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Imagine Tempe

Charter | K-8 | 315 students

 

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $118,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $800.

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3 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
Based on 33 ratings
2013:
Based on 6 ratings
2012:
Based on 10 ratings
2011:
Based on 4 ratings

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Posted November 14, 2007

Both my child are attending this school. The academics here are great. Both of my son's have been pushed to their full potential. This is the only elementary school I know that enforced no pass no play. They do that will all of their extracurricular activities. Where else can you find a school that offers drama, dance and sports afterschool, besides junior high school or high school. This school is awesome. It offers Music, P.E and Art. Student also get to design powerpoint presentations, and create storyboards for animation. This school is awesome
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2007

I was very disappointed to read the previous comments. The principal asked parents to take a look at the website and make some honest comments. It is obvious that people use the website for their own agendas. My son has atteded Imagine for two years. He started the school below grade level and is now one grade level above kids his age. He now loves to read and is passionate about learning. I really have to say it would be sad if people did not make their own decision about the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2007

I was extremely disappointed in the leadership at this school. The children seemed to have little respect for the leadership there. I would not recommend this school to others.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2007

I withdrew my 2 children from Imagine towards the end of the school year. They were extremely behind schedule at the time of transfer. The youngest is repeating kindergarten and thankfully my 4th grader recieved the testing that was promised but never delivered all year. I wish I withdrawn them sooner. I saw many families leave, suddenly they just weren't there. Parent involvement was not encouraged once the school year began. I can't 'imagine' ever referring anyone to this school. What a mess!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2007

When my wife and I decided to send our child to this school we knew that a first year school would have some problems but we were excited to get involved and help make it great but we were never given the opportunity. This school could be an asset to the community but the current leadership is stifling its progress
—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 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
67%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 2014.

2014

 
 
27%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 58% in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
47%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
24%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
56%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
44%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 61% in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
70%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
52%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 64% in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
23%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
69%
Science

2014

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
42%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 59% in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
17%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
39%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
33%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 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
Hispanic 33% 43%
Black 30% 5%
White 24% 42%
American Indian/Alaska Native 6% 5%
Two or more races 5% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 61%N/A47%
Female 52%N/A49%
Male 48%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • East Valley School of the Year (2007)
  • East Valley School of the Year
  • Imagine Schools New School of the Year

Special education / special needs

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  • Special education
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Stacey Boyd
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Fax number
  • (480) 355-1650

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special education

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer
  • Library
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • flag football
Girls sports
  • flag football
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1538 East Southern Ave.
Tempe, AZ 85282
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Phone: (480) 355-1640

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