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Esperero Canyon Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 603 students

 

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted February 20, 2006

My children just started at ECMS and every day they are very excited to go to school. The teachers are well educated and the students are all nice to each other. One thing we are concerned about is the amount of homework our children receive. Sometimes our children are given a lot of homework which takes them the whole evening to complete. We believe that overall it was a great choice to move our children to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2005

My daughter has recently promoted from Esperero, and I am amazed at the quality of this school. Many schools challenge a student in math or science, but at Esperero she was greeted with high expectations in music, spanish, and writing as well. I can not imagine a better, more motivated staff - or a better place for my child to get a middle school education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2005

My Daughter just graduated from Esperero, we were really satisfied with the quality of academic programs. It was a great experience for our daughter, gave her the stepping stones for High school.
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Posted July 17, 2005

Esperero Canyon Middle School provides an exceptional educational experience for all children. The school has a student centered outlook. For example, last year the site council and several student representatives helped to facilitate the development of a student created code of honor. The administrtaion and staff are also dedicated to providing an environment where all students can acheive academically as well as develop strong personal skills of organization, time management, problem solving, and self-directed work habits. The teachers all stress the use of Habits of Mind that encourage the students to monitor their own progress and teach them to be self-directed learners. The staff also works hard to plan learning opportunities that are both interesting and aligned with state standards. My daughter is always challenged and enjoys the time she spends at school.For example, this year she participated in a mock trial where parents came in to be the judges.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2005

This is an awesome school. The teachers and staff are very supportive of the students. The extracurricular activities are outstanding, offering crafts classes and sports teams. The parent involvement is incredible as well... The parents and teachers aloso come up with the best field trips, socials, etc! This is an INCREDIBLE school!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 3, 2003

The school is committed to providing high quality education, so the students' work load is high--there is a lot of homework to do. Great field trips are offered. Parents are involved a lot. Most kids come from well-to-do families but of course they have problems too. The school has two conselors which is not bad for a small school as it is. A few programs are in place to meet students' individual needs. One concern is the students' 'attitude'--some are very rich and spoilt so girls' clothes are a huge deal, or excellent grades can bring unhealthy snobbism. Amazingly, about half or more of the students' body are on the Honor Roll.


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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 61% in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2014.

2014

 
 
93%

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
80%
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

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

2014

 
 
96%

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%
Science

2014

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
75%
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

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2014.

2014

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%
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 "Excelling".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Excelling".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was designated "Excelling".

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 66% 42%
Hispanic 20% 43%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 3%
Black 3% 5%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 5%
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 10%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

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  • Nurse(s)
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School basics

Fax number
  • (520) 577-5334

Programs

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Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

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  • Nurse(s)
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  • Counseling
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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5801 N Sabino Canyon Rd
Tucson, AZ 85750
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