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E-Institute at Union Hills

Charter | 9-12 | 139 students

 

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Posted July 30, 2012

If it wasn't for E-Institute my daughter, who was expecting a child of her own during her senior year, would not be a high school graduate. The instructors and principal were so good with my daughter and were encouraging her to not give up and cheered her on along the way. They taught the students to be responsible, to be on time and to be presentable which was good because in the work force they would have to do the same thing. I know my daughter is grateful for the education she received at E-Institute and that she can proudly say she graduated from high school. Since then, she has gone on to cosmetology school and has graduated and is now working in a salon.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2012

My child started at the E-Institute in January 2012. We are very happy with the school. Her goal is to graduate early and start college. She is already on target to graduate at least 1 full year early as a Junior! The school is wonderful! The teachers and administrators really care about the students and are very available when needed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2011

I can't imagine a better school for my son, who graduated in November of 2010 with top honors. He is now a freshman at Glendale Community College, and has made the cut into the Honor's Program. The staff is outstanding in its commitment to the students. They really care about the kids, and the small size of the school ensures individual attention when needed. E-Institute, I cannot give you enough praise; you deserve so much more!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2010

I am new to the Charter model and previously held misconceptions with regards to the adopted curriculum of a non-district/ non-private school. I was pleasantly surprised that the curriculum followed by E-Institute dovetails with the state and federal standards and our students are challenged, but not frustrated by our rigorous program. Our Teachers are gifted in their fields of expertise and are able to reach all levels within our student body. I am proud to be a part of this positive force preparing our posterity.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 16, 2009

I was behind on my credits and in not even a year, I was completely caught up on my credits as a senior and graduated on time. Great school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 8, 2009

My son has attended the school for 2 years now & I am very satisfied with the school staff and how well my son is doing there. I highly recommend this school for people looking for a charter school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2009

I went to this school my freshman year and ended up getting 11 credits. Because I was able to go at my own pace and having a helpful teacher, it really made me like going, actually.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 19, 2009

My son's been going here since August (as a freshman) and loves it. He has advanced to the next grade in two of his subjects and believes he will graduate in 3 instead of 4 years. He says the teachers are really nice, which is good because he didn't like the teacher in his last school. I'm so happy we've found this place, and he loves the afternoon schedule so he doesn't have to get up early. Great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2009

This school helped me so much. Everyone was really nice and any time I had trouble with a subject, they were there to help me. I just graduated, and I am so happy. Thank you so much
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 5, 2006

Not a great school for kids with learning disabilities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2005

This is an excellent school. It was very helpful in helping my child graduate! I would recomend it to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2005

I went to this school for 1 year. I learned so much that I was in 9th grade when I entered and by christmas I was in the 10th grade! Thanks 'E', you helped me greatly!
—Submitted by a former student


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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 62% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
24%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
70%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
55%
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
White 56% 42%
Hispanic 34% 42%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 6%
Black 3% 5%
Two or more races 3% 1%
Asian 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 25%N/A46%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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3515 West Union Hills
Phoenix, AZ 85308
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