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Tucson Preparatory School

Charter | 9-12 | 157 students


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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $70,800. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $730.

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Posted February 13, 2014

This school is a dream come true to me. I'm a mom of two high school girls and this school has been so good to them and helps them with anything they need. The teachers are great and listen to what they need and help them. I love that the school is small and has more one on one with the kids and the teachers. I would recommend this school to everyone that needs a high school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 25, 2012

I love this school. If it wasn't for Tucson Prep, my oldest wouldn't of graduated. My oter boys go there still and they are doing very well. As for the parent envolvement, well there always could be more of that. EXAMPLE: there have been a few times where someone brought there kids to school and wasn't allowed to have them there. One of my kids would call me on a number of occassions to ask me to babysit until they got out of school. 9 out of 10 times I would do it. I also took some of the kids in and gave them a place to stay, eat ect. I know it is not the parents job to take care of other peoples kids or take on there problems, but if more parents cared about the kids and OUR future! A lot more folks would be giving a helping hand. There are so many parents and other adults in the world that just don't care anymore and it is very sad. I know for a fact SOOOO many teachers and staff of the school open there homes and hearts to these kids and well, if you ask me that is going FAR AND BEYOND the job discription. I praise these teachers. I personally thank you all. My son graduated "2012" because of your help and dedication. Thank you so much...
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Posted May 26, 2009

this school helped me graduate. the teachers are very helpful. like the other student said yes, the students pretty much have run of the school but this is because it's high school and they should be mature enough to act appropriately. i DO reccommend this school because they are in a very helpful enviornment
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Posted November 22, 2006

My experience in this school was a bad one, students did as they pleased, teachers had little control over the environment. I wouldn't suggest this school to any parent attempting to further their child's education.
—Submitted by a former student

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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

The state average for Math was 62% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.









The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.









The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.








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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".

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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 68% 43%
White 21% 42%
American Indian/Alaska Native 6% 5%
Black 3% 5%
Two or more races 2% 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 88%N/A47%
Female 53%N/A49%
Male 47%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1010 W. Lind Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85705
Phone: (520) 622-4185


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