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Posted September 11, 2014

I'm an ex student I loved this school honestly I would have probably graduated a year or two early from high school if I would have stayed at this school I got straight a's teacher were amazing they did not give any answers to anything but any way If I would have stayed I would have graduated early but I didn't I moved and the school I went to failed to test me for my i.e.p and I failed my whole freshman year and barely made it through I still have yet to graduate as I was class of 2013 I'm going on two tears past I honestly wish I would've stayed


Posted April 3, 2012

DO NOT GO TO THIS SCHOOL! This school is an ABSOLUTE JOKE. I came from Illinois, and back east "charter" means private and usually quality, but this is not what I got with Omega. There are no sports or clubs, but thats not nearly the worst of it. I had students in the 5th and 6th grades back in '05 and they were in the same classroom all day being taught the same thing! And all the work was elementary at best! My 6th grader came home with "2+2=?" math problems, I KID YOU NOT! Furthermore, the teacher turnover rate was absolutely terrible! My 5th grader had a total of 5 teachers that year! And don't even get me started on Dean Wooldridge! I hope that lady has been fired. My biggest regret is letting my kids stay there for the whole year. My daughter will be attending Johns Hopkins University in the fall and that would not have been possible if she would have continued in that stifiling environment. Please do not send your kids here; give them a real chance.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2011

This school is ran so poorly. None of the teachers at either campus have experience or a degree in education. Students fine themselves behind then they transfer to other schools and since this school is not accredited most high schools don't even accept their credits. There are constant sewer and air conditioning problems that go unfixed for long periods of time. Students are force to sit in rooms with no A/C in over 100 degree weather. There are few books and no modern technology in the classroom. There is an extremely high turnover rate of teachers. Payroll checks bounce and teachers are ask to teach without pay. Eventhough; the owner of the school had a million dollar house built a couple of years ago. The lead elementary teacher (Northern Campus) supplies students with some of the answers during AIMS test . If you care about your child's education, don't send them to Omega!


Posted February 24, 2009

Great school My children went there in 2007-2008 , teachers are great specially Mrs. gina and Mrs. Mc cool. When we move to Tempe my oldest daughter was doing so good that she has to skip a year, my oldest son is doing good too. The pricipal was very helpful with parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2008

not a good school anymore. smoke bombs in classrooms, too many fights. not enough teachers. teachers are dismissed too often. values just arn't their anymore.....a teacher gave answers to students on the aims test..... I had to take my kids out after being their 8 years. My recommendations is don't go their if you don't have to. Their are alot better schools if you just bother to look. I found another one that is better and am happy!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2007

I taught here briefly and I have never scene such a poorly run school in my life.
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Posted November 13, 2006

This school is better then most public schools. The teachers care a lot about the kids. Some of the teachers allows parents to sit inside of there classrooms and watch kids learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2006

This school is horrible do not send your children to this school. The teachers care, but due to the lack of leadership the turnover rate is too high.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2005

The quality of the adminstration at this school is terrible. It is a very disorganized place and there are no materials. the teachers are very dedicated and my daughter says the teachers care for the kids but they can't do much because there are no supplies. Do not send your child to this school if you want him to be educated.
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Posted April 30, 2005

This school when it comes to keeping it's parents informed on the different activites taking place is very lacking. It seems to need better management. I am removeing my child, and would not send your child to this school. Just review the State of Arizona's report card for this school and you will agree.
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Posted January 5, 2005

The school is poorly ran the admin doesnt care about there students.
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Posted December 1, 2004

Teacher turnover rate too high.
—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.
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The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

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63%

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73%
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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

Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

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20%

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56%

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53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

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40%

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47%
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 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

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 87% 43%
Black 6% 5%
White 6% 42%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
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 96%N/A47%
Female 49%N/A49%
Male 51%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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5757 West McDowell Rd.
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