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7-8
Public district
Safford, AZ
Students enrolled: 483
 

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698 W. 11th Street
Safford, AZ 85546

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(928) 348-7040
(928) 348-7041
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Teacher effectiveness: Somewhat effective
June 07, 2015
The school does its best with current problems in the community. It has earned an average score in this area. SOme teachers are outstanding while others are not.

- submitted by a teacher
Amount of homework: Just right
June 07, 2015
Some teachers give too much, but some give low to zero homework. It balances out.

- submitted by a teacher
Develops grit: Neutral
June 07, 2015
The school does its best with current problems in the community. It has earned an average score in this area.

- submitted by a teacher
Develops respect: Neutral
June 07, 2015
The school does its best with current problems in the community. It has earned an average score in this area.

- submitted by a teacher
Develops empathy: Neutral
June 07, 2015
The school does its best with current problems in the community. It has earned an average score in this area.

- submitted by a teacher
Develops honesty: Neutral
June 07, 2015
The school does its best with current problems in the community. It has earned an average score in this area.

- submitted by a teacher

September 01, 2014
Great school. While the socioeconomics of the area should be causing huge issues, this school is doing well. It does see its share of bullying like most large and small middle schools, but the staff does its best to address the issues. Most of the teachers are outstanding and truly enjoy teaching. The principal and assistant principal do a good job with school spirit and bringing in the latest programs and technology to make the school better. The school added a softball & baseball program last year and they were both undefeated due to exceptional coaches and students!

- submitted by a teacher

October 22, 2013
I had to take my kid out of this school. My child was miserable every single day, having emotional breakdowns, and did not want to go to school because of constant bullying. I think the school is a bit overwhelmed with fights and bullying issues because they seemed relieved when I pulled my child out of the school because we were one less issue to deal with. My child got good grades there, BUT terrible scores on quizzes, tests, and AIMS. How does that happen? The school does offer laptops (with a nice pricetag), I thought that was great, but then because of the bullying, the laptop was broken. A child threw my sons backpack and kicked it to start a fight and ruined the screen. My child is much happier now having a outstanding education elsewhere.

- submitted by a parent

October 27, 2010
I have had two children atttent SMS, this year has been especially difficult. The school seems to be taking a step backwards and bullying is becoming an issue. My child is literally sick most days prior to attending school. The bullying is severe enough I have had to go the local police department. The principle chooses to handle this issue by calling my son in continuously attempting to get him to give names. Everyone knows this will only increase the bullying he will encounter. The principle has the mind set and has out right stated "This is my school and I am going to run it my way", what example does this set for parents, children and the community. Parent and longtime resident of Safford, Az.

- submitted by a parent

November 17, 2008
I think Safford is an excellent middle school.

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April 06, 2006
Excellent middle level school.

- submitted by a parent

April 04, 2006
This school stands out in its dedication to kids! There are special rewards and incentives for outstanding academic achievement and most important, the teachers care about the students. My child feels safe there and feels that he is cared for. I have been impressed with the teachers devoting time outside of class to help kids learn - wonderful!

- submitted by a parent

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Safford Middle School
698 W. 11th Street, Safford, AZ  85546
(928) 348-7040
Last modified Safford Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 7-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Safford Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 17 reviews. Top