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Sage Academy

Charter | K-8 | 140 students

We provide a fun, safe, and caring environment where students can excel!

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
Based on 1 rating

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Posted September 4, 2014

I am a student who went to Sage Academy for 7th Grade. This school is great, for one.. They don't unplug the fridge or serve garbage, that's not true. This school also has great teachers who help children who need it most. If you have issues at home or something.. tell them, they are the most relatable and nice teachers. There's laptops for each kid in the Computer lab. There's healthy food and even Hot Chocolate during winter time! People are giving so many negative reviews for no reason. All of the doors besides the front door are locked. Every school is like that! They have a camera near the front door. This is a great school. It has improved my Physical Activity my Social skills and even my school work. I'm an A+ student now and I can't thank Sage Academy enough for it! And the director Lynette Clawson is a great director! I ABSOLUTELY POSITIVELY RECOMMEND THIS SCHOOL TO ANY KID/PARENT WHO WANTS TO SEE THEMSELVES/THEIR CHILDREN SUCCEED! -Former Student


Posted April 17, 2014

Sade Academy Charter School is the best with good teachers.I like here because is a small school .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2014

Sage Academy is a nice school. I especially liked Mrs. Morton who was the director of the school. She was an extremely caring and children-loving person. The school is small and friends are made easy. It is also easier to observe if there is bad behavior somewhere, so there is definitely less chance of bullying to occur. The drop off and pick time is organized and kids are always escorted to their parent's cars and greeted on a arrival. There is a small playground for K-1 kids and the bigger paved yard is for older students. They do not have much to do outside but play ball. Considering this is a small school, it is understandable that it won't have a big green area with swings and so on. Kids are organized and line up within seconds of the whistle. Teachers are great! They are all very responsible and dedicated to their students. They want to instill values in kids, teach them to be respectful to others. There has always been a huge emphasis on respect and responsibility. There is a lack of parent involvement and teachers cannot compensate for the lack of parental interest. Some kids come to school with folders full of a week's worth of information, untouched.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2013

this school needs a lot improvement and funding especially in security they get free lunches but the garbage . their feeding kids on napkins and paper plate with milk god knows how long the fridge be unplug. and the food stink it dont add up and most the staff very un professional they have a new 1st grade teacher shes about the only good one there and is sockcu and the admistration is very unorganisze they quick to gossip and judge but cant even maintain the facility and dont get me started about the kids rest room very nasty as a fomer parent stay far away this school is all about who you know and fundraising the kids are just a job and even with that their not successful and you never know whats going on until last minute
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2013

My daughter has attended Sage Academy now for 2 years, and starting her 3rd year. In this time I have seen the changes that the administration has made to help aid in communicating with the parents, and to make every day activities flow better. What I like most, is that it is a small school, so the teachers & administration are familiar with all the students, no matter what grade-level their in, somewhat of a close knit family. I very much like the educators at this school, most graduated with honors, and also care very much for the students. You can tell they enjoy their jobs and the kids. That being said, the education is just a bit above average. I'm a firm believer though, that education does not just occur at the school, but it is the effort that the parents put into it after school. I appreciate the fact that starting in Kindergarten, the students are sent home with homework. On my wish list would be more funds for playground & educating supplies. But again, it's a small school and limited funds....but we as parents can also help invest in our children's education/school experience. The one thing I find lacking, is security, and should be a priority with the admin.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2013

I m a former Sage parent and I ve got zero regret about switching my daughter to another school. I have other issues with this school, but I'll just focus on one big one for the sake of the review and that issue is school safety .- This school gets an "F" for campus security in my book I can tell you that this is NOT a secure campus. It s a poorly maintained, musty smelling church office building. Anyone can walk in from the street and enter the bottom halls undetected. The school office is completely empty during the lunch hour, no principal, no secretary, no one at all. They should hire a duty aide or get parent volunteers to supervise the lunchroom. There is no excuse for having an abandoned office and not monitoring who is coming in through the unlocked front door. The so-called classrooms don t have phones or PA systems, so in case of an emergency/lockdown, how are teachers supposed to be alerted? After the Newtown tragedy, I don t see how schools like this can operate and meet safety requirements.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2013

This school has been incredible for my daughter's social and emotional development. My daughter went from shy and withdrawn to outgoing and is really shining at Sage. I find the academics only average, which is a little disappointing because I would love to have the best of both worlds! If you are looking for a family setting with amazin and caring staff who teach your children character, this is definitely a good school to look into!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2013

Wow! I love my child's kindergarten teacher. She has come so far academically and socially. From the beginning of the year she couldn't even make the first letter of her name. Now she writes her first and last name along with many other words. she is exhausted when she gets home from school so I know she is doing great. Her teacher is very caring and supportive and my daughters love her so much. I had to break the news that she won't be her first grade teacher next year. I wish she could move up with her. I am amazed at her progress. She is even adding with counters! Love Sage and her kindergarten teacher!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2013

My son is in 2nd grade at Sage and having a great year! He previously attended a large district school where he was lost in the crowd. I love the small class sizes and personal attention that he is receiving. The school is meeting his needs academically, socially, and emotionally! I couldn't ask for anything more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2013

My son is enrolled in Kindergarten at Sage Academy and it has not gone well. The school seems to have many administrative issues as evidenced by the unavailability of school uniforms at the beginning of the year to chaos in the procedures to drop students off in the morning. Furthermore, the school does not communicate to parents in a consistent manner. I often get notices after events happen. The school also seems to lack resources for basic learning materials as they are alway asking for donations. The kindergarten classes each have 25 kids per class and only one teacher per class. Even though this school is small it feels overcrowded because of the ratio of children to teachers. You don't get the benefit of a small school, nor do you get any of the personalized attention that you would expect from a smaller school. When I requested to receive a regular but brief update regarding my child's progress, the teacher responded that she has 25 kids in the class and doesn't have time. The building is old, the playgound is of asphalt and the classrooms are unimpressive. We will be changing schools next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2012

My granddaughter was enrolled at this school last February.She was having behavior problems and was a little behind in her reading and math levels.This school is wonderful her reading is much better and so is her math.She also has far less behavior issues.The school is very supportive and the teachers are very nice and caring.So glad she switched schools she came from a make your day school in the p.v.district called Hidden Hills.Sage academy actually cares about her we all love it.


Posted January 11, 2012

Our new school has lots of room for growth and great teacheres, come join us!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 17, 2011

We have a student that attended Sage Academy for four years, before we moved him to another school. While it is a small and friendly environment, we did not feel they were giving enough assistance to students who are struggling in some areas. So, he is now at a point of being two years behind academically and will have a very difficult time catching up to his peers. There appears to be way too much time allotted to non-academic play time. The school-week is 4 days. When we attempted to assist him in his studies, the staff was very slow to provide schoolwork papers so that we could help him improve his grades and be certain that he understood the course material as it was being presented. Getting the staff and counselors to respond, even after we moved him to another school, continues to be an issue.
—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.
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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.

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Source: Arizona Department of Education

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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

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Source: Arizona Department of Education

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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

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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

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 66% 42%
Hispanic 15% 43%
Two or more races 8% 2%
Black 7% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 48%N/A47%
Female 45%N/A49%
Male 55%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Dance teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Clubs
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:15 am
School end time
  • 3:15 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 6:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Lynnette Letcher & Ginger Morton
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • Infant
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (602) 485-7874

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Direct instruction
  • Individually guided instruction
  • Montessori
  • Multi-aged
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Limited transportation
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Flag football
  • Judo / Other Martial Arts
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Flag football
  • Judo / Other Martial Arts
  • Soccer
  • Softball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Homework help/study buddy club
  • Yearbook
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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1055 E. Hearn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85022
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Phone: (602) 485-3402

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