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Sierra Middle School

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Posted April 30, 2013

I agree with the comment on the bullying.my grandson has been bullied to the point he does not want to go to school.my daughter went and tried to talk to the counselor and he said he would call her for an appointment,he never did.i personally went to the school and told the counselor that my son got knocked down,kicked and choked by a student on his way to school.i guess they will lose funding for my grandson because he will be home schooled next year.


Posted March 23, 2012

This school has teachers that do not care about their students. The bulling problem runs rampid. I would not recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2008

Sierra Middle School has a well written school improvement plan in place with a focus on student achievement and parent involvement. The teachers are focused and teach a standards driven curriculum supported by state standards. Active participation by students can be seen in the classrooms and a positive, motivated, successful feeling can be found at this site.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 27, 2007

The academic programs offered are average, but the teacher involvement and genuine interest is wonderful. They have an exceptional music program with a great deal of other extracurricular activities and offer unique opportunities for the children to travel. The level of parent involvement is unfortunately very limited, but the teachers help to pick up the slack.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2005

This is a great school! the most importants tests of the country are taken here!this test are called sims, aims, and stanford 9. This scool has many and the best teachers ever. They are really stict due to they want your child to learn and understand the basics. All of my childrens attemped that school because there was never any fight and their grades were fantastic!
—Submitted by a 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 63% in 2013.

336 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
29%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

336 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

332 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

330 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

330 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2013.

326 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

320 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

321 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
66%
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 Plus".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Performing Plus".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was designated "Underperforming".

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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 92% 43%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 5%
White 3% 42%
Black 2% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 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 78%N/A46%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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5801 S. Del Moral Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85706
Phone: (520) 545-2000

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