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Ida Flood Dodge Traditional Middle Magnet School

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4 stars

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Posted March 24, 2014

I've had 3 children attend Dodge and my only criticism of the school is the principal. He has NO connection to the students and they don't like or respect him. But in spite of him, the school manages to thrive due to the mostly excellent teachers and strong community. The 6th grade teachers and mostly good, with a strong exception of the 6th grade science teacher who has been there a long time although she is not an effective teacher. But the 7th and 8th grade team is generally exceptional.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2013

This is my family's 7th year at Dodge as all three of my daughters have attended this school. Let me begin by saying that the very team oriented teachers have provided all three of my girls the foundation for moving onto higher level learning in high school. My high school daughters are now taking honors and AP classes without difficulty. Both girls share those concepts that they are glad their middle school teachers taught them and how they are able to use them in their honors and AP classes. The teachers at Dodge respond to your concerns immediately and with a plan if needed. The campus is safe and they have never been a victim of or have seen bullying. The administration cares about parental input. They listen. This school is extremely diverse as the students travel from all over the city to attend Dodge yet overall, the students get along very well. I believe this is due to the uniforms that equalize the students. Dodge has consistently been an Excelling or A rated school and I highly recommend this school. We have been very happy with this school and would do it all over again if we had to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2013

We came to Dodge Middle School due to it's reputation as a "great school". We have found it to be a supportive learning community, with a great team approach for each grade, and support for every student and their individual needs. Great teachers who really care!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2013

I am so happy with Dodge middle school. It is a small environment where the staff is very attentive and supportive. The learning environment is great. The kids are thriving and go to school happy every day. My boys have learned so much and they have the R and Rs that keep them thriving to do better and better. Thank you Dodge. We love you
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2012

We have had 3children graduate from Dodge and we now have a fourth. Our children have graded very well and their confidence has been great. The teachers show their desire for the students to progress. The Principals are involved with Teachers,Students and Parents. I am impressed at the Parent involvemnt in the children and their growth.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2010

All three of our children attended Dodge and we are so impressed with the high quality education provided by this school. The principal is friendly and approachable and the entire staff makes us feel welcome whenever we attend school fuctions. The teachers are the best and go out of their way to ensure that students learn the material covered. They have an outstanding band program and there are many sports and club options for students. This is an outstanding magnet school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

Dodge is the perfect size for a middle school, around 400 students. The back to basic curriculum helps all students close the gap between their previous preparation and their actual grade level in all core subjects. The dedicated staff works very hard to provide the best middle school education in Tucson.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

Dodge is an excellent school. It is small, and as a result the principal knows all of the kids personally. The is an environment of respect between the teachers and students, and when touring the school, you'll see the students are consistently on task. A lot of learning goes on, but they don't have the kind of problems with drugs, gangs or violence that the other middle schools have. There is a reason this is the single most requested school in all of TUSD!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2008

This is the best school I have ever been to. I am a 7th Grader, and this is great. This is truly a school of academic excellence. EVEN MY SPELLING IN THIS REVIEW IS CORRECT! I am Daniel McClelland, the would-be 3rd place winner of the Pima County Spelling Bee! The teachers here are very nice, the principal is very nice, and it is so good, that there is no general G.A.T.E. class required! Instead, there is 7th Grade Math Accelerated, and there is G.A.T.E. Language Arts, which is only 5th period. There have been maybe only one incident in the school, although I do not know for sure, because this is only my 2nd year a Dodge.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 21, 2007

The school is great. My child is learning to and above his potential. Teachers are very creative. Have only had 1 problem. This issue has been address to the Principal, not sure if anything has been resolved. I would recommend this school to everyone. I am so glad that I decided to place my child here when they he was selected. The parent involvement is very high. They have a great music department. The band is the greatest I have ever seen in a middle school. They seem to prepare the children for higher level of education. The dress code could be enforced more. If you are going to have a dress code it need to be enforced consistantly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2006

I love this school. i went to dodge for three years and though that this was one of the best schools i have ever attend and the staff members are amazing. I am now a junior at rincon high and play in the number one marching band playing the clarinet and this school was a amazing school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 21, 2006

We have found Dodge Middle to school to have the highest standards for student academic performance. Our son is constantly challenged and opportunities abound for him to work to his potential. The teachers are creative and his homework and classroom activities are very effective and valuable. There are a great variety of fine art opportunities as well as sports for the students. There are 2 levels of orchestra and 3 levels of band, and the music director, Julia White, is one of the finest in Tucson. Sports programs abound, and any student with desire can find and outlet for their ability. Parent involvement is great at Dodge, and the success of the students is a great indicator of the benefits of this. Because of the magnet school status, only students who have gone through an application process are able to attend Dodge, which weeds out unmotivated students and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2005

The academic programs are very good for the most part and art music and sports are very accessible. The level of parent involvement is very low and the Parent Advisory Committee is not very interested in having more parent input.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 63% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
91%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
89%
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 "Highly Performing".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Highly Performing".
  • 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
Hispanic 58% 43%
White 31% 42%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Black 3% 5%
Two or more races 2% 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 35%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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5831 E. Pima Street
Tucson, AZ 85712
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