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Tucson Country Day School

Charter | K-8 | 682 students

We are best known for social and academic excellence.

 
 

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4 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
Based on 8 ratings
2013:
Based on 8 ratings
2012:
Based on 6 ratings
2011:
Based on 16 ratings

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Posted June 1, 2004

Both of our boys have been in this school for two years. They have really done well and we have been very pleased with the school in general. The school's emphasis on good behavior and zero- tolerance policy for unacceptable behavior has created a truly safe and warm environment for our kids. Besides that, they rank very high in test scores.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2004

As a parent of two children at TCDS, I have to say that 2003/04 has been a challenging year. The administration had a difficult time dealing with a teacher that was not working out well, finally taking care of the issue after many parent complaints, our children are finally being instructed as they should have been from the start of the school year. Administration must listen to the parents, we do know our children. The school has a great campus and the mission statement sounds great. Please make sure that our children are treated with the same respect and kindness that is expected of them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2004

I always feel welcome. My children like to go to school and are much happier here than at other schools. People know who we are. We would like other extracurricular activities, such as Chess. The campus feels safe and comfortable. More adaptation to talented students' levels would be better. Truly, a great school overall.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2003

Terrific, balanced focus on academics and social skills/growth. Unique campus, small class sizes, caring faculty, and administration invests and reinvests in the campus.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2003

My daughter just transferred here and we couldn't be happier!! She is getting the help that she needs and deserves. Teacher is excellant!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 15, 2002

My wife and I looked long and hard and finely found the perfect school for our son. With the strong curriculum and beliefs that respect and courtesy hold equal value we are very please with our childs third year at TCDS.


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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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
86%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
86%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
89%
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 "Highly Performing".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Highly Performing".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was designated "Excelling".

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
White 66% 42%
Hispanic 26% 43%
Black 4% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 5%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Female 49%N/A49%
Male 51%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Foreign languages spoken by school staff Arabic languages
Japanese
Spanish
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Labeled as Excelling by the State of Arizona (2008)
  • Labeled as Excelling by the State of Arizona (2009)

Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Clubs
  • Gardening

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
Clubs
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Arabic languages
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
Clubs
  • Gardening
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Dr. Mark Saliba
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (520) 290-1521

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Arabic languages
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Remediation
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Computer
  • Library
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Gardening
  • Yearbook
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  • Tucson Country Day School is founded on the principle that academic and social excellence go hand-in-hand. Respect and manners are emphasized along with core academics and specialty classes. We believe students should have a well-rounded education and offer all students access to Spanish, technology, art, music and physical education during the school day. Every student at TCDS is a Champion and every teacher is pure gold.
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As a charter school, our students come from all around the Tucson area

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Sahuaro High School
Sabino High School
Tanque Verde High School
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9239 E. Wrightstown Road
Tucson, AZ 85715
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Phone: (520) 296-0883

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