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Bostrom Alternative Center

Public | 10-12 | 286 students


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Posted April 13, 2011

Bostrom was the last chance for me and several friends I made while there. While being known as "the last chance school" family and I were pleasantly surprised as I continued to do well....and finish high school earlier than expected! I graduated my junior year and was student body president my last year. The staff was amazing and dedicated to each student. I walked out once...on a class....while sobbing in the hallway....the teacher left the class came after me and talked me into staying. I passed the class with a B. This teacher's name was MRS. STAFFORD. I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU...AND WILL NEVER FORGET YOU! XOXOX Since then, I have recieved my Associate in Applied Science and am now attending ASU. I graduated with honors from high school...and college. Bostrom was my hope when there was no other. When I gave up on myself and the people I loved told me I could'nt do it, the staff there said I could...and I did. Thanks to all the teachers and staff there! "Me love you long time!.." -Jacinda Chapa
—Submitted by a student

Posted August 25, 2009

The teachers and staff at Bostrom deal with a very challenging population of kids. I have to say that the staff go above and beyond to work with students and parents. Every time I've had a question or concern, I had the opportunity to discuss it immediately with anyone from the teacher to the principal. Even if I don't agree with every decision, I respect the reasoning behind them and have found that staff are willing to listen to my concerns. My son's counselor has really gone out of his way to help my son get into an extra academic program and to arrange his schedule to make the best use of his time. No, the academics and extracurriculars aren't what they are at other schools, but if you have a challenging student, Bostrom is a great place to get him/her back on track.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 14, 2009

my daughter just started going here from what I see so far Is this is a great chance for her to get back on the right track and get the education offered to her. The staff Is also very good with the students they are very aware of the students needs and things that that they must go through they are there to help the students succed
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 25, 2008

Bostrom has a wonderful staff. They are the most caring of any of the schools my children have gone to. They not only help them succeed academic but help them grow socially as well.. I never regreted sending my daughter there.
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Posted June 16, 2008

Kids who have for whatever reason not succeeded in the comprehensive PUHSD schools come to Bostrom and do succeed. It is safer and much more personalized than big schools. 2 periods a day, 6 week long semesters, and phone calls home for every absence and tardy.
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Posted January 1, 2008

I went to this school. It did great things for me,i had dropped out several times. And i just plain refused to go to school. I live in Michigan now, and I am dealing with the same from my daughter ,there is no type of school like that here. I recieved alot of awards when I attended there for perfect attendance,and completing the most amount of classes in the least amount of time, and many more.It gave me an incentive to go. Thanks
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Posted August 7, 2005

My child went to this school after doing poorly at another school. Once she transferred to Bostrom, she did great. She got mostly As on her report card. She got a couple Bs as well. There aren't many extracurricular activities due to this being a small school but the teachers seem to be involved with the students. They have a strict attendance policy which works with most students.
—Submitted by a parent

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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

The state average for Math was 62% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.









The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.









The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.








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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 82% 43%
Black 10% 5%
White 4% 42%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 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 88%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • LaCresha Williams
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  • (602) 271-2923


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3535 N. 27th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85017
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