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Pan-American Charter School

Charter | K-12 | 547 students

 
 

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $48,100. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $660.

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Posted August 7, 2010

Great School! Lots of school work, equals High test scores. Kindergarteners are good readers and 1st graders have great math skills. Only have a 1st grader enrolled here until she is accepted at Alhambra Traditional School (ATS), along with her sisters. But still a very good school, I just want the best for them and want them to attend the same school. Much better school than most of the Public schools nearby. I pulled my kids out of one of those public schools to attend Pan-American Charter School and ATS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2010

This school now offers k-10th grade and will offer 11th and 12 as they are needed. I am currently in the 10th grade , i would like to say that this school provides a safe learning environment. Yes both of the schools are very small which potentially give the teachers a chance to keep an eye on each student. I have been at this school since the 5th grade and will stay there to finish my high school. This school offers a soccer team that in currently playing in the Charter Athletic Association. I would like to mention that the Mrs. Pasos offers what ever she can to help the students, you actually get to interact with her and shes the principal. Regular high schools do not have that, that is one of the things that i like about Pan-Am. I would encourage any parent to take a look at Pan-Am.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 20, 2009

This school teaches you a lot of stuff. We all get to know each other becaause the school is small but fun.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 12, 2008

Pan American teaches its students one by one and none are left behind!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 22, 2008

i love this school..especially the teachers and my frends
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 2, 2008

I really appreciate how well the school itself is encouraging the whole family to get involved in the school as well as the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2007

I really like the involvement of the staff with the students and the interest they show for each individual student. Great job! Keep up the good work.
—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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
69%

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 65% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
84%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
75%
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 62% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
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 "Highly 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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 98% 43%
Black 1% 5%
White 1% 42%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 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 99%N/A47%
Female 45%N/A49%
Male 55%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3001 W. Indian School
Phoenix, AZ 85017
Phone: (602) 266-3989

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