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K-8
Public charter
Tucson, AZ
Students enrolled: 334
Before care: No
After care: Yes

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1557 W Prince Rd
Tucson, AZ 85705

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(520) 293-2676
(520) 888-1732
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October 03, 2014
Any parent that cares about their childs education should enroll them in academy of math and science. I have had 5 children there for over 8 years and the education is beyond my expectation. My 4th grader is doing algebra and writing assignments that most 8th grade students in public schools have never even attempted. Mr. Muellar is an outstanding teacher that has enriched my childrens life with these assignments. Unfortunately he is only teaching part-time. Ams will help any student with extra tutoring to get your student up to expectation with their standards. This school offers the best in education. I am proud to be a parent of 5 outstanding students that have attending this school. v

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2014
The school declared emergency in the middle of a horrible storm and made parents pick up the kids in very dangerous weather conditions. There was NO SIGN of flooding in the building itself!

- submitted by a parent
June 01, 2014
The teachers, Mrs. Hubele, Mr Strada, Mrs.Davis & Ms. Joann helped my daughter not only on her academics but believing in herself & building her confidence. They care for the wholeness of the students.

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2014
It is an excellent school. However, I would like to have more parents involvement with the development of the kids.

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2014
AMS has been an awesome school ; it teaches my son curriculum above his average grade level and its has a family orientated staff. I live 30 minutes away and the school assist me with giving my son transportation to its sister school which is more closer to my home. This school definitely goes above and beyond for its students and parents. Only room of opportunity I had was a situation with not getting notices in a timely manner , however I haven't had that issue in a while ....plus I had a 2nd grader....which may have aided to untimely notices which he has become more responsible.. Thank you AMS

- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2014
If you have a If you have a heart condition... do not send your child here. There is a good chance you'll have a heart attack when you come home and find your previously failing ADD child sitting on the couch doing homework and volunteering information about what he learned today. Seriously, this is a fantastic school. There are schools with better ratings and prestigious reputations, but there is a passion and youthful enthusiasm among the staff at AMS that I didn't see when I visited several other top rated charter schools in Tucson. If you have a child that wants to learn while having fun, bring them here. If you don't believe me, look at the kids not the staff next time you visit your school. Are they having fun? Now look at the staff, do they look happy? Do you expect your child to be? If you want a school that has a bunch of nonsensical bureaucracy full of stuffy old teachers go somewhere else. If you want an energetic and dynamic educational experience for your child, enroll them at the Academy of Math and Science in Tucson.

- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2014
It's a great school with wonderful teachers and staff!! My children love this school and don't want to go to any other school. I like that they are ahead on learning and if they need help the teachers are always there for them since they have smaller group than any other school. They have more attention from their teacher. Whenever you have any questions you only have to call the school and they will always give you answers! It's a great school! I personally recommend it! My children been there for the last 3 years and more to come.

- submitted by a parent
March 06, 2014
The best thing I could do for my Granddaughter is find her a good school where she would be challenged academically. In my ignorance I allowed the public school system to fail two of my children and I was not about to let that happen again. AMS was that school. Now in her 4rth year at that school, she is performing above grade level. The staff and teachers have always been accessible to us. The staff really seams to care about my child's education and anything less then the best afford is not is just not good enough. Our children will have to compete with children from all over the country in collage. From all over the world, and lets face it our education system is less than adequate. Our kids need teachers who care and have expectations of them in order to succeed and AMS is doing just that.

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2013
We had a great PAC meeting tonight. Mrs. Hartley really helped with technology! The middle school had a much larger turnout tonight than previous meetings.

- submitted by a teacher
November 06, 2013
Although this school has a good curriculim, their disciplining protocal falls short. My child's teacher is not very friendly and does not have the patience to help my child learn. unfortunalty, I will be removing my child after 2 months of attending the Academy of Math and Science.

- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2013
The last couple of reviews seem to be fake, perhaps becuase this school is sponsored on this website. Anyway, I agree with the later comments regarding bad communication between administration/teacher and parents.

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2013
In response to this: My child was discriminated because, he don't speak english. They did not wanted to apply a test in spanish, even when I said that him don't speak english. Submitted by a parent That is not discrimination.. That means your child should attend a school that offers Spanish testing, like a traditional public school. My daughter took a test in English.She nailed it, by the way we are not native English Speakers, we came from Asia. I agree that some children/students need special accommodations but there should be a point where school has to put a stop.

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2013
what I don't understand is why bother giving a bad review on a school that expects academic competency from a child. I'm very proud to say that my son has excelled so much at this school, because the amount of emphasis the staff places on being studious! just because a school demands what should be a standard demand in all public schools and that's to speak the primary language of this country doesn't mean they discriminated it means that finally someone stood up to those who expect to be catered to when your the one that wants your kid to attend school in this country. I'm Mexican american I served this country in the u.s army and both my kids primarily speak English we are in America after all.

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2013
In response to the most recent comment about "discrimination"...How is an entrance exam discrimination when ALL new students are expected to take one? Although I can't speak to the validity of that comment, I know what I have experienced at this school. This school is a partner in educating children, and does so by working with the parents and the students towards academic success. The entrance exam is a requirement to properly place a student into the right level. If the student isn't placed appropriately, then the child won't succeed. If the school overaccommodated the child during the entrance exam then the results would be flawed. Some people! We left traditional schools because of parent who felt that they deserved special treatment for their circumstances...

- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2013
My child was discriminated because, he don't speak english. They did not wanted to apply a test in spanish, even when I said that him don't speak english.

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2013
Academy of Math and Science is a wonderful school and I have been very impressed by their level of Education. My daughter is super excited to go back and my son is very excited to start Kinder.

- submitted by a parent
June 13, 2013
This school is great!! I was looking for a school that would challenge my 3 children, and AMS has done that. AMS has a great academic plan for each grade, and offers music & foreign language classes as well. The school also has after school activities, which keeps the children busy and learning new activies. One of the best attributes AMS has, it offers homework help every day (especially in math were all kids have trouble in). After one academic school year; I only have one regret, not sending my kids to AMS sooner.

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2013
the smartest decision i made 9 years ago was to enroll my 2 daughters at academy of math and science the education they have recieved has by far been better than any the could have gotten anywhere else. The staff is caring and talented we thank you all for all you have done for us carolyn eisner and the kids

- submitted by a parent
April 06, 2013
FYI: starting in 2013-14 this school will be K-8 only. I inquired about their HS program.

- submitted by a community member
August 21, 2012
My son attends MASSA, he's on 2nd grade this year. I have nothing but great things to say about this school. My son has excelled in so many ways is incredible, from being in a private school where he was supposed to receive a better education, here he has already received the presidential award and every kid has the attention they deserve. From Special Ed to extracurricular activities like karate, yoga, music & movement, arts & crafts. I invite you to visit the school and compare it to others. you will love it! The teachers are great, the principal has great relationship with each student & parent, amazing involvement and they take awesome care of the kids it's super safe.

- submitted by a parent
February 28, 2012
My son is a 5th grader at AMS. He is quite bright but has some learning challenges. I can't begin to say enough good about his teacher. Mr. M brings out the best in my son. He runs a tight ship and has high expectations for the students. At the same time he engages the students so intensely that they are bound to perform their best. We gave our son the choice of this school or standard public school, telling him he would have to work much harder at AMS but would receive more help and a better education. He accepted the challenge, and for the first time ever has told us he loves school. Not only is he learning more, Mr. M has also helped him develop better over all study skills. This is not a school for kids who don't want to work hard. But for kids who really want to achieve, this school delivers.

- submitted by a parent
February 17, 2012
Moved our kids out of Lifelong Learning Academy to this school and all I can say is thank goodness! The administration is great! The school is organized..so refreshing and exciting. The curriculum is tough and challenging but worth it because I know my kids are getting a great education. Even the kids say how much more organized everything feels here compared to their old school - so I know we made the right move.

- submitted by a parent
February 02, 2012
My son is in third grade at AMS and i love this school his teacher is awsome in all that she does and caring for each child in her glass i recommend this school on all levels as a parent. AMS steped in to help Pima with there GED program which was awsome for parents who lived in the area and wanted to futher there education so i am glad my son goes to a school that not only says it cares but shows it AMS you're awsome

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2011
Hello, I just had parent/teacher conferences and I love AMS. Your staff is involved and on top of what they do for a living. I can tell that although the job may be challenging, the teachers really seem to care about the kids. This is so wonderful. I want to say how very pleased I am with AMS. I love the teachers and have had such a great experience so far. My three children, Stone- 6th grade, Mariana- 5th grade and Melody- 3rd grade are all happy to be there. Although you and I have met regarding a Lego incident, I was so happy in how it was all handled. Speaking of how incidents are handled, my compliments to Ms Melissa, Dean of Students in the way she handles situations and talks to the children. Everyday, I am more pleased with my choice of where my children are educated. Education is a priority in the Staller house and AMS does GREAT work. Keep it up! A VERY happy parent, Christiana "To succeed you have to believe in something with such a passion that it becomes a reality." -A.R.

- submitted by a parent
October 27, 2011
This was an EXCELLENT school ! I regret leaving it. This school has a very strong academic program centered around the core subject english,math,science,and mathematics.This school is the best that I have attended.The only problem I encounterd with AMS was the occasional tension,and attitude the administration would display towards the students. I had the great honor,and pleasure of the Academy of Math and Science Tucson,Arizona.

- submitted by a community member
September 12, 2011
I have two boys who started their third year at AMS last month. There is a definite difference in curriculum and how the kids are taught at this school compared to the public school that my oldest son attended before starting at AMS. Each grade is taught based on curriculum that is one grade ahead. For example, my son who is in 4th grade is learning from 5th grade books! The children are doing very well with the advanced learning and I think that is due in part to the great teachers, the small classes, and the way the material is presented. Along with well planned general studies, the school also has a regular schedule of Art, P/E, Russian, Spanish, and Music classes. Once the children reach 2nd grade they have their choice in learning piano or guitar for their music class. AMS is an excellent school.

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2011
I am very happy to send my son at AMS again. The curriculum is very advanced and requires a lot of attention and work, but in the same time it's taught with a lot of gentelness, care and attention to every child's personality and feelings. I am very ambitious and "picky" about my children's education (I have two PhD degrees my-self, one of them from Sorbonne, Paris), and I can tell that I don't see another school in Arizona (and may be beyond) that would fit so well my idea of high quality personalized elementary education. I also appreciate the great AMS parents community that share my educational ideals, and educate their children in the same respect of culture, intellectual excellence and high moral values, as I try to do.

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2011
My grandson is starting his second year at AMS. He was in kindergarten last year (although he did a lot of first-grade work in reading and math), and again I expect that he will work above grade level. I was extremely pleased with the progress he made during this year. He was not reading at all when he entered AMS, but after a year, he is now reading books such as Treasure Island that are well above the first-grade level. He is also doing very well in math, and is making great progress in understanding concepts as well as doing the necessary drill work in the basics. As a scientist/educator myself (I am Prof. Emeritus at the Univ. of Arizona), I am convinced that my grandson s progress is due to the excellence of the curriculum and the quality of the teachers at AMS. The teachers are quite flexible and allow each student to progress as rapidly as their abilities will permit. AMS has music and art classes and multiple after school learning activities for students. The students are ethnically diverse, and the parents are supportive of school activities. I look forward to my grandson having another year of exciting growth in his learning and development at this excellent school.

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2011
My daughter is in her 3rd year at AMS. Her current national testing scores are well above the national average in Math, Science, Reading and Language. Another charter school that she went to the year prior to AMS did not provide the scholastic structure or support that she needed and I was mortified at her national tests scores. I'm grateful for a school that is willing to challenge her and at the same time meet her where she is.

- submitted by a parent
July 27, 2011
My oldest son went to K, some years ago. Education was top notch but the Administrators stunk. Went to a different charter to have my then 2 kids happy.... not. 1/2 way thru last fall I took both kids back to AMS, and thank god I did! the kids are so happy and challenged finally. they have a firm grasp on bullying and safety. The office needs more help and I may just see if I can't help them out this year, as all (3 now) of my kids will go there. So happy there. hopefully they will stay great. Wish I was happier living in Tucson LOL

- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2011
My daughter was not being challenged at her previous middle school. She attended AMS for 8th grade this year. The difference in her outlook on school is astounding. She is motivated and earned straight A s. She also won many local and state awards for writing, math and art. When considering her options for high school, she chose to stay at AMS because of the person attention she receives from the excellent teachers. She is also excited about the dual-credit classes she can take to earn college credit. On this last day of school, we both look forward to her high school career at AMS.

- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2011
My son is happy as he can be with his caring teacher, administrators who know all children names and characters, and his classmates who are all his good friends. I am very happy with AMS too, but not only because my son is safe, pumpered and joyful at school, but because the academic level is above all expectations. At the end of KG ALL students in his class read books and write 5-sentences compositions. They finished the 1st grade math program in KG, so you can send them buy groceries, and they will bring you the exact change. Next year, in 1st grade they will do the 2nd grade program, and so one. Every week children have a poetry to learn. They have music twice per week, Art, and other electives. Every day a club is offered after school, as well as free tutoring and homework help. At the beginning I was afraid of the homework, but at the end of the year I am only happy with it: the homework process is now as natural as brushing the teeths, because it started at this early age.

- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2011
It's just you, parent. It would be nice if you could actually explain yourself instead of leaving cryptic negative reivews.

- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2011
Is it just me....or does all the 5 star reviews seem like they are faked? This school is not a good school. Administration seems crooked.

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2011
I have two kids attending AMS. For the most part the education for K thru 8th have been exceptionally good. However my older child is a freshman in the high school and while the teachers there, for the most part, have been wonderful, the selection of courses being offered to the high school is not as good. All four high school grades are lumped together in one classroom with one teacher for every subject. We have decided to enroll our high schooler and our middle schooler with another charter school district that our oldest child has attended for the last four years without any problems. AMS would do well on focusing their school as a K thru 8th and either dropping the high school or move the high school to another campus by itself.

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2011
I am constantly wowed by this school and how much they put the time in to help one on one with the children and how much they care. Their academic and extracurricular programs are top notch and they are willing to give my child and any child the extra time or challenge whenever necessary or wanted.

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2011
the school is really great for my chidren, my only concern is that there seems to not be enough help in the main office, the secretary seems to wear many hats, but other than that my children are learning alot of new concepts, and in the meantime making many new friends.

- submitted by a parent
March 16, 2011
My son wants to be a Scientist and I thought that the Academy of Math and Science would be a great place for him. I was hesitant at first because of the neighborhood it sits in but after touring the school and speaking with the Administration, I noticed the emphises on safety, class management, discipline, structure, and a higher level of education. In addition, when my kids speak with their friends that attend different schools, they notice a difference between a public education versus an education from Academy of Math and Science. Needless to say, I'm pleased with the quality of education my children are receiving.

- submitted by a parent
March 15, 2011
My son has been attending AMS since kindergarten, he is now a second grader in a third grade class. I am impressed with the school. My son continues to learn and grow every quarter. His teacher takes the time with him that I believe he would not receive if he were at a public elementary school. I would reccomend this school to parents who want their children to learn and grow above and beyond what is currently being taught in public schools. My son also enjoys all the learning he does and enjoys going to school.

- submitted by a parent
March 15, 2011
We have been very pleased and impressed with all the Kindergarten programs this year. The academic curriculum is solidly based, and the children have shown consistent progress throughout the school year. The program is accelerated, with high expectations, along with consideration of differences in students abilities. The teachers are extraordinarily strong, with great patience and ability to gently but firmly discipline. There are many enrichment classes available, including art, music, computers, and language, starting in Kindergarten. This is a program that deserves serious investigation and consideration if you are looking for a non-stressful but strong academic environment that provides hight expectations along with clear accountability.

- submitted by a community member
March 15, 2011
I have a third grader here at AMS. It is a really great school. My daughter is growing and learningin her education. Im so very proud of her and the effort the teachers put into their students. I also like the communication between teachers and parents on a regular basis. She is also learning spanish and taking planio lessons. This school has a lot to offer and they give their time to help the children to succeed. Thank AMS for a wonderful opportunity for my daughter to challenge, improve herself and to feel confident in all she does.

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2011
This school provides children with an outstanding education. The groups are an average of about 17 students per class, which in terms of teaching/learning gives the teachers great focusing and personal attention to each student. The schools enforces uniform code which brings discipline to students as well. While the sports program is not very large, mainly due to the amount of students, it has been very improved on the last year, and it is now a great after school activity for all the children who want to participate on sports. However the academic curriculum is much better than the ones we experienced on public schools prior to enrolling our children at Academy of Math and Science. Teachers at Academy of Math and Science are very well prepare and always are looking for new and inovative ways to bring fun into teaching, creating a very healthy enviroment for the students at school.

- submitted by a parent
November 18, 2010
The school to me is ok for Elementary and Middle school students. The school is very good but the high school has many problems. There is no high school lounge and their is barely enough classrooms.

- submitted by a community member
September 14, 2010
Every morning my KG son wakes up with a question:"Will we go to school today?", and if it's "Yes", he jumps out of bed with "Hourray!". All my children liked school, but nobody was as happy at school as my son is at AMS. I am happy, too, with his academic progress. His KG class is doing 1st grade math. Every week they have a well-choosen poem to learn by heart. In one month of instructions he learned how to write the whole page of letters and numbers looking very neat. And almost everybody in his class begins to read! After regular classes he goes to Art club, Karate and Gymnastic. The KG teachers are highly professional. They love their students so much! AMS is a school of my dreams! And, must to say, I was spoiled by private education.

- submitted by a parent
September 14, 2010
As a parent of an AMS student, I can clearly see the amount of progress my daughter makes everyday. She has learned so much already just in her few weeks here at the school, and she is SO happy to come to school everyday. She loves the school and her teacher so much, she is upset on weekends when she cannot come to school! The amount of attention and dedication the teachers put into their job is unlike any other school I have ever seen. But its not just the teachers, the entire staff from the front office to the principal and director are so involved with the students. It truly is a school where everyone cares about the success of their students, and I cannot think of a better school for my child!

- submitted by a parent
July 01, 2010
The Academy of Math and Science is a school that is dedicated to their students. The curriculum is designed to meet all student needs. The after school tutoring program is a benefit to all that are involved. Parent involvement is always encouraged and welcomed. Thank you for making sure that our students have the education they deserve!

- submitted by a teacher
June 09, 2010
I am very happy with the academic program in both Kindergarten and 7th grade. Both of my kids are bright and I am very happy with both the amount of work they were expected to do and their rate of progression. They were consistently engaged and challenged. The amount of attention and caring time teachers give lets them know when students are struggling, which is SO important for their success! I appreciate all the time and effort the teachers give to the students (especially mine!).

- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2010
The teachers and staff at AMS are amazing. They are the most caring and hardworking teachers I have every known. My son's teacher really understands the students in her classroom. During school my son always talked about his teachers and misses them now during the summer break. They are wonderful, kind and inspiring. The principal is approachable, supportive and fair. I like that she is in the parking lot before and after school. It is so representative of the care and concern that AMS has for all of its students

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2010
I love the Academy of Math and Science because the teachers are the best group I've ever seen in any school. They truly care and nurture students while holding tremendously high expectations by teaching one grade level ahead. I like leaving my children at school knowing that their classmates have parents concerned about the same things I am concerned about. This is a great school!

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2010
I had heard really good things about this school. Finally, last summer I enrolled my son and hoped that he would measure up to the high academic emphasis. He has risen to the challenge thanks to his exceptional teacher who gives him the attention and help he needs. It is a unique environment where it is cool to do academically well. My son loves his school. We made the right choice.

- submitted by a parent
March 25, 2010
My son is in 4th grade and is doing geometry and algebra. I didn't get these subjects until high school. His teacher is fun and friendly. The principal's door is always open and she is easy to talk to. I really like the after school tutoring. He gets the help he needs and most of his homework done after school. I know he is safe and well taken care of. This is the right school for a working mom.

- submitted by a parent
March 17, 2010
My younger sister went to AMS. She loved it so much I didn't consider sending my Kindergartener anywhere else. The academics are far ahead of other schools. My Kindergartener is doing First Grade math, First Grade reading and learning Russian. There are many options for afterschool programs like karate and gymnastics so I don't have to travel across town. I like the fact that uniforms are required so I don't have to spend so much money on clothes. My sister loved AMS, I love AMS and my daughter loves AMS.

- submitted by a parent
March 13, 2010
Finally I found the school where teachers care about kids. My son comes home and doing homework. That 's refreshing. This school is very academically oriented. If you care about your children education and ready to dedicate your time, this is the right school for you

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 11, 2010
Teachers are great! Administration is questionable. School could be cleaner and there are maintenance issues, i.e., repairs and cleanliness.

- submitted by a parent
March 09, 2010
How wonderful it was during the first days that my son was attending AMS that I realized that he was in a situation where his skill and knowledge would soar to great heights. The days of him saying that he didn t want to go to school are over and he has a desire to do well in all areas of his life. The whole staff is amazing and they have addressed every concern and issue that I have had in a timely and thoughtful manner. The music and science programs are incredible and the students are also challenged in P.E., art and computers every week. AMS has succeeded in providing a high quality education for their students and lets nothing get in the way of that.

- submitted by a parent
March 05, 2010
My son has attended Academy of Math and Science for several years now, and I as a parent am very pleased with the curriculum that the school offers, it is far better than the curriculum that the public schools offer. As long as my son attends the Academy of Math and Science I know he is being pushed to his best potential and the teacher are always there to help him and me when I don't understand something. I love that the school has an open door policy, If I decide to go see a teacher or the principal I know that I am always welcome with my concerns and they will listen and help address the concerns I may have. I would strongly recommend the Academy of Math and Science to any parent that is looking for a good where the student can strive and the parents can feel like

- submitted by a parent
March 02, 2010
My son has been a student here for 3 years and will soon be moving up to High School. We searched a long time before we settled on AMS. The teachers have high expectations for these students and they are strict. I appreciate that very much. What AMS lacks in outer appearance (ie: the building facade) it more than makes up for in quality of education. If you're looking for a school, at least check it out, you won't be sorry.

- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2010
My Wife and I have had both of our children at this school (AMS) since 2002. We greatly appreciate the sincerity and dedication of so many teachers and staff here the entire time. Our children have been tremendously well cared for and guided by teachers and everyone at AMS, and that is the basis for truly educating a young person. Thanks to all.

- submitted by a parent
January 19, 2010
My 4 kids have been going to this school for several years and I wouldn't have them anywhere else. AMS provides a higher quality of education than most schools and the Teacher/ Student ratio is better. Also I can always get a hold of the Teachers quickly if need be.

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 18, 2009
It is a great school, which provides a great education. My child goes to the third grade. She loves to read and is working on 4th grade material. I can call teacher any time of the day, she gives her home phone numbers to parents. We love AMS

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2009
This school has an accelerated Mathematics program. It is very rigorous and my daughter who goes there learned a lot in just 3 months of working with a dedicated Math teacher. I highly recommend this school

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May 11, 2009
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no rating November 26, 2008
This is the fourth year my son has attended the Academy of Math and Science and we have had a chance to watch our school grow into something wonderful. As my child became closer and closer to attending Pre-School I knew that Public School was not a place that I wanted him to experience at all. So when I found AMS I was very excited that enrollment and tuition was free and the cirriculum was excellerated. What I enjoy the most about our school is that it is a family oriented environment. My child is not a forgotten child sitting in the room, he is a part of a family. The employee's are definitely there for the best interest of my child and I love it.

- submitted by a parent
November 20, 2008
The Academy of Math and Science provides a quality educational program for students of all backgrounds and abilities. Children develop critical thinking skills as they apply their knowledge within a positive learning environment. The Academy of Math and Science emphasizes high expectations, responsible behavior, and the development of ideals necessary to be successful in school and in life. AMS is a place where parents, teachers, and staff share a common goal - working together to provide the best education possible for our students.

- submitted by a community member
November 17, 2008
We have had the pleasure to join the AMS family this year. As a parent, I have researched many schools in regard to curriculum, safety, discipline and overall respect at school. I have been impressed with the growth and overall achievements. The Blue Ribbon is a prestigious award given to schools who exhibit consistant academic growth over a three year period. I appreciate the hard work and dedication of the teachers, administration, staff and students. I firmly believe parents need to be involved in order for students to be successful. AMS has shown our family to embrace changes not only in leadership but, academics and family as well.

- submitted by a parent
November 10, 2008
The Academy of Math & Science teachers are a wonderful part of the school. I love that I can go and speak with the teachers at any time. They are very helpful to me and my child. The teachers work very hard to keep the parents informed on their childs progress and to let you know what areas your child needs help in. I am very pleased with Academy of Math and Science, and I recommend it to everyone that I have spoke to with children. Thank you for all that you have done for my child to to be successful.

- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2008
parents. The school board of Az definitely needs to review the school system for the multiple inadequacy and failures of this organization.

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2008
The Academy of Math and Science is a wonderful learning environment for the students who are motivated to achieve excellence in academics. The faculty at the school is very involved with the students and their achievements. Its is beneficial for the students, teachers and parents to be involved and that is something we strive for!

- submitted by a teacher
November 04, 2008
The Academy of Math and Science offers an excellent environment for learning. I took my kids out of the public school system because I was unsure of their safety and because I feared they would fall through the cracks of a large school system. Here at AMS I know their teachers and the administrators and they know me and my kids. Many of the teachers go above and beyond for the individual student. They also enjoy the ever growing variety of after school activities, from Chess and Science Clubs to Art and Cheerleading.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 14, 2008
If only I could work schedules out I would remove my child from this school. The elementary math cirriculum is good, even though they made a big deal last year about adding geometry and it not being taught whatsoever this year. The computer class is a joke. Spanish class consists of watching movies in English and learning Mexican culture. After four years of A's and B's in Spanish my child can actually count to 20. It seems nothing is getting doner in the classroom and everything is getting sent home as homework. Maybe they shouldn't have gotten so greedy by opening another school until they straightened this one out.

- submitted by a parent
July 23, 2008
My daugther was a student there but after a few months we decided to take her out. The teacher/parent communication is very very poor and they are not really concern with the student success. Classroom do not have the resources needed for students. The buildning is open to anyone. No lunch program or facilities available. The curriculum was poor. Turnover is high. The kids watched Juressic Park because there was no Spanish teacher. They don't ask for parent permission. I don't even let them watch the movie at home. I truly do not recommend the school .

- submitted by a parent
July 02, 2008
all except the math and science classes i found to have very poor curriculums. in the computers class most of the students play games all hour and fail the coarse and in english most of the curriculum is reading news articles which no one is held accoutable to turn in a review of it. the history classes have good curriculum but still not a whole lot is required unless it's for a quiz which is a rare thing in some of the coarses. also the staff over the years has degraded and seem to plead with certain students to behave.

- submitted by a student
May 16, 2008
Academically, AMS is top-notch. My child is a straight-A student after only one year here. However, communications between staff and parents is horrible. The office staff doesn't know what is going on in the classrooms. They are quick to poo-poo your concerns and don't help any resolutions.We are hoping to have a better experience at another high-rated Charter school next year.

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2006
Great school, great teachers, great program. They care and really make a difference. Thank you for all your hard work.

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2006
My student went here from 6th to 8th grade and it helped him tremendously in high school as well as provided for an easy transition. He is now a graduating senior and has done really well on the AIMS and SAT tests. The teachers and the curriculm of the school are top notch as well.

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September 29, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
July 14, 2005
AMS is not a school for education of young minds. It is a business for some people.

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April 01, 2005
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January 20, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2004
Strenghts: Excellent academic program. My child has attended three different charter schools in Arizona, and this is the best one by far! The curriculum is challenging and structured, and the teachers really care about the students. Weaknesses: There needs to be more resources for extra-curricular activities, such as after school clubs, sports teams, etc...

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2004
While this is a small school, with an expected lack of full resources, the teachers and curriculum are unsurpassed! There simply is a push for education, without the types of student issues other schools have. The teachers and staff are the best I've seen.

- submitted by a parent
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Besides providing the foundation of a comprehensive, accelerated curriculum, the Academy of Math and Science enriches the whole child by the instruction of art, computers, music, foreign languages, and physical education from kindergarten through the 12th grade.

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Academy of Math and Science
1557 W Prince Rd, Tucson, AZ  85705
(520) 293-2676
Last modified Academy of Math and Science is a Charter school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Academy of Math and Science Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 82 reviews. Top