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Andalucia Middle School

Public | 4-8 | 1107 students

 

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Posted June 19, 2013

Needs more parents to involve. I think this school is alright. Parents should support their kids more.


Posted August 1, 2012

This school in my opinion is GREAT! I actually wish there was more parental involvement with the various committees and groups that they have available. It always seems to be the same parents that show up to each of these meetings. Maybe if the parents took a more active role with their OWN kids lives and not expect the teachers & adnministrators to deal with the riff-raff then they could focus on educating the kids. I do hate to admit it , but yes, there appears to be some really ineffective teachers. I have seen a change...and it is in a good direction. I support AMS and maybe the parents that think the school is responsible for baby sitting their kids should come to the meetings and be a part of the solutions as opposed to perpetuating the problems.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2012

LISTEN TO THE COMMENT SUBMITTED BY THE TEACHER! This school is very horrible, if you walk around the school and ask the 7th and 8th graders how many good teachers are there, many of them will say like 3 or 4, and the big kids (7,8) bully the little kids and convince the little kids to smoke and tag, they should put cameras in this school because the teachers look like they are overworked, and I caught a little 4th grade kid kid tagging "JayJay oner has a big you know what" If the school didn't have 6-8th graders it actually might be a good school....if you are looking for a school in this area send your child to Mark T Akinson, which is only a few blocks away!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2011

Terrible. The kids are always getting into fights, graffiti is all over the place and the teachers are getting more and more tense as the day passes. I'm a student that says to all parents out there, If you want your kid to suck up all the negativity of AMS and it's immature kids, you might as well dump your kid on the streets and teach him the way of the streets. Thank you. -Rod


Posted October 3, 2011

I loved this school until i had to move to new mexico i miss every teacher over there.


Posted March 4, 2011

This school is AWFUL! I worked there for three years. Teachers are overworked, negative and stressed out. Observations are conducted up to six times a day. A teacher is not allowed to sit down, expected to work during her lunch and prep. After school she must attend professional development nearly three times a week. Teachers rarely have time for their own family leaving them hating their job and burnt out for the day with students. The administration is ALWAYS telling teachers what to do better, not what they do good. Students are not taught for true learning but to pass a test and get the federal money. Students are always stressed out about passing a test. They take 10 formal assessments a year, are taking out of science, social studies and electives until they bring up scores! Not to mention, the Alhambra District finds its teachers disposable and will treat them as such. They actually pay a PR person to do damage control on their reputation. Being the highest paid teacher comes with a price that is NOT worth it. DO NOT SUPPORT THIS TYPE OF EDUCATION FOR OUR CHILDREN.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 19, 2009

If you plan on wanting to someday work in any type of video production then AMS is the school. I had computer science for two years and the teacher taught everything you needed to know about video and others. Photoshop, video editing, and short film making was taught and now I am at the top of my News production class at South Mountain High school as the Post Editor/anchor/reporter/graphics/tecnical director and writer. AMS is a good school.


Posted June 15, 2009

This school is really good! It helped me get to where I am now. Teachers really prepared me for my future in HIgh School.


Posted May 19, 2009

This school taught very well and had fun while learning. I am now in high school as a future junior!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 21, 2008

this school is very well.the teachers have hope for us students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 27, 2008

this is the best middle school you can go to everything about it is positive
—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.

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 65% in 2013.

222 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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62%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

222 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
60%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

229 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

229 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

226 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
22%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

228 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

228 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
70%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

225 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
53%
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.

231 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

231 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2013.

227 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
29%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 58% in 2013.

220 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

220 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
60%

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

  • 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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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 86% 42%
Black 7% 5%
White 3% 42%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 6%
Asian 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 89%N/A46%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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