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Pueblo Del Sol Middle School

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Posted April 17, 2014

My daughter goes to this school, and I have to say this school as made such improvement the last two years. They kids are taking algebra 6-7th grade. My daughter in 8th grade taking geometry. They have a group of teachers that are just amazing! !! Im so pleased with this school. . May kids are going to A' high schools. . Thxs to the encouragemnt of the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2013

This an o.k. school. I attended this school for 1 year but my father works there so I have spent lots of time there. The only reasons why this school fails is because of the district. The district is filled with idiots except for a couple people. The teachers and staff are pretty good people except for a couple of people. So if you plan having your student attend go for it. Oh and by the way if your child has Mr. Flores as one of his/her teacher get them moved. If your child is in 6th grade is put in 6b request that they get moved to 6a. That's it good luck from Tyler swasey former student.


Posted August 18, 2013

This school really needs more extra curricular activities as well as after school programs to keep the children out of trouble.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2010

This school has a enthusiastic positive new principal and Admin along with 10 original teachers that stayed the course of a tough teaching environment finally earned a PERFORMING LABEL. The entire staff and Administrations are committed to an excelling school label. This is unheard of considering it was a failing school the three years as failing. The children at this school are great students that are motivated and inspired by their teachers to go on to college. It also the home of Angel and Henry Ceujudo that recently went on to win Olympic gold medal. The school has dedicated teachers that stayed when many others would have left!! Onward and upward. Terry Woods 12 years of service 8th Grade ELD teacher Head Wrestling Coach
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 28, 2008

This school has been through a lot of changes. Most of them have been very positive. Keep up the good work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2007

Pueblo was the best experiance that i have ever had. It is a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2007

this school is tight it has some of the funniest teachers and coolest kids you will ever know i recomend this school to any one. i love it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 19, 2006

This school went through several years where it was really struggling, but has made some serious changes for the better. For the first time it has the same administration two years in a row - three great people who are really there for the students. There are many after school tutoring programs, a great band program that a fifth of the school is involved in, and great sports teams. Discipline and teacher control of the students has also improved a lot, and the parent coordinator has spent two years now increasing parent involvement. While there is still a lot of work left to do, Pueblo is definitely heading in the right direction.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 8, 2006

What a great job the administration and teachers do with the nearly 95% of students who are living below povery level. The school has shown considerable growth over the last few years, and continues to focus not only on academics, but also crucial life skills that are essential for success in the real world. Keep up the good work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2005

I think this school is headed in the right direction. It takes time for improvement.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 30, 2005

I don't believe this school is pushing hard enough for this age group. Acedemics are mediocre at best and arts bare non-existent. It has so far proven safe, though.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2005

Pueblo has many dedicated and caring teachers, a great sports program and many extra-curricular opportunities. However they have a lot going against them since they seem to have a new principal every year, the playing fields are never repaired and many of the students are still learning English so test comparisons don't reflect the quality of instruction.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 17, 2005

I don't think this school is as bad as other parents say it is. I have aslo gone to pueblo and the kids were not going crazy. I think it depends on the principle scince there has been different principles. This year I think they have a good principle, becuase I have seen a lot of kids behaving.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2004

I have 2 children attending this school and it is a nightmare. They are in no way safe. I've tried time and again to get the teachers to communicate with me to no avail. I've given home phone, cell phone, email addresses, and have gotten no response. They will be attending another school in Peoria next year. Peoria is a great school district, and I was lucky to get them in there. This school would be better off closed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2003

My experiences at this school have been almost a nightmare. My son was an honor roll student in elementary school and is performing horribly at Pueblo. How does an honor roll student all of a sudden start failing? I believe it's a combination of poor leadership at the school starting from the principal all the way down to the teachers, and the fact that the parents are not involved in any way with their children. The distractions are unbelieveable! My wife took the teachers up on sitting in the classroom for a day where she witnessed students putting hair spray on during class, students throwing things around the classroom, students cursing like sailors, students taking off their shoes and putting their feet up on the desk etc. These are things that went on when she was there! Can you imagine how the class might be when parents aren't there? As a parent I am going to do what ever it takes to move my child away. I want to make sure that anyone who reads this comment doesn't take this as a personal attack on any individuals within the school. I believe the parents are more at fault than anyone. School isn't a daycare system.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2003

I read the comments and it sounds all too familiar to me. Teachers need to be more structure in teaching and not acting as if the students are in control in what they need to do. Also teachers do need to get involve when they have bullies in their class rooms so other students can be safe and not be scared to go to class most of the time the teachers turns away. The Principal have to sit down with the Teachers and try to come up with a better way to teach and keep our kids safe.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2003

The students run the school. The teachers have no control because of poor leadership. No parent involvement at all, and no support from parents


Posted April 13, 2003

I would not wish this school on my worst enemy. The discrimination and the teachers who have NO control is a very scary thought.


Posted April 11, 2003

There is absolutely no respect at this school from the teachers to the students. In turn the students have no respect for the teachers, each other or themselves. The principle has no control over the students and there is not a person down there who cares anything about the parents or students.


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About these ratings

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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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73%

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74%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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70%

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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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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73%

2012

 
 
57%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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78%

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68%

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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 63% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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44%

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44%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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64%

2012

 
 
62%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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30%

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28%

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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 63% in 2013.

193 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

193 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
52%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
58%
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.

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
29%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
52%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2013.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
59%
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.

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
53%
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".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was designated "Failing to Meet Academic Standards".

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 93% 43%
Black 4% 5%
White 2% 42%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 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 100%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3449 N. 39th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85019
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