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Connolly Middle School

Public | 6-8

 

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3 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
Based on 7 ratings
2011:
Based on 6 ratings

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Posted October 6, 2004

Children are not safe at this school, and no one seems to care. The education is minimal at best, and should you need to contact your childs teacher, good luck. The 'staff', including the principal, are very hard to get ahold of and once you finally do, they want to place blame on the parents. I as a parent will take partial blame, however, when a parent IS involved, begging for help from the school, and getting no where, that is frustrating. Luckily my child only has this year left and our youngest will definately NOT go to this school unless serious changes are made.
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Posted June 23, 2003

My child went to connolly middle school from grade 6-8. she was so happpy to go to school and start the new years there. she made very good friends with the students as well as the teachers. in other schools she was looked down on because she is gothic. but here everyone exepted her. I recommend this school to anyone with a goth of punk teen, they will be more than accepted!


Posted April 6, 2003

My child is very bright and a future college bound student. He was involed in a very minor peer pressure incident that was blown way out of proportion. I have little respect for the entire district for the way in which this matter was handled. I doubt they will publish this comment.


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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 63% in 2013.

343 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

343 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
76%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

339 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

330 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

330 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2013.

326 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
48%

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 58% in 2013.

343 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

343 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
70%
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 "Performing Plus".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Performing Plus".
  • 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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 48% 43%
White 30% 42%
Black 9% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 6% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Two or more races 3% 2%
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 69%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2002 East Concorda Drive
Tempe, AZ 85282
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Phone: (480) 730-7102

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