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Children First Academy - Tempe

Charter | K-8 | 207 students

Providing a quality education to children below the poverty line or homeless.
 
 

 
 
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4 stars

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Posted September 15, 2013

I'm a former student at this school and I honestly wish I hadn't gone here. I came from a past of being bullied and was hoping for a change. I was so wrong. I was often bullied and nothing was done about it. An altercation between the pe teacher and my mother about a kid who liked to bully me, resulted with me ALWAYS getting a B in her class, no matter how hard I tried or how good I was, I always got a B. The curriculum there for grades 6-8 was just 6th grade material and 3 new concepts. There are no programs there for higher level students or for the sporty students. Disciplinary action against the students who needed it, was never given and the students basically ran the school. In the eighth grade I always told my principal that we needed to prepare for high school, but of course he didn't listen to me and waited until may to realize that we needed to. That same year the teachers would always over exaggerate high school and put us down in some way. My little sister who has been at this school for 5 years is approaching her final year here and my mother (who has had her fair share of anger) is going to put her in connolly for obvious reasons. Don't put your child here. Please.


Posted August 19, 2010

This school has sooo much to offer!!! The principal is awesome!!! The staff is caring and devoted, and they pay attention!!! If you need help they find a way!!! Definitely recommend this to any parent!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2009

My student's go here and another child was bullying him the teacher wouldn't handle it.It is a good school for my two children, but the disciple needs to improve
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2009

This is the little school that could! We survived the county trying to close us down for over two years, and during that time we continued to serve the neediest children in our community. This school has the most devoted and hard working teachers you will find anywhere. They always put the children first.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2009

Awesome school & staff- - provide services for underpriviledged students.


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

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
17%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
34%
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

 
 
22%

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
26%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 58% in 2014.

2014

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
26%
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

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
52%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
28%
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

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
76%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
38%
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

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
20%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

2014

 
 
93%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
87%
Science

2014

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
27%
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

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
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 Plus".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Underperforming".
  • 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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2013-2014 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 75% 43%
White 14% 42%
Black 11% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 99%N/A47%
Female 51%N/A49%
Male 49%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Music teacher(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:30 am
School end time
  • 4:00 pm
School Leader's name
  • Jevon White
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • (480) 557-6211
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (480) 649-0747

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • None
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Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • None
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • None
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Join PTO/PTA
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1938 East Apache Blvd.
Tempe, AZ 85281
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Phone: (480) 461-3200

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