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PPEP Tec - Celestino Fernandez Learning Center

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Posted April 14, 2014

Serves low income students, many of whom have been expelled from multiple other schools. PROs: has both day and night school; some exceptional teachers; competent Principal and VP (albeit somewhat inexperienced -- called "Lead Teachers"); many bilingual teachers; low attendance means students can get individualized attention; not cliquish; computer labs are decent, with over 40 new computers available and a strong IT department. CONs: attendance is atrocious; top-down management stifles creative solutions from teachers and Leads; security and counseling services are inadequate; electives very limited; shortage of physical space (classrooms, desks and computers are shared for most teachers). Enrollment ($$) drives management practices, which means expelling truly bad students (verbally attacking teachers, bringing weapons to school, 10 referrals within a semester, vandalism, etc) is problematic. Admins are often forced to cater to students who should be expelled, in the interests of funding - completely undermines disciplinary practices. Too bad, because about half the students actually want to learn. Things are improving under recent Leads but upper mgmt needs to change.
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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 62% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
8%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
51%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
31%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

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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 "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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 93% 43%
Black 4% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 5%
White 1% 42%
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 44%N/A47%
Female 50%N/A49%
Male 50%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1840 E. Benson Highway
Tucson, AZ 85714
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