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Desert Pointe Academy

Charter | 9-12 | 73 students


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Posted July 20, 2009

Perfect School, we couldn't ask for a better school! Great teachers that care to teach the curriculum instead of throw it at the kids and walk away. We love the school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 24, 2008

This is a great school all around good leaning enviorment. I currently attend there and geating the best grades i ever had.
—Submitted by a student

Posted June 23, 2007

This school has given me and my siblings the knowledge they need in life.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted May 24, 2006

AWESOME SCHOOL!!! i love this school! i have been here most of my school days and i wouldnt leave if someone paid me too. I love the way the teachers are able to have one on one time with a student, I love the size of the school itself i know everyone and everyone knows me and thats how it is with all the students. There are no seperation by 'popularity' everyone hangs out with everyone! I have tried the public schools buti didnt like it! the teachers knew me by 'hey you kid' but a DPA they are always like hey theres '?????' again! i would recommend my school to everyone and beyond!
—Submitted by a student

Posted May 15, 2006

Although the teachers at this school are decent, the environment of the school is below grade. The structure, technology, and maintenance is very bad. Many students fight at school with little or no discipline. Being that in a regular highschool I was in honors classes, this school provides nothing for an A+ student. Special needs children are in normal classes with regular children, which slows the learning and level of work in classes. I would highly reccomend not enrolling in this school.
—Submitted by a student

Posted July 7, 2005

Wonderful Special Educations Program, really liked the staff, always visible and around campus.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted June 22, 2005

I have been going to this school for 2 years already. since I've been there my grades are alot better. The teachers are great. And I am looking forward to go there next year.
—Submitted by a student

Posted June 13, 2005

Great achedemic programs, and good parent involvment. Office staff always helpful and knowledgable.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 31, 2004

This school has improved greatly over the last couple years. The faculty has greatly improved and so has the learning experience. Although at times personally I feel as if I'm being held back a bit, this school has helped me overall improve. This is a wonderful school!
—Submitted by a student

Posted March 3, 2003

with classroom numbers lower than at most schools the teachers have the ability to get to know the learning and working style of each of their students,with a lot of interaction from other faculty and staff as well.

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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.

The state average for Math was 62% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.









The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.









The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.








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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

  • In 2010-2011, this school was designated "Performing Plus".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Highly Performing".
  • 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 47% 42%
Hispanic 37% 43%
Black 12% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 5%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 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 52%N/A47%
Female 42%N/A49%
Male 58%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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7785 W. Peoria Ave
Peoria, AZ 85345
Phone: (623) 930-1734


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