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Luz-Guerrero Early College High School

Charter | 9-12 | 156 students


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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $130,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $800.

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Posted May 22, 2014

This is a terrible school it doesn't even have its accreditation. This means credits won't be recognized or accepted anywhere else

Posted May 21, 2014

I went here for my sophomore year and I absolutely hate it the first week I wanted to move. It's discussing the floors are nasty the classrooms are nasty the school is so old and creapy. The principal isn't very good, he slacks on everything. The rooms are very uncomfortable during the summer the classes are hot during the winter there cold no ac or heater. Theres not the right supplies for the class rooms the teachers have to pay from pocket. There are nice teachers that don't deserve to work there they deserve better schools.

Posted May 7, 2014

This is a good school! I feel that the negative comments by other parents are not justified. I have have had 4 children at this school - 2 who have graduated and are successful college students. They were well prepared by Luz Academy. I was a very involved parent and always felt welcome at the school. I felt that the teachers (most) really cared about the kids and their education. I would highly recommend this school. Don't just take my word for it, speak to former students who have first hand experience!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 27, 2014

This is a very poor excuse for a school, set up for the financial prosperity of the owners, not for the education of the children. This school needs to be audited for monetary allocation. Warning for parents and teachers. Parents, keep your children out of this school! Teachers, stay away from this school, or else you will find out that you were working without pay!

Posted April 6, 2009

A great small school! Has provided my child with a great education. I love that it offers free college courses for my child.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 22, 2006

This is a great school. Small classes and exceptional teachers have really impressed me. There are many events and ways to get involved. Classes have 10-20 students! I can keep on top of home work by checking out the teacher pages at The curriculum is excellent. I am really impressed by this school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 16, 2006

I really just want to tell everyone to stay away from this school. There is no discipline, and this school offers no opportunities in developing your character, its horrible and non-safe. Parents have no say, and theres is little or no involvement.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 25, 2006

Avoid this school at all costs. Do your child a favor and send him or her anywhere but here. We're sorry our son wasted four years at this school. Communication from teachers about our sons progress was difficult if not impossible to obtain. The class sizes are so small...There is absolutely no excuse for the lack of communication. I give this school an 'f'.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 5, 2006

The school has been a good experience for my child, but I believe that there is room for improvement in the discipline in class. For being a college oriented high school there is a lack of control in class. The teachers have been great and so has the staff. The classes that are offered are great.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 18, 2005

I enjoyed this school very much!
—Submitted by a former student

Posted May 7, 2005

Luz Academy has an excellent early college program. My daughter has had the honor of being accepted to The National Honor Society thru Luz. The teachers have all been cooperative.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 22, 2003

Most of the staff is very respectful and helpful. The assistant principle is an exception. He tries to control everything and exaderates the smallest things. All of the teachers are very dedicated to teaching, but they do not have very good dicipline techniques. since it is a new school, there are few extracurricular activities, but they are also plenty of chances to create new ones.

Posted May 12, 2003

The assitant principal seems to run the show! The principal is a humble man but needs a better right hand person to support him not contradict him.

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The state average for Math was 64% in 2014.









The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.









The state average for Science was 39% in 2014.







The state average for Writing was 74% in 2014.








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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 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 92% 43%
White 4% 42%
Black 3% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 5%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
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 68%N/A47%
Female 52%N/A49%
Male 48%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2797 North Introspect Drive
Tucson, AZ 85745
Phone: (520) 882-6216


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