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Ala QC Elementary School

Charter | K-6

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Posted August 11, 2014

BIGGER is not always better. My family attended ALA QCE for its first 2 years. The first year was great. However, last year was one disappointment after another. In just 2 short years, this small campus added on 8 classrooms and more than 200 kids with no increase in shared common areas or to the support staff. It is jam packed. The campus has a hectic and unorganized feel. Adding to the frustration, communication from the school has been untimely (and incomplete) causing a HUGE stress on families trying to make last minute schedule adjustments to attend student activities/celebrations. Last year, there were lots of teachers who chose to leave mid-year, upsetting many kids in the process. It makes you question, why a considerable number of the teaching staff would make such a drastic choice. There is no library, no computer lab, and no music room. Instead of investing in the teachers and academic experiences of the kids, this school is more focused on investing in its fleet of buses. The enormous expense of busing has ZERO academic payoff. This school is not thinking of the big picture. Be careful and make sure to ask plenty of questions prior to choosing ALA QCE.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2014

My children have attended ALA for two years. The teachers are excellent and provide a high level of education, however, the politics at this school are out of control. There is a favoritism to the LDS faith. The school prides itself on a "no bullying policy" but it is not enforced and instead the principal does not seem to have a firm understanding of how the school even operates. My children have gone from loving school to begging daily not to return. There is also a huge safety issue at the school. There are adults coming and going without signing in or even being checked for ID at all hours of the day. If you pick your kids up from parent pick up afterschool forget it, it is complete chaos!! I would not recommend this school to anyone and will be pulling my children at the end of the year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2014

This is our 2nd year at ALA and it has become very disappointing. Our first year we were so very fortunate to have Miss D. She was an amazing teacher, my daughter loved learning and loved school. Unfortunately the teacher we got for 2nd grade has been a horrific experience. The teacher verbally abuses them by saying things like "you are the reason I don't want to come to work in the morning" and demeaning the students in front of the whole class. After 4 months of complaints to the administration, nothing has been done. When I finally try to withdraw my daughter, then the administration tries to offer to move her to a different teacher. I had been requesting this for 4 months but repeatedly told they could not. Why don't they fire the teacher, why are they going to let all the other students suffer. It is very disappointing that the administration will allow its students to be verbally abused. It's very obvious that they know what is going on and it even proves it by their willingness to move students to other teachers. Other parents have also pulled their children from the school because of this teacher. I cannot stand by any school who would allow this
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2013

ALA Queen Creek has great rating and test results, but the politics in this school are not in the best interest of the students. I was recently informed that several employees were laid off from the school. The school laid off well qualified, experienced and long term employees and decided to keep much less experienced, some coming directly out of high school strictly due to the less experienced employees having family members on the staff. This is extremely unfair to the students and the parents who put there trust into this school. I am in no way attempting to take credibility from this school, but believe the parents should know the poor politics of this school will directly effect the education of these students.I am not affiliated with any of the employees who were laid off from ALA Queen Creek.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2013

I love this school, the teacher, the parents and overall sense of community. I am especially pleased with the curriculum, ethics that are taught and how each child is in charge of how well they do. I also love that they offer art, music, PE, and many after school activities to the kids. I am humbled to send my children to such a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2013

The teachers and support staff at ALA QC are excellent. Being the inaugural year for this campus, there have been many bumps and obstacles which had to be overcome. Anytime I had questions or concerns the staff were more than willing to listen and resolve the situation with me. I appreciate the ethics and values we teach our children at home, are enforced in the daily activities at school. They instill a positive learning environment for all students, as each individual is held accountable for their own actions and words. This instills a strong work ethic and relationship with others, which is valued in the work place. Most schools would not be willing or even able to enforce this.
—Submitted by a teacher


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The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 75% 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

Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

67 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

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

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The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

80 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

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The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

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The state average for Writing was 53% 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

The Arizona Department of Education did not report AZ LEARNS results for this school.

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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19843 E. Chandler Heights Rd.
Queen Creek, AZ 85142
Phone: (480) 420-2150

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