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Learning Foundation - Stapley

Charter | PK-6 | 120 students

 

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4 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted November 14, 2005

Learning foundation is AWESOME! All five of my kids love it there. They are very famiy oriented and care for their students. The performing arts are great :) The children love being in plays and performing for the parents. Can't say enough good things about them!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2005

I would not have my son at any other school. It is a nuturing, supportive environment where children are allowed to excel and grow at their own pace.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2004

I had four children in this school for one year the school did not have control of the children, the one play the drama teacher told the kids they were the worst she had ever seen, which left the kids crying they had worked very hard on their play, the school put their arts first then math, reading, english,were last. The office staff does not know what they are doing. After the drama teacher left they took the bus driver to teach drama and I dont know for sure but she does not have a teaching degree. They had one good teacher, and now she is gone. They rent from the church and the kids did some damaged, also they had some kids who road their bus and they never got to school on time, the kids loved the school but did not get a good education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2004

My child loves this school! The performing arts are wonderful and interesting to watch. Teachers have many backgrounds in all areas. I have enrolled my kids into other charter schools before and this one by far is the best.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 69% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
79%
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.

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
64%

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 63% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
23%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
46%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
n/a

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

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
7%

2010

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
70%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
40%
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".

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
Hispanic 43% 43%
White 39% 42%
Black 6% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 5% 5%
Two or more races 5% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 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 88%N/A47%
Female 50%N/A49%
Male 50%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:55 am
School end time
  • 3:05 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Jeannine Rucker
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (480) 834-3991

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • "Back To Basics"
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
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

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • Limited Transporation
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • None
Performing arts
  • Dance
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • None
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
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.)
  • Volunteer in the classroom
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?


10 out of 10students were accepted for the 2011-2012 school year.


Students accepted for the 2011-2012 school year
120
Applications received for the 2011-2012 school year
120

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Learning Foundation and Performing Arts Alta Mesa
Learning Foundation and Performing Arts Gilbert
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851 North Stapley Drive
Bld 6
Mesa, AZ 85203
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Phone: (480) 834-6202

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