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Career Success School -- Sage Campus

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Posted May 28, 2013

Has to be one of the worst schools in Az., and I do not see how they continue to stay open. Sage has some teachers who care and others who make it obvious they don't. My child was in the 6th grade and ended up with 35 kids in his class when they decided to combine the 5th and 6th grades together. They bus broke down every other week (although they did get a new one) and the parents were required to find alternative transportation. There was no P.E. teacher with the exception of three weeks and then they did P.E. in the parking lot because the play ground is the size of a McDonald's playground. There are no art or computer classes. If you have a choice, do not put your child in this school. I doubt if it will even be open in two years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2012

Worst school ever, my daughter attend the school for 2 months, one of the teachers disrespectful. They don't have control of the students, if you pretend to enroll one of your kids think twice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2012

My son is in the 1st grade. He started at this school in the 2nd quarter. The teachers and staff as well as the principal has been extremely patient with his transitioning stage. I love the way we all communicate on a regular basis. The teacher has no problem texting me for important situations. She also keeps me informed with all the good news regarding my son as well. I absolutely adore Ms. Bohn, (The 1st grade teacher) Mr. P. (The principal), and Ms. Veronica (the front office assistant). The curriculum is amazing and they make it easy for the kids to demonstrate and increase their intelligence. If only more parents would get involved, this school would be a major success!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2011

The school is great. Teachers really care. Lunch is free. There's bus service . They use the Core Knowledge program which I like and the teacher to student ratio is 20 to 1 not 30 or 40 to 1 like other schools in the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2007

I graduated from Sage, and despite the education I got there, I'm almost finished with college. I attended the school in the overhaul in 2004-5 and my math skills have suffered for it. I did not have a stable math teacher for any of my four years there and would not recommend it for older than sixth grade.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 8, 2006

I have 3 kids who have attended since 2003. They love the school and the teachers very much. The teacher to student ratio is less then half most public schools. As a result close classroom bonds occur, giving the student more individualized attention then most over crowded public schools can give. There is home-grown, family like atomosphere, parent input is greatly embraced. For all the pluses, only a few minues in that they don't have the big budget resources for very many extra-circular activities, and lunch must be brought from home. Some of the classes are unusally small, esp in the upper grades, having less then half a dozen students - this can be a good thing or not, depending on student needs. They seem to go through some restructing in 2005 but this year looks good! I can't think of a better school for my kids to be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2005

This school has a great K-6 program. I would reccommend it to anyone looking for smaller classroom size and more one on one attention for each child. The teachers do seem to take a true interest in each child's education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2005

Our children have attended SAGE for almost four years now. Our youngest son is now in fifth grade. He has blossomed under the watchful, dedicated care of his teachers. The small pupil to teacher ratio(no more than 20-1)is wonderful whether your child needs special attention because they are gifted or struggling. Our older son and daughter have moved on to different schools for Middle and High School because there are no extra curricular activities but the staff still asks about them and how they are doing. The parent involement could use some work but there are a few dedicated souls.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2005

EXTREMELY poor leadership. Would not reccommend this school to ANYONE who cares about their child's education.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 7, 2004

This school is lacking in almost every capacity. I sent my children there for one year-huge mistake! Never again. This school should not even be in business! Terrible teachers and terrible leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2004

Both of my child have gone to SAGE for four years now. It has truely been the best decision I could have made. The teachers are truely caring and the new administration is wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2003

Both of my boys have gone to SAGE for going on four years now. This school was the best choice I could have made for them. Not only does the school have an excellent staff, but the curriculum is based on each child's ability and in my oppinion, has allowed my children to learn more efficiently in a safe and caring environment where I can send them to school each day with confidence that they will be learning something new and be safe with thier peers. SAGE is a school that is constantly changing and always striving to excel in every form of education for the children. The school has always welcomed parent suggestions with open arms and has fomed a 'family' like atmosphere for the children by keeping the school smaller so each child can be a focus. If you are thinking of a charter school for your child, this is the one!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2003

I hope this school has vastly improved since my children attended 4 years ago! My kids were above average in IQ and this school was nothing like it was when it was originally formed and was in the private sector. They new SAGE did nothing to perpetuate my children s abilities. I wrote several times to the Charter School Board in order to bring in discipline and action against the principals. If they are in any way still associated with this school, approach with extreme caution! Make very sure they adhere to their syllabus.


Posted April 2, 2003

My wife and I looked all over Phoenix for a good charter school. The Principal and staf at S.A.G.E are very professional and very learning focused. Our son is only in Kindergarten, but they really focus on making sure school is a good experience for our child, to help forge a life long interest in learning. The teacher to student ratio in the all day Kindergarten is remarkably low.


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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 69% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
40%

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 65% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
17%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

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n/a

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
33%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

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n/a

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
17%
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.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
17%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
56%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
44%
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.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
56%
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 67% 43%
White 12% 42%
Black 9% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 7% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 96%N/A47%
Female 47%N/A49%
Male 53%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3120 N 32nd St
Phoenix, AZ 85018
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