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Sahuarita Intermediate School

Public | 3-5 | 628 students

 

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Posted September 19, 2012

OH MY GOD, I HEARD SO MANY BAD STORIES BUT I HAD TO SEE IT ON MY OWN AND THEY ARE TRUE, IT FEELS MORE LIKE MIDDLE SCHOOL THEN ELEMENTARY YOU WILL NEVER SEE ANY PARENTS IN SCHOOL THEY DONT TRY TO GET YOU INVOLVED, THEY DONT INVEST IN THE SCHOOL VERY BAD LEADERSHIP AND THEY DO NOT CHALLENGE YOUR KIDS AT ALL
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2011

I keep waiting to be impressed by this school and so far in two years that has not happened. Our transition to this school was not the best. The front office staff are cold and make you feel like an inconvienence when you enter. Not friendly at all. AIMS testing is VERY emphasized at the end of the year to the point that caused some children to become ill with stress symptoms. The lunch time the children are given is ridiculous as well. No person should be monitored with their lunch time by people walking around saying "10 minutes! 10 minutes!" That is literally all the time the chil.dren have to eat too. So disappointed in this school and the district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2010

I moved from Texas and my child started school there from k to 2nd. 3rd and now hes in 4th at s.i.s. I am disappointed that they dont have challenging/gifted programs because he was in one when we lived in Texas. My child complains hes bored at school everyday and he complains about his teacher. His teacher has rules that I found was not right or fair to the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2010

My son entered the school with an IED and the previous speach teachers at the Sahuarita Primary had even suggested teachers to meet his needs. Instead, he was put in with possibly the worst teacher there according to numerous parents and a fellow teacher we've talked to. The principal told us they had no right to suggest a teacher and won't help us. Over the past 2 months the teacher has proven disorganized and our son tells us he's bored. He has almost no homework compared to every other teacher and is falling behind. The teacher gives various contradicting excuses, and refuses parents in class (red flag). We're looking for a new school. In fairness, or daughter had decent teachers there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2009

My child is starting his second year at SIS and I am somewhat satified with this school. My son is enrolled in the Discovery program and it appears that the Sahuarita school district has problems retaining an instuctor for this program. My son was not challenged in his regular class but was challenged in the Discovery program. The Sahuarita administration needs to invest more funds in this program or incorporate some of the discovery programs charateristic in the regular classes. Two hours per week is not sufficient.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2009

This school has been a great experience. It has a well established positive reinforcement system and teacher interaction. I love that it is only grades 3-5 so that the focus is only the needs of this age group. The teacher communication is great, as well as, communication from the school itself. It is also a great place for children to prepare for higher learning, as responsibility is expected. My children love this school and their teachers. The class sizes are a bit large, but I think that is almost everywhere right now. The level of homework is appropriate and definitely a reinforcement of class learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2007

The classroom sizes are around 30 students in grades k-5. Many of the children in each class have learning disabilites and behavioral problems. There has not been an aid in any of the classes my children have attended. The children with special needs have an aid for their help. The teachers are great (with a few exceptions). The principals and leadership of the school are awesome. The school just needs more funding to accomadate for all the children in this rapidly growing school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2006

The quality of the intermediate school is excellent. Having been a volunteer art instructor it was a pleasure to work with so many smart,bright well mannered children. The class was fun and the children had a thirst for learning. They kept up their regular school work while working with me in groups. The staff is most friendly and the Principal Wayne Ross is an all around good man. The learning was fun for the kids and thats what counts. I have done this type of volunteer work for 15 years and it gets better every year. I can't wait for 2006-2007 year. Frank Lopez
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 14, 2005

'This school has been a big disappointment. It is probably fine for most kids, but our third grader needs accelerated learning opportunities which have not been available. The special 'Discovery' program seems to be just ok, since they are only in this special class for 2 hours a WEEK! It has therefore given none of the advantages of a great school. I can recommend it only in contrast to most of the other public schools in the district.'
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2005

This school gives a good running start for high school. The transition can be made quite smoothly, and you will have learned what you need to succeed.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 28, 2005

My child attended this school for exactly one year and that was one year too many! the teacher my son had spent more time counseling troubled children and disciplining trouble-makers than teaching children who were there to learn. Their schedule is ridiculous. The children have a half day every week and short hours each day 'because of the bus schedules.' This adds up to even more learning time lost. I feel that my child wasted a year of his education in this school. I was very involved as a volunteer, not because i wanted to be, but because i had to be. I left the school on many days shaking my head over what i saw. It's too bad the area is growing as fast as it is and can't offer the children who are new to the area a decent education. It was shocking. Beware.
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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75%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

179 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
84%
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 "Highly Performing".
  • 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 47% 42%
Hispanic 45% 42%
Black 4% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 6%
Asian 2% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 35%N/A46%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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350 West Sahuarita Road
Sahuarita, AZ 85629
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Phone: (520) 625-3502

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