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Rim Country Middle School

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Posted April 17, 2014

This school pushes you through the system. Failing grades? No problem.....You will pass to the next grade. As far as the prinipal goes he should step down or maybe be pushed down. He does not interact with anyone outside of school. He and his wife (who is a music teacher at another school) wont even sit with their team at Special Olympics. Sad for their son. Even sadder considering the postions they hold. Not social or considerate. He will not get involved or even address poorly behaving children at RCMS
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2012

Let's pray this new principal will continue to improve the reputation of this school. There are some qualified, hardworking teachers here, but there are deadbeats as well. Let's raise the standards, folks, and prepare these kids for the future. Principal: hold your teachers accountable. Teachers: Let's not hand out A's like candy. This school needs to award true academic achievment and not concentrate so much on sports or the "popular" kids. Middle schoolers CAN think it's cool to be smart - it just takes the right people to promote this idea.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2011

I cant wait to go here! (: Even though Im moving , AND I DONT WANT TOO, its gonnnna be fuuuuun . I hope the principal is as bad as people are saying (:


Posted February 14, 2011

I would like to know what the deal is with mandatory barcoding of our kids !!!!! This is absurd and MY children will NOT be allowed to take part in such nonsense!! Ridiculous and unconstitutional!!!! Just wait until this hits national news sources.....hey liberals, at least it will take the spotlight off of illegal immigration in our state.


Posted April 23, 2010

I'm completely frustrated with this school. The principal is very weak, the discipline is unfair, the trouble makers and bullies are popular, and academics is definitely not emphasized or rewarded. As a parent, you have to follow up on edline constantly. My son complains there is no discipline, too much cussing, teachers are unfair, and the cafeteria line is too long. This school needs strong leadership and more emphasis on academics. Uniforms would make all the difference!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2008

it is awsome my son was chllenged. He had a's and b's the whole year except the last quarter he aced it
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2007

I believe, as a student, that this school needs more control. Also, better food, that is not so fatty, and less calories. Also, I suggest no preservatives, and no Monosodium Glutamate. That stuff is pretty bad for you. Also, the Vice-Principal is doing a great job. Though, the principal could use a little work.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 2, 2005

This is a school in a constant state of flux. The teachers used to run the school and the old principal. A new principal was brought in and a group of teachers spend more time trying to get him, than they do improving programs. Most of these teachers have left or retired and the staff is younger and more positive and professional. Look for a principal change soon. The current man is sick of dealing with troublemakers. It took someone like him to break the teacher's monopoly. There is a great new assistant principal and a very good counselor. Sixth and seventh grade teachers are good. A new alternative program looks to be very good. Eighth grade teachers are more lethargic. Watch out for sarcastic English teacher who likes to bust kids. Also watch the school district. The board is into micro-management and the superintendent is set to leave soon.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2003

Math Department needs alot of work.


Posted September 22, 2003

This school has several problems including a principal who is unresponsive to parents and an assistant principal who screams at the kids and can be heard all over the school office and counseling department when he is doing so. Very Professional. Many of the teachers left last year. There are a lot of new, young teachers so there is not much experience but perhaps more enthusiasm.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 63% in 2013.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
61%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2013.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
70%
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
White 74% 42%
Hispanic 20% 43%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 5%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Black 0% 5%
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 74%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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