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Charter | 9-12 | 128 students


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Posted February 18, 2014

I can only speak from the high school perspective. This school is terrible. The staff act worse than bad students. The few good staff members/teachers they have seem to get bullied by the bad ones. If I had to do it all over again I would not send my child here.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 29, 2011

I COMPLETELY AGREE WITH THE LAST REVIEW. ESPECIALLY "Rather than deal with issues, the administration takes a posture of denial and counter accusations. They've used this tactic to skirt around teachers being physically violent with students, and unreasonable disciplining of students...essentially, any wrong they commit is swept away should you fail, in any small way, to handle the situation in strict accordance with their bureaucratic procedure." -THE ADMINISTRATION AND STAFF DO NOT HAVE THE BEST INTEREST OF TH CHILDREN. THE ADMINISTRATION AND TEACHERS EVEN YELL AT THE PARENTS. THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO GIVE A WRITTEN REPORT. THEIR REPORTS DENY ANYTHING HAPPENED, CALL THE KIDS LIARS AND THE PARENTS OVERPROTECTIVE. THREATEN TO DISENROLL THE KID WHO WAS HURT INSTEAD OF THE OTHER. THEY DONT WANT THEIR FUNDING TO GET CUTT OFF. IF THEY WERE HONEST THAT SCHOOL WOULD BE SHUT DOWN - AND IT SHOULD BE!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 24, 2011

This review is for the elem/middle school. The campus houses pre-k - 12th. My two boys attended this school from kindergarden through 7th and 5th grades respectively. At first, it was a great school with very caring and attentive staff. Once the new school was built, however, the quality of everything declined rapidly. Rather than deal with issues, the administration takes a posture of denial and counter accusations. They've used this tactic to skirt around teachers being physically violent with students, and unreasonable disciplining of students...essentially, any wrong they commit is swept away should you fail, in any small way, to handle the situation in strict accordance with their bureaucratic procedure. The good students pay the price here. They've lost plenty of them - all honor students. If you have a child that seems to get in trouble at school, this is the right place for you (thus the two stars). Otherwise, steer clear. Don't just take my word for it. Visit the school before it starts, during lunch, or after school. Staff is always yelling at students, and not just to be heard. The tone is very degrading, demeaning, and not conducive to a respectful environment.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 19, 2011

My child is very happy at this school. The teachers and staff are great. The schedule is flexible allowing the students to take community college courses concurrently with high school courses. Unfortunately, the only branch of service that will accept the gradution diploma from this school is the Army. I was told it is an accredidation problem. This also concerns me for university admissions. With regret, I will have to enroll my child in another school next fall.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 8, 2009

There is no perfect school however this one is as close as you can get in this area. I am very pleased with the teachers and administrative member of the school. There is quality education offered, above average safety and excellent one on one attention for those students in need. Communication is always encouraged and open with the faculty, this I appreciate deeply. The staff truly cares about these kids, much more than any school I have seen in a long time. This is a positive atmosphere for our children, I would not have my son anywhere else.
—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.

The state average for Math was 62% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.









The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.









The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

29 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

  • In 2010-2011, this school was designated "Performing".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Performing".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was designated "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 61% 42%
Hispanic 27% 43%
Black 5% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 3% 0%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 58%N/A47%
Female 45%N/A49%
Male 55%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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900 Carmelita Drive
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
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