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Booth-Fickett Math/Science Magnet School

Public | K-8 | 1296 students

Our school is best known for unique and rigorous math and science instruction!

 
 
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3 stars

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
Based on 2 ratings
2012:
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2011:
Based on 1 rating

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Posted October 9, 2007

This is my son's third year and I really wish that I would have pulled him out the very first month of school. The office staff is extremely unhelpful. There few teachers that are helpful but 90% I really do believe don't care. I will not let my son finish the year here and I will not let my other children attend this school. Please beware if looking to attend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2005

Academic program is good. Students have access to extracurricular activities. Parents can be involved, but in general administration is not very parent-friendly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2004

I would not send a child to this school. My child attended for three years. I found the administration to be only superficially interested in solving problems or hearing parents and childrens point of view. In my opinion there was an imbalance between discipline and teaching. My child would be pulled out of class at the drop of a hat to find out if he knew about some particular incident. It didn't matter that he wasn't involved - he would miss an hour of class and no attempt would be made by administration to be sure that he was not impacted in terms of missing assignments, grades, an absenteeism, etc. While there are many good teachers there, those teachers who [were not so good] were not held accountable for sub-par performance which hurts students and good teachers alike.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

Two of my daughters went to Fickett Middle School. They had extraordinary teachers who prepared them for the rigors of High school. They faced the normal middle school trauma and worked through it successfully. If only more schools worked as hard as these teachers and staff did, miracles could shock the nation. Perhaps if more parents were involved in their children's education, their experiences would be more positive. Try it! See what happens!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2003

The Principals and Staff don't follow through. The halls are dirty, and the school is unorganized there are fights every week and nothing is done about it. My son was kicked choked and punched and the kid only got one day detention. The main principal says she will take care of something and just sweeps it under the rug. Sometimes they don't even have enough lunches to feed everyone. I would not recomend this school to anyone unless you want your children to see how it feels to be in prison.


Posted May 5, 2003

I think that the money that should be spent on paper and things that the students need should be spent on them and not the Principal and administrators because they say that there isn't enought money for things that the students and school needs but there is more then enough money to buy things for the administrators and stuff they dont need.


Posted April 24, 2003

A great school for great kids with great teachers.


Posted April 15, 2003

This school is very dirty and the teachers are very mean!


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

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
58%
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

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 58% in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
36%
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

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
49%
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

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
76%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
50%

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

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
76%
Science

2014

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
45%
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

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
60%
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".

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 55% 43%
White 26% 42%
Black 11% 5%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 5%
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 63%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Security personnel
Speech and language therapist(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
  • Science
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Media arts
  • Graphics

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:55 am
School end time
  • 3:50 am
School Leader's name
  • Michael Konrad
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (520) 731-3801

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • College prep
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
  • Project-based
  • STEM
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Mathematics
  • Science
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Foreign languages taught
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
  • Transportation for all Magnet
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Playground
  • Science lab
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • Graphics
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Volunteer in the classroom
School leaders can update this information here.

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450 S. Montego Drive
Tucson, AZ 85710
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Phone: (520) 731-3800

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