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Isaac Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 807 students

 

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Posted November 15, 2012

I went to this school 94-95 so Im very glad to have my son attend the same school. the academics/sports are good the teachers that my son has are great. However back then when I attended there was a high rate of gangs, fights and pre teen pregnancy, its pretty much the area and communities fault these issues arent new-parents need to be held accountable for some of the things their children bring onto a school campus as well its not the schools responsibilty to raise ur child. Overall the school is good it could use some improving though.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2012

My younger sister used to attend this school & after only attended for one week the girls had already started " drama " ! This school had many pregnant girls, disrespectful students, careless teachers and is very ghetto . I would not recommend this school to ANYONE,


Posted October 13, 2009

i use to go to this school and its was the best.....issac middle school is a greay place tolearn alot of new things...
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 2, 2008

I use to go to Isaac but now I am in high school. I think that Isaac was the worst school that I have ever went to. It had lots of fights. The kids were mean and had no respect.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 22, 2005

I think Isaac is a great school. It has well behaved students that listen to their teachers and principal.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 12, 2004

At first I had my doubts about Isaac Middle school. Now that my daughter has attended Middle School for 2 years, I have seen a big improvement in her academic skills. She has always been a good student but, a few years ago she had cataract sugery and had fallen severly behind on her reading skills especially in comprehension. Actually the teacher of the visionally impared also found that she really could not read at all. She had memorized every word she had ever seen yet did not know the word used out of context or written in change of writing such as cursive or plain english written to far from the writing form as in a book. My daughter is now going into 8th grade and I'm not just proud of her but of the great teaching staff that made this possible. By the way, she recieved an above average score in the SAT testing year in readind as well as in all her other scores. Good job Isaac staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2003

This school has no leadership. The students run the school. Constant fighting and other violence takes away from the learning.


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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 63% in 2013.

280 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

280 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

279 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
56%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2013.

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
62%
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.

276 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

276 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
63%
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".

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 95% 43%
Black 2% 5%
White 2% 42%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 100%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3402 W. McDowell Road
Phoenix, AZ 85009
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Phone: (602) 455-6800

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