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Wade Carpenter Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 612 students

 

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Posted October 13, 2009

This is an awesome school. My child is in 7th grade. We have another MIddle School in Nogales, but I would not take her anywhere else except Wade Carpenter!! The principal, office staff and teachers are very cooperative and whenever we, as parents, need anything they are there! They work together and hard with the students. Keep up the good work, WCMS!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2009

Wow this school is amazing! The students are involved in many extracurricular activities like baile florico, sports, cheers and poms, and music classes like cadet band, mariachi, choir, orchestra, and much more! Wade Carpenter was announced performing plus school and defeated Nogales middle school Desert Shadows since it is only a performing school. I recommend this school for its great staff and signs of great discipline. Please also donate school supplies to our school. I am a student in Wade Carpenter and i assure you of the exeeding satisfaction you will have!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 21, 2008

inconsistent disipline, lack of support from parents, instead of teaching but babysitting those kids.


Posted May 27, 2008

the school is andle by the principal excellent.... and thanks to her work team....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2008

The principal of this school talks a good game, but make idle threats that the staff and students know she will not carry through on. The inconsistancies make it difficult to maintain discipline and high standards. The students are shortchanged because of the abundance of long term subs hired to replace qualified certified teachers. Why do the certified staff members leave? Lack of support from the principal. There are good, caring, qualified teachers and non-teaching staff, but their numbers are dwindling.


Posted May 10, 2008

The Principal at WCMS runs a tight ship. Several of the teachers are excellent- and many are OK others are just not fit for being teachers. After the Staff Turn in 2006 the school has been improving. I would not pick any other school for my child to attend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2008

The school lacks consistent discpline and the administration does not foster an environment of teamwork among teachers.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 29, 2008

Wade Carpenter has a great principal. She has high expectaions for students and staff members at this fine school. There are no differences in curriculum at both middle schools. Dicipline is a high priority for the principal of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2008

They are lacking a good principal and adequate resources. From my experience at this school, the teachers are ther more to babysit than teach.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 17, 2005

No chess, no intellectual extra curricular activities.
—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 63% in 2013.

198 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

198 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

198 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

228 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

228 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2013.

228 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
57%
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.

217 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

217 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
73%
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 Plus".
  • 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
Hispanic 99% 43%
White 1% 42%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Black 0% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 79%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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595 W. Kino Street
Nogales, AZ 85621
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