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Jefferson Academy Of Advanced Learning

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Posted June 12, 2013

I am so thrilled with this school! My child started in the middle of the school year in a desperate attempt by me to find a school that she would get the attention and care that she needed as an ADHD student that is not on medication. I wanted a school that would work with her instead of labeling her. This is the place. They have not only worked with her in the way that makes her want to focus but they have never called me to complain about how "out of control" my child is like the other schools did. This school has done more for her in the last 3 months of school then any other was able to do in an entire year. This school tells their teachers to "Get to the bottom line" and I love that! Not only do they help their students get through a hard math problem but they encourage these young people to work out their problems in a calm manner. As a parent who has worked in schools before I have seen teachers yell and scream at children that are having an issue with one another, but this school just calmly asks them to work it out. I LOVE JEFFERSON!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2012

Jefferson Academy is place where the administrators, staff, teachers, and parents get involved with a child's educational life journey. The difference being teachers are attune to a child's developmental and cognitive needs, and embrace those needs through fun and interactive learning, encouragement, and positive recognition reward; a happy child is a child that's learning. The classrooms are clean, bright, and conducive to learning. The atmosphere is positive and upbeat, i.e., get dirty, make mistakes, and have fun. There is also a ZERO TOLERANCE bullying policy that works. I only wish they had a larger budget for more field trips, computers, and an art / theater program; greater intelligence brews in the imagination. Lastly, it's the small things, like always having someone at the front door to greet you with a warm salutation (adults and children alike), that provide children with a lesson in manners, social conscientiousness, and respect. "Doing", teaches children through example, brilliant! Jefferson Academy is a bright star in the community and should serve as a model for all the schools in the community. Keep up the good work, and a sincere thanks to you all!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2012

My daughter loves her teacher, and today when she left for a half day she wanted to know why she couldn't return. I asked her if she was MY kid because my daughter hated school before coming here! I am a believer now. Thanks Jefferson for making learning fun.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2012

My children love school now. They look forward to each day- a great improvement over past schools. They are being challenged academically and showing great growth. Thanks Jefferson Academy!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2012

We went to a top notch High School. But my child is slightly different and struggles with a learning disability that did not fall into the "box" . My child was placed in a humiliating classroom without any possibly to form the social support needed for sucess, then threw my child even further down the social steps by forcing them walk from classroom to classroom collecting trash from the "normal" classes while class was in session, assuring they would be a social outcast! At Jefferson Academy my child was not sent to the "island of misfit toys" then paraded around. Instead their learning difficulties were met with caring concerned staff members that motivated my child to bring out their strengths so they could easily overcome their weaknesses without being ostracized, or shamed. What a difference self esteem makes. I would recommend this school to everyone that is tired of their children feeling they have to fit into a "box" to be successful. My child for the first time ever feels like they can lead a functional and fulfilling life. Something I have been trying to instill in them all along, but with the support of their school behind them, it truly has been miracle for us!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2008

This is a school with heart! Not only do our kids feel safe and secure in the fact that everyone knows who they are & where they belong, they have grown academically in leaps and bounds over our expectations. The instruction is based on each child's level of understanding. No one berates a student for not knowing a particular subject, or providing an incorrect answer, they just show tremendous patience and keep working on finding a way to help that student grasp the subject matter. We intend to keep our children here from elementary school through high school - there is NO better school in the White Mountains than Jefferson! To our wonderful teachers, THANK YOU for everything you do for the kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2008

My son was in 5th grade and was having difficulty with other students bullying him at school. He smiles and is enjoying school again. What a great experience he has had at Jefferson. He is excelling in school and has gained self esteem back again. Thanks Jefferson.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2008

Individualized learning, smaller class sizes, both my children are excelling at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2006

My 8th grader was losing interest in school and by week three of this school year, I realized I had to provide her with a more stimulating environment where she would be around other kids who were enrolled for the purpose of focusing on education. The student/ teacher ratio is so low that she not only is getting the education she needs, but also attention to music, languages and culture. Now when I call the teacher, I get her on the phone without waiting one to three days to hear back. And my 8th grader really loves it. Most of the kids are friendly and supportive of eachother. And what I like to see is that the kids still act like kids - no adult posturing, no cool clothes (there is a dress code), no bullying. I wish you luck with your child's education!
—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.

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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13%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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43%

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21%

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25%

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32%
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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.

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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7%

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5%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

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36%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
33%
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.

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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7%

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
24%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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28%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
62%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
15%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
6%

2010

 
 
18%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
19%

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.

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
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Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2013.

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
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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.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
n/a

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
67%

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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 62% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

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44%

2011

 
 
40%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

2013

 
 
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29%

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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 "Underperforming".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Performing".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was designated "Performing Plus".

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 71% 42%
Hispanic 20% 43%
Two or more races 5% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 5%
Black 1% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 72%N/A47%
Female 45%N/A49%
Male 55%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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40 South 11th Street
Show Low, AZ 85901
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