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Sabis International

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $60,200. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $680.

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Posted October 30, 2013

My children have been at Sabis since Kindergarten. The education that they have received has been excellent. The administrators are involved with the every day operations and seem to know all of the students as well as the families. I am proud of my childrens' achievements and believe that this is because of the love of learning that they have received at Sabis.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2013

SABIS has staff that honestly care for the students and go above and beyond what is required of them to ensure the students succeed. I have seen teachers stay and tutor students for free, coach for free and visit them at home when something happens to their family.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 29, 2013

Good afternoon. I am a substitute teacher here at Sabis and I enjoy working here everyday. The staff and administration are great people to be around with and the students are great too. It's a healthy environment where kids work hard to do their best every day. I am proud to be part of the Sabis community and to be able to teach students every day and be able to watch them grow academically every day. Thank you.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 23, 2013

This school is the worst possible environment for student learning. Riots in the halls, failure of disciplinary staff to control, overabundance of administrative staff, no student supplies, no visual stimulation in classroom to enhance student learning. Worst school I've ever substituted in.


Posted September 10, 2013

My kids have been going to SABIS for 4 years. I did had a problem with a teacher in first grade she just wasn't a good fit for 1st graders she would have been better in the middle school grades due to her strict discipline. The school has really good discipline. They have good Teachers and the teacher I had problems with was release. They provided alot of help and your kids are a priority at this school. I work for a school my self and let me tell you this is the one I would recommend. I work for other schools around this area and non of them are good. SABIS is the closes the you will get to a private school setting, curriculum, discipline etc.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2013

My school encourages its students to always do their best. We encourage our students to achieve high academic standards.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 27, 2013

SABIS has so many programs in place to ensure that each student gets the best out of their education. Our family has received tutoring at no cost and our children have received rewards for reaching their goals. The teachers seem to make our children a part of their lives and are cheering them on every step of the way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2011

I was very careful to pick the right school for my first child. I made the best decision. He has learned to read in Kindergarten. I could barely tie my shoes. He has excel in all areas and I believe that is due to a great teaching staff. They care about each child and that child's success. I have spoke to students who have gone to Sabis and they say they would not be as successful as they are if they had not gone there. They got great study skills, social skills and education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2011

I cannot say enough good things abut this school. My son had been attending a nearby public school and was bullied daily for months without the teachers or administration doing anything about it. He has not had a single problem with that at SABIS. The school really cares, and acts on the principals of getting the right learning environment for every student. They are very accommodating for learning disabilities as well. SABIS will not be right for every child. They place high standards for academics, and expect the students to meet them. Some children simply won't be cut out for those kids of rigors. The gifted students, or those who do better when getting a kick in the pants will do well here. They promote a safe environment for the students, do not tolerate bulling behavior, and do the best they can to have the students exceed. The one area somewhat lacking is parent evolvement. Yet I don't see how this is a failing of the school, but of the parents themselves. The school provides the opportunity, but can hardly be held responsible when the parents fail to respond. I have been very happy with my experience here, as have both my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2010

We are not perfect a school. SABIS has a great group of teachers and staff dedicated to enriching students in the south mountain region. It has a great group of students and parents that have kept us at performing plus for over years. We are proud of our accomplishments, but we will not settle for complacency. Unlike any school we have our share of struggles, but we will not take our eye off the prize. Thank you for the best years to come students,staff, parents and the community.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 10, 2010

just a coment to the former staff member with the review dated in June 2010. Just move on and take all the garbage you brought to SABIS in the first place. if SABIS was a bad school as you said in your comment, then you really didnt belong at SABIS, glad you are no longer there, by the way you should check SABIS test scores so you could understand why SABIS is in this community, making a diffrence for all these students that SABIS teachers care about. i guess you didnt care for the students at all, you only cared for was yourself and getting an income.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2010

I am a former teacher of Sabis, having left due to numerous frustrations with the structure and management of the school. Sabis does not require that teachers be certified or even highly qualified according to AZ charter school standards. While there are some great teachers, there are too many that do make the grade, and children are allowed to take over the school, creating chaos and injuries. Staff is not reprimanded for lack of supervision, and I am surprised no parents sued when a number of first graders got into fiberglass insulation that had fallen from the gymnasium ceiling, apparently not catching the attention of any of the adults in the room. Passionate, strong, effective teachers are encouraged to "relax" while other teachers are being walked all over by students. Although I will greatly miss the kids of Sabis, I cannot endure the poisonous environment any longer.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 27, 2010

I am a long time parent of Sabis in PHX. My 1st daughter went to Sabis from the 4th grade and FLEW through public high school with honors and college courses. She passed the AIMS test as a sophomore and attributed her scores to the education she received at Sabis. Through the years they have had a high turnover in teachers - simply for the reason that many did not like the curriculum OR believed it was too difficult for our kids (a few of them admitted this to me during parent/teacher conf). My son wanted to be in the JR Ace program @ the community college and scored in college freshman level for math and English! This is an excellent school! My children sometimes fuss - but I'm the boss, not them. The discipline is stern (which is needed), the admin is young and the curriculum is challenging - perfect!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2009

I myself was a sabis student and when we first came to dubai i was so happy that my kids are going to ba sabis student but now since then i feel so bad that i made them join this school this school have no mercy and like (all you can study) it's is a very stressful school i took my daughter out 2 years ago and my my son will be leaving next year the reason i kept my kids in is because all the other good schools are way too expenive but my son can take no more as he really hates it and i am wiiling to anything for him even though this means i have tighten out our expenses
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2009

This is a great school I would give it a 4.5 Stars, I have had 3 children going to this school and my oldest is now attending High School, all her core classes are honors classes and she excels academically. This school truly prepares your child for college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2009

When I first brought my daughter to this school I knew we were going to get the help we needed. For example the public schools wanted to medicate my daughter. This was not necessary. The test that were given at Sabis determined that she a little under her scale but it was manageable to bring her up. The staff has been outstanding and I recommend this school to anyone and everyone. I also agree with Sabis Mission Statement to give all children a lifetime love of learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2009

My children have a passion for learning but when tests and discipline is taken to the extreme, it makes them not want to go to school. And this is very unusual for my children who are eager to learn and very intelligent. Too much testing stresses them out, they do have lives of their own. And this school lacks encouragement, which is imperative in child development. Discipline is one thing but constant pressure is another. As far as a principal, there is none. I find that kinda odd. It's curriculum and their overall way of handling situations is similar to bootcamp and prison. Give the kids a break and time to interact with others!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2008

My son always did grat in his studies.My son attended 6th grade at Sabis. He attended until half way through the 6th grade year. Then I took him out and placed him in a excelling school district. He just currently finished 7th grade and is still lacking from Sabis not teaching Enligh properly. I took him to Sylvin and he needs to relearn 6th grade English. That would cost over 6000 thru Sylvin. Was that so surprizng? No. He is now missing the foundation of 6th so was impossible to learn the 7th correctly. Now I know what track to go down and no thanks to Sabis.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2007

This school provides an alternative to the ever struggling schools that occupy the area. They have accelerated curriculum that gives your students a headstart on all of their future competition. Their test scores prove it! I am proud to send my child to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2007

I have been with this school for several years. Just like any other organization, it has experienced many changes. These changes have had an effect on our school. Through the years I have said good-bye to some really great administrators, teachers and students. I have also been relieved to see some go. But every year, in conjunction with change, things are getting better. Obviously there is room for improvement within any school. With that being said, it is also evident that our school is working diligently to make meaningful changes happen. Our Student Manager and her staff have been more consistent than her predecessors. We have clear objectives and vision from our Director. The Academic Quality Controllers seem to be capable leaders with great interpersonal skills. And most importantly, we have more Teachers that genuinely care about the education of their students. We are all looking forward to a year of success and high achievement. I am glad to be apart of this community and organization.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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.
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
60%
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 63% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
62%
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 63% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
67%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
69%
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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
78%
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 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 67% 43%
Black 29% 5%
White 3% 42%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 5%
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 51%N/A47%
Female 50%N/A49%
Male 50%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

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  • Mathematics
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

School facilities
  • Art room
Music
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 a.m.
School end time
  • 3:10 p.m.
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Mr. Graeg Lehmnn
Fax number
  • (602) 323-5526

Programs

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  • Mathematics
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
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1903 E. Roeser Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85040
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