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Valencia Middle School

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Posted December 11, 2012

Do not send your child here! Parental involvement is NOT encouraged. Teachers are uncooperative. The few good teachers leave. In the three years that my child has been there, they are on the third principal. I will not be sending my younger child there, even though we live within walking distance. I would rather drive across town to a good school! Valencia is one of the worst!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2010

Over crowded is understatement. My6th grader only there 3 wks was almost ganged up on by a large group of girls.Never brought home work home. Drugs offered to her. This schools rep lived up to it. If your child is a girl and attractive don't send her there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2009

I go to vms im an 8th grader this year i think valencia is a great school they excide you to your best. Over all some people say this school is 'getto' or something its not ! its a great school even though the unifoms arn't that great but the spirit assemblys are bomb! im also in sports the coaches get you in great conditioning for the season its great gong there im proud of being a jagure! go vms!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 18, 2008

All of my children have gone to valencia middle school even though i was hesitant it is a pretty good school and the violence rumors are things from 4 years ago so parents do be discourage.
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Posted May 19, 2008

My daughter is in the 8th grade, she has had 3 different principles. She has had home work maybe 10 times in the whole 3 years. Some of her teachers are not accredited. And she just got a math teacher and school is almost over. The school is one of the worst.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2007

this is the best school ever...I went there for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade....and I have wonderful memories of valencia middle school...


Posted September 2, 2007

I Go To VMS Im A 7th grader I Went For 6th Grade Too The School is GREAT! But It Needs To Be Bigger These days with the growing number of students, thats year there was 1,000 6th graders! I plan on going to Valencia for my 8th grade year also. Even though the uniforms aren't all that great. Valenica is mainly Mexican's. The fact that it's located on the South Side of Tucson Az. But Over all I have fun going everyday and attending our Sprit Assemblys. Go Jaguars!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 2, 2006

I went to Valencia the 2nd year it opened, and attended 6th-8th grade. The teachers were great, and the orchestra's music program was fun. I was on the honor roll all 3 years, cheerleader in 6th grade, and was greatly encouraged to succeed. My class even put on an Opera in 6th grade! I enjoyed my years there.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 16, 2005

I am proud to state that I attended Valencia Middle School. I really enjoyed being there...the faculty is really nice to everyone and even though sometimes the school doesn't get the best scores in the tests, it's not because the teachers, they are excellent, but because the student body sometimes doesn't feel like working and I believe that they should get encouraged to do better by their main peer: Their Parents
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 5, 2003

Both my children are honor roll students and motivated but this school has failed them both! The only reason they went there is because we live in this area and open enrollment is not a choice when all the schools are over populated.


Posted March 28, 2003

My two oldest both went there and I think it's a great school. i guess it just depends on how motivated your child is.


Posted March 19, 2003

A waste of taxpayers money.Take your kids out if you want them to learn.


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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.

203 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
27%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
61%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
59%
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.

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2013.

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
32%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 58% in 2013.

253 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
24%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

253 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
45%
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".

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 86% 43%
White 8% 42%
American Indian/Alaska Native 4% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Black 1% 5%
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 74%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4400 W. Irvington Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85746
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Phone: (520) 225-6060

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