent involvement is high and the teachers are incredible. What a neat website they have set up as well. There could not be a better place for children to attend Junior High. I see why they got the A+ award a year ago. It is an A+ school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2008

I have children who attend Stapley as well as Hendrix Jr. High (another Mesa Public Middle School). The education and experience between the two schools is incredible. The agenda of the staff at Stapley is clearly to ensure that the students excel in music, sports, behavior and acadmics. There is high parent involvement which contributes to the sucess of the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2007

Stapley was the best school I could ever dream of going to. Though it is located in the Mormon community and I am not mormon and I am asian, I found that I didn't get excluded for my religion. All of my wonderful friends are mormon and I have never felt excluded. The school has a elective for every intrest from sports to drama to technology. Though it is not very diverse and the main nationalities are White and Hispanic, I was glad that I felt different from being Asian and many teachers did teach us about diversity. In fact a special teacher came and taught the students about diversity and peer pressure. I am glad that I got to go to Stapley but I had to move after my first year. I would recommend this school to anyone that is looking for a school that provides wonderful learning and fun!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 22, 2007

My son is African-American and has attended Stapley for all three years of junior high and the education is second to none. I do agree somewhat with earlier comments concerning the Mormon community that is prevalent in many neighborhoods of Northeast Mesa. I wouldn't go as far as to say my son is an outcast. He has a very good rapport with kids of many races and religious affiliations. He's taking full advantage of the top of the line education and athletic exposure - both of which should set him up well for high school, college and beyond.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2006

Stapley Junior High School's teachers and their ability to teach and reach out to the students is wonderful, and being a current student I would know, but what I realized at my three years at stapley is there is no diversity at all, and the students and staff discriminate different religions, and don't include every student There is a closely tight knit religion and if your not 'the religion' than you are branded an outcast for life. The extracurricular activities are great but once again, if you aren't a specific religion for specific teams, you aren't chosen. I found it extremely difficult at my stay at stapley and I would not recommend it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 21, 2005

Stapley is a dream school for students. There is somethng there for everyone, and the facility and equipment are modern and state-of-the-art. The have superb programs in music, drama, athletics, photography, Video Journalism, as well as many others. The academic standards are high, but not unreachable. There is very seldom discipline problems, and the few there are,are minor.
—Submitted by a teacher


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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 65% in 2013.

451 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

451 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
89%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2013.

430 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

390 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

390 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
88%
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 "Excelling".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Excelling".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was designated "Excelling".

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 78% 42%
Hispanic 12% 42%
American Indian/Alaska Native 6% 6%
Asian 2% 3%
Black 2% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 23%N/A46%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Librarian/media specialist(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff French
Spanish
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Arizona A+ Award Winner
  • National Acad. League National Champions (2009)
  • City Athletic Champions in 5 of 9 sports (2009)

Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. Ken Erickson
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (480) 472-2828

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Remediation
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer
  • Gym
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Yearbook
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School culture

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Parent involvement
  • The school improvement advisory council comprises elected staff and parents who advise the principal on key issues. parents are also active by contributing support to the parent booster club.
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  • Stapley Junior High School has a parent satisfaction rating giving a grade of &#34A&#34 or &#34B&#34 of 98% and a student satisfaction rating of 97%.
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3250 East Hermosa Vista Dr
Mesa, AZ 85213
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