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Safford Engineering/Technology Magnet Middle School

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Posted July 20, 2014

IB Curriculum, Excellent Teachers, PSPE, Spanish and Arabic Language Education, GATE, Beautiful Historic Buildings, Caring Administration, Central Location, Numerous After School Clubs, Athletics, and High Academic Expectations
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2005

This school is alot of fun and everyone is so nice.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 20, 2005

Our son has only been attending Safford for a week, but we can already tell that it's a great school!! When our son was selected to attend Safford, my husband and I each made multiple visits to the school. As parents who are very motivated to provide our son with the finest possible public education, we have always acquainted ourselves with each of his schools, their principals, and his teachers. We felt it more important than ever in transitioning from elementary to middle school to be well informed about his educational surroundings and we are exceedingly pleased to report that we are very impressed with all that we have seen at Safford!!!! The teachers and administrators provide a truly student centered, technologically-up-to-date, enriching environment for their students! It is clearly evident that the faculty and staff are deeply committed to creating a community of life long learners at Safford!
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Posted May 18, 2005

I only went to safford for alittle bit. They have many class's to offer. They have anything from Drums and Bands to Lego's. The math program is great allowing you to move at your own pace's.
—Submitted by a former student


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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 69% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
n/a
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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
n/a
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 63% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
n/a
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 63% in 2013.

187 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
19%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

187 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
55%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

186 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
61%
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.

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
24%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
52%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2013.

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
56%
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 "Performing".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Performing".
  • 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 80% 43%
American Indian/Alaska Native 8% 5%
Black 5% 5%
White 5% 42%
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 77%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Technology
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  • (520) 225-3001

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  • Technology

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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200 E. 13th Street
Tucson, AZ 85701
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