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Summit High School

Charter | 9-12 | 350 students

Our school is best known for credit recovery and graduation programs.
 
 

 
 

Living in Phoenix

Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $63,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $740.

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3 stars

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Posted June 13, 2013

Think Twice Before Sending A Student To This School, More Money Will Be Spent On Adminisration Than On Students..
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 13, 2009

I love the schooll i was a student there and they took very good care of me i love dr. Little


Posted February 18, 2008

After attempting to work with the students, the administration at Summit seemed to only care about the bottom dollar and saving a buck. It is sad that quality teachers are not valued and encouraged to continue with students. urnover of teachers are expected.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 29, 2007

Adminstration works hard to comply with NCLB and ensures that all teachers are Highly Qualified and teach to the Arizona state standards. Teachers are dedicated to the success of each and every student. English language learners are encouraged and welcomed.


Posted May 20, 2005

Summit teachers work hard and are dedicated to the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2004

This school needs a lot of improvement. Starting with the manangement. The principal just cares about money, he does not care for the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2003

Most of the kids can't read and teachers are supportive. They say the kids can't do the work. They have block classes (one semester work in 6 weeks) for kids who are barely functioning.


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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 62% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
17%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
46%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
40%
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".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was designated "Performing".

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 79% 43%
Black 9% 5%
White 7% 42%
American Indian/Alaska Native 4% 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 95%N/A47%
Female 52%N/A49%
Male 48%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Camelback High School
North High School
Central High School
Colleges most students attend after graduation Phoenix College
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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Math specialist(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Security personnel
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Russian
Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Clubs
  • Art club

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 5:15 pm
School Leader's name
  • James Sigman
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (602) 258-8953

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Independent Study
  • Individually guided instruction
  • Project-based
  • Standards-based
  • Teacher-run
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Russian
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Transportation options
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Football
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
Music
  • None
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Student council/government
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?

Students typically come from these schools
Camelback High School
North High School
Central High School

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Phoenix College
College preparation / awareness offered
College presentations or information sessions
Community college courses
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
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728 E. McDowell Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85006
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Phone: (602) 258-8959

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