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Milestones Charter School

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3 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
Based on 9 ratings
2013:
Based on 6 ratings
2012:
Based on 3 ratings
2011:
Based on 4 ratings

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Posted May 10, 2007

We were fortunate to have a great teacher this year, however have been really saddened by what we've seen in the administration. Unless something drastically changes next year, I fear this school will continue to go downhill.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2007

In my opinion, the school has been declining in quality for the last two years. Many of the best teachers have become disillusioned and left. One of the founders, who was a strong asset, has left too. Classes now appear to cater to the lowest common denominator student, with exceptional students failing to be challenged in any real manner. My kids will not be returning after this school year completes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2007

We were at Milestones for a long time. The administration staff is non-existent when problems needs to be resolved. However, when the school needs money from parents, the administration staff is there with open arms. NOT a top notch school, keep looking.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2007

I searched within a 20 mile radius of Milestones, and thought it was the best school around. HUGE change in admin. Dont expect to see any leadership from administration on any issues at hand. Keep looking, Milestones is not the 'excelling' school it was a year ago.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2007

Have been with this school since its inception. Was great but has lost focus, mission and leadership. Stay away from this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2007

Huge change since last year. No extracurricular activies for the kids. Change in administration. The enthusiam that was once there, is now lost.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2007

What started out to be a great school has been an even bigger disappointment. Milestones has lost its philosophy. Academics and safety have suffered. The past two years the school has experienced a huge staff turnover and the new leadership is not promoting the 'sense of community'. The Parent Teacher Team (PTT)is a group of devoted parents whom's interest is the children and have volunteered hours of time and effort are not appreciated or supported by the administrators. I recommend prior to choosing this school, that one should spend a significant amount of time observing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2007

There is zero leadership at the school, education is not the focus. A change in administration has utimately caused the schools demise.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2007

Ask to observe before committing to school. We were really excited about Milestones and then there were alot of changes midyear.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 26, 2007

Strong sense of community. Great teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2007

Leadership is non-existent in this school.Good choice for average kids. Expected alot more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2006

I researched many public,charter, and private schools. I observed to extent many,many classes and schools for kindergarten. I knew this was the best fit! Everyone is so friendly and welcoming, and the staff has been exceptional in keeping open lines of communication and genuinely cares about each child. This school is not about being 'worksheet smart', they individualize and provide a more than well rounded education. My son has already made a huge leap in learning just in the first month he has been there. His teacher, Ms. Rosy is not only kind and compassionate, she also challenges their learning. Our family is blessed to have such a fabulous teacher and school that we can support. I feel we are getting more than a private education, at this charter school. We have a son who springs out of bed in the morning, excited for a new opportunity to learn! Becky Lewis
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2006

Well as a student milestones it's a very great school! We are well displined, and still have alot of fun. We have an awesome girls volleyball, and girls and boys basketball team . We don't get a lot of homework only because we don't get out of school until 3:30. The teachers are great but can be very strict. P.T.A(parent teacher appreation) is a great way for all the parents to get involed in the school events.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 6, 2006

My daughter started the year in Milestones and I have to command you on the great acceptance and help she received and the wonderful welcome. Apart from that the school has shown extraordinary involvement and openness to the need of the children and the communication with the parents. I must compliment you on the fantastic web site that enables us to follow and keep up with all the new activities that take place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2006

Great school,great involvment, great attitudes. Lots of extracurricular activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2005

My two oldest children go to Milestones. They have attended there since the school was at its orignal location. They are doing wonderfully and the help that my son is receiving is fantastic. My kids are learning about community and working together and sharing ideas. They are also learning about personal responsibility and all the required things as well. They are truly doing a wonderful job! Becky Moore
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2005

all around fabulous school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2005

The philosophy of this school is fabulous.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2005

My son attends the preschool at Milestones and I am extremely pleased with how he has excelled, what he has learned and how caring and attentive the teachers are. I love this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2005

I have 3 boys that are at Milestones. My oldest has been there since 5th grade, I would never put him back in public school. The teachers here truly care about the students. They have positive discipline which my 8yr old responds to much better than negative. My kindergartner is very talkative and Ms.Gloria loves him just the same. She listens to him and encourages his learning. they are all thriving here.The Priciple in incredible, awesome and loves the kids as well. Signed: an extremely satisfied parent for 3 years
—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 69% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
100%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
93%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2013.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
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 "Highly Performing".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was designated "Highly 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

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
White 65% 42%
Hispanic 14% 43%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 3%
Two or more races 8% 2%
Black 3% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Female 51%N/A49%
Male 49%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Donna Steadman
Fax number
  • (602) 404-5456

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Judo / Other Martial Arts
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Judo / Other Martial Arts
  • Volleyball
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4707 East Robert E Lee Street
Phoenix, AZ 85032
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